Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka

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Land Art Trail on Mt. Ucka
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Discover the beauty of Ucka Nature Park and artworks in places in which you would least expect them! This trail is combination of artistic interventions in the land art and rock art forms, and the natural beauty of Mt. Cicarija and its southern areas around the cliffs and pastures. This is the conceptual project of artist Boris Pecigos to raise awareness about connection between man and nature.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Kornél G
Gyomro, Hungary155 contributions
Art and Nature
Aug 2019
6.5 km long circular trail with 20 artworks of wood and stone. You can find all of them while you are walking this hike in a beautiful surroundings. The trail is easy enough to go with children. Signposts are very good so you won't get lost. You should take water with you because there is no source of drinking water at the trail.
Written August 18, 2019
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Sharon Ann Dror
Los Angeles, CA41 contributions
Creative & fun hiking trail
Jul 2018
Loved this cute art trail - it made it more fun looking for the symbols - some were tricky hard & easy to find. Beautiful time to visit on a raining day and seeing the flowers and plants bloom.
Written August 27, 2018
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Boris P
Rijeka, Croatia69 contributions
Vivid colors in snow!
Dec 2017 • Friends
This trail is even more beautiful in winter during snow! Trail is really easy to walk, even in snow conditions. And colors of these art are remarkables, as seen in photos. Some would say that that doesn't belong in nature, but you must see it by your own eyes - nature there in Učka is beautiful, big forest, idillic pastures, white cliffs... and those land artwork are actually really small in comparison to that great nature that, even if we consider that it IS unnatural, it fits there perfectly. Go and see it by your own eyes.

And tip - there is a good Guidebook on the authors web pages, free to download, so have it with yourself, printed or on your mobile phone, because it will help you understand all the artworks on the trail, and also there's a map that will guide you through those five-colored-paths on the trail.
Written December 16, 2017
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Andrea L
16 contributions
Interesting , artistic and amazing !
Oct 2017 • Friends
Today I went there with my friends and three dogs ( it is completely pet friendly ) . It was amazing! Perfectly organised, you can't get lost in the woods , and the nature there is soo beautiful and magnificent ! I think the creator of this trail did great job because everything is colorful, safe, interesting and with ecological note. What you can see- nature, art, fairiytales and messages to respect nature , but everything shown in such interesting and artistic way. I definetly recommend it, and I am coming back to this place !
Tip- get the information about every station before on a piece of paper(flyer is in the in tourist office) , there is a story and explanation of every station written there- it is fun to explore and know what you are seeing around you :)
Written October 15, 2017
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Filip Z
7 contributions
Beautiful in winter too!
Jan 2017 • Friends
Really nice attraction on Učka mountain, both artisticaly and naturaly. We were there during winter and it's really worth of visit when snow gives awsome contrast to colorful art.
Written September 22, 2017
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davorpu
Zagreb, Croatia18 contributions
Excellent way to explore the mountain above the sea
Jul 2017 • Friends
This path is very interesting way of exploring the Ucka mountain. Land art keeps you concentrated on the nature, the karst and the forest. Excellent way to clear your head.
Written September 18, 2017
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Alen K
2 contributions
Take time to enjoy in every detail
Jun 2017 • Friends
I was thrilled with this trail! Nature is beautiful, and artworks are very thoughtful. Everything is very colorful, both flowers and drawings on the rock. The trail is easy walk, I presume you could walk it through for 1,5 h, but it is waste not to take more time and enjoy in every detail.
Written September 16, 2017
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Boris P
Rijeka, Croatia69 contributions
An experience of art and nature, rarely seen in such a combination
May 2017 • Friends
This trail is an interesting experience of art and nature, rarely seen in such a combination. Bring your camera 'cause you would like to take pictures by many land art works, and vivid and colorful rock art works in beautiful nature. The trail is easy, suitable even for kids or elderly people. You can walk in snickers, but hiking equipment (shoes, walking sticks) are beneficial. Enjoy the mountain beauty, the art... and after this experience, you can easily drive to the coast and enjoy swimming in the Adriatic sea.

The description from the brochure follows:

"Stražica – Sapaćica Land Art Trail has been opened in July 2016, two years after the initial idea, and completed by the end of the year. It is located on Ćićarija mountain in the Učka Nature Park, Croatia.

Discover the natural beauty of the Ćićarija mountain and artworks in places in which you would least expect them!

This circular trail is a combination of artistic interventions in the form of land art and the natural beauty of Ćićarija, i.e. its southern areas around the cliffs of Stražica and the pastures of Sapaćica.

The guiding idea behind the trail, which is the conceptual project of Croatian artist Boris Pecigoš, is to raise awareness of the importance of the connection between man and nature. Man is, regardless of the alienation and bustle of today’s way of life, an inseparable part of nature. Although by his very existence he has an influence on nature and changes it, he can learn to follow the rhythms of nature and respect other creatures that share this planet with him.

As you walk, inhale the fragrance of the forest, listen to its sounds, feel the moist soil under your fingers, caress the soft moss, hug a tree, let the sun caress your skin, soak in the lush greenery and feel the powerful energy of nature around you. You don’t need to search for feelings of oneness with nature because they will come spontaneously. It is only important that you are present.

Don’t forget to look for the land art, that will prompt you to contemplate and meditate. Stand in silence, feel nature and connect with it as you observe the artistic work. Touch the handprints that are situated on some pieces of art, and make contact with nature. Feel the effect of nature on your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Think about your relationship with nature and become aware of your connection with all things created. Breathe as one with nature.

Land art is today a very diverse art form. The works are created in the very nature using natural materials found in situ (stone, gravel, soil, tree trunks, branches, leaves, snow, water… ). Sometimes artificial materials are introduced. Painting the rocks with eco-friendly paints, as is the case in some of the works on this trail, is called the rock art. The land art works are situated in the open air, located far from civilisation, left to change and disintegrate under the influence of natural forces.

Land Art as an art movement emerged in the 1960s in the US. Still, the cave drawings, megaliths, geoglyphs and petroglyphs of the ancient tribes, show that from the beginning of humankind this sort of expression has been inherent to man."

Trail difficulty: easy
Length: 6,5 km
Duration: 2 – 3 hours (but, if you really want to fully enjoy, take some more time)

All the key information (basic information about the trail and land art; short description, meaning and photos of each of the 20 land art and rock art works; simple trail map with the locations of artworks; precise direction to the entrance of the trail with enclosed Google map; download of basic brochure in pdf format; info about the author and received acknowledgments for this project) find on the provided web site of the location (web site of the author of the trail).
Written September 15, 2017
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