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City of Gospić - Adrenaline park Rizvan city

Adventure centre Rizvan City is situated in Lika, in a small village Rizvanuša located in Velebit Nature Park. The old family farm was transformed into adventure and excursion centre which offer many unique attractive and adventure activities for groups and individuals, team building programs and programs for schools.
Rizvanuša 1 Rizvanuša - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: In Rizvan city visitors can experience unforgettable adventures - paintball, archery, caving, abseiling, trekking, jeep safari, all in the area of untouched Velebit and Lika. Visitors can spend the night in a newly renovated Lika house built with traditional materials, stone and wood, or in a camp. One can camp with campers, in tents or can rent a wooden bungalow and taste local food at the restaurant.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: From a few hours to a few days
Booking: Booking required
Cost: Depends of which program you choose
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: Travel agency "Adria Velebitica"
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Flora
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes
Experiences: Gastronomy, Adrenaline sports (zipline, paintball, bubble football, archery, kayaking, rock climbing…), children's birthdays, school trips, bachelor parties etc., Sport activities
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Autumn in Lika

This event was first held in 1998 and it is the biggest event in the region. It is usually held during the first weekend in October. This is a traditional economic and cultural-artistic fair that, through the efforts of presenters and organizers, reinforces a positive attitude towards preserving the tradition, customs, and cultural heritage of Lika region.

Ovaj događaj prvi put je održan 1998. godine i najveći je događaj u regiji. Obično se održava tijekom prvog vikenda u listopadu. Ovo je tradicionalni gospodarski i kulturno-umjetnički sajam koji nastojanjima izlagača i organizatora učvršćuje pozitivan stav prema očuvanju tradicije, običaja i kulturne baštine ličkog kraja.
Stjepan Radic Square Gospić - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Autumn in Lika is an event where local citizens have an opportunity to present products of local farms, handicrafts, decorative items, etc., that way preserving the tradition of the Lika region. Here one can also see how traditional Lika objects are made, such as tamburitza, wicker baskets, wicker brooms, clay objects, etc. As a part of the event, there is an entertainment programme consisting of performances by cultural and artistic associations, which provides visitors an authentic experience of folk songs and dances.


Jesen u Lici je manifestacija na kojoj lokalni građani imaju priliku predstaviti proizvode domaćih gospodarstava, rukotvorine, ukrasne predmete itd., čuvajući na taj način tradiciju ličkog kraja. Ovdje se također može vidjeti kako se izrađuju tradicionalni lički predmeti, kao što su tambura, pletene košare, pletene metle, predmeti od gline itd. U sklopu manifestacije održava se i zabavni program koji se sastoji od nastupa kulturno-umjetničkih društava, koji pruža posjetiteljima autentičan doživljaj narodnih pjesama i plesova.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 2 days
Opening: Usually first weekend in October
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessibile to everyone
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 7
Tourist contact: Development agency of Lika-Senj county
Categories
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend, Handicrafts (such as embroidery, carving), Local events (theatre, music, dance, exhibitions), Folkloristic dances, Tourist manifestation, exhibition of traditional and agricultural products
Hidden intangible patrimony: Gastronomy and culinary practices, Local customs
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Baške Oštarije

Baške Oštarije is a village located on one of the most beautiful mountains, Velebit, 936 meters above sea level. It is situated about twenty kilometers from Karlobag on one side and almost as much from Gospić on the other. It is a place with many beautiful peaks, a place of irresistible beauty and fresh air where the Mediterranean and continental climate combine.
Baške Oštarije - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county/ Brušane
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Tourist experience: Baške Oštarije is an ideal place for hiking enthusiasts. There are many peaks with an amazing view on Velebit and the Adriatic Sea: Filipov kuk, Ljubičko brdo, Dabarski kukovi, Kiza, Badanj, Veliki Sadikovac etc. When visiting Baške Oštarije, in the recreation center there is a possibility of recreational riding. Here one can also ski on a prepared trail just over a kilometer long, located near the hostel. The hostel also has a restaurant where one can taste local dishes. Nearby, there is one of the most beautiful hiking trails - Premužić trail, which is today considered a masterpiece of trail building. There is also an educational trail/road Terezijana built in 1786, named after Maria Theresa - Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. One should definitely not miss visiting a viewpoint Kubus and enjoy the panoramic view on the mountain, islands and the sea.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: From one to a few days
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Hiking is not for people with mobility problems; otherwise, the village offers various experiences accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 9
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: Nature Park Velebit
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Church, Hostel
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary, Local traditions or legend
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Mountains, Hills, Medical herbs, Flora, Fauna, cycling trails, Hiking trails, Ski trails
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams, Pathways
Hidden intangible patrimony: Gastronomy and culinary practices, Local customs, Community tales, Knowledge related to agriculture and wild herbs, Family tales
Experiences: Picking up wild herbs, Cycling through nature, Cycling, hiking, trekking, adventure motor, jeep safari, rafting, walking, exploring, Road trip, Sledding, Climbing, Skiing, Horse riding, Walking, Picnic, Sport activities
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Bicycle trails

In the area of the town of Gospić, there are eight bicycle trails, with a total length of 397 km. They are known under the common name "Paths of Velebit and Greats".
The first two trails lead from Gospić to Smiljan ("Velikana I" - 41 km and "Velikana II" - 41 km), and on that route you can see the birth house of Nikola Tesla, where the Memorial Center is arranged. Driving along this trail you will arrive to Veliki Žitnik, where the Croatian politician and Father of the Nation Ante Starčević was born, and you can visit his birthplace - the Memorial Home.

The third trail is "Jezero" leading to the village of Klanac where one can see fascinating canyon of the river Lika, and Lake Kruščica is nearby. The length of the trail is 35 km.

The "Štirovača" trail is the most demanding, its length is 104 km. It passes through the village of Aleksinica where is one of the most important sacral monuments in the area of Lika, the parish of St. John the Baptist. A beer factory and an Indian village can be seen in village of Pazarište.

The "Brušane" and "Rizvanuša" trails are 36 km long and more demanding. They lead to the village of Rizvanuša where the Adrenaline Park is located.

The "Velebit" trail is 58 km long. It leads through Baške Oštarije with a beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea and the island of Pag.

The "Jadovno" trail is 48 km long, and you can see pits and a church in the village of Jadovno, the Nikola Tesla Memorial Center in Smiljan, and the Kolakovac Park in Gospić.
Gospić - Croatia / Lika-senj county
Tourist experience: Bicycle trails are an ideal way to actively explore natural and cultural sights. Driving these trails you can see Kolakovac Park, Rizvanuša Adrenaline Park, Nikola Tesla Memorial Center, Ante Starčević Memorial Home, Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the village of Klanac, Lika River Canyon, Lake Krušćica, beer factory in Pazarište, Indian village in Velika Plana…
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: A few hours, depends which trail you choose
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Experience accessible to everyone who has a bike
Local popolarity: 6
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: Tourist Board Gospić
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Museum, Religious building, Church, Historic house
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Lakes, Hills, Caves, Rivers, Flora, Fauna, cycling trails
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams, Pathways
Experiences: Cycling through nature
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Chapel of St. Ivan Nepomuk

The Chapel of St. Ivan Nepomuk is located in the center of Gospić. It was built by Czech soldiers in 1749, on the place where today is the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is named after the Czech saint Ivan Nepomuk. At that time, it was the only church in the town of Gospić and it became too small for so many believers. For this reason, a church of St. Ivan Nepomuk was demolished and a new bigger one was built at the same place, while the Chapel of St. Ivan Nepomuk was built one hundred meters away from the old one in 1883. In the chapel, there is a memorial plaque to the victims of Senj.
Kaniška street 18 Gospić - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Religious tourism
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 1 hour
Opening: -
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 5
Destination influence: 3
Tourist contact: Tourist Board Gospić
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Religious building, Church
Cultural immaterial heritage: Religious cult
Hidden intangible patrimony: Community tales
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Educational trails

Five educational trails have been arranged in the city of Gospić: Veliki Žitnik-Dunjevac, Ćukinov put-Budački most, Derale-Lika River, Medak-Vrebac, and an educational trail on Krčmar hill in Smiljan. Educational trails are an important part of tourist infrastructure because they encourage the locals and tourists to use forest areas for recreation and outdoor activities and enjoy their stay by being in touch with nature.
Gospić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: The trails are ideal for all those who want to do outdoor activities and spend time in nature. Each educational trail takes nature lovers through the different green areas of the City of Gospić.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: A few hours
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Not for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 6
Destination influence: 2
Tourist contact: Tourist Board Gospić
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Mountains, Hills, Medical herbs, Flora, Fauna, Hiking trails
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams, Pathways
Experiences: Walking
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - GROCKS

GROCKS is the name of the rock music scene that has been held in the atrium of the Cultural information centre since 2007, which is also the organizer of the event. Concerts are held in the summer months. It was created with the aim of continuing the tradition from the 1960s to 1990s, when concerts of famous bands were held in “Dom JNA”, today's Cultural information centre Gospić.
GROCKS brings together fans of rock and pop music and the number of visitors is growing every year. Entrance to the concerts is free of charge.
Budačka street 12 Gospić - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy concerts of famous Croatian pop and rock musicians for free, as well as hear the local bands from the region.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: During July and August
Opening: July, August
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 5
Tourist contact: Cultural information center, Gospić
Categories
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local events (theatre, music, dance, exhibitions)
Experiences: Musical events
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Hiking trail Krčmar

Krčmar is a hill above Smiljan, 773 m high. From the top, there is a beautiful view of the Velebit peaks, the town of Gospić, the neighboring hill Oštra and the whole Lika. The top is reached by a macadam road on which the Way of the Cross is arranged. The Way of the Cross is consisting of fourteen stations in stone, depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion. At the top of Krčmar, there is a cross. The trail begins from Smiljan, near the Memorial Center. It takes about 50 minutes to climb Krčmar.
Smiljan Gospić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: The Krčmar hiking trail is ideal for hiking lovers who do not want a demanding trail. The climb takes only 50 minutes, and the view from the top is
incredible.
During the celebration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, many Christians climb the hill passing the stations of the cross. The local church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is built next to Krčmar.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: A few hours
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Not suitable for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: Mountaineering Association Željezničar
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Way of the cross
Cultural immaterial heritage: Religious cult
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Hills, Flora, Hiking trails
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Pathways
Experiences: Climbing, Religious tourism
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Hiking trail Oštra

Oštra is a peak near Gospić, 798 m high. The peak is reached by a hiking trail that starts from the village Podoštra. The ascent time is about 45 minutes.
Gospić - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: The Oštra hiking trail is ideal for hiking enthusiasts who do not want a demanding trail. The climb takes only 45 minutes and the view from the top is amazing.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: A few hours
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Not suitable for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: Mountaineering Association Željezničar
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Hills, Flora, Hiking trails
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Pathways
Experiences: Climbing
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Kolakovac park

Kolakovac park is located in the center of Gospic. There is a fountain built of natural speleothems from the cave Samograd. During the winter months, Christmas Advent is held in the park.
Senjskih žrtava street, 2 Gospić - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Tourists can either rest on one of the benches in Kolakovac to take a break from sightseeing or stroll around the park. The best time to visit is during the Advent as Christmas market and other interesting activities are taking place there.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: A few hours
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 3
Destination influence: 2
Tourist contact: Tourist Board Gospić
Categories
Natural heritage: Parks, Naturalistic itineraries
Experiences: Walking, Picnic
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Likos Adventure Park

