situated on a hill amphitheater-like dominating the other
part of the Bay of Bakar. The historic nucleus of the
town is registered in 1968 as a monument of culture.
In the ground-plan distincly are differentiated two agglomerations, first of them situated higher, named "Grad" and there is the Castle, the first known building. In the year 1530 it formed the beginning of the settlement nearer to sea, with protective walls, which were destroyed in the 18th and 19th century.
settlement is formed from two parts "Zagrad"
and "Primorje", near to
the coast, developed later, having middle-class
inhabitants.It was built in the time of the mercantile
and sea traffic prosperity of Bakar.
The character of both agglomerations is of the mediterranean type with winding, narrow, steep and stair-like streets, picturesque views, discontinous perspectives and attractive small squares.
A number of significant public buildings of a monumental character are present in the town; hospice from the year 1526, parrish-house from 1514, bishopshouse with the old coat of arms from 1499 on the front, parrish church St.Andrews, from 1830 (constructed on the site of an old church), church St.Margaret in the port, from 1668, constructed by order of Peter Zrinski, church St.Cross in the town and church St.Mary from the 16th century. Further, numerous baroque palaces owned by wealthy patrician families ("roman house" from the 18th cen tury, Palace Pettazi, Palace Batagliarini...).
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