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Centar za posjetitelje Gorski kotar

Visitor centres and interpretation centres

ONE WITH THE NATURE, FOR CENTURIES

Gorski kotar

Green oasis of Europe

The area of Gorski Kotar is exceptionally rich in material remains of the most ancient history of this area, valuable sacral structures, cultural and historical monuments and tradition.
Throughout history, new cultures replaced the old to create invaluable treasure stretching out before you across the entire area of Gorski Kotar. From ancient, medieval monuments, different cultures... until the present day and the local art, cultural expressions and the monuments built upon them intertwine to create an area that will captivate you.
The cultural heritage of Gorski Kotar is diverse and can be thematically divided into protected heritage, museums, galleries and collections, ethno houses, sacral heritage, ethno villages and zones, flour mills, sawmills, etc.

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Permanent exhibition of the Rijeka Natural History Museum “Wilderness with a Sea View” in Brod na Kupi

With its permanent exhibition “Wilderness with a Sea View” housed in Zrinski Castle, Brod na Kupi, the Rijeka Natural History Museum presents to visitors the natural heritage of Gorski Kotar – from Kupa valley and the karst underground, including the most significant forest communities, mountains above the forest line, all the way up to the sky and the clouds. The exhibition shows the characteristics, interesting facts and special features of the nature of Gorski Kotar, as well as the elements of the traditional coexistence of man and nature in this area. The highly atmospheric display enables visitors to peek into the tiny world of mosses and lichens, visit the cold and dark sink hole, explore the mine, feel the extreme weather conditions on the mountain, have a go at climbing the artificial boulder while discovering hidden exhibits, or even have a live encounter with birds or snakes. The ground floor of Zrinski Castle houses “The Routes of the Frankopans Interpretation Centre, Brod na Kupi”. Both the permanent exhibition and the interpretation centre represent an extraordinary tourist attraction in the castle dating back to the 17th century, situated right at the border with Slovenia.

Working hours

Ponedjeljak: zatvoreno
Utorak – Petak: 09:00 – 19:00
Subota – Nedjelja: 10:00 – 18:00

ulaznice

Djeca, studenti, umirovljenici 10 kuna
Odrasli 20 kuna

“Large Carnivores” Visitor Centre in Stara Sušica

The “Large Carnivores” Visitor Centre in Stara Sušica is a place where you can learn interesting facts about bears, wolves and lynxes. Its multimedia set-up, providing visitors with a forest feel, combines a classic and modern approach to the interpretation of Gorski Kotar. With the effects of seasonal changes, it introduces the visitors to the magical and hidden world of large carnivores. The display relies on modern technologies of 3D print and computer software, as well as classic skills in modelling, sculpting and painting, which adds warmth and emotion of human creative processes.

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The Routes of the Frankopans – Brod na Kupi and Čabar

The cultural and tourist route “The Routes of the Frankopans” comprises seventeen castles, two of which are located in Gorski Kotar – in Čabar and Brod na Kupi. In Čabar, the Centre tells the story of how the Frankopan and Zrinski families successfully ran the estate, whereas in Brod na Kupi, the Centre show the relationship that the Frankopan and Zrinski families had with nature. The Frankopans took part in many battles, and their resourcefulness, education, diplomacy and, above all, their determination to preserve their estates, kept the family strong for centuries. They left behind them numerous castles, fortified towns and mansions, scattered across Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, which invoke the spirit of the past, intrigue, conflict, culture, literacy and religiousness. Due to their exceptional value, and for the purpose of restoration, preservation, protection and sustainable use of tangible and intangible heritage, the project “The Routes of the Frankopans” was launched.

Working hours

Ponedjeljak: zatvoreno
Utorak – Petak: 09:00 – 19:00
Subota – Nedjelja: 10:00 – 18:00

ulaznice

10 kuna djeca, studenti i umirovljenici
15 kuna odrasli

Working hours

Ponedjeljak: zatvoreno
Utorak – Srijeda: 10:00 – 16:00
Četvrtak – Nedjelja: 10:00 – 17:00

ulaznice

Besplatno za djecu do 6 godina
10 kuna za mlade od 6 do 14 godina
25 kuna odrasli

“Hidden Treasure of Risnjak” Interpretation Centre in Crni Lug

Visit the unique interpretation centre in Crni Lug which presents a number of natural, historical and traditional specificities of Gorski Kotar in a modern way. In addition to a lot of information about the three large carnivores living in the area of Gorski Kotar and Risnjak NP (wolf, lynx and bear), you can also learn about the history and rich tradition of the area: the bell ringers of Gorski Kotar known as “Pesniki”, production of glass, the process of making special woollen socks called “kopice”, and many more interesting facts...

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Po najavi

ulaznice

15 kuna individualna
30 kuna obiteljska

“Birth House of the River Kupa” Interpretation Centre in Kupari

The “Birth House of the River Kupa” is a centre for welcoming, educating and informing visitors about the great diversity of Kupa River. The Centre, as clearly indicated in its name, is located in the immediate vicinity of the source of Kupa River as the only Croatian river with its own “birth house”.

Working hours

Ponedjeljak – Nedjelja: 09:00 – 17:00

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“Gorski Kotar House of Knowledge” Interpretation Centre in Razloge

The Gorski Kotar House of Knowledge is located in an old village school, and keeps alive the history and memories of the village Razloge and its people. The Centre tells the story of shingles, construction material characteristic of Gorski Kotar, nowadays mostly made by retired foresters. Visitors can learn about traditional rural architecture of the typical settlements of the region, about handicraft such as wickerwork, and about pastures and bee-keeping. The Centre also provides insight into three animals: the lynx as the hidden hunter, the biggest European cat and the symbol of Risnjak NP; the wolf as the symbol of wilderness and the biggest member of the family of dogs; and the bear as huge solitary animal and the biggest terrestrial carnivore. It is important to get to know them in order to be able to protect them.

Working hours

Ponedjeljak – Nedjelja: 09:00 – 17:00

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