Likos Adventure Park is an adrenaline park in the heart of Lika. It is located only 500 m from the center of Gospić, and at the same time hidden from the urban environment. It spreads over 30,000 m2 and the river Novčica flows through it.
Park is specialized in organizing team building programs, childrens birthdays, school trips, bachelor and bachelorette parties.
The park abounds in numerous sports facilities.
Jerka Rukavine street Gospić - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: In Likos Adventure Park one can try zipline, paintball, kayaking, surfing, archery etc. All programs are organized as a combination of socializing, relaxing, but also competing in the pleasant and well-decorated surroundings of the Likos Adventure Park. For socializing and relaxation everyone can use terraces, changing rooms, relaxation chairs, kitchen, accessories, barbecue…
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: From a few hours to a few days
Opening: Mon–Sun, 10am–8pm
Booking: Booking required
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: Likos Adventure Park
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Rivers, Flora, Fauna
Experiences: Adrenaline sports (zipline, paintball, bubble football, archery, kayaking, rock climbing…), children's birthdays, school trips, bachelor parties etc.
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Memorial home of Ante Starčević

Ante Starčević was a Croatian historian and lawyer who was born in the village called Veliki Žitnik, near Gospić, in 1823. He is often referred to as "The father of the homeland".
The memorial home of Ante Starčević was opened on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of his birth. In November 2014, this memorial house became a multimedia center for all those whom Starčević inspired with his thoughts and deeds.
Veliki Žitnik - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: By visiting the memorial home, visitors can learn a lot about the life of Ante Starčević through the documentary film “Past in the Present: Ante Starčević” by Vladimir Fučijaš. They can also see an exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Ante Starčević.
There is a possibility to rent a hall for conferences, presentations, business meetings, seminars and trainings.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: A few hours
Opening: info@arhiv-gospic.hr
Booking: Booking required
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 6
Tourist contact: State archive Gospić
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historic house
Experiences: Conferences, presentations, business meetings, seminars and trainings
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Murković mill

Murković mill is an old mill on the river Novčica in the city of Gospić, one of the oldest buildings and a symbol of the city. It is part of the historical heritage of Gospić and was once the largest mill not only in Gospić but the whole Lika Field. The owner was Ivan Murković, an Austro-Hungarian army officer and a representative for the Croatian Peasants in the Croatian Parliament. It closed in 1988 when the last miller retired.
Gospić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: The mill is a real rarity today and next to it, there is a small dam on the Novčica River, which is known by “bent” among the locals. It used to be one of the most popular swimming areas in Gospić and is still gladly visited by many passers-by. Renovation of the mill should be done and the water diverted from the Novčica so that the millstone can start grinding grain again. The visitors can still walk along one of three Gospić's river and learn more about Gospić's cultural heritage while admiring beautiful landscape.
Experience duration: 1 hour
Opening: The mill is locked, but it can be seen from the outside.
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 3
Tourist contact: Tourist Board Gospić
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical monument
Cultural immaterial heritage: Traditional work
Natural heritage: Rivers
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Park forest Jasikovac

Jasikovac is a park-forest located in the wider area of the town of Gospić and it spreads on an area of 86 ha. It was named after General Jasyk, who initiated the planting of trees in the Jasikovac. Soon the forest became a famous picnic spot and promenade for the people of Gospić. The first tennis match in this part of Europe was played in Jasikovac in 1900, and the oldest tennis club in Croatia, the City Tennis Club "Gospić 1900", was founded at that time. In the following years, unfortunately, the Jasikovac became more and more destroyed and it losts status of protected area.
For this reason, the Lika Ecological Action launched the ecological action "SOS for the Park-Forest Jasikovac " with the aim of restoring and revitalizing this valuable park-forest. Today the forest park once again serves citizens who like to spend their free time there.
Gospić - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Jasikovac Forest Park is ideal for those who prefer a walk in the open air. In addition to many facilities, there are children's playground, benches, climbing rocks, sports equipment, bird watching, gazebos, bungalows etc.
Spoken languages: Italian, English
Experience duration: From a few hours to one day
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 6
Tourist contact: Tourist Board Gospić
Categories
Natural heritage: Parks, Naturalistic itineraries, Flora, Fauna
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes
Experiences: Walking, Picnic, Sport activities
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Patron Saint's Day

Patron Saint's Day in Gospić is celebrated on July 22nd on the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, the patron saint of the city. According to the tradition in Croatia, Patron Saint's Day is celebrated as the day of that city. As part of the celebration, a number of cultural, sports, and musical events are held during June and July. The main celebration is held on Stjepan Radić Square, where one can see the performance of the Majorettes of the City of Gospić, the Wind Orchestra of the City of Gospić, the Historical Unit of the City of Gospić "Lika regiment", the Folklore Ensemble "Dr. Ante Starčević ”. In addition to the entertainment program, there is also a gastronomic offer, and at the very end, fireworks are prepared.
Stjepan Radic Square Gospić - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Visitors can enjoy music, performances by majorettes, folk ensemble, wind orchestra, and try various gastronomic specialties.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 1 day
Opening: 22nd July
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 5
Tourist contact: Tourist Board Gospić
Categories
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend, Local events (theatre, music, dance, exhibitions), Folkloristic dances, City of Gospić orchestra, tamburitza ensemble, majorettes etc.
Hidden intangible patrimony: Gastronomy and culinary practices, Local customs
Experiences: Gastronomy, Musical events
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Public Open University Ante Starčević

Public Open University Ante Starčević (POU) was founded in 1960 as University Rade Končar. It represents a cultural, educational, informational, and service institution founded by the City of Gospić. The main activity is nurturing, developing, and promoting all forms of cultural and artistic creation in Gospić. As a part of the institution, there are the city's majorettes, wind orchestra, folklore ensemble, as well as the historical unit of the City of Gospić called "Lika regiment". One can attend different educational and cultural workshops there, watch a movie at the cinema "Korzo" or see a play by famous Croatian theatre troops, as well as the local amateur theatre that is part of POU.
Franjo Tuđman Street , no 5 Gospić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: In Public Open University Ante Starčević, visitors can see a variety of exhibitions, new movies at the cinema, watch theatre shows, participate in workshops- etc.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: A few hours, depending on the event.
Booking: Booking required
Cost: Varies according to the type of activity
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 6
Tourist contact: Public Open University Ante Starčević
Categories
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend, Handicrafts (such as embroidery, carving), Local events (theatre, music, dance, exhibitions), Folkloristic dances, City of Gospić orchestra, tamburitza ensemble, majorettes etc.
Experiences: Watching movies, playing instruments, participating in workshops
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Ranch Linden Tree

Ranch Linden Tree is located in the Velebit valley of Velika Plana. It is an original American ranch in complete harmony with the environment. The staff of the ranch pays special attention to each guest, with an aim for visitors to feel harmony with nature, get rid of stress and in those few days they spend on the ranch, find themselves.
Velika Plana - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Post-luxury tourism. Ranch Linden Tree offers a variety of activities for everyone who wants to escape from city noise and enjoy nature.
Accommodation is available in authentic mountain huts, en-suite rooms and casitas. The complex includes a restaurant and barbecue, and guests can see a variety of wildlife.
The ranch organizes horseback riding through the picturesque Velebit mountain. Guests can also cook by the campfire and learn more about living in harmony with nature. Crystal clear water is available at a nearby spring.
The restaurant serves organic food and local specialties, and rich breakfast will give guests the strength to ride all day.
Guests can go hiking, rent a bike and cycle, go kayaking etc. The ranch has a kid’s club which offers a lot of activities for the youngest.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: From a few hours to a few days
Opening: Open all year
Booking: Booking required
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 7
Tourist contact: Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch Velika Plana
Categories
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Mountains, Hills, Caves, Flora, Fauna
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes
Hidden intangible patrimony: Gastronomy and culinary practices, Community tales
Experiences: Showing around, Horse riding, kayaking, bear watching, cowboy games, hiking, cycling, archery , Little bears kid’s club etc.
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Ranch Vel'ki mlin

The Vel'ki mlin Ranch is located in village Ribnik, near Gospić, owned by the Grgurić family. The ranch has about 30 horses that live freely throughout the year. The ranch offers horseback riding for recreational and therapeutic purposes.
Lički Ribnik - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: The ranch is open to visitors, where the Grgurić family is available to anyone who wants to ride for recreational purposes.
You can choose from diverse offer such as beginners classes for adults and children; field riding for experienced riders; therapeutic riding for special needs children (2 times a week).
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: From a few hours to a one day
Opening: Information regarding opening days/hours are provided after contacting the owners.
Booking: Booking required
Cost: Information regarding cost are provided after contacting the owners.
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 6
Destination influence: 6
Tourist contact: Ranch Vel'ki mlin
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Flora, Fauna
Hidden intangible patrimony: Local customs, Community tales
Experiences: Horse riding
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Sport fishing

In the Gospić area there are numerous rivers on which sport fishing is possible: Novčica, Otešica, Bogdanica, Jadova, Glamočnica, but also Lake Kruščica. Sport fishing in Gospić has been popular since ancient times, when the first Sport Fishing Association of Lika was founded in 1927.
The rivers are home to many species of fish, the most well-known being the trout, the pike, the catfish, the grass carp, the tench, and the crucian carp.
Aside from the rivers, Lake Kruščica is also very interesting for sport fishermen. It is home of the catfish, the carp, the pike and the tench.
Gospić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Sport fishing attracts visitors who want to spend time in nature, peace and quiet, and of course catch some fish.
Experience duration: A few hours
Opening: During the fishing season
Booking: No need
Cost: Fishing licence cost
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone who has a fishing licence
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 7
Tourist contact: Lika Sport fishing association
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Rivers, Flora, Fauna
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams
Experiences: Sport fishing
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - The Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary was originally a parish church, built between 1781 and 1783 in Baroque Classicism. It was elevated to the rank and dignity of the cathedral church on May 25, 2000, with the founding of the Gospić-Senj diocese.
During the Croatian War of Independence, the church was targeted, and on September 15, 1991, it was set on fire. On that occasion, the roof and the cap of the bell tower with the interior burned, and the bells were melted, while the interior of the Cathedral was damaged by arson. Reconstruction began during the Croatian war of independence and before Christmas 1992 it was covered. The renovation was largely completed by the feast of St. Mary Magdalene in 1999.
Kaniška 1 Gospić - Croatia / Lika-Senj county / Gospić
Tourist experience: By visiting the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, visitors can see an 18th-century religious building, built in Baroque Classicism.
Spoken languages: Croatian
Experience duration: 1 hour
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 7
Tourist contact: Parish of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Religious building, Church
Cultural immaterial heritage: Religious cult
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - The Lika Museum

