Katarina Naval Base II (HR) – a huge navy base, abandoned since the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990’s

On the northern side of Pula bay stretches out the former Naval Base Katarina, originally built as part of the Austro-Hungarian defence system of the city of Pula and further extended during Italian rule.

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Petrova Gora Monument (HR) – Communist monument built in memory of the Croatian partisan victims of World War II

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 (HR) – Abandoned for decades but still an unique cultural heritage of Croatian history

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 (HR) – abandoned, but once one of the most beautiful secession villas on the Liburnian coast

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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Coal Factory Tito (HR) – Abandoned coal mine transshipment facility

The Istrian coal mines, had by far the most important and economically the most valuable deposits of the anthracite coal reserves in Croatia since the 18th century until the year 1999, when their excavation and use in the coal-fired power plant Plomin ceased.

The coal is found within the Palaeocene Kozina limestone beds. Four coal basins, Karojba, Sveti Martin, Pićan, and the Labin basin, hosted seven coal mines, e.g. Tupljak, Potpićan, Kozljak, Štrmac, Raša, Ripenda, and Krapan. The coal has been generally known under the name of Raša coal.

Katarina Naval Base (HR) – A huge navy base in northern Croatia, abandoned at the time of the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s

On the northern side of Pula bay stretches out the former Naval Base Katarina, originally built as part of the Austro-Hungarian defence system of the city of Pula and further extended during Italian rule.

Read more and view images…Katarina Naval Base (HR) – A huge navy base in northern Croatia, abandoned at the time of the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s