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Discoverthe secrets of the Dobrinj region

They have probably been here ‘since the 7th century’ (‘od stoljeća sedmog’) and definitively since ‘the year 1100’ (‘leta 1100’). They had only one vision, one goal: to survive. One goal, one vision, strong will as the only thing to hold onto, and blistered, wounded hands as their only tool. Dirt, stone, wood, sand, sea, water, etc. They work with all these materials. The hands that, consciously suffering the freezing cold and the scorching heat as well as the wounds and the pains, shape their own and the lives of their closest ones, at the same time unconsciously shaping bit by bit of the history of Dobrinj and the Dobrinj Region. Since ‘the year 1100 after the birth of Christ’ (‘leta od Hristova rojstva 1100’), i.e. since the first written mention of Dobrinj, and throughout the ensuing centuries, their hands have been leaving traces. The traces of their fight to survive have outlived numerous other fights and misfortunes, and are today only the reminders, i.e. symbols, of the times gone by. In the search of those times, we have come across numerous valuable yet too little or not at all highlighted traces of the past. You will easily find them with this catalogue, however! They are worth seeing and remembering since all of them were created by the common, ordinary people. So, let’s dedicate this catalogue to their memory!

[01/31] Chapel of Saint Clement and the glagolitic inscription



Only one chapel under the protectorate of the Krk Diocese is dedicated to Saint Clement (Sveti Klement), a Roman bishop and St. Peter’s disciple.

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[02/31] Anchor



Even those who are laymen when it comes to the sea and seamanship know the answer to the question: what is an anchor?

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[03/31] Measure for wood



Necessity is the best teacher, goes the old saying. The people who earned a living for themselves and their families by selling wood for heating in Rijeka, Crikvenica, etc.

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[04/31] Štrada



Intended for the swimmers in the summer and promenaders during the rest of the year in more recent times, it was, until the second half of the 20th century, a place full of barrels in which the locals cooked salt day and night.

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[05/31] Perilo



It was rightfully proclaimed a source of livelihood. Numerous girls and women tried to earn their living using it but it often happened that they would lose their lives in the freezing cold or the scorching heat.

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[06/31] Remnants of the chapel of Saint Peter



From the died-out villages of the Dobrinj Region, the toponyms of which have been preserved, we would like to highlight Šugare (located next to Rudine).

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[07/31] Islet Škojić



Be it rain, sun, fog or clear weather, you cannot miss it. Even if you are not looking for it, it presents itself; it ‘offers’ itself to you.

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[08/31] Rudine & the
Biserujka cave



It is impossible to resist the progress of civilisation, or maybe it is?

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[09/31] Slivanjska cove



One of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Krk is found in the Slivanjaska Cove (Uvala Slivanjska or Slivonjska in the dialect of Dobrinj).

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[10/31] Frane & Lijana



Every love story has its beginning and its end, and every end is a new beginning. Who would have though that the sad end of a love story would be the beginning of a legend which would be imparting the strength of true love for several centuries?!

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[11/31] Shipwreck Peltastis



The sea gives, the sea takes. In the night between 7 and 8 January 1968 not far from Šilo, the sea, with the help of the wind, pulled to its depths a Greek freight ship called Peltastis. From the twelve crewmembers, only four survived.

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[12/31] Tunere



From the time of the old Phoenicians to the modern era, they have more or less preserved the same type of construction and the same intended use, and are especially found across the Northern Adriatic Region.

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[13/31] Anchor



A reminder of one of the largest maritime catastrophes in the Adriatic Region has been preserved both on the land and in the sea. We are referring to the already mentioned ship called Peltastis which is forever anchored at the bottom of the sea.

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[14/31] A sand unloading place



The times when sand was one of the things that promised a relatively decent existence in the Dobrinj Region are not long gone.

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[15/31] Remnants of a
Byzantine fort



The Remnants of a Roman Villa is a signboard inscription which will lead you, with the help of other similar signs, to the remnants of a Byzantine fort dating from the 6th century.

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[16/31] Dolova



The abandoned village of Dolova or the enchanted island forest, as concluded by an excursionist who turned from the main road between Kras and Dobrinj onto a forest path that led him to the died-out village of Dolova.

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[17/31] Vela gromača



Gromače or drywalls are one of the distinct features of the island of Krk. The largest example of this type of folk architecture on the island is the so-called ‘Vela gromača’.

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[18/31] Park of the
glagolitic alphabet



The Park of the Glagolitic Alphabet (Park Glagoljice) in Gabonjin, opened in 2010, is part of the further efforts made by the citizens to ensure that the Glagolitic alphabet...

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[19/31] The trail of the
glagolitic writers



The Glagolitic alphabet is one of the trademarks of the Dobrinj Region.

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[20/31] Church of Saint Vitus



Until ‘the year 1100 after the birth of Christ’ (‘let od Hristova rojstva 1100’), the pastoral village located one kilometre from Dobrinj was nameless.

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[21/31] Remnants of the church of All Saints



The Frankopan family legacy encompasses the village of Sužan as well. It is located close to the Soline Cove (Uvala Soline) which you can see from the viewing post located next to the Church...

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[22/31] Remnants of the church of Saint Helen



A great woman of holy memory, Flavia Julija Helena, is better known here as Saint Jelena Križarica. The legend says that she participated in the search of the cross on which Jesus was crucified and died.

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[23/31] Traditional measures



Stone steps lead from Placa to Jardin. Next to the steps, you will surely notice two ‘openings’ and a stone figure that will remind you of a horse. And you are right. It is a horse’s head that is in fact a bearing support for the parts of the building.

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[24/31] Maskeron



The stone flock of sparrows (locally known as ‘pinkuzići’), which will take you to Jardin, is of a more recent date compared to Maskeron (a man’s head made of stone) found on the opposite side of Placa.

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[25/31] Bell- Tower



The legend says that when the Dobrinj tower was built, evil tongues put a curse on the future building, saying that it was predestined to be under constant threat of caving in.

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[26/31] Church of Saint Stephen



Modern times still do not have an answer to the question: how it happened that the wooden porch in front of the Dobrinj Church of Saint Stephen (Crkva Svetog Stjepana) was built there...

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[27/31] Ethnographic museum



His name is Ivo Sučić. He managed to combine his two great loves, i.e. journalism and teaching.

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[28/31] Etnographic collection



As many as seven churches or chapels existed in the Dobrinj Region in the past centuries.

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[29/31] Religious museum



Who/what connects Dobrinj and London? The answer is: Paolo Veneziano, a famous artist.

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[30/31] "Infeld" gallery



At the beginning of the 20th century, one of the main Dobrinj attractions was the house of sailor Franjo Vušković.
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[31/31] Gumna



Large, small, covered in bushes or still accessible threshing floors, drywall structures locally known as gumna...

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