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National Park „Risnjak“

National Park „Risnjak“

Delnice

Just fifteen kilometres from the sea, 300 – 1500 m above sea level and spread out over 6,400 ha, lies National Park Risnjak. Its unique topography and rich animal and plant life have earned it the status of an area of great natural value.

Golubinjak Forest Park - Lokve

Golubinjak Forest Park - Lokve

Lokve

Along the Rijeka-Zagreb motorway, only a kilometre from Lokve, lies Golubinjak Forest Park granted the status in 1954.

Japlenški vrh Forest Park - Delnice

Japlenški vrh Forest Park - Delnice

Delnice

Bordering the western part of Delnice is Japlenški vrh - a protected forest park perfect for recreation and sports, covering approx. 170 hectares.

Vražji prolaz and Zeleni vir – Skrad

Vražji prolaz and Zeleni vir – Skrad

Skrad

There are two lovely recreational reserves within a short distance from Skrad: Zeleni vir and Vražji prolaz.

 

Kamačnik Canyon – Vrbovsko

Kamačnik Canyon – Vrbovsko

Vrbovsko

Kamačnik is a protected canyon of the Kamačnik river not far from the town of Vrbovsko.

Peak Petehovac – Delnice

Peak Petehovac – Delnice

Delnice

Peak Petehovac is both a protected recreational reserve and a natural phenomenon. It is a popular sports zone of the Delnice area.

White & Pack-Saddle Rocks – Mrkopalj

White & Pack-Saddle Rocks – Mrkopalj

Mrkopalj

In the Mrkopalj area the main attraction is the White and Pack-Saddle Rocks Strict Nature Reserve, comprising two beautiful natural phenomena and providing habitat for a wide range of animals and plants.

Lokvarka Cave – Lokve

Lokvarka Cave – Lokve

Lokve

Lokvarka Cave is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the Lokve area and one of the biggest caves in Croatia open to visitors.

Vrelo Cave - Fužine

Vrelo Cave - Fužine

Fužine

Vrelo Cave is 300 meters long. It is located only three kilometres from the centre of Fužine.

Hajdova hiža – Drgomalj

Hajdova hiža – Drgomalj

Delnice

In the Drgomalj area north of the town of Delnice is Hajdova hiža, the biggest, but hardly accessible Gorski kotar cave.

The Kupa

The Kupa

Čabar

In the western part of the Risnjak mountain range, at 313 metres above sea level, lay the headwaters of the Kupa. One of the most beautiful river sources in Croatia is a unique hydrological phenomenon. The source, Lake Kupeško, is in a cutting, surrounded by forests and rocks. It is considered one of the deepest and vastest in Croatia.

The Dobra

The Dobra

Skrad

The Dobra, flowing east of Skrad and ending in the attractive Gojačka Dobra in Karlovac County, is second largest river in Gorski kotar.

Lake Lokve

Lake Lokve

Lokve

The Lokve lake is the biggest lake in Gorski kotar. It is 40 meters deep and covers 2.1 kilometres. It is both natural and manmade.

Lakes Bajer and Lepenice

Lakes Bajer and Lepenice

Fužine

In the flooded Ličanka valley northwest of Fužine is lake Bajer. After the dam was completed over a period of time Lake Lepenica formed.

Bjelolasica

Bjelolasica

Mrkopalj

Bjelolasica is the highest elevation in Gorski kotar. It is almost 6 kilometres long and stands above Mrkopalj and Jasenak shaped like a long crest.

Petar Zrinski Castle – Čabar

Petar Zrinski Castle – Čabar

Čabar

The Petar Zrinski Castle is located in the heart of Čabar, one of the largest towns in Gorski kotar, close to Croatia’s border with Slovenia.

St. Nicolas Church – Brod Moravice

St. Nicolas Church – Brod Moravice

Brod Moravice

One of the oldest churches in Gorski kotar is the single-nave St. Nicolas Church in Brod Moravice.

The Treasury of the Church of St. Teresa of Avila - Ravna Gora

The Treasury of the Church of St. Teresa of Avila - Ravna Gora

Ravna Gora

Gorski kotar has sacral monuments with exceptionally rich treasuries.

Church of Our Lady of the Scapular - Moravička sela

Church of Our Lady of the Scapular - Moravička sela

Moravička Sela

The church of Our Lady of the Scapular in Moravička sela is a votive church were festivities are held twice a year ( on July 18 and September 6) in honour of Our Lady of the Scapular and Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Frog Museum – Lokve

Frog Museum – Lokve

Lokve

The Frog Museum in Lokve is one of the most innovative Gorski kotar museums. It attracts thousands of people each year and becomes especially popular in springtime when Frog Catchers' Night takes place.

Gorski Kotar Forest Fruits

Gorski Kotar Forest Fruits

Delnice

The Gorski Kotar Forest Fruits Festival takes place each year, May through October.

Pumpkin Festival (Bundevijada) in Vrbovsko

Pumpkin Festival (Bundevijada) in Vrbovsko

Vrbovsko

One of the most attractive autumn events is the two-day traditional Pumpkin Festival in Vrbovsko.

Antiques Festival "From Granny's Treasure Chest“

Antiques Festival

Ravna Gora

Each May in Ravna Gora is reserved for the yearly Antiques Festival, a two-day event dedicated to old traditions, ancient recipes and long-cherished customs.

Frog Catchers' Night (Žabarska noć)

Frog Catchers' Night (Žabarska noć)

Lokve

Lokve is situated in the midst of Gorski kotar and here it is all about frogs. Frogs have become Lokve’s brand. The town boasts an interesting Frog Museum and every spring visitors come to enjoy the annual Frog Catchers’ Night.

Summer on Louisiana and Carolina

Summer on Louisiana and Carolina

Delnice

The event is organized each summer, from June through September, comprising a series of events and countryside walks following the historic roads that have lost importance after modern motorways had been constructed.

Midday New Year's Eve in Fužine

Midday New Year's Eve in Fužine

Fužine

Greet the New Year earlier - celebrate twice!

Gorski kotar Old Days Celebration – Delnice, Polane

Gorski kotar Old Days Celebration – Delnice, Polane

Delnice

January and July are the months in which traditional open-air folk festival Gorski kotar Old Days Celebration is held in Polane near Delnice.

Gastronomy – Traditional Dishes

Gastronomy – Traditional Dishes

Delnice

One of the most popular local dishes is Goranski nadjev. It is served as an appetizer or a main course.