The Lika Museum is situated in the old city center of Gospić. It was established in 1958 and since then it has been taking care of all movable and immovable cultural heritage of the entire Lika area. Aside from collecting, processing, preserving, and exhibiting cultural heritage, the museum also conducts scientific research in archaeology, ethnography and history, and cooperates with educational institutions. It consists of several collections: the Archaeological Collection, the Numismatic Collection, the Cultural-Historical Collection, the Gallery Collection, the Natural History Collection and the Museum Collection. The Nikola Tesla memorial center in Smiljan is also a part of the Lika Museum.
Street of Franjo Tuđman, no 3 Gospić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: In the Lika Museum, visitors can see several collections: The Archaeological Collection, The Numismatic Collection, The Cultural-Historical Collection, The Gallery Collection, The Natural History Collection, The Museum Collection.
By visiting the Lika Museum, one can learn a lot about the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Lika area.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 2 hours
Opening: SUMMER OPENING HOURS FOR VISITORS 01.04. – 31.10.
Monday – Friday 09:00 h – 14:00 h
Saturday 10:00 h – 13:00 h
Closed on Sunday

WINTER OPENING HOURS FOR VISITORS 01.11. – 31.03.
Monday – Friday 09:00 h – 14:00 h
Saturday – only booked visitors
Closed on Sunday
Booking: Booking required
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 5
Tourist contact: The Lika Museum
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical monument, Museum, Historic house
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary, Local traditions or legend, Local events (theatre, music, dance, exhibitions), Legendary or historical persona or character
Hidden intangible patrimony: Local customs, Community tales, Family tales
Experiences: Introduction with historical and cultural heritage of Lika area
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - The Nikola Tesla Memorial Center

The Nikola Tesla Memorial Center was established on July 10th, 2006 by the City of Gospić, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Nikola Tesla's birth. The Center preserves the life and work of Nikola Tesla. The Birth house has a permanent interactive exhibit that was introduced by the Croatian History Museum and the Technical Museum of Zagreb with the coordination of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia. The top floor of the house holds replicas of Tesla’s inventions that changed the world forever and are the foundation for cutting edge technologies even today.
Smiljan 87/1 Smiljan - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Photo gallery (2 images)
Tourist experience: In The Nikola Tesla memorial center visitors get to know with life and work of Nikola Tesla. The Center was created in such a way that it unites culture, science and tourism. The visitors can enjoy the intact Lika nature which stimulated Tesla to create his first inventions.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 2 hours
Booking: Booking required
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 10
Destination influence: 9
Tourist contact: The Nikola Tesla Memorial Center
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Museum
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - The statue of Marta Vodarica

A statue of a girl named Marta is situated in front of the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the old town of Gospić. It represents a woman carrying water and today it is a symbol of Gospić. The fountain and the sculpture were placed on the occasion of the commissioning of the water supply system in the town of Gospić.
Gospić - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Visitors can see a statue representing a traditional Lika woman.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 30 minutes
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 4
Tourist contact: Tourist Board Gospić
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical monument
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend
Hidden intangible patrimony: Community tales
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - The statue of Nikola Tesla

A new monument of Nikola Tesla has been erected in Gospić in April 2021, twenty-nine years after still unknown perpetrators destroyed his old monument with explosives during the Croatian War of Independence, together with the museum and the birth house. The new monument was not returned to the same place in the center of Gospić, but a little further, to the newly named Nikola Tesla Square.
Gospić - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Visitors can see a statue of Nikola Tesla made according to the casting of a monument by sculptor Fran Kršinić. Such a monument can be found on the American Niagara Falls and in front of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 30 min
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 6
Destination influence: 4
Tourist contact: Cultural information center, Gospić
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical monument
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - The tower of Aga Senković

The tower of Aga Senković is located at the crossing over the river Novčica, and it was the oldest house in Gospić. The building was extensively damaged during the Croatian War of Independence and finally burned when a fire broke out from the neighboring smaller building on September 3, 1993.
Gospić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: For those who love discovering cultural heritage and history, this oldest building in Gospić, built after 1527, might give lots of food for thought. Although what is left of it now are just old walls, it hides the story of the noble Senković family who built it during the Ottomans, as well as that of the wealthy Pavelić family who turned it into their luxurious mansion. The legend of how Gospić got its name is closely related to the tower and river when two ladies drank water from a stream and discovered this water has healing properties.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 1 hour
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 6
Destination influence: 4
Tourist contact: The Lika Museum
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historic house
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams
Hidden intangible patrimony: Building practices
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Village Bilaj

This picturesque village on the Lika River is placed only a few kilometres from Gospić. It has rich history filled with wars and battles, the most famous of them being the Battle of Bilaj, that happened in 1809 between the Napoleon's and Austro-Hungarian army. On the hill Gradina, there are the remains of a Turkish tower, since Bilaj was one of the most important settlements in the area during the Ottoman Empire. Every year on 29th Aug, a holy mass is held in a cave/chapel of St. Stephen, next to St. Jacob's church, as a remembrance of the attack on Bilaj during the Croatian War of Independence.
Bilaj - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: In the summer months, the visitors can go swimming, having a picnic, fishing, or strolling next to the stunning Lika River. For those interested in historic and cultural itineraries, Bilaj has many tales to offer, the most famous one being about the Battle of Bilaj, when Šime Starčević spoke to General Marmont in fluent French, telling him not to enter the church with his horse. The visitors can also learn more about the Croatian War of Independence from the locals and visit St. Stephen's cave, where they used to find shelter and hid during the war. The cave was named after the local priest Stjepan Zeba, who played an important role in providing support to the villagers during the war.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: From a few hours to one day
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 4
Destination influence: 2
Tourist contact: Tourist Board Gospić
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical centre, Religious building
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary, Local traditions or legend, Legendary or historical persona or character
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Hills, Medical herbs, Rivers, Flora, Fauna, cycling trails, Hiking trails
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams, Pathways
Hidden intangible patrimony: Local customs, Community tales, Knowledge related to agriculture and wild herbs, Family tales
Experiences: Showing around, Cycling through nature, Cycling, hiking, trekking, adventure motor, jeep safari, rafting, walking, exploring, Swimming, sunbathing, gastronomy, Road trip, Fishing, Swimming, Walking, Picnic, Sport activities, Sport fishing, Introduction with historical and cultural heritage of Lika area
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

City of Gospić - Village Brušane

Brušane is a beautiful village placed at the foot of Velebit. Around one hundred years ago, Brušane had a population of around 730, and today it is only 130. The River Suvaja flows through it and it used to be famous for trout farming. There is also one renovated watermill. The village is built on the oldest karst rocks from Mesozoic and there are 3 world-famous geological sites visited by many scientists -Kalvarija / Velnačka glavica, Paripov jarak and Košna vrelo. There is also St. Martin's church, named after the patron saint of the village. Monument to the Velebit Uprising is a memorial of the first organized resistance of the Croatian people against the military police terror of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
Brušane - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: In a village Brušane one can experience active tourism - there are many cycling trails, beautiful peaks for climbing, rivers for fishing, and the locals are known mushrooms pickers. If one is more interested in geology, Kalvarija / Velnačka glavica, Paripov jarak and Košna vrelo are places to visit. For those who love going off the beaten track, it could be interesting to discover the remains of the old village of Brušane (Cimitar), hidden from the main road.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: From a few hours to a few days.
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 6
Tourist contact: Nature Park Velebit
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Religious building, Church
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Mountains, Hills, Flora, Fauna, Hiking trails, Ski trails
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Pathways
Hidden intangible patrimony: Local customs, Knowledge related to agriculture and wild herbs
Experiences: Climbing, Skiing, Horse riding
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić - Watermill in Ribnik

At the entrance to Lički Ribnik, crossing the bridge on the river Lika, on the left side there is a recognizable wooden mill, according to sources, one of the oldest in Lika. Protected as a cultural monument, after all its building elements were demolished at the beginning of the twenty-first century and almost completely disappeared, in recent years, with the funds of the Ministry of Culture, the mill has acquired its original outlines.
Lički Ribnik - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Photo gallery (2 images)
Tourist experience: The doors of the mill in Ribnik are always open so that the traveler and passer-by can enter and see how grain used to be ground. On the way to the mill, ancient millstones were laid out from the river, proof that their time has not yet passed and a way for a passer-by to touch history at least for a moment.
Experience duration: 1 hour
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 6
Destination influence: 3
Tourist contact: Tourist Board Gospić
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical monument
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend, Traditional work
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Rivers
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

City of Gospić – Mushroom Hunting

Lika area is rich with mushrooms and even truffles (Tuber aestivum, Tuber uncinatum, Tuber magnatum) can be found there with a help of trained truffle dogs. From boletes and chanterelles to high-quality truffles, more than 50 species of edible mushrooms can be found in Lika. By exploring the world of mushrooms, visitors can learn more about the natural heritage of Lika.
Bilajska 25 Gospić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Photo gallery (1 image)
Tourist experience: The best way to learn about the mushrooms is to go to nature and learn on the spot, which can be combined with exploring famous natural sites, like the River Lika or Velebit. This experience can be organised by Ivan Golac, a famous mushroom hunter and artist from Gospić, who, in addition, can also offer his knowledge about flora and fauna of the area, e.g. on wild herbs and other plants.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: From a few hours to one day
Opening: -
Booking: Contact with Ivan Golac
Cost: Contact with Ivan Golac
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Not recommended for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 5
Destination influence: 3
Tourist contact: Ivan Golac
Categories
Natural heritage: Parks, Naturalistic itineraries, Lakes, Mountains, Hills, Medical herbs, Rivers, Flora, Fauna, Hiking trails
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams, Pathways
Hidden intangible patrimony: Gastronomy and culinary practices, Community tales, Knowledge related to agriculture and wild herbs
Experiences: Picking up wild herbs, Mushroom hunting
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Master Road / Majstorska cesta

Construction of the Master Road began in 1825, and it took 11 years to build it. It was built by Josip Kajetan Knežić, a self-taught engineer back then working for the Austrian army. The function of the road was to shorten the road from the north to Zadar and Dalmatia. The Master Road is included in the list of the cultural heritage of the Republic of Croatia. It is the masterpiece of 19th-century road construction and the first modern road that connected Dalmatia with continental Croatia. Today, the Master Road is a unique panoramic road, the most beautiful mountain road from which at the same time one can experience beautiful views of the spectacular shapes of Tulove grede, as well as the Zadar hinterland and the sea.
Majstorska cesta bb Jasenice / Lovinac - Croatia/ Zadar County / Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: The Master Road is visited by fans of adventure, driving, nature, cycling, but also the Winnetou movie. Namely, nearby one can find Winnetou's tomb, which merged with the mountain. The surrounding mountain area served as the backdrop for the cult German movie about an Indian chief, so here you can often meet fans of this movie.
Experience duration: 42 km long, 1 hour by car
Opening: Accessible non-stop
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 9
Destination influence: 9
Tourist contact: Nature Park Velebit
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Cultural heritage under the protection of the Ministry of Culture
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Mountains
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes
Hidden intangible patrimony: Building practices
Experiences: Cycling through nature, Road trip
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Church of Saint Michael

The Church of St. Michael was built in the Baroque style with a high bell tower. Inside church there are three altars, an organ, a frescoed ceiling, a confessional, a baptistery, and a pulpit. There is a tomb in the stone floor in the loggia of the church. People consider it was the resting place of the priest Zduna, but there is no solid evidence to confirm this. On the left side of the entrance, there is a stone Roman urn brought by locals from a nearby Roman cemetery and used as a sprinkler.
The Church of St. Michael was first destroyed during the Croatia War of Independence on 24th September 1991. The reconstruction of the church began in 1998 and was completed in 1999, when it was blessed on September 29, on the day of St. Michael (popular name: Miolja), by Dr. Antun Tamarut, Archbishop of Rijeka and Senj.
Lovinac - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: The Church of St. Michael is an interesting attraction for all tourists who prefer cultural and religious tourism. The recommendation is to visit the church on 29th September, when a big village celebration happens.
Experience duration: 1 day
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to anyone
Local popolarity: 5
Destination influence: 4
Tourist contact: Facebook page Parish of St. Michael
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Church
Hidden intangible patrimony: Building practices
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Church of Saint Roch

The parish of St. Roch was founded in 1790. Saint Roch is the protector of the village Sveti Rok that is named after the saint. In honour and glory of St. Roch, every year on 16thAugust, a great ceremony is held (popularly called: Rokovo)
The church of St. Roch was built in 1763 in the place of a former medieval church with donations from the eminent citizens of the village Sveti Rok, and was additionally arranged in 1824 by baron and general Josip Vrkljan. It was completely destroyed during the Croatian War of Independence and it was renovated in 1999, when it was blessed on 16th August by Mile Bogović, then auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Rijeka-Senj, and later bishop of the Diocese of Gospić-Senj.
Sveti Rok - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Religious and cultural tourism.

