Ražnjevića dvori A.D.1307
The place Polača where Ražnjevića Dvori is located was named after the palace (lat. Palazzio) because of the medieval fortress on the hill above the place. Today it is a developed village in the heart of Ravni kotari and the seat of the municipality.
Ravni kotari is the historical name for the geographical plain area in northern Dalmatia, mostly in Zadar and smaller in Šibenik-Knin County bordered by the Adriatic Sea, the more rugged and elevated Bukovica and the river Krka. It is most often defined as the area "from Nin to Skradin". This is the most fertile part of Dalmatia with karst fields and the highest point of only 305 meters.
Ražnjevića dvori is a renovated, centuries-old estate of the Ražnjević family, which testifies to the way of life of a wealthier peasant family in the village of Polača and Ravni Kotari, whose name is mentioned back in 1307 by mentioning Matija Ražnjević as the ancestor of today's family (Statute of the Nin District League). Today, the refurbished property lives as a diffuse hotel and agritourism complex with a special emphasis on the indigenous offer as well as the local experience.
The property has gained its current form through construction over the centuries, so that several layers of extension can be seen on the stone walls. It is a testimony to the life of the people of Ravni kotari, where empires and worldviews have clashed for centuries, but despite that, people built their lives on the basis of agriculture and mixed households whose household members adopted many other knowledge - construction, crafts ...
Within the hotel, in a sunny location with an attractive view, there is a heated pool of 50 m2. Located next to the stone wall of the enclosed courtyard, it is surrounded by a glass wall, thus providing a feeling of being trapped in the old.
Next to the pool, there is an open bar with drinks, and due to the proximity of the restaurant, this is an ideal place for organizing gala lunches, dinners, receptions, weddings and various celebrations and fun.
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HIDDEN HISTORY GASTRO ADVENTURE
A gastronomic delight of local cuisine, the most beautiful natural landscapes of the Ravni kotari region, Templar fortresses and a Turkish han, view of thousand islands, the largest lake in Croatia, all in one, on an unforgettable tour of this area.
Take a tour of Ravni kotari, visit its historical monuments and prepare yourself for oenological, cultural and gastronomic discoveries. We will round up your experience with the impressive view of thousand islands from the belvedere Kamenjak.
Driving along Vransko Lake, a Nature Park and Special Ornithological Reserve (included in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance), arrival in the town of Vrana and visit to the Mašković Han. Did you know? A caravanserai Maškovića Han, whose construction started in 1544 and completed 460 years later, is the westernmost preserved monument of the Ottoman Empire?
You will see the remains of the town of Vrana, the seat of the mysterious Templars. We continue to the town of Benkovac and medieval Kaštel (citadel) Benković with a museum that preserves the Liburnian and Roman artefacts found in the nearby town Asseria as well as Da Vinci’s triple barrel canon. Did you know? Bronze triple-barrel cannon was found in the early Croatian fortress from the 15th century called Kličevica near Benkovac. It is believed that the cannon was constructed by Leonardo da Vinci and it is the only preserved example in the world!
We are returning to ‘Ražnjevića dvori’ whose name dates back to the year 1307. Reserve your palate for the culinary delights awaiting you here – a traditional Dalmatian lunch including the traditional welcome of grape brandy and dried figs, homemade bread, prosciutto and cheese, performance of traditional food preparation and the consumption of dishes under the lid in a rural atmosphere of the tavern from the 16th century.
Did you know? Many interesting facts and legends are related to the estate. Authentic atmosphere of the tavern with a dome-shaped vault which dating from the 16th century tells tumultuous story when it was in the function of the Turkish arsenal and its atmosphere and acoustics transports you to the time of knights. On the estate you can enjoy listening to stories from the crown of the 500-year-old mulberry tree, be enchanted by the tree in the form of Jesus on the cross and enjoy the wine and olive oil obtained from the fruit of this soil, which carries a bittersweet taste of witnessing to history of this region.
Group tour is available throughout the year, min. 6 persons
Price: HRK 580,00
100% discount for children 0 - 12
Timing and duration: from June to September from 4:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m., from October to May 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price includes: the tour of the historical sites, transportation, tour guide, lunch and wine in the tavern from the 16th century