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Following the Trail of the Croatian-Hungarian Kingdom

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3 - 5 days
6-70 persons

Following the Trail of the Croatian-Hungarian Kingdom

Croatia and Hungary were joined together in a single country for 900 years, and here you can get to know the place where the Hungarian King Coloman was crowned as Croatian King in 1102 AD. In Zadar, the city which Coloman visited three years later, you can tour the monastery of the Benedictine Sisters, to which he gave many gifts, while in a bell tower which he also ordered to be built you can see an inscription with his name and dedication. The Church of Saint Simon in Zadar holds a golden chest which Elizabeth Kotromanić, the wife of King Louis I of Anjou and Hungarian-Croatian-Polish Queen, had built in the memory of the Treaty of Zadar with the Venetian Republic, which was signed in the Monastery of Saint Francis. Elizabeth was kept prisoner along with her daughter Maria at the Novigrad Fort, and was later executed at the same location. She was buried in the Church of Saint Simon in Zadar, but her remains were later transferred to Székesfehérvár in Hungary. Get a feeling of the common history of the two peoples and witness the memorials which remind us of it.

Activities & Atractions

  • tour of Biograd and the spot where Coloman was crowned
  • tour of Vrana and the remains of the Knights Templar
  • visit the exhibition Gold and Silver of Zadar, and the Monastery of Saint Mary
  • tour of Novigrad and the fort where Queen Elizabeth Kotromanić was imprisoned and executed

Programme outline

Day 1
Biograd and Vransko Lake (Vrana)

Day 2
Zadar and the Monastery of Saint Mary

Day 3
Novigrad and its fort

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