Knightly Days in Vrana

It is difficult to reconstruct history. Dreamlike pictures jump out from the thick weave of history, from the dark partitions of time: the Templars, the Hospitallers, Turkish pasha, Papal messengers, the Vrana priors… are only a few of the characters from the long and layered Pakoštane history.

During the “KNIGHTLY DAYS IN VRANA ,” a historical spectacle that takes place the last weekend in August, there are re-enactments of scenes from times long past. Before you there will be a medieval camp, knight tournaments, old crafts, plays, knights-horsemen from all over Croatia and abroad, falcon trainers, commoners, jugglers and the poor… picturesque folk costumes, uniforms, war devices, and add to this a rich a culinary offer based on medieval recipes. You will be awed by everything you see, but when you are offered fruits of the land from the Vrana fields you will not know where the true throne of pleasure resides: in your eyes or on your taste buds.

Right next to Han Jusufpaše Maškovića, the last Turkish fortress on the edge of western civilisation, a historical spectacle will take you back to the time of great battles, and if you close your eyes for a moment, it will seem as if you are part of the heroic army, a protruding bulwark before the Turkish onslaught, the grand Vrana priors Ivan Paližna and Petar Berislavić.

 

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