The name Lovran is derived from the laurel trees that grow frequently in the area.
The name Lovran is derived from the laurel trees that grow frequently in the area:
In the evergreen woody surroundings, besides the laurel, chestnuts also grow
Since 190 5 Lovran has been an air health resort, because of its mild climate. In winter, the Ucka mountain range protects the Kvarner area from cold winds, and in summer, the air currents coming from the Ucka alleviate the heat. In July the average air temperature is 23 .3 °C and in January it is 5 .8 °C. The sun shines 2 23 0 hours a year.
The lower town gate with the town tower was built in the 17th century, immediately behind it is the centre of the town. In the upper part of the old town there is a Romanesque chapel with frescoes of St. John from the 14th century. St. George’s Church was built in the 12th century, but the bell tower was not united with the church until the 17th century. Despite the development of tourism, the historic old town has been able to retain its original character as far as possible. You should also visit the small harbour.
Tourism developed in Lovran about a hundred years ago , favoured by the boom of the nearby town of Opatija, and it is almost as beautiful as the “Adriatic Nice”. A long promenade, the 8 km long “Lungomare” leads from Lovran to Opatija, Liznjan, and Volovsko.
Initially, tourists came to Lovran for winter holidays, but it developed into a summer resort after the 2nd World War. To this day, the town is a seaside resort and national spa centre, a well- known orthopaedic clinic is located here.
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