Situated beneath the great mountain of Velebit, the town of Pag and its rocky surroundings are just magical. This exceptional town is like an open-air museum. Centuries-old sacral monuments, charming waterfront, Mediterranean stone houses, and narrow pathways that lead to the town’s hidden gems.
Visit Skrivanat tower, the only remaining of nine towers that once surrounded the town, the Church of The Assumption of Mary or the Dogue’s Palace, only a few of the numerous historical and architectural pieces in the town. Sacral pieces and religious traditions are a big part of the life of Pag’s residents. They are especially proud of Holy Thorn, the preserved remains of Christ’s crown of thorns that is being kept in the town, and is one of two preserved thorns with the second one being kept in Paris..
Pag lace, a perfect souvenir from Pag, is the most important local tradition that’s even listed as the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. First recorded in the mid 15th century, the tradition lives in the hands of skilful women from the town. Taste the famously unique Pag gastronomy thanks to numerous salty herbs consumed by over 30 thousand of the island’s sheep. Cheese, lamb and salt are the foundation of Pag cuisine, followed by mouth-watering Adriatic fish and seafood.
P.S. This is just the teaser and there’s so much more in Pag that awaits for you to discover!