Lozovac Aluminium Factory 🇭🇷 – Part 1 – the oldest aluminium factory of the Balkans, abandoned since 2000

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During the summer holidays of 2016 we were on our way to the Krka waterfalls in Croatia when we saw large buildings looming in the distance. My curiosity was aroused and after visiting the falls we immediately drove back to the place we had seen. Because it was already evening and we still had to drive a long way back to our holiday accommodation, the explore took no longer than half an hour, but I was determined to return again!

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Petrova Gora Monument 🇭🇷 – Communist monument built in memory of the Croatian partisan victims of World War II

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This huge memorial building at the mountain Petrova Gora is dedicated to the uprising of the people of Kordun and Banija, to remember those who fought bravely against the spread of fascism during 1941 and 1942. The site has fallen into severe disrepair however, with many of the polished metal panels falling away from the building to expose a skeletal frame.

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Castle Bosiljevo 🇭🇷 – Abandoned for decades but still an unique cultural heritage of Croatian history

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Many beautiful castles and fortresses are located all over Croatia as a result of rich and turbulent history. Among them is Castle Bosiljevo, one of the most magical urbex locations you will ever visit. Normally this castle is not open for visitors, but an urban explorer always finds a way in. This time me and my wife were very lucky…the gates were open!

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Villa Münz I 🇭🇷 – abandoned, but once one of the most beautiful secession villas on the Liburnian coast

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We arrived at the villa after a long walk on the boulevard, accompanied by thunderstorms. I really did not have high expectations of being able to enter the grounds and the villa – the photos I had seen showed a fence that was more than 2 meters high – but I was too curious not to pass by. Fortunately, there was an opening in the fence, which I could climb over with a little agility!

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Raša Coal Mine 1928-1966 🇭🇷

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Exploitation of coal in the Raša mine, as one of the mines in Raša coal basin, began in 1928. In Krapan, a settlement near Raša, mining started back in 1626, but only at the time of the Mussolini fascist era exploitation of coal in Raša mine experienced the real expansion. Raša coal basin employed more than 10,000 workers, and the coal basin was distributed to 30 floors with almost 400 km long branching transport corridors. Raša mine was closed in 1966, mainly due to the exhaustion of the site and the all-present crisis.

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