Tourism in Lovran:
Town Lovran is located beneath the mountain Ucka and got its name for the plan laurel (‘lovor’ in Croatian language). You will find Lovran only 5km from Opatija on the east coast of Istrian peninsula. It is a small town that has limited options to expand duo to very specific territory around it. Therefore the hotels are few but they are all excellent. Best hotels in town are Smart Selection hotel Excelsior**** and Hotel Park****Hotel Park****, two four-star beauties located in green areas close to the sea. Both of them are very similar when it comes to the services they offer, but are very different in size. Hotel Park is smaller, a great pick for everyone who are looking for more quiet holidays. Hotel Lovran*** and hotel Bristol*** are three-star hotels with central location close to the sea.
Bit more south from Lovran is a small sea side village called Moscenicka Draga. There you find the gorgeous Remisens hotel Marina****. It offers a half board, full board and even all-inclusive service during certain time of the year. Few kilometers more south you will stumble upon another village called Medveja which is home to Holiday resort Medveja*** that is split into tho sections: Holiday resort Medveja***(apartments and mobile homes) and Holiday resort Medveja***(hotel-type rooms).
History and culture of Lovran:
Lovran is surrounded by defensive walls and has three doors closed at night. Villa Fernandea-depandance Belvedere was the first tourist facility built in 1873. Between Lovran and Ika there are a lot of villas built in gothic and venetian style, some of them are Villa Frappart, Villa Magnolia and Villa Santa Maria. The city protector is St. Juraj,and the church named after him is located in the main square as well as the tower nowadays used as a gallery. Lovran has a lot of beautiful parks and gardens,and two well-preserved tourist attractions are city gate Stubica and Lovran port Mandrać.