Velebit House is spread over four floors and covers a number of thematic ensembles intertwined and interspersed with each other so that the richness of Velebit, its diversity and cultural and natural value can be better displayed.
The centre of the story are humans and their direct and indirect influence on nature and natural values. In the past, the inhabitants of Velebit lived a nomadic life; cutting the woods, tending livestock, building stone dwellings - shepherd’s shelters and dry-stone walls - and creating new habitats such as grasslands, ponds and the like and have influenced the variety of plant and animal species.
In Velebit House you will meet a large part of this diversity - various insects and birds, large beasts, endemic plant species adapted to extreme living conditions... But the value of this mountain is not only in the number of plant, animal and fungal species, but also in the diversity if its landscape. The reason for this is the many superficial karstic forms - sinkholes, ridges, crags, limestone pavements... to name just a few. But the story of how they came to be is told in Velebit House!
And what is actually most valuable is in the underworld and is inaccessible to most visitors. These are our deep caves inhabited by a whole unique world of specific fauna that have had to adapt to a life in a constant darkness. Once again, humanity is intrigued by the underworld, and has begun to explore the fascinating dark world which constantly surprises us by the newly discovered animal species.
For a moment, become a speleologist and explore with us the ‘Lukina Jama’ in Velebit House.
And the Planinci too live in Velebit House!