Lopar (ital. Loparo) is a village on the Croatian island of Rab in the Adriatic. It belongs to Primorje-Gorski Kotar. The place takes its name from the Marienkirche obtained (sta Maria Neopari) that is mentioned in the 16th century. At Cape Punta Zidine to wall remains of ancient fortifications found. According to legend, the legendary founder of the Republic of San Marino, the sculptor Marin, was in Lopar geboren.Der place has 1,263 inhabitants (2011 census) .In place are two churches, the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Blessed Virgin Maria. The village was originally dominated by agriculture and fishing. The houses of the inhabitants are usually grouped on the slopes of the peninsula. In the 19th century it was the site because of its location and beaches a popular seaside resort. vergrößernInteraktiver image viewer panoramic image from the beach of San Marino