Tourist board Slunj

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The old town Slovin

The medieval town of Slunj was first mentioned in written documents in 1390. It was originally built as the residence of the feudal Krk Counts (the noble Frankopan family), as a polygonal heptagonal building.
Inside the building there was a palace and probably various auxiliary facilities. Its strategically favourable position on a steep rocky cliff, surrounded on three sides by the Slunjčica river, was used as an essential part of the defence system in the 16thcentury. In that period, due to the threat of the Ottoman attacks, the town was further fortified on the eastern side by outer defensive walls with semi-towers and trenches.

In the early 15th century, Slunj was first mentioned as a settlement on the opposite bank of the Slunjčica river, roughly on the area of todays Zrinski and Frankopan square. The core of the settlement was the Franciscan monastery and the church, probably on the site of todays parish church, and a number of buildings around the town square, which were surrounded by walls on the southern, as well as the western unprotected side. Defensive walls of this medieval settlement were completely destroyed.

Although they were divided by a deep canyon and their only connection was a bridge across the Slunjčica, the feudal town of Slunj and the settlement adjoining it together formed a uniquehistoric, strategic and functional living space until the end of the 16th century, when the settlement was completely destroyed after the attack of the Turks.

TURISTIČKA ZAJEDNICA GRADA SLUNJA

Ulica braće Radić 7
  47240 Slunj

+385 47 777 630
+385 98 460 645

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  47240 Slunj

+385 47 777 102
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