The church itself is interesting to see, but there is also a fascinating sign at the entrance to the graveyard saying: ‘Vi smo bili, mi ćete biti’ (We were you, you will be us). Moreover, there is a statue of Anera next to the church, representing the traditional woman from the area and name after the character of Mile Budak’s novel.

The recommendation is to visit the village and the church on 16th August, when a big village celebration happens.
Experience duration: 1 day
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to anyone
Local popolarity: 5
Destination influence: 4
Tourist contact: Josip Vrkljan
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Church
Hidden intangible patrimony: Building practices
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Cultural informative centre (KIC)

Cultural informative centre has an interesting history –there was once a community centre and a shoe factory, and the building was destroyed during the Croatian War of Independence and rebuilt in 2016. Now, it is a cultural informative centre, with 2 halls (big and small) used for different events – concerts, theatre shows, exhibitions, meetings, etc. There is a kindergarten and a gym, music school has lessons in the smaller hall, and there is also the office of Agrovelebit LLC (a local company selling potatoes). The plan for the future is to use the attic as a presentation room of Lovinac area by using new media (since there are not many remains of traditional crafts and tools left as the majority of the village was destroyed in the war). There is also a meeting point for children’s activities in robotics – ‘Robotići’ and the local folklore ensemble HKUD Vrilo.
Street of Franjo Tuđman 5 Lovinac - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: In Cultural informative centre, you can visit exhibitions, concerts, theatre shows etc. Most cultural events in Lovinac area take place in this centre.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 1 day
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 9
Destination influence: 4
Tourist contact: Ana Miletić
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical centre
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local events (theatre, music, dance, exhibitions)
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Cycling trails

Lovinac area abound in bicycle trails - more than 750 km of trails. Members of the association Heart of Velebit continuously improve the existing ones, trace and mark new trails. With its picturesque panoramas and natural beauties, It could be said that Lovinac is a veteran in the increasingly popular cyclo tourism. Association Heart of Velebit organizes already traditional bicycle race Heart of Velebit.
There are several cycling trails: Suvajski bunari route, Zir route, Pilar route, Lička polja route, Mila voda route and Velebit route.
Lovinac - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: The Lovinac area is an ideal place for everyone who is in love with nature and active tourism. Cycling enthusiasts will for sure find interesting routes for themselves. Driving this routes one can see pitoresque landscape, old wells, beautiful peaks, rivers, cultural monuments etc.
Experience duration: Depends which trail you choose, approximately 2-3 hours
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Experience accessible to everyone who has a bike
Local popolarity: 6
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: Siniša Radulović Lovinac Tourism Forum
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical monument, Church
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Lakes, Hills, Caves, Rivers, Flora, Fauna, cycling trails
Experiences: Cycling through nature
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Hostel Sveti Rok

Hostel Sveti Rok is situated in beautiful natural surrounding and provides pleasant and quite atmosphere. It is 2 kilometers away from the highway exit Sveti Rok on A1 motorway Dalmatina. It is renovated and newly decorated hostel with modern interiors furnished with natural materials. It provides free and safe parking, free WIFI, restaurant and lounge room.
Street of Sveti Rok 2 Lovinac - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Hostel Sveti Rok is the ideal accommodation for all who wish to enjoy a peaceful and quiet stay near the mountains, as well as healthy food and clean air. It provides accommodation for 50 people and in the hostel’s restaurant one can taste local specialties. It is ideal place to stay for those who want to spend time in nature and who prefer active holiday. In the hostel's surroundings, one can go hiking, cycling, trekking, rafting, or just walking and exploring the forests and pick up wild herbs. It is a great location to stay for everyone interested in culture. Only 30 minutes drive from the hostel, there are Mouseum of Nikola Tesla in Smiljan and Mouseum of Lika in Gospić. Two national parks are also very near: The National park Plitvice Lakes and Paklenica National Park.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Booking: Yes
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 7
Tourist contact: Ivana Bilen Holjevac
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Hostel
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Mountains, Hills, Flora, Fauna
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes
Experiences: Cycling, hiking, trekking, adventure motor, jeep safari, rafting, walking, exploring
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Lake Sveti Rok

Lake Sveti Rok is located a few minutes from centre of Lovinac, at the entrance of the village Sveti Rok. It is an ideal place for swimming, which is why the local citizens call it Lovinac's riviera. It is rich in fish so one can go fishing there.
Sveti Rok 2 Sveti Rok - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: All those who decide to spend their vacation in the municipality of Lovinac, do not have to give up enjoying sunbathing and swimming, because Lovinac has its own riviera at Lake Sveti Rok. There is a beautiful beach where every summer not only locals, but more and more tourists come to enjoy.
If you get hungry, you can enjoy good food and drinks in a nearby hostel Sveti Rok.
Experience duration: 1 day
Opening: Accessible non-stop
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 4
Tourist contact: Siniša Radulović Lovinac Tourism Forum
Categories
Natural heritage: Lakes
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes
Experiences: Swimming, sunbathing, gastronomy, Fishing
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Lika Potato day

Lika Potato Day is a local manifestation traditionally held at the end of September in Lovinac. Potatoes are one of the most important food in Lika, Lika potatoes are protected in the EU, and have a geographical indication certificate.
During the manifestation Lika Potato Day, one can taste potato delicacies and buy various products from local family farms, associations, and school cooperatives. The rich programme includes various activities for all generations, and visitors have the opportunity to see the performances of folklore ensembles, cultural and artistic associations and tamburitza players.
This special manifestation attracts visitors from Lika, Dalmatia and Zagorje.
Lovinac - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Lika Potato Day attracts visitors from all over the region who want to taste delicious local food and enjoy the entertainment programme that includes local ensembles and music performers.
Experience duration: The event lasts for one day
Opening: Last Saturday in September
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 10
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: Ana Miletić
Categories
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend
Hidden intangible patrimony: Gastronomy and culinary practices, Local customs
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Rivers

There are numerous rivers in the Lovinac area where you can go for fishing and swimming.
The Ričica is a small river with beautiful natural surroundings that is one of the favourite spots for fishing.
The Opsenica is a local river that flows into Lake Sveti Rok.
On the Banica river, there are old mills and one can still see how flour is milled on this river.
The Suvaja is a local river with amazing surroundings that often gets dry, which is why it got its name (locals say "suvo", meaning "dry").
Lovinac - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: The Lovinac area is rich with water, including water springs, creeks and rivers.
On the rivers in Lovinac you can go fishing, some parts are suitable for swimming, but most important you can enjoy silence and beautiful nature.
Experience duration: 1 day
Opening: Accessible non-stop
Booking: No booking
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 9
Destination influence: 5
Tourist contact: Siniša Radulović Lovinac Tourism Forum
Categories
Natural heritage: Rivers, Flora, Fauna
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams
Experiences: Fishing, Swimming
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Speleological objects

In the Municipality of Lovinac, there are a lot of speleological objects that are not explored enough. The most famous cave is Debeljača, which is the largest known speleological object in this area. It was discovered during quarrying for the construction of highways. There is Vranik cave above the village Vranik which is currently closed for visitors and is only open to archaeologists. Inside the cave, the archaeologists found numerous remains of pottery which are probably from the time when the region inhabitants were Iapodian tribes. Rokina cave, also known as Brkića cave, is located in the hill above Piplica and is available for visitors. It has particularly outstanding cave decorations. The cave in Zir was previously a "bad weather" shelter for local people and their livestock. Today you can visit it while climbing to hill Zir. Brkina cave in Resnik has always been visited by local residents who entered into it to prove their youthful bravery. The Rabbit's cave, Babina Cave and Strmotić abyss, are reserved only for experienced and equipped speleologists. These caves are good examples of karst topography, such as the picturesque-shaped peaks, cones, beams, sinkholes, rocks, or karst depression.
Lovinac - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Adventure tourism; active tourism. For speleology lovers, the karst area of Lovinac has many hidden gems found in the surrounding hills.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 1 day
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Not accessible to people with mobility problems or those untrained in speleology for more demanding caves
Local popolarity: 5
Destination influence: 5
Tourist contact: Nature Park Velebit
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Mountains, Hills, Caves, Flora, Hiking trails, Speleological object
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Pathways
Hidden intangible patrimony: Community tales
Experiences: Cave exploration
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Sports and recreational center Cvituša

At municipality of Lovinac, near highway, the visitors can have fun at the popular sledding run on the hill Cvituša. Sledding is specialized for learning first ski slopes. Sledding run is 100 meters long and 130 meters wide. With sledding and skiing excursion, one can try domestic cuisine at the "Medo bar." If you don’t have your own equipment, you can rent it here.
Cvituša 1A Lovinac - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Recreational centre Cvituša is an ideal destination for families with children but also for all other visitors who want to have good fun and taste local food. One can enjoy fun-themed evenings accompanied by live music.
Due to the proximity of the highway, the resort is accessible to everyone, and due to the natural environment in which it is located, one can enjoy peace and completely relax.
Experience duration: From few hours to one day trip
Booking: No need
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Not suitable for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: Cvituša Sports and recreational center
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Hills, Sledding run
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes
Experiences: Sledding, Gastronomy
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Spring of wisdom

Spring of wisdom is located in village Sveti Rok. Legend says: whoever drinks water on this spring, will quench their thirst like a wise man!
It was once used as a place where women did their laundry, took water for the household, watered the cattle and drank the water themselves on the way home. It may be said that once the spring of wisdom was the center of social life. Today, it is a monument to that past life, a monument to an era of wisdom, but also the starting point of the legendary Master road (Majstorska cesta).
unknown Sveti Rok - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: The Spring of wisdom will most often be visited by nature lovers and cyclists, riding one of the bike paths.
Experience duration: 1 hour
Opening: Accessible non-stop
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 3
Tourist contact: Lovinac Tourism Forum
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical monument
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary
Natural heritage: Spring
Hidden tangible patrimony: Water streams
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Travič mill

