The Makarska is a small city famous for its tourism. the Makarska has knows as Makarska Riviera. The Riviera is one of the most famous tourist locations along the Croatian coast and is also one of the most beautiful with a number of sandy beaches, pine trees, sparkling water and peaceful bays. The area is also known for the impressive Biokovo Mountain, which overlooks the coastal area.
The population of the town, loomed over in a rather impressive fashion by Mount Biokovo, is just under 12,000. Makarska is a combination of a cosmopolitan seaside town, with its pretty promenade, and popular family resort in summer. It’s a good holiday destination for those who want a bit of a mix of everything, from beaches to reasonably lively nightlife, as well as a bit of adventure . There’s also a daily 50-minute ferry across to Sumratin on Brac from Makarska for those that want to take a trip to one of the Croatian islands.One of the main sights in the town is the Franciscan monastery, which was founded by Bosnian monks and built in 1614. The basement of the monastery houses a Malacological museum which apparently has the largest collection of snails, shells and mussels in the world. Fossils from the region are also on display.