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Skrad has a rich religious heritage of which bear witness the religious buildings in town which have for centuries serve to celebrate the glory of God, Mary and patron saints. The Skrad parish includes the Chapel of the Holy Trinity in Bukov Vrh, Chapel of St. Rocco in Šije, Chapel of the Assumption of Mary in Skradski vrh.
Church of St. Antun di Padua
Crkva sv. Antuna Padovanskog, Skrad
Established 1670
Church of St. Izidor in Divjake
Crkva sv. Izidora u Divjakama, Skrad
Established 1807
Church of St. Vid in Kupjak
Crkva sv. Vida u Kupjaku, Skrad
Established 1874
The Lončarić House, a monument of urban architecture of the 19th century

 
According to tradition, the construction of the house began in 1821, as evidenced by the inscription on the lintel door in the basement. They say that the house was finished in 1841, and this year listed on the second lintel in the basement. The year 1841 is written above the entrance door, and oral tradition has it as registered when the house opened an inn. Opposite the house, across the street, in 1842 a long building was built (26m x 13 m), which had barns in its bottom half. In them travelers who came via the Louisiana road could change horses or rest them, while they worshipped at the bar. Above the stables there was a huge space for the hay-barn. Hay was thrown into the barn through openings in the floor. Half of the building was demolished in 1954 to build an access road to the parking lot and the gas station. Today, only half of the building remains, and it has been converted into a bar and a shop.
The “Munjara” Hydroelectric Power Plant

 

This is the first hydro power plant in Gorski Kotar. Built in 1921 and put into operation in 1922, it made Skrad the first town in Gorski Kotar to have electricity. The plant is still in operation, its power is 2 x 0.8 MW, and is considered a monument of technical culture. Its reservoir is located in a cave.
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