At the very entrance to Lovinac, you will be greeted by the Travič mill dating back to the 19th century. The mill was recently renovated, and the entire community participated in the renovation.
unknown Lovinac - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: By visiting Travic mill, visitors can see the historic mill where residents once ground flour for bread.
Experience duration: 1 hour
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 3
Tourist contact: Lovinac Tourism Forum
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical monument
Cultural immaterial heritage: Traditional work
Natural heritage: Rivers
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams
Hidden intangible patrimony: Building practices
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Village Smokrić

Smokrić is a beautiful village in Lovinac with an old well and an old bridge across the river Suvaja. Both, the old well and the stone bridge are included in the list of cultural heritage of the zero category. Village Smokrić has only 23 citizens according to list of population from 2011.
Smokrić Lovinac - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: In the village Smokrić one can enjoy walking through nature or cycling on one of several traced bike trails along several hiking trekking routes. There is a bike trail Lovinac - Smokrić which starts at the old mill and leads to Vraničko polje following the course of the river Suvaja.
Experience duration: 1 day
Opening: Accessible non-stop
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 4
Tourist contact: Siniša Radulović Lovinac Tourism Forum
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Stone bridge, Old well
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Hills, Rivers, cycling trails
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams, Pathways
Hidden intangible patrimony: Building practices
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Village Vranik

Vranik is a village in the Municipality of Lovinac. According to the last list of population, it has only 7 inhabitants. It was formed on the edge of a valley below a fortified town whose remains can still be seen on Gradina hill. There is Kovačević tower - the old Turkish watchtower that is well preserved but not marked and not easily accessible. It is worth to see it as cultural heritage.
There is also a Chapel of Saint Frances (Kapelica svetog Frane).
Vranik Lovinac - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: Vranik is the most picturesque village in Lovinac area with beautiful nature, especially in spring. Interesting to see is a Chapel of Saint Frances (Kapelica svetog Frane) and Kovačević tower.
It is best to visit Vranik during the manifestation related to St. Francis.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 1 day
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 5
Destination influence: 2
Tourist contact: Lovinac Tourism Forum
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical monument, Church
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local events (theatre, music, dance, exhibitions)
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes
Hidden intangible patrimony: Building practices
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Zduna tower

It is assumed that the tower was built during the Ottoman Empire, and rebuilt in 1744. The legend says that the tower was built by the coastal masters who were paid in gold by the priest Zduna, but who were robbed by someone on the way across Velebit.
A stone built above the basement door on which are carved letters and numbers ("DAM ZDUNA 1744"), stands upside down. Probably, the tower was restored by uneducated people, who unconsciously or for some other reason, installed the stone upside down.
In the ruins of the Zduna tower today one can see all the techniques of building houses in Lika.
Smokric - Croatia / Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: Visitors usually come to Zduna tower by bicycle trail Sv. Rok – Balenova Plana. This trail is 9 kilometres long and is great for a one-day family trip, easy to go by bicycle in just an hour and a half.
Experience duration: 1 hour
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 6
Destination influence: 4
Tourist contact: Siniša Radulović Lovinac Tourism Forum
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historic house
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend
Hidden intangible patrimony: Building practices
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Lovinac - Zir mountain

Zir is a mountain 850 m high, located in the municipality of Lovinac. Seen from a distance, it seems like a mountain has grown in the middle of the plain. There are two legends about the origin of its name. The first is that the mountain served as an observatory during the Turkish conquests. The peak Zir was an ideal place to control the Lika Valley. The second legend says that with its beauty, it always attracted the eyes of travelers who looked at it. In Croatian language “zurenje” means "looking".
unknown Lovinac - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: The top of Zir can be reached in approximately 1.5 hours on foot. The trail passes through the forest, then next to a cave and on the steep rocky cliffs, and then there is the harder part on the rocks towards the stone head of Zir. The ascent to the stone head is a bit steeper and there are cables in two places to help climbing.
From the top of Zir, beautiful views are spreading in all directions. One can see the entire southern Velebit (Crnopac, Sveto brdo, Vaganski vrh, Visočica, etc.) all the way to the middle Velebit and also a large part of the northern Velebit.
Experience duration: 2 hours
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Not for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 9
Destination influence: 9
Tourist contact: Siniša Radulović Lovinac Tourism Forum
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Mountains, Hills, Flora
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes
Experiences: Climbing
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Municipality of Perušić - Cave Park Grabovača

Placed not far from the centre of Perušić, visitors can experience the beauty of the only cave park in Europe called Cave Park Grabovača. There are 29 speleological objects, and the most famous one being Cave Samograd, in which the archaeologists found pottery that is older than Roman times. The cave park offers well-designed educational programmes and facilities (especially for children) and hosts international volunteers in the summer months.
Kaniža bb Perušić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Photo gallery (3 images)
Tourist experience: Cave Park Grabovača provides numerous and various facilities for visitors: from educational trails and programmes, hiking and biking trails, sports fields, to major tourist attractions such as cave Samograd and viewpoint Ploče. Advent at Grabovača was highlighted as a favourite event by the majority of the locals. There are also other events happening at the park throughout the year, such as Summer Vibe Festival, International Bat Night, Easter Fair – Zeko Fest, etc.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 1 day
Opening: Mon-Sun 10am-6pm
Booking: For groups larger than 10 people, booking is required
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Cave Samograd is not accessible to people with mobility problems.
Local popolarity: 10
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: Cave Park Grabovača
Categories
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary, Local traditions or legend, Local events (theatre, music, dance, exhibitions), Local markets
Natural heritage: Parks, Naturalistic itineraries, Caves, Flora, Fauna, Hiking trails, Speleological object
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Pathways
Experiences: Handicraft laboratories, Cycling, hiking, trekking, adventure motor, jeep safari, rafting, walking, exploring, Cave exploration, Walking
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Church of Saint Vitus

The inscription in the church of Saint Vitus in Kosinj Bakovac is an important part of the Kosinj Glagolitic heritage. It dates from 1517 and can be found above the entrance door, where the coat of arms of Anž Frankopan and the Glagolitic text are turned upside down. There are different theories about the stone, e.g. that it was moved from the nearby Frankopan town of Ribnik in the Kosinj Valley, which some historians relate to the location of the first Glagolitic printing house in Croatia.
Bakovac Kosinjski - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: The visitors interested in sacral heritage can see the medieval church and the coat of arms of Anž Frankopan carved on a stone and turned upside down, which can intrigue their imagination and take them back to the times when Kosinj was the centre of literacy in Croatia.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 1 hour
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
20-40 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Limited accessibility for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 5
Destination influence: 3
Tourist contact: Perušić Tourist Board
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Religious building, Church
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary, Local traditions or legend
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Church of the Exaltation of the Saint Cross

This rich Medieval Gothic church with 9 altars was built in 13th/14th century. Interestingly, it was converted into a mosque during the Ottoman reign in Perušić. After the Ottomans, it was reassigned into a catholic church. There is the inscription above the entrance - “In hoc signo vinces” (eng. In this sign you will conquer), which many interpret as a victory of the cross over the crescent moon, i.e. of Christianity over Islam. The stone wall around the church yard hides graves (necropolis) with skeletons whose origin is still unexplored.
Perušić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Photo gallery (3 images)
Tourist experience: Religious tourism; historical itinerary - the visitors can see the 42-meter-long single-nave church, where one can find 28 interior elements on the list of moveable cultural monuments.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 2 hours
Opening: During the mass or by contacting the local priest.
Booking: No booking requiered
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 9
Destination influence: 5
Tourist contact: Parish St. Cross
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Religious building, Church
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Church of the Holy Trinity

Church of the Holy Trinity is a Gothic building located outside the settlement in Bukovac Perušićki. It is a single-nave building, with a rectangular floor plan with a square sanctuary and a bell tower on a pediment. It was built in the 14th century, renovated in 1771 and 1923 and severely damaged in the Croatian War of Independence. It is one of the rarely preserved buildings of the pre-Turkish period in the area of Lika.
Bukovac Perušićki Perušić - Croatia / Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: Religious tourism.
One of the oldest churches in the municipality, currently being renovated. There is a mass only once a year, during the celebration of the Trinity.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 2 hours (recommended during the celebration of the Trinity)
Opening: Always available
Booking: No booking needed
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 4
Destination influence: 2
Tourist contact: Perušić Tourist Board
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical monument, Religious building, Church
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Ćojluk

This hidden site placed next to the Lika River is one of the most popular picnic places for the locals. They love going swimming there in the summer months or just relaxing at the riverbank. Once a year, the local rowing club organises rowing regatta.
Kaluđerovac Perušić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: A place where one can go to have a picnic or do water sports. Once a year, usually in the second half of June, the local rowing club organises Rowing Regatta. Accompanying Regatta, there is an event called Green Fair, during which the local family farmers present and sell their products, there are also workshops for children and live music.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: From a few hours to one day.
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
20-40 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 3
Tourist contact: Perušić Tourist Board
Categories
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local markets, Tourist manifestation, exhibition of traditional and agricultural products
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Flora, Fauna
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams
Experiences: Cycling, hiking, trekking, adventure motor, jeep safari, rafting, walking, exploring, Road trip, Fishing, Swimming, Walking, Picnic, Sport activities
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Inscribed stone

This epigraphic monument originates from the period around 1st century BC and can be found near the settlement of Kosinjski Bakovac, in the forest of Begovača, next to the water source of Begovača. There is an inscription on a stone written in Latin, which settles down a dispute between two Iapodian tribes, the Ortoplini and the Parentini, that were quarrelling about the water source Begovača, where they fed their cattle.

The following text is inscribed on the stone:
“EX CONVENTIONE FINIS INTER ORTHOPLINOS ET PARENTINOS ADITUS AD AQUAM VIVAM ORTHOPLINIS D PASSUS LATUS.”

