Maslenica: Old bridge (D8)
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Maslenica: Old bridge (D8)

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A: Above Vinjerac

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B: National park Paklenica - Libinje

by Damir Turković, 7.8 km away

South Velebit view.

National park Paklenica - Libinje

C: Marune

by Igor Adamec, 8.9 km away

View from the vantage point at the resting place 'Marune' along the Zagreb-Split highway.

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D: National park Paklenica - Paklarić viewpoint

by Damir Turković, 9.4 km away

National park Pakelnica entrence viewpoint. Beautiful Adriatic see and the Velika Pakelnica canyon.

National park Paklenica - Paklarić viewpoint

E: National park Paklenica - Velika Paklenica canyon

by Damir Turković, 10.2 km away

Inside the Velika Paklenica canyon, part of a National park Paklenica in Croatia.

National park Paklenica - Velika Paklenica canyon

F: XII. International climbers meeting in Paklenica, Croatia, may 1st 2011.

by Hrvoje Mikolčević, 10.2 km away

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XII. International climbers meeting in Paklenica, Croatia, may 1st 2011.

G: Tulove Grede - Winnetou "Nugget Tsil" - Mali Alan - Velebit - Croatia

by Tom Puchner, 10.3 km away

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Tulove Grede - Winnetou "Nugget Tsil" - Mali Alan - Velebit - Croatia

H: On the path to Mountain home Paklenica

by Vedran Penga, 10.5 km away

It takes about 2 hours to come from the entrance of National Park Paklenica to Mountain home Paklenic...

On the path to Mountain home Paklenica

I: Tulove Grede

by Hrvoje Mikolčević, 10.8 km away

Tulove Grede is a group of rocks in the southern Velebit, Croatia which is visible and recognizable f...

Tulove Grede

J: National park Paklenica - Manita peć viewpoint

by Damir Turković, 11.2 km away

In front of the Manita peć cave, part of a National park Pakelnica. Viewpoint overlooking the velika ...

National park Paklenica - Manita peć viewpoint

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