Gortanov Brijeg or “Camus property”

In the 12th Century a monastery and church of St. Michael had already been founded on this hill by the Benedictine monks. The monastery was abandoned in the 14th Century, after which it was assigned to the local nobles. During the possession by Andri Kršan, Captain of Pazin and Triest, Gortanov Brijeg was called: Kršanik Brijeg. In the 18th Century the Camus family was the new owner.

Name: Gortanov Brijeg – “Camus property”

Place: Gortanov Brijeg – (Pazin).

Coordinates: 45.24605 N -13.91259 E. (more…)

Hiking trail Vela Draga to Crna Peć, Pupićina Peć and a cave near the railway.

Crna Peć

For information about the trail  and pictures see the post named: “Hiking path to the Black cave near the streams Veladraga and Crnjak “. Posted 2018-10-05.

Pupićina peć

This cave is located in the canyon near the ruins of Stara Vranja (post “Castrum Vrane” posted: 2018-08-10) at a height of 200 m above sea level and it has a depth of about 30 meters.  From 1991 to 1995 archaeological research took place here and in several caves in the area to determine prehistoric ecology in the northeast of Istria. During the excavations to a depth of 3.5 meters the sediments were uncovered, in which remains from the Late Upper Paleolithic (last Ice Age)  until the Bronze Age (10500 – 3300 BC). In the layers are the artifacts found of tools, flints, fireplaces, bones of roe deer,wild boar, ibex, wild cattle, badger, hare, snails, shells and ceramic fragments. The research has shown that this cave has been visited by people over longer periods of time, if the climate conditions this allowed.                     Pictures: 58 to 68.

Vele Peć

The Vela peć (Big cave) is opposite the Pupićina peć. In the cave had place  archaeological investigations. Special is the present of badger setts.                   Pictures: 72 to 76; 78-87.

The last cave in this canyon is not far away from the railway over the Vela Draga. Pictures 41 to 47.


Name: Pupićina peć – Crna peć

Place: Vela Draga – Učka


Starting point hiking trail: 45.31590 N – 14.15146 E. near the village Baričevići and the church St. Peter.

Crossing point stream Crnjak 45.31363 N – 14.15334 E.

Follow the opposite  path to 45.31343 – 14.15465 E , and the stream Vela Draga to point 45.31292 N – 14.15715 E.

Pupićina pec: 45.31344 N – 14.15676 E

Vela peć: 45.31269 N – 14.15691

Cave near railway: 45.31552 N -14.16391 E

“Winnetou” Vranje – Vela Draga

In Vranje, in 2015 part shots took place near the closed quarry and railway station  of the railway from Lupoglav to Raša, for a three-part TV movie about “Winnetou” (“A New World”, ” The Secret of the Silver Lake” and “The Last Struggle”).


Name: “Winnetou”

Place: Vranje – (Lupopglav).

Coordinates: 45.31790 N – 14.15829 E