Krk - Istria - Grand Plaza
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Krk - Istria - Grand Plaza

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At this main  plaza the new meets the old town. Krk has nice and narrow streets with lots of shops and restaurants and cafes. In the middle of the plaza sits an old well and on one side an old clock tower shows the time. This clock shows the 24 hours of a day instead of only 12 and was build back in 1538!

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