Heritage of Island Krk

Košljun, The island of Krk abounds in various types of cultural and historical heritage, and it is an undisputable fact that religious institutions, mainly communities of friars, have played a great role in the preservation of the cultural heritage. Besides the Franciscan monastery and church, on the islet of Košljun there are also a collection of ethnographic and religious items and a library of rarities. And, here, in this oasis of peace, is also the eternal resting place of Katarina Frankopan, one of the most famous members of the Frankopan family. The religious art collection is part of the unique religious complex encompassing the Basilica of St. Quirinus (Bazilika Sv. Kirina), the patron saint of the city of Krk, the Church of St. Margaret (Crkva Sv. Margarete) and the three-nave Cathedral of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Katedrala uznesenja Marijina).
For more information: www.kosljun.hr
End your tour of the treasuries of the island’s past in the Sepen Cove near Omišalj, home to an Old-Christian basilica from the 5th century (probably the largest such basilica in the Mediterranean region) and the remnants of the Roman settlement called Fulfinum, the city of Roman veterans, whose discovery in the 1970s put new light on the achievements of ancient civilizations.
For more information: www.tz-njivice-omisalj.hr

The Baska tablet

The Baška Tablet is a national monument of culture of the Croatian represents an original Glagolitic inscription, an official document chiselled in 13 line of text  containing details about donation of the Croatian King Zvonimir (1075-1089) to St. Lucy’s church, where the Baška tablet was found embedded into the church pavement. The tablet was found in1851, thanks to Peter DORČIĆ, a Baška cleric. About the Baška tablet and the Glagolitic alphabet learn more on www.azjurandvor.com


Glagolitic script about the letter, wheel, road & traveler …

Vrbnik is a fount of Glagolitic script, world champion in number of Glagolitic monuments, a place where you always nurtured Glagolitism …

“Script discovers a bit of Eternal Light in man, it is a heavenly order and a language of ideas, reading the sky and detect symbols”.

This is a sign soaked theological and archetypal meanings and also stave for Glagolitic letters that are enrolled in vrbnik holiest chapter Glagolitic. Some other wheels brought to Vrbnik and Vrbnik’s Wheel on a journey through space and time, but also around the – around the labyrinth of Vrbnik’s narrow streets, where every little house and gutter are letters which we read the city …

Holders of the Croatian-Glagolitic heritage in Vrbnik and Krk were Vrbnik Glagolitic priests. It is known that the village Archdiocese in Vrbnik was regularly very numerous. In the liturgy as well as in public and private life were used exclusively in the Croatian language and Glagolitic script. From Vrbnik has emerged the largest number of manuscripts, not only liturgical (missals, breviaries, …), but also others, among which occupy various collections and Glagolitic notary books. Throughout history, many of these manuscripts disappeared, but with all that to this day has preserved about 105 Glagolitic texts that were created in Vrbnik or in any way connected with Vrbnik; kept in Vrbnik or in world libraries (Zagreb, Rome, Moscow, Oxford and elsewhere).

In support of this we will cite here a few historical data. For example, deacon Luka in 1445, wrote Mirror (located in the Vatican Library iliir. 9) – “pop to Gregory in Vrbnica” (Antiquities 33, 202); žakan Blaz Baromić wrote in Vrbnik pop Mavar of 1460 years. They were written and probably I Vrbnik breviary (13-14. C., The oldest preserved Glagolitic codex Croatian redaction), brevijaria fragments from the 13th century, II Vrbnik breviary from the 14th century., III Vrbnik breviary from the 15th century. And II Vrbnik Missal from 1462, which is decorated with beautiful initials and miniatures. Code Dialog St. Pope Gregory and St. Augustine (17th c.) Was written in Vrbnik. Pop Gregory Žašković wrote in 1526 Vrbanski Vrbnik (Krk) statute. Omišaljski navigable said during the visitation in 1617 that gave rewrite catechism in Vrbnik. More info on www.ancientscripts.com/glagolitic.htm

Vrbnik statut

Frankopan dukes were the most powerful Croatian medieval noble family from Vrbnik, from which they originated. In the town they had the Duke’s palace and Bacin court and two castles, one near the ruins of the church of St. Maurus on the same hill and castle on the outskirts of Graz Vrbničkog fields.

Mutual relations Vrbničkog the people were governed by customary law, but already distant 1388.god. Mrs. Frankopan, who are from 1118th to 1480th year were real masters of the island, gave to compile and write Vrbnik Statute. The statute is a collection of rules that are partly related to the whole island of Krk, and partly just to Vrbnicka municipality. The statute is composed June 15 1388.god. when the delegates arrived in Krk Frankopan princes and famous men of Krk other municipalities to jointly draw up this important document. Today Vrbnik, is important source of medieval law. It also bears witness to the civilization development of the Krk citadel and was written in the Glagolitic script and the Croatian language. More info on www.wikiwand.com/en/Vrbnik_Statute