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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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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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.

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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.

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