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Sightseeing tour of Duga Resa

—– town on the River Mrežnica – town of the rich industrial heritage – town of parks – town of sportsmen and artists –

Arriving to Duga Resa and meeting with the local guide

Visiting Dr Franjo Tuđman Park, strolling alongside the Mrežnica and arriving to the former cotton industry factory “Pamučna industrija Duga Resa“, which was the leader of urban development of Duga Resa in the late 19th largest textile industry factories in this part of Europe.

 

Walking through the park to the Large Villa (Administration Villa for the Management) and Small Villa in the gardens

 

 

 

Introducing the residential buildings in the workers’ settlement Kasar, “Clerks’ house”and “Casino Duga Resa“ (“Kantina“) dating back to the beginning of the 20th century.

 

 

 

Continuing the walk towards ”Inzl”– the workers’ settlement with the residential buildings lined up, constructed at the same time as the factory, on the embankment between the drainage canal of the turbines and the riverbed of the River Mrežnica,Doctors’ house and the Hospital building erected at the end of the 19th century

 

 

Walking alongside the River Mrežnica (optional) on the Walkway Tušmer(approximately 1.5 km) to the Upper Mill – one of the oldest mills in the wider region and departing to the Parish Church of the Blessed Alojzije Stepinac

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS:

Climbing up the hill of Vinica (321 m), the location of the hiking lodge “Mladen Polović”, which is managed by the Hiking Society “Vinica”, founded in 1924. The lodge offers refreshments (40 seats in the dining room and another 50 outside the lodge) and lodging (30 beds). There is a signet on top of the hill and the sign post with directions and the hiking time to Martinščak, Mala Švarča and Kalvarija.

 

Swimming at the town swimming spot in Duga Resa

 

 

 

 

Visiting the “wooden house” (an example of the traditional folk architecture) which houses a Gallery of the academic painter Vladimir Bašić

 

 

 

Visiting St. Peter’s Church in the village of Sveti Petar Mrežnički, the archeological site dating back to the Roman period (2nd – 3rd century)