Dalmatia: Bribirska glavica (Varvaria)

November 3, 2023

It is a 300-meter-high hill, and an important Croatian archeological site – Varvaria, an antique municipality, and later medieval town. It was the center of the Croatian state in the 13th century and home of the Šubić family. Situated about 15km from Skradin and approx 30km from Šibenik. A macadam road about 500m long leads to the top of the hill.

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(photo from Open street maps)

Prehistoric, Roman, and Medieval walls

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Nympheum(1st-2nd century), with a Medieval tower, and Roman, late Roman, and Medieval houses

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Medieval tower with a view to Promina (1148 m) and Svilaja (1508 m)

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Church of St.Mary (13th. century) and Franciscan Monastery

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Early Christian complex/Medieval church of St.John/Orthodox church of STs. Joachim and Ann

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Šubić family palace

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Medieval houses

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Turkish Venetian fortress

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Mačkov hill

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Romanescue church

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Vratnice-the city gate of Liburnian and Roman Varvaria / Medieval Breberium

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Medieval graveyard Vratnice

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Museum collection

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