The poet´s bench
Everyone has their own bench somewhere-a special place where everything seems more beautiful, and where one thinks differently dreaming one's dreams. Petar Zoranić must have had such place in Nin dreaming about his homeland's freedom and love, new landscapes and the national language. It is not by chance that on the 500th anniversary of the birth of the famous writer, an initiative was started which is still ongoing, for donatons towards benches with dedicated inscriptions. Why would you not have one with a personal dedication in Zoranić's Nin, the first seat of Croats in the oldest Croatian royal town which another Croatian poet called the „Croatian Bethleham“?
By arrangement with the Tourist Board of Nin, the bench and the engraved plate can be bought independently or the host will do it for you. Along with the payment it is sufficient to arrange the inscription and this special bench will be waiting for you or those you dedicate it to.
This will encourage you to return to the place which belongs to everyone but is dedicated only to you...it is your bench, a place where you will after many years-recognise the beauty of the landscape and the strong hearts that connect you to people you like, places we gladly revisit and with each new visit we belong to more and more. Everyone somewhere has their place and their bench...
Church of st. Nicholas
Did you know that a widely known symbol of Nin is the Romanesque church of St. Nicholas from 11th/12th century, built on a hummock and also used as the coronation church? National folk legend has it that in Nin seven kings were crowned, and during the coronation, accompanied by a magnificent escort, the crowned ruler would ride to the Church of St. Nicholas where he was presented to the people. From that hummock, as a sign of his royal power, he would strike a sword to all four cardinal points.