The Museum of salt
For some, their natual wealth is gold-for Nin they have salt, a source of existence, but also a traditon which recently was converted into a unique institution and tourist attraction-the Museum of salt. If you want to see a traditional way of salt production, if you are interested in souvenirs from salt, or would like to taste “the flower of salt“, by many called the „caviar of salt“-you are in the right place which will take you to a really special world of the salt pans of Nin, so different from what you have seen, experienced or tasted so far.
The Museum story of salt-whose institutional beginnings came with the opening of the Nin Salt works in 1955-starts with revealing its effects on health and ways of exploitation as well as the tools and equipment which were used in the process. It is possible also here to buy original Croatian salt and to taste the famous “salt flower“-French “Fleur de Sel“, which is evidence of ecological and traditional production and a perfect addition to every meal.
Rich in minerals and positive health effects, “the flower of salt“ is very appreciated and its price can be as much as ten times higher than ordinary salt. Everyone who enjoys good food, will certainly be attracted by the souvenirs of the Museum of Salt, which include products which use salt such as chocolate and biscuits of different flavours which are unique because of using Nin salt, and are limited in supply because of a demanding production.
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.