The translation by NP Velebit:
“Pursuant to the border agreement between the Ortoplini and the Parentini, the Ortoplini are granted access to live water five hundred steps wide.”
Kosinjski Bakovac - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: Adventure tourism, active tourism. The visitors can see the historical monument in nature that is apparently the oldest water management inscription in the Republic of Croatia.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 1 day
Opening: Always available
Booking: No booking required
Cost: Free of charge
40-60 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Limited accessibility for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 4
Destination influence: 3
Tourist contact: Perušić Tourist Board
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical monument
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Flora, Fauna
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Kalić Rock

Placed in Kosinj Valley, Kalić Rock is a perfect place for hiking and climbing. There is a well-marked trail that leads to the top of the rock. The view from the top is amazing, especially since one can clearly see the meander of the Lika.
unknown Donji Kosinj - Croatia / Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: Adventure tourism, active tourism. For those who love hiking, Kalić Rock is a place to visit in Kosinj Valley, especially because of the breathtaking view from its top.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: Approximately 1 hour to climb to the top
Booking: No need
Cost: Free od charge
60-120 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Not accessible to people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 6
Destination influence: 4
Tourist contact: Perušić Tourist Board
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Hills, Flora, Fauna
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Pathways
Experiences: Cycling, hiking, trekking, adventure motor, jeep safari, rafting, walking, exploring, Sport activities
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Kaluđerovac

Kaluđerovac is a village located under Metlača Hill, next to the Lika, that is known for its pottery and interesting old rural architecture. During the 19th century, the inhabitants made clay pots which they traded across Lika, Krbava and Dalmatia. Nowadays, the village is almost unpopulated, and no one does pottery anymore.
Kaluđerovac Perušić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: This village is worth seeing because of the autochthonous rural building structure that is present in the historic settlement at the foot of the hill Metlača in the old part of Kaluđerovac. From the village, you can go rafting, kayaking or canoeing on the river Lika all the way to Lake Kruščica.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 2 hours
Opening: Available at any time
Booking: No booking required
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 4
Tourist contact: Perušić Tourist Board
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historic house
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary, Handicrafts (such as embroidery, carving), Traditional work
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Rivers, Flora, Fauna
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams, Family photos related to particular events/occasions (e.g. photos of leisure time related to the place, feasts: the images should not have not been used before)
Hidden intangible patrimony: Building practices, Local customs
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Kosinj Bridge

Connecting Gornji and Donji Kosinj, Kosinj Bridge is a 70-meter-long stone bridge that crosses the Lika. It was designed in the 19th century by Milivoj Frković and built according to the old Croatian bridge-building technique. The bridge is specific because of its openings in the arches whose function is to relieve the impact of the waves on the bridge, which is important as there are often floods in the area. In 2009, the bridge was acknowledged for its construction uniqueness by the European Council of Civil Engineers.
Kosinj - Croatia / Lika-Senj County
Photo gallery (1 image)
Tourist experience: Ideal place for nature and/or construction lovers. One can enjoy the view of the magical Kosinj Valley and the River Lika while admiring the interesting bridge construction. The bridge can be crossed also by car, while nearby there is another 'hidden' red bridge for pedestrians.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 1 hour
Opening: Always available
Booking: No booking required
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 5
Tourist contact: Perušić Tourist Board
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical monument
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Rivers
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams
Hidden intangible patrimony: Building practices
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Kosinj Valley

The picturesque Kosinj Valley was once the centre of Croatian literacy which is why it has a significant place in Croatian culture and history. Soon after the Gutenberg press was invented, the Frankopans founded the first Croatian printing house in the old settlement of Ribnik, near today’s Kosinjski Bakovac, which was also the first printing house in this part of Europe. In 1483, Missale Romanum Glagolitice was printed, written in Croatian language using the Glagolitic script and it is the first printed Croatian book. Since the place of printing is not written in the book, many researchers suggest that it happened in Kosinj.
Kosinj - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: The Kosinj Valley is usually visited because of its stunning natural sights, for example, those of the Lika River or Lake Kruščica, where one can go fishing, swimming, canoeing, etc. or hike in the nearby mountainous areas. However, the valley has lots to offer to those passionate about cultural heritage and tell a story of a once very significant cultural centre in Croatia.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 1 day, especially during local festivities in summer months
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
20-40 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 9
Destination influence: 5
Tourist contact: Perušić Tourist Board
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical centre
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Lakes, Mountains, Rivers, Flora, Fauna
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams, Pathways
Hidden intangible patrimony: Community tales
Experiences: Cycling, hiking, trekking, adventure motor, jeep safari, rafting, walking, exploring, Road trip, Fishing, Swimming
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Kristian Kreković exhibition

Kristian Kreković (1901-1985) was a Croatian painter and architect. He was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, studied painting in Vienna and painting and architecture in Paris. He died in Palma de Mallorca, where is a gallery "Museu Kreković" that hosts his art. During his lifetime, he spent many years in Peru, which inspired him for painting authentic characters from the Peruvian Andes. After his death, in 1994 his wife donated his paintings to Croatia, and a third of the collection has been stored since 2015 at the Town Library of Perušić, because Perušić was his father’s birth town.
Trg popa Marka Mesića 2 Perušić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Photo gallery (4 images)
Tourist experience: One can find 33 Kreković’s paintings at the library and the city hall in Perušić. The exhibition portrays indigenous people from Peru.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 1 h
Opening: MON-FRI 8 a.m. – 3p.m.
Booking: No need
Cost: Currently free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 3
Destination influence: 3
Tourist contact: Town Library of Perušić Josipa Milković
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Exhibition, Library
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local events (theatre, music, dance, exhibitions), Legendary or historical persona or character
Experiences: Showing around
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Lake Kruščica

Lake Kruščica is the most popular artificial lake in the Municipality of Perušić. It was built on the River Lika in 1971 for the needs of the hydroelectric plant Sklope-Senj. Its name originates from the name of a village that was evacuated and flooded during the construction of the plant. When the lake is drained due to the maintenance of the plant (every 10 years or so), the remains of the former village are visible.
Kosinj - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: Adventure tourism; active tourism. The lake is popular for swimming, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing. With a proper permit, it is possible to catch large species of carps, pikes and catfish.

If one goes down the River Lika's canyon, it will take them to Lake Kruščica. There is an interesting dam, but it is not open to the public.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: One day
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Limited accessibility for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 6
Destination influence: 6
Tourist contact: Perušić Tourist Board
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Lakes, Rivers, Flora, Fauna
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes
Experiences: Fishing, Swimming, Kayaking, canoeing
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Marko Abyss

Located on the southwest part of the Kosinj Valley, there is a place where the Lika River meets mountain Velebit and becomes invisible to the eye of the beholder as it continues its flow subterraneanly. This hydrologically active speleological object is called Marko Abyss and it is not only fascinating because of the spectacular view on the Lika but also its fauna. Near the entrance, the remains of congeria, a Dinaric relict and the only living freshwater underground shellfish, were found. It is interesting to note that only 2,5 km of channels have been explored so far.
Kaluđerovac Lipovo Polje - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: Adventure tourism, active tourism. The visitors can see the abyss into which the river Lika sinks, explore plant and animal species and experience large changes in temperature in the range of just a few meters.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 2 hours
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
20-40 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Not accessible to people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 3
Tourist contact: Perušić Tourist Board
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Rivers, Flora, Fauna, Speleological object
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams
Experiences: Cycling, hiking, trekking, adventure motor, jeep safari, rafting, walking, exploring
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - NGO Dedi

Dedi is an organisation that preserves the local heritage and organises social events in Donji Kosinj. The NGO exists since 2005 and has approximately 75 members who cherish the carnival tradition at least 150 years long. They organise the celebration for Saints Peter and Paul’s Day in Donji Kosinj.
Donji Kosinj 173 Kosinj - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: Dedi are famous for their long tradition regarding the carnival when the group visits all the villagers in their homes, they sing, make everyone happy, and collect money. The villagers perceive Dedi’s visit as a sort of house blessing, taking away all the bad energies of the previous year. Interestingly, they are bell ringers, which is a tradition that does not exist in other parts of Lika. They have thick sticks, so if the villagers start running away from them, they have to catch and they carry them back on the sticks. During the carnival, they burn ‘mesopust’, a character guilty for everything that went wrong during the previous year, and they use the money they collected for organising a village party for Shrove Tuesday. They also organise the celebration for Saints Peter and Paul’s Day in Donji Kosinj.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 1 day, preferably during the carnival or Saints Peter and Paul’s Day
Booking: No need
Cost: Donations
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 6
Destination influence: 3
Tourist contact: Ivan Rast
Categories
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend, Local events (theatre, music, dance, exhibitions), Carnival, Traditional work
Hidden intangible patrimony: Gastronomy and culinary practices, Local customs, Community tales, Family tales
Experiences: Showing around
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Old Town Perušić / Turkish Tower / Gradina

Old Town Perušić / Turkish Tower / Gradina are names used by the locals to refer to the remains of an old fortress placed near the city centre of Perušić. The fortress was built by the noble family Perušić, after whom Perušić got its name. It was also a defence fort during the Ottoman Empire.
Perušić - Croatia / Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: By visiting the Turkish tower, one can see the most famous historical building in Perušić and learn more about local history.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 2 hours
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 6
Tourist contact: Perušić Tourist Board
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical palace/castle
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary
Hidden intangible patrimony: Building practices
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Stilanova Lika

For nearly a hundred years (5 generations), the Vlainić family has been growing fruit and producing brandy. This long tradition started with Ivica Vlainić, called Stilan, after whom the brand Stilanova Lika was named. Being the only distillery in the region, the Vlainić family manufactures the brandy in a traditional way, by combining tradition with modern technological processes and equipment.
Prvan selo 50 Perušić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
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Tourist experience: The visitors can learn more about the long tradition of brandy production by the Vlainić family and taste 11 different brandy sorts (plum, apple, quince, pear, mead, carob, cherry...) they produce. The most famous and traditional is plum brandy, in Croatian known as šljivovica, which they produce from an autochthonous plum sort called Bistrica plum.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 2 hours
Opening: MON – SUN
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Booking: No need, except for larger groups.

Contact:
+38598 425 506
stilanovalika@gmail.com
Cost: The visit is free of charge and the visitors can buy brandies
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Experience accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 6
Destination influence: 6
Tourist contact: Stilanova Lika
Categories
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend, Handicrafts (such as embroidery, carving), Traditional work
Hidden tangible patrimony: Family photos related to particular events/occasions (e.g. photos of leisure time related to the place, feasts: the images should not have not been used before)
Hidden intangible patrimony: Local customs, Community tales, Knowledge related to agriculture and wild herbs, Family tales
Experiences: Brandy tasting
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić - Tsar Fir

This tree is known by the locals as "Jela Car" meaning Tsar or Emperor Fir, which is a name it got because it is gigantic. It is the largest known fir tree on Velebit and in Croatia, and one of the largest in Europe. Its height is around 42,5 meters, it has a diameter of around 5,40m and with estimated volume exceeding 60 cubic meters. It is located nearby Kosinjski Bakovac in Begovača Forest.
Begovača Forest Municipality of Perušić, Kosinjski Bakovac - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: Adventure tourism, active tourism. Visitors can see the biggest fir tree in Croatia and go hiking in nature. Around 5 km from Kosinjski Bakovac, the access point is located, after which one needs to hike for 2 km through the forest until reaching Tsar Fir.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 5 h
Opening: Accessible any time
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
60-120 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Not for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 5
Tourist contact: Perušić Tourist Board
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Flora
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes
Experiences: Cycling, hiking, trekking, adventure motor, jeep safari, rafting, walking, exploring
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Municipality of Perušić – HKUD Perušić

HKUD Perušić is a folk ensemble founded in December 1948, in order to preserve and cherish folk tradition, dances and songs from the Lika region. It is hard to find a family in Perušić that did not have at least one member who took part in HKUD Perušić. Nowadays, the ensemble has around 75 members who join tamburitza or folk section.
Hrvatske mladeži 3 Perušić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: Meeting members of HKUD Perušić is a type of experience that those who want to learn more about the customs, music and dances of the area would enjoy. Although there is no one place where the ensemble regularly performs, one can often see and hear them during the local festivities in Perušić and surrounding villages.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 2 hours
Opening: -
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Accessible to everyone
Local popolarity: 6
Destination influence: 2
Tourist contact: Town Library of Perušić Josipa Milković
Categories
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend, Handicrafts (such as embroidery, carving), Local events (theatre, music, dance, exhibitions), Folkloristic dances, Traditional work, Legendary or historical persona or character
Hidden intangible patrimony: Local customs, Community tales, Family tales
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Sveto brdo

