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Grand mosque - Rising majestically from beautifully manicured gardens and visible from each of the bridges joining Abu Dhabi Island to the mainland, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque represents an impressive welcome to the city. With more than 80 marble domes on a roofline held aloft by over 1000 pillars and punctuated by four 107m-high minarets, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture and design. Over 100,000 tons of pure white Greek and Macedonian marble were ...
Plitvice - The 4 km long Plitvica Stream, one of several steady water flows in the National Park and the third largest source in the karst area of the Plitvice Lakes Park, gushes out from its source at 640m a.s.l., and never dries out. After 1.5 km, Plitvica Stream takes in water from Sartuk Stream, a watercourse made up of several smaller springs. At a spot called 'Hajdukovića mlin', the stream leaves the poorly porous dolomite area and flows into an area of highly porous limestone. Such a ...
Barac caves - Rakovica area is home to over one hundred natural underground caves, with some being over one kilometer long, one in particular being ten kilometers in length. The cavities are interconnected using natural streams, creating also the above-ground intricate waterway network of Rakovica. It is not surprising that the area is considered a speleological El Dorado by some of the most important speleologists in the world.
In Zadar - Zadar is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia, situated on the Adriatic Sea. Zadar is a historical center of Dalmatia as well as the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zadar: it has a rich history dating from prehistoric times. The archaeological remains have shown that the main centres of Liburnian territorial units or municipalities were already urbanized in the last centuries BC; before the Roman conquest, Zadar held a territory of more than 600 km2 in the 2...