Surrounding

Surrounding

Cultural-historical and natural enchantments may also be found in the area surrounding Knin. One of the most significant archaeological sites in Croatia is certainly Biskupija near Knin, which was called the Five Churches in Kosovo long time ago. This was confirmed by the findings of the early Croatian churches on the sites of Crkvina, Stupovi, Bukorovica podvornica, Lopuska glavica and Sveta Trojica.
In Biskupija there is a Catholic Church of St. Mary built in 1938 according to the plans of Ivan Mestrovic at the site of the 9th-century basilica.
In Cetina, there are the remains of the Catholic Church of St. Salvation from the 9th century, which is one of the best-preserved monuments of the early medieval sacral construction in Croatia.
Close to Kistanje, there is the Monastery of St. Archangel, which was firstly mentioned in written documents in 1402. The monastery was built as a tribute of Jelena Subic, the widow of Croatian duke Mladen III. Subic.
Not far from Ivosevci, there are remains of the Roman military camp – the town of Burnum. It was built on the important border area of Dalmatae and Liburnae to ensure the peace of this part of Illyricum, and there was the camp of the 20th Roman legion. Close to Ivosevci, there is also a beautiful ancient Roman Amphitheater.
In the surrounding area of Knin, there are also various lakes: Sarena jezera (Biskupija Route), Manojlovo Waterfalls (near Kistanje) and Bilusica Buk (near Raducic), natural creations that take the visitors’ breath away.