Senj Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by akan
  • Things to Do
    by akan
  • Things to Do
    by akan

Most Recent Things to Do in Senj

  • Fantastic sunsets in June in Senj

    by akan Written Dec 11, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    3 more images

    Take a good camera, relax on a terrace of a port caffe and wait for the light, clouds, distant mountains and sun to arrange in the combination which you consider most fantastic.
    I have enclosed some pictures taken in June.

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Photography
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Blaž Baromić and Glagolitic script

    by JLBG Updated Jun 5, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Bla�� Baromiċ
    1 more image

    The name of Blaž Baromić is connected with the Glagolitic alphabet

    The Glagolitic alphabet is the oldest known Slavic alphabet. It was created by Saint Cyril around 862-863 in order to translate the Bible and other texts into the Slavic languages. Ironically, St. Cyril invented Glagolitic, not Cyrillic which was named after him. It is thought that students of St. Cyril created the Cyrillic to replace Glagolitic. In most places Glagolitic gave way to Cyrillic after the 12th century. In Croatia, though, it continued to be in use until the 19th century in church. In 1493, a Glagolitic printing house was established in Senj, being the second oldest in the country.

    The Croatian Glagolitic Script has hundreds of extraordinary ligatures connecting two, three and sometimes even four or five letters. The broken ligatures created by Blaž Baromić (14/15th centuries) represent a unique phenomenon in the history of European printing. The idea was to add one half of a letter to another. This possibility arose from the architecture of Glagolitic letters. Broken ligatures appear in two incunabula: the Baromi? breviary printed in Venice in 1493, and the Baromić missal printed in Senj in 1494. When looking at their pages, one has the impression as if they are handwritten. It is fascinating that the Senj printing house had been active for centuries, despite the onslaughts of the Turkish Ottoman Empire.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Daničić Palace

    by JLBG Updated Jun 5, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Daničiċ Palace
    3 more images

    On Trg zrtava fasćisma or Mala placa (Square for the victims of fascism or Small Square), the palace of an Uskok family, the Daničić, was built in the 15th.

    On the first photo, over the entrance, the face of a typical Uskok. It is better seen on the enlargement of the second photo.

    I have found in my files a photo of the same entrance taken in 1989 (third photo). The carving is clearer as the light was better and the photo was taken clear but the house had not yet been renovated.

    On the front of the Palace stands a Gothic triphore framed by a twisted surroundings (fourth photo).

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Pavao Vitezović fountain

    by JLBG Updated Jun 5, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Pavao Vitezoviċ fountain
    1 more image

    On a modern style fountain (not flowing but anyway, as sign says it is not drinkable), stands the bust of Pavao Vitezović, Senj, 1653- Bec, 1713, writer, historian, printer, editor.

    He wrote in 1670 a Lexicon Latino-Illyricum (a manuscript dictionary in which the author carried out in practice his views on the language and spelling).

    He is also said to be born on January 7th 1652

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Kaietan Knezić's fountain

    by JLBG Updated Jun 5, 2010

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Kaietan Kneziċ's fountain
    1 more image

    In the middle of Trg Marka Balena or Velika Placa (Square Marko Balen or Main Square) stands a classical fountain called Kaietan Knezić's fountain built in the beginning in 1845 and restored in 1945. Unfortunately, the square is now used as a parking and flooded by cars. The fountain is almost hidden behind the cars. Without cars, it was considered as one of the most beautiful baroque squares of the Adriatic coast.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Kula Sabać

    by JLBG Updated Jun 5, 2010

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Kula Sabaċ

    Kula Sabać (Sabac tower) stands proudly at the south end of the pier. It is one of the few remains of the city wall and its fortifications. It has been until recently the seat of the Capetanerija (the Harbor master)

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Tvrdava Nehaj, the museum, bas-reliefs

    by JLBG Written Jan 25, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tvrdava Nehaj, the museum, bas-reliefs
    3 more images

    A lot of bas reliefs and carved stones are on exhibit in the museum.

    The first photo shows a 1779 single-crowned twin-headed eagle. It obviously symbolizes the Austro-Hungarian Kingdom.

    The second photo shows a warrior wearing an armor, holding a standard in his right hand, a club in his left hand and with a sword attached to his waist ! Not the kind of guy to meet at night without warning !

    The third photo is a coat of arm with a single headed eagle and two cartouches.
    The fourth shows two baby angels holding a cartouche which is not very clear.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Tvrdava Nehaj, the museum, traditional clothing

    by JLBG Written Jan 25, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tvrdava Nehaj, the museum, traditional clothing

    The museum displays a couple of Senj citizens in traditional clothing. Unfortunately it standed under a glass protection and the light was very low, which does not make a good photo. On the first week-end of august, a traditional carnival is held in Senj and this can be the opportunity to see these ancients clothings.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Tvrdava Nehaj, the museum, carved heads of Uskoks.

    by JLBG Written Jan 25, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tvrdava Nehaj, the museum, carved heads of Uskoks.
    1 more image

    In the museum, several dozens of stone heads of Uskok citizens of Senj are on display. I have taken only two of them that seemed the mot characteristic. Compare with the head over the entrance of Danicic Palace. Most are represented with big mustaches and a ferocious look !

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Tvrdava Nehaj, the museum

    by JLBG Written Jan 25, 2006

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tvrdava Nehaj, the museum

    The basement and the first level of Nehaj fortress have been arranged to host a small but interesting museum. Carved stones, artifacts and documents illustrate various aspects of the past of Senj and its neighborhood.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Tvrdava Nehaj, restaurant in the yard

    by JLBG Written Jan 25, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tvrdava Nehaj, restaurant in the yard

    In the bottom of the yard, the tables of a restaurant have been set up. We have not tried it but only drinken a fresh beer. In the middle, the curbstone of the well is made of a superb single stone. It is still fitted with a pulley and could be used if needed !

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Tvrdava Nehaj, the central yard from top

    by JLBG Written Jan 25, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tvrdava Nehaj, the central yard from top

    A rampart walk runs around the top of the fortress. The photo shows in the background two of the turrets standing in the angles. The center of the fortress is occupied by a small yard but most of the surface is covered by tiled roofs and rain water is collected in a cistern.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Tvrdava Nehaj, fortress and museum

    by JLBG Written Jan 25, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tvrdava Nehaj, fortress and museum

    Tvrdava Nehaj is now a museum. It is open daily and the entrance fee is 15 kuna (2 euros). It is possible to park everywhere at the feet of the fortress. If it is sunny and hot, chose the side where there is some shade, it will be better for the car and later better for you !

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Tvrdava Nehaj

    by JLBG Written Jan 25, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tvrdava Nehaj
    2 more images

    Tvrdava Nehaj (Nehaj fortress) was built in 1558 by the Senj's captain Ivan Lenkoviċ. It was used as a stronghold and a watch-tower by the Uskoks. It has a corbelled square tower on each corner and one more on the northern side.

    It has been featured in 2003 on a stamp by the Croatian post (last photo).

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo

    Private yard and house

    by JLBG Written Jan 25, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Private yard and house

    This photo is a glimpse into a private yard with a house that has two strong and low double arches, one in the basement and the other at the first level. They are plain and with almost no ornament : only the central column is bulbous and is reel shaped. Is it old or is it an excellent modern building, I am unable to say (though I would be for modern) but anyway, it looks nice. The well coping in the middle of the yard looks an old one but it can have been added.

    Related to:
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Senj

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

60 travelers online now

Comments

Senj Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Senj things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Senj sightseeing.

View all Senj hotels