UDBINA: iznad bojnoga polja

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This is the Church of Croatian Martyrs in Udbina, Lika Senj County.

Its construction began on the 9th September 2005, the ritual consecration of the church will be on the 10th September this year.

It was built in the traditional Croatian sacral architectural style.


On 9 September 1493, beginning at 9 am, in just over an hour there was killed around 10,000 Croatian soldiers in the nearby

Krbava field (it can be seen in the picture's background). It was a clash of Christian Roman Catholic and the Islamic armies, known

as the Battle of Krbava. Many historians have taken this particular event as the beginning of the Hundred Years' Croatian - Ottoman

War, which really lasted 150 years. The war ended with widely celebrated victory of the Croats and crushing defeat for the Ottomans

in 1593, in the Battle of Sisak, with the loss of 8,000-20,000 troops on the Turkish side (depending on the historical origins of

the two sides).


This church is a memorial shrine and pilgrimage site for those who remember the Croatian defenders through the distant and recent

turbulent history of the Croatian state. Counting also the Croatian War of Independence and all other wars and battles through

the centuries.

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Comments (16)

Renáta Kuss on September 10, 2011

Dear Zlato, I wish you a perfect day for the consecration of this beautiful white memorial shrine and pilgrimage site, that sits on top of the hill in Udbina overlooking the Krbava field. It will heal the hearts and lift the unwavering spirits of the Croatian people that will visit it, for many centuries to come...

Voar Alto on September 10, 2011

Nice view & church Zlatan, thanks for sharing imformation.L:Eduardo.

khoi tranduc on September 10, 2011

Very nice photo! Like!

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on September 11, 2011

I like this shot, and I can say that we can see half of this white church in the top of a hill, but we can see also the beautiful landscape understanding the real point of the building--AnaM

Itallica on September 15, 2011

Your Cher, shows less than my Chur, but yours has more history

乾龍 on September 16, 2011

Beautiful shot

I like

Best wishes from Taiwan,Qianlong

roymonotosh on September 16, 2011

wonderful capture!!

like and yes. Kind regards,roy

Mihály Mondovics on September 16, 2011

Bloody field. Looks nice

pinkdaisy on September 16, 2011

VERY NİCE place and photo.


regards from Turkey.

Mi li on September 17, 2011

A very beautiful place, very good picture.

zoran.kamencic on September 20, 2011

Divna fotografija. Lep pogled. Like.


刘红石 on September 23, 2011

漂亮! 喜欢

Константин Сушко on November 4, 2011

Very beautiful view!


Giannis Korilis on September 29, 2013

fantastic photo! very nice download! ...LΙΚΕ...Greetings pappous

Πολύ καλή φωτογραφία! Μου αρέσει! Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ. Νίκος

Zlatan Olić on July 30, 2015


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    by Zlatan Olić
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