Kvarner newsletter / no 1

Gorski kotar
Opening soon in Mrkopalj: elite apartments with additional facilities

In the spring of 2008 begins the construction of six luxurious apartments providing top-quality accommodation and additional facilities in Mrkopalj in Gorski kotar.
This area – more precisely Brestova Draga and Stari Laz in the municipality of Mrkopalj – has been chosen because of its beautiful natural resources, clean air, and excellent traffic position: it can be easily accessed from both the coast and Zagreb Airport.

The town of Mrkopalj was first mentioned in the second half of the 15th century, which was also the time of the construction of the small church whose ruins were found on the hill of Fortica. Since the 18th century, Mrkopalj has been connected to other areas via the so-called Caroline Road, while in Brestova Draga are ruins of bridge supports that testify to the unique construction techniques of the time.

Through the charter of Franz Joseph II in 1785, Mrkopalj became a privileged royal town with its own seal and coat of arms.
Apart from the cordial hospitality of its inhabitants, Mrkopalj is also known as the cradle of Croatian skiing. It hosted the first ski race in 1913, and in 1934 the first ski-jumping hill was constructed, which hosted an international ski-jumping competition.