Skrivanat Tower is the only existing of nine towers that defended the town of Pag. It was built in the 15th century and has been preserved in its original form. Nowadays, next to the tower is located walkway, in the summer months within the tower space are held various tourist events (vocal ensembles, choirs, performances, plays, summer workshops, etc.).
Old Town Pag
Old Town of Pag, is located one kilometer south of the present town center. In the old days it was a large and wealthy city of about 6,000 inhabitants; today it is rich archaeological site and sanctuary. The Church of St. Mary built in Romanesque style, which holds a statue of Madonna and the ruins of a Franciscan monastery are preserved. Inside the monastery palace is well with fresh water.
According to legend, during a terrible drought that hit Pag, locals prayed to the Mother of God for salvation. After long prayer, one morning monastery well suddenly becomes full of water, saving the people of Pag from drought.
Traditionally, every year on the day of the Madonna, local people make pilgrimages from the Old Town to the New Town of Pag carrying a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is returning to the Old Town after three weeks.
For centuries, the town of Pag has been surrounded by the high stone walls secured with towers. The purpose of the fortress was to defend the population and the nearby salt pans. Pag had several entrances. Today the tower Skrivanat is a monument with demolished walls; in the northern part of town center you can see the rest of the city walls.
Also, the current city administration building was remodeled cannon towers. During the reconstruction of the city’s seafront the contours of the collapsed walls were outlined. When you come to the town of Pag if you pay attention to the contours produced by the city’s seafront, you can notice that are inline drawn with facades of nearby buildings and cafes.
Fortress tower Kamrelengo does not longer exists in its original form, and the place occupied by the tower is now ranked by city administration buildings. Nowadays, the premises of the former towers are occupied by the City Administration, and during the summer months, the City Hall serves as an exhibition are for a variety of artists.
dukes palace (knežev dvor)
Knežev Dvor is in the main square opposite the church of St. Mary. Built in the 15th century, and served as the residence of government of the island during of the reign of the Venetian rule. It was the residence of the Duke appointed by the supremacy of Venice.
Knežev Dvor is decorated with beautiful fountain with embellished shaft and two old, tall palm trees, that together with the stone setting and richly decorated arch at the palace door, leaves the impression of old-Dalmatian ambiance.
Knežev Dvor is today renovated monument, used to perform a variety of shows, choir performances, for Pag cultural summer etc, during the summer months.
The island of Pag has geographical position that is cut through the middle by 15th Meridian according to which a Central European Time is counted.
Due to cross 15th Meridian the town of Pag had one of the first sundials in Europe that would be found in the coastal part of the old city.
Label of 15th Meridian is located about 5 km from the town of Pag on unsealed road that goes from area Bošana to Zrće beach. In the line of intersection is dark, marble monument on which are inscribed the cross.