Town of Rab

The town of Rab, with its four Romanesque bell towers and three main streets – Gornja, Srednja and Donja (upper, middle and lower) – is also home to precious medieval churches and patrician palaces. The town of Rab has a long history as a cultural and historical center. It was mentioned 10 years before Christ in an old Roman document by which the Roman emperor Oktavian Augustus proclaims municipium and gives it independence. The city earned the title Felix (happy), which means that it was already developed and civilized. The old part of town is surrounded by medieval stone walls built back in the 12th and 13 century that mostly stand to this day.