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Paklenica National Park

Paklenica National Park, with its monumental Velika and Mala Paklenica canyons, is the most beautiful part of this mountain range; and has been included in the World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO..

Here Velebit opens up to the sea, and allows for the mixing of sea and mountain air, creating ideal climatic conditions. Paklenica will satisfy everyone – from the visitor checking out the caves, viewing points, old windmills or forest huts; hikers setting out to tackle the highest peaks, scientists studying the valuable natural heritage, to alpinists conquering the vertical slopes.

It covers the area of torrent flows of Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica, and their distinctive canyons carved vertically into the south slopes of Velebit and the broader surrounding area. The relatively small area has an abundance of geomorphological phenomena and forms, diverse flora and fauna, attractive landscapes and intact nature.

DATE OF PROCLAMATION OF THE PROTECTED AREA: 19 October 1949
AREA: 95 km2
HIGHEST PEAKS: Vaganski vrh 1 757 m, Sveto brdo 1 753 m
INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION: MAB – a biosphere reserve

The name Paklenica probably derives from black pine sap called "paklina", which the locals used in traditional medicine, for wound treatment, for light and for coating of wooden boats.

Više na www.paklenica.hr

 

 

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Nacionalni park Paklenica Nacionalni park Paklenica

Nacionalni park Paklenica Nacionalni park Paklenica

Nacionalni park Paklenica Nacionalni park Paklenica