Saturday, January 16, 2010

Brijuni National Park, Croatia

Brijuni nacionalni park

the back of the fish is cut out of the postcard

Postmarked in 2009 with two Croatia stamps

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On the Brijuni there are several archaeological and cultural sites.

At four sites on Veli Brijun island over 200 dinosaur footprints have been discovered, which can be traced to the Cretaceous Period from where Brijuni Cretaceous Park gets its name.

There are also several archeological sites worth seeing. There is the 13th century AD St. Mary's Church which was built by the Knights Templar. There are also two ancient Roman villa remains, from the 2nd Century BC. The last remain is Hill-fort which indicates a Bronze Age settlement on the island dating back to 14th century BC.

There are also several exhibitions including natural history and art exhibitions, and archaeological collections.



1 comment:

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

The little island is so unique !