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Day 7: Rab, Croatia (4)

Rab's main square

Rab man square with market stalls

Steps to Gornja Ulica in Rab

From the lower level of Kaldanac (Rab's old town), we exited into the main square. Here, just beyond a small number of market stalls, a stairway led uphill to the street of Gornja Ulica.

Rab, Croatia dog

What could be more appealing (or more alliterative) than a dog in a doorway?

Street in Rab, Croatia

Woman and dog in Rab, Croatia

The streets in the upper section of town seemed empty until another dog (this one accompanied by a human) came along.

Summer Cinema in Rab, Croatia

Just after our second canine encounter, we passed Rab's Summer Cinema.

St John the Evangelist, Rab

The upper town's main attraction, the Church and Monastery of St. John the Evangelist, was only a few meters beyond the cinema.

Church and Monastery of St John the Evangelist, Rab

Rab's tourist office states that "The Church of St. John the Evangelist is the only medieval sacral stucture of the Proto-Romanesque style with deambulatory (passage around the altar) in the sanctuary on our territory."

Ruins of St. John the Evangelist, Rab

If you prefer a simpler description, we'll tell you that the monastery is mostly ruined, the church bell tower is intact, and there are great views from the site (which is high on a cliff overlooking the sea). Admission is free, so visiting the grounds is a no-brainer once you've climbed the steps from Rab's main square.

Arches of St. Jolhn the Evangelist in Rab, Croatia

In this photo, Cheryl is admiring the ruins of the ancient basilica (and enjoying a moment of shade on a hot, sunny day in July).

St. John the Evangelist bell tower in Rab, Croatia 

St. John the Evangelist belfry, Rab, Croatia 

Several visitors posed for snapshots while we were admiring the restored bell tower. 

House next to St. John the Evangelist in Rab

Just beyond the ruins, an apartment-dweller was drying laundry on a roof terrace overlooking the grounds. 

Tourist with iPad in Rab, Croatia

A visitor from L'Austral stood on a wall next to the belfry and took pictures of the ship with his iPad.

Beach below St. John the Evangelist in Rab, Croatia

Below, at the foot of the cliffs, families were swimming and diving in the warm, clear waters of the bay.

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L'Austral Adriatic cruise - day by day
Day 1: Venice Departure
Day 2: Zadar
Day 3: Trogir
Day 4: Dubrovnik
Day 5: Mouth of Kotor, Mljet
Day 6: Hvar
Day 7: Rab
Day  8: Venice Arrival

Also see:
L'Austral cruise review (8 pages)