Čepićko Field - Kršan - Boljun Castle - Lupoglav

Čepić field

Today a field, although in the beginning of the 20th c. it was still the large Čepić Lake.  The lake was drained through a canal that was dug out, and its water discharged into Plomin Bay. The lake bottom is inclined from north to south, so during the Ice Age when the Boljunšćica River blocked the major drainage with all its alluvial material, flooding occurred and the field was transformed into a lake. Its...


It is situated on one of the elevations overlooking Čepić field. The castle is set amidst meadows and picturesque karst rocks, formed by ancient water flows. Unlike Momjan, Kostel or nearby Boljun, Kršan is not situated on a dominant elevation. However, its location was probably determined by the configuration of high rocks suitable for defense, surrounded by karst valleys and water-worn ravines forming a natural...

Boljun castle

Massive defensive walls and towers of the castle that was mentioned for the first time in the 11th c. logically fit into the historical story of the castle that was impossible to conquer. One of the reasons is surely the constant renovation of walls until the 17th c. In the 13th c. a semi-urban settlement developed on the northwestern side of the castle, whose present-day appearance was defined until the 19th c. The...


Just as Boljun, ever since the distant past Lupoglav has stood along important roads and strategic points. The area was populated in prehistory, and in the Middle Ages a castle on a cliff overlooking the village Gorenja Vas was built. The village Dolenja Vas also belonged to it.  In the 11th c. it was given to the Patriarch of Aquileia by the Bavarian prince as a gift, together with the surrounding Lupoglav property....

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