Turanj is a town and port on the coast on the channel of Pasman, 5 km northwest of Biograd. You will be fascinated by its quiet beaches, Mediterranean vegetation and beautiful nearby islands of the Archipelago and the Kornati National Park. Turanj has a promenade "Lungo mare" connected with the center of the village Sv. Filip i Jakov, and before that in the immediate vicinity is the island Babac. Name Turanj was obtained by the remains of medieval fortifications. In the center of town is a church dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Caramel from the XV century, whose feast is celebrated in particular, so during the summer season with the popular celebrations that day and Turanjski fest that attracts visitors with its traditional program. Outside the town near the coast there is the church of Sv. Mary on the Tukljača, and on the island Babac is a church of Sv. Andrew (XIII to XV century). Above the village on the Black Circle, which is now a viewpoint that can be reached by walking-cycling trail, there is a fort from the Iron Age, and is also interesting archaeological area Tukljača. Turanj today has abundant high-quality private rooms and apartments as well as a large number of small campsites and good restaurants that will satisfy even the pickiest costumers. Come to Turanj and you will be away from the crowds, yet close to all the events
Practical informationRecommendation: do not leave valuables in the cars, do not carry them to the beach, lock the accommodation units and close the windows before you leave, follow the traffic rules, especially in smaller towns and drive cautiously when it rains.
Traffic information TuranjAirport Zadar - tel.:+385 23 205 800 web: www.airport-zadar.hr
Cultural events and evening life
Turanj is connected with the coast road with the nechst village Sv. Filip i Jakov where the most sommer events take place, such as:
June 29 – Saint Peter’s Day, popular festivity – Beach volley tournament 'KINDER MAXI ADRIA SUPER CUP'
July 11 – 4th race 'CVJETNOM OBALOM TURANJ-SV.FILIP I JAKOV 2009'
July 14 – Turanj 2009 (Harmony singing, traditional evening)
July 16 – Gospa od Karmela (Our Lady of Karmela)- popular festivity with a traditional procession through the town, Party at the town quay in the evening
July 23 - Folklore and old customs evening "Kako su živili i radili naši stari"
July 25 - Traditional international meeting of old-timers (classic cars) on the town quay of Sv. Filip i Jakov Tourist parties and fishermen’s evenings with harmony singing and homemade specialties Dalmatian harmony singing groups concert Sailing boat demonstration "Brodom po Jadranu" Visiting act of cultural clubs and majorettes
1st-2nd of August, 9th international regatta in sailing optimist "Sv. Roko 2009"
August 14, Dalmatian harmony singing groups meeting "Sv. Roko 2009"
August 15 , Racewalking 'Sv. Roko' August 16, Saint Roko Day, the patron of the Sv. Filip i Jakov municipality, With a mass and procession by the historic church from the 11th century, 1,5 km away from town, Sports competitions during the day, In the evening, party “FILIPJANSKA NOĆ” with homemade specialties, Great fireworks at “Glavni mul” (the main jetty) on the town quay ¨
September 29, St. Mihovil Day, the patron of the town of Sv. Filip i Jakov