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"The oldest house in Ba?ka" Top 5 Page for this destination Baska Tip by SnoopySue

Baska, Otok Krk: 13 reviews and 18 photos

 
 

Baška was in the past situated on the present day hill of St. Ivan. It was, in fact, a castle (Rom. "castrum"), and according to some documents it was already known inn time time of King Zvonimir of Croatia as "Besca", and in some Croatian monuments as "Baška" (1375). In 1380, the Castel Baška was - in the war between the Hungaro-Croatian king Ludovic I and Venetians - burned down and the residents of that time had started to build their houses on the hill-side. The first house on the coast (on the photo) was built not earlier than in 1529. The house has got in int circle the written record - the Roman number I and the Latin inscription - Pax huic domui et omnibus habitentibus in ea (peace to this house and to a those who live in). There is also an Italian title showing that the house was built by the master Martin, the furrier from Senj.

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  • Updated Sep 16, 2003
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