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 Krk. 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 villages 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 ...
In addition to significant agricultural areas where the tradition of olive growing and winemaking has been present for millennia, along with fruit and vegetable growing, extensive livestock, especially sheep, this area has had a significant traffic and trade function since the time of the Roman Empire.
In the area of Polača there are archeological remains from the pre-Mediterranean and Liburnian forts to the remains of fortified cities built for the Roman Empire - there are the roots of the medieval state of Croatia with the testimonies of the Venetian Republic, the Ottoman Empire until modern times. A special feature of the area are preserved ethno traditions and customs, many as unique inscribed in the UNESCO list of intangible heritage such as Mediterranean cuisine or folklore customs of Nijema kola and Ojkan, or drywall construction as a way of forming agricultural land.