The Vrelo cave in Fužine, discovered during the construction of Lake Bajer, is 3.5 – 4 million years old. Although short (300 m), it is full of cave decorations. In the immediate vicinity, there is a mountain spring, a lake, and a sinkhole, which make it special, but also floods in rainy periods. It is arranged for visits and is accessible to everyone, even people with disabilities. The Vrelo cave is often called “Persistence in miniature”.
Lakes Bajer and Lepenica, located in the submerged valleys of the rivers Ličanka and Lepenica, attract hikers, fishermen, and nature lovers. The area is extremely rich in precipitation, and the three reservoir lakes are the result of this abundance. Lake Bajer, the oldest, offers the opportunity for sailing and surfing. Lake Lepenica, the largest, is ideal for swimming. Lake Potkoš is younger and smaller, ideal for excursions.
Kamačnik, a secluded natural oasis, attracts visitors with its wild romance. Kamačnik carved its gorge into Velika Kapela massif, and at the entrance to the canyon it enchants us with a small waterfall. This karst spring refreshes visitors throughout the year. It is an ideal place for walks, games in nature, and picnics.
Zrinsko Frankopanski Severin Castle, built at the end of the 15th century, bears the history of Zrinski-Frankopan and Frankopan owners. Renovated in 1803, this castle enjoys attention in the heart of Severska valley. Next to it stretches a magical meadow with rare species of trees that normally do not thrive in the Goran forests and the pond. The view from the viewpoint offers an incredible landscape of the Kupa River, meadows, forests, and mountain scenary.
Church of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gorski Kotar is a jewel of centuries-old history. Built around 1573, this late Gothic beauty with a semicircular sanctuary and an imposing tower rises high on an elevated position in the center of the village. Horticulturally decorated with the attention of the priest and the faithful, this church proudly wears the Green Flower with a silver sign, won in 2002 in the competition for the most beautiful religious building in continental Croatia.
The Church of St. John of Nepomuk in Vrbovsko, originally built in 1755, bears witness to a turbulent history. Although the previous two churches were demolished due to dilapidation, today’s church, completed and consecrated in 1904, is a magnificent building. Richly divided with beds and openings, it stands out with its distinctive exterior facade. This spiritual oasis preserves valuable church art and the blessed image of St. Ivanka (Gianna) Beretta Molla, protector of pregnant women, mothers and children and promoter of culture.
Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Brod na Kupi, the jewel of the sub-archdeaconry, emerged in 1670 in baroque splendor, thanks to the Croatian noble Petar Zrinski. Throughout history, it has been rebuilt, but the Second World War left its mark with arson and demolition, robbing it of its original baroque splendor. Its single-nave structure with a polygonal presbytery and a bell tower on the front bears witness to the time and culture in which it was created.