Tunare, the city of fishermen, the capital of Costania, the seat of former Costanian kings. That's how is Tunare known today. But how it all began? Let's find it out.
The first written mention of Tunare was found in document Notas Navita (Navy notes) of unknown sailor of british navy in 1521. He mentioned "a small abandoned settlement near the place where the small river flows into the bay". The bay was full of tunas, and that's the most possible origin of the name of the town.
Few years later, news about this place spread quickly across all of Europe. Many people wanted to move into the "New Coast" and restart their lifes. Most of them considered the place at the Tuna's bay (former name) as the best of whole island. The original settlement was destroyed and the new inhabitants started to build a whole new town instead. The first building built there was Magetkirs te santet Nikolas (St. Nicolas' Cathedral).
On these first three pictures you can see, how the road network has developed, including the older bridge Gasanet pon (Gasan's bridge) and newer Pon te Ian Enet (The bridge of John I.)
There were built also the first houses of the new locals. At the south, you can see Hans te aipranetreke (House of worship) and at the west you can see the house of the first mayor. Near the Bridge of John I. is Kirs te santet Iesuset kors (Jesus' saint heart's church) and souther you can see the building of Natelet konsil (National council). At the southwest you can see Kirs te santet Lukas (St. Lucas' church)
Some people weren't likely to stay in the town, so they decided to leave and establish villages near Tunare. Here are some of them:
Lard tan Klisa (north from Tunare)
Maget Eskels (the bigger village) and Linet Eskels (the smaller one)