Hotel Jadran (HR) – Abandoned hotel in Croatia

Hotel Jadran was socialist Yugoslavia’s first hotel. When the construction of the hotel finished in 1950, most observers agreed that it was the most beautiful on the coast, situated along a three kilometer stretch of pebble beach on the Makarska Riviera in the tiny town of Tucepi, and surrounded in pines. This was my first urban exploration in a foreign country.

After the war began in 1991, the hotel served as a refugee shelter. When the property was vacated four years later, refugees took hotel furnishings with them, including works of art. This made it impossible to re-open as a tourist facility without major renovations. By the late 1990s, the hotel was completely abandoned.