BRIJUNI Islands - Archipelago Brijuni - National Park - Croatia
The islands are rich in natural beauties, flora and fauna brought here from various parts of the world. On Brijuni there is an attractive archaeological site the Byzantine castrum and luxurious Roman villa, Ethnographic collection, Collection of frescoes, Archaeological Museum and Natural history exhibit.
The Brijuni archipelago is separated from the mainland by the two-miles-wide Fazana Channel to the northwest of Pula. The archipelago stretches over 736 hectares and forms a 30 miles long coast. It is a place where sumptuous wildlife (680 different local and exotic plants, 150 bird species, etc.) couples with a wealth of historical traces ranging from a Neolithic settlement and Illyrian ruins, to monuments dating from the Byzantine period and the Middle Ages, as well as from Austro-Hungarian architecture to a more recent time.
Brijuni Minor fortress, built in the late 19th century is the largest edifice in the defence system of the Austro-Hungarian central naval base of Pula. Stretching over 15.750 square meters, the edifice is 175 meters long and 90 meters large.
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The National Park Brijuni - The archipelago of Brijuni is an extraordinary blend of natural, historical and cultural heritage. The mild climate and the favourable geographical conditions, deep retracted bays and easily defendable elevated fortifications, have secured a continuum in the human activity on the island from a pre-historic age until the present day.
Brijuni - ULYSSES THEATRE - Ulysses Theatre has it's residence on Brijuni Islands. The theatre space where spiritually similar artists intertwine. It welcomes the cooperation of all those broadening aesthetical and spiritual horizons.Restored Tito’s Cadillac available for ride at Brijuni National Park: According to Croatian media, the restoration of a Cadillac from 1953 that belonged to the former Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito has been completed after four months of hard work by skilled Krapina’s craftsmen. The Cadillac Eldorado, one of the most luxurious and state-of-the-art vehicles of its time, was the car that President Tito was driving..read more Fazana, and sells tickets to the park which include the boat and guided tour.