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Senj

Senj is a city in the Lika-Senj county of Croatia, on the Adriatic coast. It is the largest transit point between Kvarner region and Dalmatia. Senj has a favorable position below the Vratnik mountain pass which separates Velebit mountain from mountains of Gorski kotar. Due to its geographic position, Senj is a typical and specific Croatian coastal town. The old name of Senj is Senia, and it has always been mentioned as an example of brave fight against all conquerors. This area was under a rule of many governments like Turkish and Venetian and here are hidden many traces of ancient past. A cultural heritage is visible in charming squares, narrow streets and towers, and in hospitality of hosts which guaranties you memorable moments and excellent vacation.

Here is Senj located

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How to get to Senj

Senj can be reached on the coastal road coming from Rijeka Jadranska Magistrala or Starigrad. Alternatively, you can exit from the Zuta Lokva Road A1 down through the valley to Senjska draga coastal city. Due to excellent position it has maritime connection with the Mediterranean towns and countries. It is linked with the hinterland by the roads across the Vratnik pass in the north, with the Vinodol Valley and Rijeka in the west and with Zadar, Split and southern Dalmatia in the South.

City map of Senj

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Pictures of Senj


History of Senj

The town of Senj has been inhabited since the prehistoric times. The settlement was mentioned in Greek documents dated 4th century BC. The Romans called this beautiful town, Senia as a stronghold against the Illyrians in the 2nd century BC. In the 7th century in this place settled Avars and the Croats and after a while it became the property of the counts of Krk, and the famous Frankopans.

In 1469 in order to defend itself from the invading Ottoman and Venetian armies, was established the military that sheltered the town. In this purpose was built The Nehaj fortress in 1558. and is still preserved as a memory on that period.

The 18th century brought prosperity, especially with the construction of the road "Josephine" which connected Karlovac and Rijeka to Senj. The beginning of the 19th century, was the period of big importance, because of a great constructive works and it is the time when Senj became one of the most important settlements in the country. After the end of the World war II, Senj was under many changes. The old town center suffered a great damage in bombing and much of the valuable cultural inheritance disappeared. Still, there are some preserved monuments, making Senj an important and attractive place for visiting.

What to see in Senj

  • The old part of the town is very interesting sight place and it presents a living museum in a way.
  • Senj City Museum-The Municipal Museum has several permanent exhibitions...
  • The Sacral Heritage exhibition is taking place at the Rectory and it is always well attended by domestic and foreign tourists.
  • Nehaj Fortress- visit Nehaj "Fear Not" castle and feel the spirit of an old past story.
  • Fortress Nehaj

Above the town lies the Fortress. It was built between 1551 - 1559.

Excursions in the region of Senj

Senj is situated in a quite, preserved area, on a 70 km long riviera, stretching along. Senj has a beautiful clear sea and a number of picturesque seaside resorts: St. Juraj ("St. George"), Lukovo, Klada, Starigrad, Stinica, Jablanac and Prizna which are worth visiting. It lies bellow beautiful mountain - Velebit which is proclaimed in 1978. a world biosphere reserve by the UNESCO. Due to specific and favorable position, Senj is a point of travel to all parts of Adriatic and hinterland as well. Explore beautiful mountains or go on a boat trip to the islands and fulfill yourself.

Accommodations in Senj

Hotels in Senj

Camping in Senj

Small camps in the region of Velebit

Private accommodations in Senj

Weather in Senj

Below you see the current weather forecast for Senj. The climate table of Senj tells you which temperatures can be expected for each month.

Current weather in Senj and a 7-day weather forecast for Senj

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Climate in Senj

Climate in Senj
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Max. Temperature
8
10
12
16
21
25
29
28
24
19
14
10
Min. Temperature
2
3
5
8
12
15
18
18
15
11
7
3
Hours of Sunshine
4
4
6
7
6
10
11
10
8
6
4
3
Rainy Days
7
6
7
7
6
5
4
4
5
7
9
9
Water temperature of the Adriatic Sea
11
10
11
13
17
21
23
24
22
19
16
13


Sports & leisure opportunities in Senj

Senj is a paradise for sportsmen and lovers of an active life. Here are the following sports ideal in the region of Senj:

  • Fishing,
  • Diving in DIVING CLUB “VIVERA” - have licenses for scuba-diving, scubs-tanks filling and diving equipment renting
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Biking

You can also rent a boat, paddle boats, kayaks, surf boats ... and explore one of the most beautiful islands at Adria.

Where to eat in Senj

In this part of the Adriatic coast prevails Mediterranean lifestyle, which is visible even in the cuisine. There are many specialities you have to try such as game specialties with aromatic sauces mostly served with gnocchi and red wines. Try seafood specialties and homemade wine and comply yourself.

  • ADRIA, Senj,
  • ZAGREB, Senj,
  • VAL, Senj,
  • MARTINA, Senj,
  • DADA, Senj,
  • SIDRO, Senj,
  • LOVRO, Senj,
  • KOŠARE, Senj,
  • MOKO, Senj,
  • LAVLJI DVOR, Senj,
  • LEUT, Senj,
  • STARI GRAD, Senj,
  • POTOK, Senj,
  • PRIMORSKA KONOBA, Senj,
  • KREŠIMIR, Senj,


Konoba "Lavlji dvor"

Apartmani Laura - Senj

Beaches in Senj

Sveti Juraj is a small place and a harbor on the coast of the Velebit channel, 10 km south of Senj, placed in a shallow and well-protected bay. Here you will find a large beach. There are several great beaches in the nearby places:

Nightlife and entertainment in Senj

  • MOKO
  • JURIŠA
  • MALIŠA
  • DISCO CLUBS
  • DIANA
  • MAGNUS

Cultural events in Senj

In the streets and squares of an ancient town of Senj is organized the 34. INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CARNIVAL, a traditional celebration of fun and masks. It takes place in August every year

Videos of Senj

Below you can find travel videos from Senj. The videos from Senj are provided by CroVideos.com, the video portal for Croatia.

Discussions about Senj

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Useful links

For more Info go to Senj24.com


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