Sveto brdo (Holly hill) is 1751 m high and it is on the second place of the highest peaks on Velebit, just behind Vaganski vrh (1757 m). People believed that during storms up there Divine and Evil forces were fighting. That is how Sveto brdo got its name. It is probably the most recognizable peak of Velebit. Its high, detached pyramid, visible from several hundred kilometers, is located at the southeastern end of the 10 km long group Vaganski Vrh - Sveto brdo. On the top of the hill, there is a wooden cross, 4 meters high, with the 10 Commandments of God. During the Croatian War of Independence, the locals had to cross Sveto brdo (in 1991) to run away from the war. Once a year, a memorial hike is organised as remembrance called “Tragom zbjega lovinačkog kraja”.
Lovinac - Croatia/ Lika-Senj county
Tourist experience: All those who prefer active tourism should climb Sveto brdo. There is nothing technically demanding on any of the routes leading to Sveto brdo. On the other hand, all climbs are long with a huge height difference, which is why the hikers need to be physically fit. The easiest access is through Velika Paklenica, and the most difficult is through Mala Paklenica, which lasts for 9 hours. All routes offer a completely different landscape. Sveto brdo offers a first-class view, the best on Velebit and can be called the king of panorama.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: From Mala Paklenica – 9 hours
Circular path from Malo Libinje – 5,5 hours
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Not for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: National Park Paklenica
Categories
Cultural material heritage: 4 m high wooden cross, remains of the ruins of the chapel of St. John
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend
Natural heritage: Mountains, Hills, Flora
Experiences: Climbing
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

The Lika River

The Lika is a subterranean river that is also the longest river in the region called Lika. Its spring is next to Mountain Velebit at around 600 m above sea level. Stretching along the karst area of the Lika Valley, it is one of Gospić’s three rivers, it continues flowing down the territory of the Municipality of Perušić, entering the artificial Lake Kruščica and disappearing human eyes in many abysses in Lipovo Polje.
Kaluđerovac Gospić, Perušić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: Many who visit the Lika River describe it as magical and spectacular. They are most impressed with its stunning canyon, and surrounding landscape and wilderness, as well as many tales connected with this living witness of the turbulent history of this area. The visitors can go swimming, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, fishing etc., or just walking around the riverbank.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: 1 day
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Limited accessibility for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 10
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: Perušić Tourist Board
Categories
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Lakes, Rivers, Flora, Fauna
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Water streams
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Tulove grede

Tulove grede (Rocks of Tula) are located in the Velebit Nature Park. They represent a rocky ridge of limestone rocks. They are about 1 km long, and the highest peak is 1120 m high. These rocks are a mystical place of the ancient Slavs. According to folklore, dragons laid their eggs there, and invisible Velebit fairies lived in the rocks. The legends mention another mythical creature in these rocks – the Black Queen, who brought misfortune. This mythical creature gave its name to the mountain pass - the Queen's Gate. It is interesting to mention that the film Winnetou was shot on Tulove grede. Some parts of this area are still mined.
unknown Jasenice - Croatia/Zadar county/Jasenice
Tourist experience: All those who crave for a mountaineering adventure, a long walk in the fresh air and fantastic view, should climb to the top of Tulove grede. They are the goal of hikers, cyclists, adventurers and all who have decided to explore the Velebit Nature Park. They don’t call them for no reason a phenomenon.
Climbing to the top of Tulove grede is not easy and requires some experience. There are several pegs and cables on the marked trail to help with the climb. For people with a lack of experience, without suitable footwear and those who are afraid of heights - it is not recommended to climb to the very top. The path to the foothill of Tulove grede is not technically demanding, so one can admire the beauty of the landscape from that location as well.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: Approximately 1,5 hour to climb to the top of Tulove grede
Opening: Accessible non-stop
Booking: No need
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Not for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 9
Destination influence: 9
Tourist contact: Nature Park Velebit
Categories
Cultural immaterial heritage: Local traditions or legend
Natural heritage: Mountains, Hills, Flora, Fauna
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes
Experiences: Cycling through nature, Climbing
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Vaganski peak

Vaganski peak is the highest peak of Velebit. With a height of 1757 m, it offers a beautiful view on all sides. The view from the top shoots towards Lika, while the view towards the sea is somewhat weaker due to the plateau on the sea side of Velebit.
unknown Gospić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: Vaganski vrh is an ideal destination for all lovers of mountaineering. With a height of 1757 m, it offers a beautiful view on all sides.
Experience duration: 2,5 hours climbing from Bunovac
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
Accessibility: Not suitable for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 9
Destination influence: 9
Tourist contact: Nature Park Velebit
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Mountains, Hills, Flora, Fauna
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes
Experiences: Picking up wild herbs, Climbing, Walking
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Velebit

Being the longest mountain in Croatia, Velebit is also is the largest protected area in Croatia. In its length of 145 km, there are two national parks – Northern Velebit and Paklenica, whereas the entire mountain area is a Nature Park. Because of its biological diversity of flora and fauna, and being a habitat to many endemic species, Velebit is included in the network of international biosphere reserves of UNESCO.
unknown Gospić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: Because of its extremely diverse and rich landscape, Velebit offers various opportunities for exploration – from hiking, walking, cycling and trekking, to exploring caves, bird watching or simply enjoying the amazing view on this giant. Due to its beauty and size, many folk tales and legends of Lika include its biggest mountain.
Vaganski vrh (1757 m) is the highest peak on Velebit, while the most famous trail for hikers is called Premužić trail.
Spoken languages: Italian, English, Croatian, Deutsche
Experience duration: From a few hours to a few days or even weeks.
Opening: Paklenica National Park – open all year
Northern Velebit National Park– open for visitors from May to November
Booking: No need, except for group guiding
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Not for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 10
Destination influence: 9
Tourist contact: Nature Park Velebit
Categories
Cultural immaterial heritage: Historical itinerary, Local traditions or legend
Natural heritage: Parks, Naturalistic itineraries, Mountains, Hills, Medical herbs, Caves, Flora, Fauna, cycling trails, Hiking trails, Speleological object
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Pathways
Hidden intangible patrimony: Local customs, Community tales, Knowledge related to agriculture and wild herbs, Family tales
Experiences: Cycling through nature, Cycling, hiking, trekking, adventure motor, jeep safari, rafting, walking, exploring, Road trip, Cave exploration, Sledding, Climbing, Horse riding, Picnic, Sport activities
Form filler: Anita Ladišić

Visočica

Visočica is 1615 m high peak on the mountain Velebit. Thanks to its location, it is one of the most beautiful lookouts on the entire Velebit. It is extremely rich in flora, about 500 different plant species have been found and described there. The nearest town on the Lika side is Gospić and there is a mountaineering association with the same name as the peak.
Near Visočica, there is a mountain house located on the edge of the forest, next to the remains of the former Gojtan home, on the ridge of Visočica. The house is equipped with several beds, stoves, and benches. Mountaineering association "Željezničar" Gospić should be contacted if one wants to stay over. From the house, you can reach the top of Visocica in 20 minutes.
unknown Gospić - Croatia/ Lika-Senj County
Tourist experience: Although not the highest, Visočica is one of the mountaineers' favorite peaks of Velebit. Thanks to its position, it is one of the most beautiful lookouts on the entire Velebit and without a doubt the most beautiful lookout point with a view of Lika and almost the entire Velebit with its peaks from Zavižan to Crnopac.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: Depends which trail you choose, from 1 hour to 11 hours
Opening: Always available
Booking: No need
Cost: Free
60-120 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Not suitable for people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 9
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: Nature Park Velebit
Categories
Natural heritage: Naturalistic itineraries, Mountains, Hills, Flora, Fauna, Hiking trails
Hidden tangible patrimony: Landscapes, Pathways
Experiences: Picking up wild herbs, Climbing, Walking
Form filler: Tamara Božić Smojver

Baroque Castle Mayer

In the eastern part of Grobnik Field is the baroque Mayer castle from the 17th century. The original owner was Franculin de Francolon. The county was under Hungarian rule - more specifically the Batthyany family - but they neither stopped by nor cared too much about Mayer Castle - the stewards did it for them. Today the castle is half the property of private persons, where one maintains his part and lives in it.
Podčudnič 10 Podčudnič - Municipality Čavle
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Tourist experience: One cannot visit the interior of the castle, but can see the exterior from the road.
Spoken languages: Croatian
Experience duration: Depends on the visitor.
Opening: The interior is not open for viewing.
Booking: No booking needed for the mere observance of the Castle from its outside.
Cost: Free of charge.
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: There are no limitations.
Local popolarity: 6
Destination influence: 7
Tourist contact: Čavle TZ
1.Examinee - Ivan Salamon is the director of the Tourist board of Municipality of Čavle
2. Examiner - Natalija Mihaljević
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historic house, baroque castle
Local contact: Lea Linić
Form filler: Natalija Mihaljević

Čebuhar’s House

Čebuhar house comes from the Čebuhar family, from 1811. Ivan Janez Čebuhar saw an opportunity in the construction of Lujziana for a better life. In Čavle he built an inn which served as a resting spot for travelers and for a change of horses. The building was built in the center of Čavle, right next to Lujzinska cesta. It is a known fact that Stjepan Radić stayed in the house in 1926. The building is now used as an area of ​​the Municipality and part as a branch of the Rijeka City Library.
Čavja 31 The Municipality of Čavle - Čavle
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Tourist experience: Čebuhar’s house
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: Duration while the stories are listened to and the duration of the visit
Opening: Tuesday 8AM–3PM
Wednesday 8AM–3PM
Thursday 8AM–3PM
Friday 8AM–3PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday 8AM–3PM
Booking: Before arrival should be announced TZ Čavle.
Cost: Free of charge.
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: No limitations.
Local popolarity: 10
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: Čavle TZ
1 Examinee - Ivana Cvitan Polić is the mayor of Municipality of Čavle
2. Examiner, coordinator - Ivo Mataija
3. Examiner - Natalija Mihaljević
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historic house
Local contact: Lea Linić
Form filler: Natalija Mihaljević

Chapel of The Holy Cross in Old Town Grobnik

The chapel was built in 1649. It was completely renovated in 2010. It was made by the Frankulin family from the area of the municipality. It is located above the Rječina canyon, from this place there is a beautiful view of the city of Rijeka, the sea, Učka, and on the opposite side of the chapel of the Holy Cross is seen "face to face" with the chapel on Veli Vrh above Drenova.
Grobnik bb Grobnik - Municipality Čavle
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Tourist experience: Christian tourism as a subcategory of religious tourism, geared towards Christians interested in Christian sacral heritage
Spoken languages: Croatian
Experience duration: Visitors can visit and sightsee the Chapel. Duration is less than an hour.
Opening: The church is open at a specific time, mostly while mass is taking place.
Booking: If visitors come at the time of mass, no booking is required. If visitors want to see the interior when mass is not occuring, booking in advance is required.
Cost: Free of charge.
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: No limitations for younger people nor people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 10
Destination influence: 9
Tourist contact: Ivan Friščić
Examinee - Ivan Friščić, pastor of the Church of St. Phillip and Jacob
Examiner, coordinator - Ivo Mataija
Examiner - Natalija Mihaljević
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Religious building, Church
Local contact: Lea Linić
Form filler: Natalija Mihaljević

