Cultural and historical heritage of the island of Pasman is mostly represented in religious buildings. Almost all were built during the Middle Ages, and possibly later reconstructed. Every town has one or more smaller churches.
Among sacral monuments of culture are the two island’s monasteries: the Franciscan Monastery of S. Duje in Kraj and Benedictine monastery of St. Cosmas and Damian on the hill Cokovac.
Also on the opposite side of the town of Pasman, on the site called Otus, stands the church of St. Anthony with a summer house from 1399.
The monastery of Sv.Duje was built 1392.g. on the site of an earlier Gothic church. In the Renaissance style larger church with cloister was built , with monastic buildings.
Church of St. Cosmas and Damian was first mentioned around 1070.g. when the Croatian king Petar Kresimir IV granted the right to a church and surrounding lands the monastery of St. John Evangelistarium in Biograd. A few decades later, after the war destruction of Biograd , the local monastery of Benedictine monks have found refuge on the island of Pasman. In 1125 on the hill Cokovac they completed the monastery. The monastery was historically repeatedly renewed but monastery church has kept its original Gothic look.
Prehistoric ruins of a Byzantine fortress Pustograd are located in the southeastern part of the island near the town of Tkon.
Gradina was built by the Byzantine authorities during the 6th century. Top of the hill surrounded by defensive wall (85 x 75 meters). On the north side there are preserved foundations of the tower, and on the south side almost the entire tower. Inside the ring walls are preserved basesof two buildings, probably residential buildings and water tanks. The fort was used as a hideout to the population in case of danger.
More about the religious buildings on the island of Pasman: www.pasman.hr/hr/pasman/spomenici
More on religious buildings in the city of Zadar on: www.terracon-news.com/zadarski-povijesni-sakralni-objekti/