National Park Northern Velebit
Due to the natural beauty and richness of this region, in the City of Senj voted a number of protected natural areas. A large part admistrativnog area occupies Velebit Nature Park, with famous locations such as rainforests or Štirovača Zavratnica Bay. Within it is a National Park Northern Velebit, the Velebit botanical garden, strict reserve Hajducki Rozanski hips, Premužič track ... National Park Northern Velebit Year established: 1999 Area: 109 km2 Altitude: 518-1676 m highest point: Big Zavižan , Gromovaca, porters kuk Main features: • numerous karst phenomena and caves - deep pits, depressions, sinkholes ... • preserved forest communities • high biodiversity, large number of endemic species • Landscape diversity - picturesque valleys, grasslands, rocks, gravel seam • remains of traditional architecture - the old summer flats specially protected areas: • The strict nature reserve: Hajducki Rozanski • Cook a special botanical reserves: Visibaba (Croatian sibireje site) and Zavižan-Balinovac-Big hair with Velebit botanical garden.
Contact Information :
Javna ustanova Nacionalni park "Sjeverni Velebit"
Obala Kralja Zvonimira 6
Region : Kvarner
Kvarner is an area which because of its diverse climate and vegetation, connection of the seaside, islands and mountains, architecture and culture, and the closeness of the European region, but 160 years, during three centuries, to develop tourismLongest tradition of tourism in Croatia, a permanent offer diverse content, and certainly, the development of selective forms of tourism, make the wealth of tourist offer that matches the demands of today's tourists with different needs during the four seasonsWith quality accommodation, this is a cuisine and numerous sports facilities, but also plenty of events to enrich the stay of tourists in KvarnerKvarner is also one of the leading conference destinations in Croatia, with excellent conditions for the organization of congresses, conferences and symposiaStay in Kvarner enjoy the outdoors, both on the coast, and on islands and in the Mountains
Location : Senj
Senj city founded more than 3000 years old settlement on the hill Kuk, located east of the Senja today. In prehistoric times under the old settlement, the confluence of the streams of the long bay, there was a harbor in which she performed the exchange of goods between the inhabitants of the interior and the islanders, Primorac. Mid II. ct. Kr. in these regions Romans and slowly take control of the town, which was then called Senia.At that time, built the aqueduct, baths, temples, city hall and other buildings, as evidenced by numerous archaeological finds. In mid-December. c. The 1169th established the diocese, which indicates the importance of the city. Senj Diocese of 1184th belonging to the knights Templar order in which property remains to 70s XIII. c. After the Templars, Senj take Krk princes named Frankopani under whose administration is re-developing trade and Senj became an important port.Senj in the Middle Ages, also known by the letter of the Glagolitic alphabet created back in September. century for the evangelization of the Slavs. The Senju was established (1494) Glagolitic printing house, which is one of the first printing in the whole Southeastern Europe. Ottoman campaigns have led to the fact that the Senju formed military units that are named senjski uskoci, who provided great resistance to the army of the Ottoman Empire and Venice. For 1558 years on defense fortress was built Nehaj.In the second half of the XVIII. Josephine build new roads, ports being renovated and built a large warehouse Imperial. Senj then becomes an important commercial and cultural center, and its people become carriers of the Croatian national ideology. Construction of the railway Karlovac - Rijeka (1873), which is bypassed Senj caused a large disastrous consequences for the economy of the city. Today is Senj valuable economic and tourist center that attracts visitors from all over the world.
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