Chapel of The Holy Trinity in Old Town Grobnik

It was built in 1613 in this form. It also once served as a parish church. That it is older than 400 years is evidenced by the inscription on the bell dating from 1383. The bell is in a museum in Zagreb, where it was taken during the First World War so that it would not be used to make cannons. The chapel has been renovated in the last three years. In the chapel are statues of St. Francis and St. Anthony the Hermit.
Cernik 68 Grobnik - Croatia
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Tourist experience: It is a historical sacral heritage that could be of interest to Catholics or those interested in visiting sacral buildings.
Spoken languages: Croatian
Experience duration: A visit to the attraction can last differently for each visitor; it depends on whether the visitors come only to see the sacral object, to enjoy the view for a while or if they will also participate in a religious ceremony inside the chapel.
Opening: The chapel is open at certain times, mostly during Mass.
Booking: If you come at a time when the chapel is not open, it is necessary to announce it earlier to the priest and the person who takes care of the churches within the parish.
Cost: Free of charge
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: No limitations for younger people nor people with mobility problems
Local popolarity: 10
Destination influence: 9
Tourist contact: Marija Valić
Examinee - Marija Valić, “mežnjarica” in the parish of St. Phillip and Jacob in the city of Grobnik (“mežnjarica” - a person who helps the priest, takes care of the church, the chapel and the parish)
Examiner, coordinator - Ivo Mataija
Examiner - Natalija Mihaljević
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Religious building, Church
Local contact: Lea Linić
Form filler: Natalija Mihaljević

Church of St. Phillip and Jacob in Old Town Grobnik

The parish church has existed since 1105, and has been renovated over time. The church has three naves. Left is the oldest Romanesque-style nave with an altar of the Mother of God of the Rosary. The main altar is in Baroque style. The nave on the right is in Gothic style. Among the artistic things in the church are also: canonical pews in the sanctuary from the beginning of the 18th century, organ, chandeliers or eternal light, competition pulpit from the 18th century, the work of A. Michelazzi.
Grobnik bb Grobnik - Municipality Čavle
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Other documents (1 document)
Tourist experience: Church of St. Phillip and Jacob
Spoken languages: Croatian
Experience duration: Visitors can come to visit and sightsee the Church. Duration is less than one hour.
Opening: The church is open at a specific time, mostly while mass is taking place.
Booking: If visitors come at the time of mass, no booking is required. If visitors want to see the interior when mass is not occuring, booking in advance is required.
Cost: Free of cost
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: No limitations for younger people nor people with mobility problems.
Local popolarity: 10
Destination influence: 9
Tourist contact: Ivan Friščić
Examinee - Ivan Friščić, pastor of the Church of St. Phillip and Jacob
Examiner, coordinator - Ivo Mataija
Examiner - Natalija Mihaljević
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Religious building, Church
Local contact: Lea Linić
Form filler: Natalija Mihaljević

Football Stadium Adela Beba Haramija

Mavrinci football stadium is a modern football field with a grass of widely known quality, an auxiliary field and stands with a capacity of more than 2,500 spectators. Grobničan played its first football steps on Grobnik Field and various meadows until the appearance of the first playgrounds. So on May 2nd, 1949 , after 2 years of construction, a playground was opened in Mavrinci. Since then, the football history of Grobničan has been created there
Cernik 68 Mavrinci, Čavle - Municipality Čavle
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Tourist experience: The Mavrinci Stadium and the Grobničan football club can boast of a facility that no one in Primorje - Gorski kotar county has,, with the exception of Rijeka's first league and Pomorac's second league. NK Grobničan currently has about 220 football players divided into 8 age categories, from pre-players to seniors. The matches attract a large number of spectators who come to the Municipality of Čavle for football.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: Matchesy are usually held during the weekends
Opening: From 8 AM to 8 PM.
Booking: No booking required.
Cost: The cost depends on the event held at the stadium.
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: There are no restrictions for either younger people or people with mobility difficulties. Younger people can participate accompanied by their parents, people with mobility difficulties can come to the scene and watch the competition.
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 8
Tourist contact: Football club Grobničan
Examinee- Kristijan Čaval, football player and coach (HNK Rijeka, NK Grobničan)
Examiner - Ivo Mataija
Categories
Cultural material heritage: namely marked as a stadium
Local contact: Lea Linić
Form filler: Ivo Mataija

Grobnik Airport

The airport is located about 15 kilometers north of Rijeka. The first flights started in 1947. From the very beginning, the airport was different from the others in the country due to its specific location. Because of the very demanding configuration of the surrounding terrain and unfavorable weather conditions, the flights were only seasonal. Today, visitors can take part in adrenaline sports (panoramic Cessna flying, training and parachuting, training and piloting gliders, training and kite flying)
Soboli bb Soboli - Municipality Čavle
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Tourist experience: Visitors can enjoy the various attractions offered by the associations operating at Grobnik Airport.
Spoken languages: English, Croatian
Experience duration: Depending on the visitor’s wish
Opening: There are no working hours. Visitors can ride at any time of day and year. The weather is always nice, without strong winds and exact cloudiness.
Booking: It is necessary to talk to the pilot and set a time for the ride, preferably a few days before, following the weather report.
Cost: The price of a panoramic ride starts from 70€ for 2 people.

The price of a parachute jump ranges from 20€ for club members.
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: Younger people can attend accompanied by their parents. Practice says that younger people (children) show great interest. People with mobility difficulties cannot participate in the attraction due to the difficulty of boarding the aircraft and there are no specific accommodations for them.
Local popolarity: 10
Destination influence: 9
Tourist contact: Tomislav Koran
Examinee - Tomislav Koran is a pilot and member of the Gliding club "Krila Kvarnera"
Examiner, coordinator - Ivo Mataija
Examiner - Natalija Mihaljević
Categories
Cultural material heritage: airport
Experiences: flights, Parachuting, Skydiving, Gliding, Panoramic Flights
Local contact: Lea Linić
Form filler: Natalija Mihaljević

Grobnik Castle

The Frankopan Castle of the City of Grobnik was originally built around 1000, but today the visible parts date from the period between the 15th and 17th centuries. Built on a strategically very important position, Kaštel was the guardian of the entire Grobnišćina, and today it has been turned into a gallery and museum and is home to various cultural events.
Zrinski and Frankopan square 1 Grobnik - Municipality Čavle
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Tourist experience: the medieval Frankopan castle Grobnik
Spoken languages: Italian, English, Croatian, German
Opening: Tuesday - Friday: 10:30 - 18:00, Saturday Sunday: 10:00 - 15:00
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Local popolarity: 10
Destination influence: 10
Tourist contact: Centre Grobnik Interpretation
Examinee - Grobnička katedra (Vlasta Juretić)
Examiner, coordinator - Ivo Mataija
Examiner - Natalija Mihaljević
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Museum, castle
Local contact: Lea Linić
Form filler: Natalija Mihaljević

Grobnik Circuit

Automotodrom Grobnik is the most important automotodrom in Croatia. Professional teams from Croatia and the whole of Europe come to it for testing, training and racing. From its construction in 1978 until today, the Grobnik track meets the strict criteria of the World Auto and Moto Federation (FIA and FIM). Automotodrom Grobnik is the organizer and host of the renowned European series Nascar, based on the American original.
Soboli bb Soboli - Municipality Čavle
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Tourist experience: Every year, an increasing number of drivers visit Automotodrom Grobnik from tourist, European to world importance.
The racetrack is used daily for training, testing or certain events.

All passionate amateur drivers are able to get to know the Grobnik trail during the Grobnik open days when the trail is intended for non-professional drivers
Spoken languages: Italian, English, Croatian, German
Experience duration: Various manifestations and events are held throughout the year.
Opening: From 08.00 to 16.00 h.
Booking: No booking required.
Cost: Cost depends on the event being held.
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: There are no restrictions for either younger people or people with mobility difficulties. Younger people can participate accompanied by their parents, people with mobility difficulties can come to the scene and watch the events.
Local popolarity: 7
Destination influence: 9
Tourist contact: Robert Žiković
Examinee – Sanja Marić, marketing manager - Automotodrom Gronik d.o.o.
Examiner - Ivo Mataija
Categories
Cultural material heritage: sport heritage
Local contact: Lea Linić
Form filler: Ivo Mataija

Grobnik Labyrinths

Five labyrinths are located at the entrance to Automotodrom Grobnik, representing sources of energy and inspiration that will take the visitors on a spiritual journey without having to travel great distances. According to beliefs, labyrinths have energy that the one who walks through the labyrinth absorbs. Therefore, there are also divisions of labyrinths according to purposes. There are rules for how to build the labyrinths and how to walk through them.
Soboli bb Soboli - Municipality Čavle
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Tourist experience: The visitor experience is based on a walk, by the rules, through mazes of a specific purpose. They are believed to receive a certain amount of energy.
Spoken languages: not available
Experience duration: Depends on the visitor.
Opening: n/a
Booking: n/a
Cost: n/a
20-40 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: There are limitations for people with mobility problems.
Local popolarity: 8
Destination influence: 7
Tourist contact: Municipal Tourist Board Čavle
Tourist board of the municipality of Čavle
Ivana Salamon
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Sculpture park, labyrinths
Local contact: Lea Linić
Form filler: Natalija Mihaljević

Podhum Memorial Complex

In 1970, a monument with 91 shields was erected at the memorial cemetery in the Soboli memorial area, as a memorial to the 91st residents of Podhum who were shot dead in July 1942. The monument was made by the academic sculptor Šime Vulas. Today, the magnificent monument is a memorial cemetery and is a recognizable anti-fascist monument where once a year the victims of Podhum are honored. On July 12, 1942, a great crime took place in national history, and the monument is a symbol of that time.
Soboli bb Soboli - Čavle
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Tourist experience: A magnificent monument to the victims of Podhum
Spoken languages: not available
Experience duration: The monument is honored, lasting about 1 hour.
Opening: n/a
Booking: n/a
Cost: n/a
Less than 20 min by walk from the nearest accommodation, car parking or bus station
Accessibility: No limitations.
Local popolarity: 10
Destination influence: 9
Tourist contact: n / a
Examinee – Neda Macan, President of the Association of Anti-Fascist Fighters and Anti-Fascists of the Municipality of Čavle
Examiner - Ivo Mataija
Categories
Cultural material heritage: Historical monument
Local contact: Lea Linić
Form filler: Ivo Mataija

Regional Sports-Recreational and Tourist Center Platak

In winter it is known as a ski resort with a sea view, visitors come for the "winter joys" and in summer they come to the promenades, bike paths, etc. At any time of year, a number of sports and recreational facilities are offered. Equipment rental is also possible. The most famous and longest trail is Radeševo ​​1. Located is in the mountaineering association of Snježnik and Risnjak. There is also a specially adapted Baby Trail and those for sledding and tubing lovers.
Soboli bb Soboli - Municipality Čavle
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