Kantuni - Rab Corners 20.06.2019.
A fantastic cultural and tourist event in the old town of Rab from 20.06 to 24.06. and from 02.08. to 06.08.2019.
‘Visitors were delighted – Rab Corners provided a brilliant atmosphere’ - Novi list
‘Great idea, fantastic event, amazing atmosphere’- Gregg and Hannah, UK
For the fourth year in a row –from 20.06 to 24.06. and from 02.08 to 06.08.2019. - see you at the Corner!
An event which successfully began two years ago in some of the most unique locations in Rab’s historic centre, and one that ‘delighted visitors’ (Novi list), will open its doors once againand welcome guests in search oforiginal experiences, great offers and a relaxed summer atmosphere.
For those who haven’t had the opportunity to experience the event, the long weekend from 20. to 24.06. and from 02. to 06.08. is the ideal time to visit Rab and enjoy the fantastic RapskiKantuni(Rab Corners)!
You can find specially designed areas, a special atmosphere, top performers, unforgettable experiences, great decorations, and delicious food and refreshing drinks on offer at every Corner. In short:local and special, the best urban event!
‘Kantuniare a great idea: We love Rab because of Kantuni’ – this comment by a visitor from Verona isonly one of the numerous reactionsin the book of impressionsthat describes the special atmosphere and the enchantment felt by visitors towards this event and what it has to offer.
It’s worth coming to Rab from 20.06. to 24.06.
* Kantun = reg. a street corner, acorner in a room. From Italiancantone
DORKA PARK – the Corner of Light
At the top of the peninsula on which the old town of Rab is located, there is the beautiful Mediterranean Dorka Park, located in the distinctive atmosphere of the historic walls, and with the monument of Saint Marinus at its centre. The people of Rab are very proud of this stonemason from their island who founded what is today the Republic of San Marino back in the 3rd century. This breathtaking park will shine in a new light during the Kantuni event, when it will become the Corner of Light and its cosy setting will invite you to hang out and enjoy yourself.
PJACETA – the Corner of Encounters
Taking a stroll from Dorka Park along Upper Street (Gornja ulica), we quickly arrive at the next ‘Corner’ of this year’s ‘Kantuni’: ‘The Corner of Encounters’. This is the magnificent Rab Pjaceta, located right in the heart of the town. This historic town square exudes the atmosphere of the old town, and the mythic holm oak provides the location with a special ambience and charm. The islanders consider this to be their ‘Freedom Square’, since the holm oak was planted on it in 1921 as a testament to turbulent times gone by. Pjaceta is also in many respects one of the most faithful chroniclers of everyday life on the island, and until 1960 many of Rab’s residents were born in one of the local palaces.
MAHAČ VILLA – the Hidden Corner
Just a few steps away from Pjaceta in the direction of Gornja ulica, in a building on the left which today houses the music school, you will find the ‘Hidden Corner’ of our ‘Kantuni’ event. Here, you will be welcomed by a distinctive ambience, wonderful views of St. Euphemia Cove, top-quality music, and an intimate atmosphere. Is there a better invitation than to meet us at the ‘Hidden Corner’!
SVETI IVAN – the Corner of Experience
If you continue down Upper Street (Gornja ulica), you will soon reach the westernmost of the four bell towers, and beneath it one of the great treasures of Rab’s heritage: the ruins of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, which provides a perfect open-air stage because of the nature of the setting. It is a special experience to enjoy superb musical performances beneath the huge bell tower in the historical ambience of the medieval basilica.
VIDIKOVAC – the Corner of Memories
‘From one corner to the other’, we have reached the end of our journey – the last corner of this year’s ‘Kantuni’ - a well-known Rab vantage point. At the foot of this viewpoint, we plan to open a souvenir shop as part of the ‘Kantuni’ event. This ‘Corner of Memories’ offers one of the most beautiful and romantic views of the old town of Rab. At the end of our tour, we would like to invite all our guests to take a photo with the entire town of Rab in the background for a beautiful and lasting memory of Rab ‘Kantuni’!
MORE ABOUT THE 'KANTUNI' PROJECT
Kantuni / Corners is a protected cultural and tourist project of G.A.D. PRODUCTION and its KULTUR team, which specialises in cultural tourism and destination management projects.
It is held in the public areas of the town of Rab, with partner support from Rab Tourist Board.
The event was created with the goal of boosting the cultural and tourist offer in the early and late season on the island of Rab, to provide long-term revitalisation of sites in the old town of Rab, and to transform these sites into permanently open areas for urban entertainment, culture and heritage.
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