PLACES TO VISIT NEARBY

MEMORIAL CENTER OF NIKOLA TESLA

mcnt (Small)The center was opened in 2006 in Smiljan, the birthplace of Nikola Tesla with the aim of preserving its character and works. In the Center are old objects a family house, a church of St. Peter and Paul, the objects that existed from before and new test station facilities and a multimedia center with an interactive children's playground. The museum exhibition can be seen in the house of Nikola Tesla, where some of his inventions can be seen, and interesting information from his life. The most interesting part, however, is the test station, a copy of Tesla's Colorado lab, in which every visitor can participate in the demonstration of Tesla's coil.

The Memorial Center can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, and for more information visit: https://www.mcnikolatesla.hr/

 

LIKA MUSEUM IN GOSPIĆ

muzej lika (Small)The museum has existed since 1958 and its actions are gathering of the historical and cultural heritage of the Lika region. The museum is divided into four departments: archaeological, ethnographic, cultural - historical and galleries, and within the museum there is also a museum library. The richest archaeological collection covers about 860 exhibits from three periods: prehistory, antique and the Middle Ages, and the most prominent is the rich Japodians legacy.

The museum can be visited on weekdays, from Monday to Friday, and for more information visit the museum website: https://muzejlike.hr/

 

VELEBIT NATURE PARK

park prirode velebit (Small)Velebit Nature Park is the largest and most complex protected area in Croatia, with a population of 2200 km2. It starts over Senj, on the Vratnik pass, and ends at the delta of the river Zrmanja. The area abounds in the richest of karstic škrapa, kamenica, vrtača, vertical solitary rocks and has a large number of speleological objects - caves and holes. Only a part of the rich offer is the Cerovačke Caves, Zavratnica Bay, educational paths and numerous hiking trails with a beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea.

Find out more about Velebit's beauties and their offer at: https://pp-velebit.hr/en/

 

NORTHERN VELEBIT NATURAL PARK

sj velebit (Small)It was founded in 1999 and is the youngest of eight national parks in Croatia. This area of Velebit is a true mosaic composed of the most diverse habitats, home to many plant, fungal and animal species. In the area of the Park there are the strict reserves of Hajdučki and Rožanski kukovi, the Visibaba botanical reserve and the Zavižan-Balinovac-Velika Kosa reserve, where you can visit the Velebit botanical garden. When you reach the Zavižan meteorological station, which has been held for years by members of the Vukušić family, head to the nearby Velika Kosa from which the view of the Adriatic Sea goes all the way to Istria, and they say that for a good weather you can see all the way to Italy.

For more information visit: http://www.np-sjeverni-velebit.hr/?lang=en

 

ADVENTURE CENTRE RIZVAN CITY

58320458_EC2X18_J4kmpYQZlA7WEXs4Y1SFZykK46-Lwf43Jf9A (Small)This is the right place for those who want adventure and adrenaline excitement, and is located under Velebit in Rizvanuša, 10 km away from the center of Gospić. Rizvan city offers you an exciting adventure where you can try out paintball, archery, quad safari, abseiling, trekking, jeep safari and other activities all in the area of intact Velebit and Lika. They offer activities for students, family and group visits, and more and more popular team building.

For more information, visit their website: https://adria-velebitica.hr/en

 

ZIPLINE BEWARE OF THE BEAR

AXL_2737 (Small)The "Bijeli vrh" recreational center, located in Vrhovina, half way from Otočac and Plitvice, was created from the cooperation of Vrhovine Municipality and the Rudopolje Moje association. Apart from cycling, climbing by artificial rock and other rich offers, the true attraction of this center is certainly the longest zip line in Croatia, with its length being one of the longest in Europe. It is possible to reach a speed of 120 km / h while driving on a 1700-meter steel cable.

For more information visit their website: http://ziplineplitvice.com/en/

 

 

PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK

plitvice-lakes-44 (Small)Probably the most famous tourist place in Croatia, Plitvice Lakes attract millions of visitors every year. It is the oldest national park in Croatia, and during the visit of 16 lakes you can enjoy the beautiful artwork of the Mother of Nature.

For all other information and visit options, visit their website: https://np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/en/

 

 

PLITVICE VALLEYS

STARI-GRAD-DREZNIK-2 (Small)The Plitvice Lakes are a common name for all the attractions that can be visited nearthe famouse Lakes. From Baraćeve caves, old town of Drežnik, Rastoke to great offer of gastronomy, active vacation and accommodation.

For all other information visit their website: http://www.plitvicevalleys.com/

 

 

BARAĆ CAVES

SONY DSCThe public institution manages the protected natural area, which is the significant landscape of Baraćeve caves and the Natura 2000 ecological network located within the boundaries of the Rakovica municipality. From the whole protected area to the category of significant landscape, the most famous are Baraćeve caves, and it is opend for visitors for the first time since 1892. They are halfway between Plitvice Lakes and Slunj.

For more information, visit their website: https://baraceve-spilje.hr/

 

 

MAJEROVO VRILO, A SOURCE OF GACKA RIVER

web_large_Mlinice4 (Small)Vrila Gacka can be visited near the town of Otočac, in a small village Sinac, and at Majerova springs you can still experience the traditional way of grinding grain using the power of the river Gacka.

The Tourist Board of Otočac recommends if you want to visit, tour and see the grain milling, you can call on direct phone number: Jure Majer; tel. 099-831-4381.

 

 

GACKA MUSEUM

pučko Gacka (Small)Gacka Museum is a museum located in the center of Otočac in a building built in the late 19th century. It is necessary to spend around forty minutes for the tour around museum, and the permanent exhibition consists of six units where six museum collections are exhibited. Starting with the archaeological collection, the exhibition continues on the medieval collection and the two sets of artistic creation. In the end, you can look at the ethnographic collection and cycle dedicated to the Otočac industrial heritage.

For more information visit: http://www.tz-otocac.hr/en/gacka/muzej-gacke

 

KUTAREVO, BEAR SANCUARITY

utociste-za-medvjede-kuterevo-61 (Small)A refuge for young bears can be visited during the spring, summer and fall because since bears during the winter are in the sleep phase, it is recommended to avoid disturbing them. That is why visitors during the spring and autumn should visit the Volunteer Station where they will get informations about the possibilities of a bear visit.

For more information visit: http://www.kuterevo-medvjedi.org/en/index.php

 

NATIONAL PARK PAKLENICA

Paklenica (Small)Paklenica National Park covers over 95 km², on the southern slopes of Velebit, below the highest Vaganski peak and the Sveto brdo. In a relatively small area, there is an abundance of geomorphologic phenomena and forms, diverse plant and animal world, attractive landscapes and untouched nature. All interested for the NP cango there from the Starigrad municipality, and the place is perfect for all those who love rock climbing and hiking.

For more information, visit their website: https://np-paklenica.hr/en/

 

TURISTIC BOARD KARLOBAG

Karlobag (Small)The town between Velebit and the sea is located on the important road that leads from Dubrovnik to Rijeka, and to the inner country to Gospić, Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb. Karlobag is a marvelous combination of Mediterranean and continental, crystal clear sea and the most beautiful Croatian mountain to which takes only a few minutes drive. In the summer months it is appealing to numerous tourists who can enjoy in the the crystal clear sea.

For more information, visit the website: https://www.tz-karlobag.hr/eng/home#.XFwXibh7lPY