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Senj is ancient fishing and tourist town in Lika-Senj county in Croatia. It is located on the east coast of Adriatic sea, at the foot of the Velebit mountain opposite the island of Krk. Senj area was inhabited since prehistoric times when here lived ancient Illyrian people Japodes, followed by Liburnians and Romans. In the 7th century Croats settled here and in the 12th century was founded Senj diocese. In the 13th century it came under the administration of the Frankopans, and in the 16th century was built fortress Nehaj for protection from Turks. Only after passing of Turkish threat in the 18th century and by building Josephine road that linked Senj to Karlovac began the era of development and prosperity. Today Senj has about 8,000 inhabitants who are engaged in fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism. Accommodation is offered in several hotels, campsites and many rooms and apartments within a private family accommodation. When in Senj, be sure to visit the symbol of the town, fortress Nehaj, which was in 16th and 17th centuries base of ...


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...Uskoks in the fight against the Ottomans. In town center is palace from Vukasović family from the 14th century, where today is town museum with an interesting archaeological, ethnological and natural science collections. Also in the old town is a beautiful Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary from the 12th century, which was reconstructed and expanded over the centuries and finally in 1950 got its present appearance. You can relax on a few well-kept beaches, which have a wide variety of additional features and clear sea. Lovers of active holidays can explore the underwater world of Senj, hiking and cycling in the wilderness of Velebit mountain and Northern Velebit National Park, and sail. Gastronomy offer of Senj is a unique and interesting blend of Mediterranean cuisine with lots of fish and seafood and continental cuisine from the interior and mountains in the hinterland. Visit Senj, this ancient city and spend a vacation where Adriatic sea meets mighty Velebit mountain. Search for cheap private accommodation in Senj and surroundings. Apartments, rooms, and holiday homes cheaper up to 40% without expensive agency fees. Welcome to Senj!