nedjelja, 24. ožujka 2013.


          Ogulin is town where I live. It's a town in north - western Croatia, in Karlovac County. He is located in halfway between Zagreb and Rijeka.
Geographical location

           Ogulin is medium - sized town. According to the census of 2011 Ogulin and his surrounding have about 14 000 inhabitants, while just town has about 8 000 inhabitants. My historical town was founded in 15th century around the castle of the noble family Frankopan. Ogulin was named Julija's Town on the first geographical map of Croatia. Julija's Town is known for the legend of Đula, who threw herself into the abyss of the River Dobra because of an unhappy love.

Ogulin in 1689.

Frankopan's castle

Abyss of River Dobra

Center of the town is Park of king Tomislav. In park is located fountain Cesarovac. The legend says that if women drinks water from fountain she'll stay forever young, and if man drinks water he'll marry a girl from Ogulin.

Statue of King Tomislav

Fountain Cesarovac

The most famous Croatian's writer for children was born in my town. That's Ivana Brlić - Mažuranić. As a young girl, she experienced Ogulin in amazing way, and that she wrote in her autobiography. Her tales are extremly valuable cultural and international potential. According to them, Ogulin become the Homeland of Fairy Tales. Every year in June, we have a Festival of Fairy Tales in honor to Ivana Brlić - Mažuranić.

Logo of Festival of Fairy Tales
Ivana Brlić - Mažuranić

Mountain Klek
Klek is mountain that dominates above the town. When time is nice, from the top of the mountain you can see the cathedral in Zagreb. The true jewel of my town is Lake Sabljaci. Eleventh lake in Croatia, many people call it Ogulin "sea". Near Ogulin is Bjelolasica, Croatian Olympic Center. From the top of Bjelolasica you can see a beautiful view: Kvarner bay.

Kvarner Bay

Lake Sabljaci

The only thing I don't like in Ogulin is that we don't have many places where we can go out and have fun. We even don't have cinema!! But regardless, I love town where I grew up!


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