04 August 2014

Exhibition "Mirila – resting places of the souls"

Visit exhibition "Mirila-resting places of the souls"  in ethno house Marasović in Starigrad-Paklenica.
Mirila, stone monuments to the departed, can be found along the mountain paths, passes, elevations and clearings of Mt. Velebit. Mirila date from the times of the Velebit hamlets (17th-20th cent.), that mainly survived from animal husbandry. They preserve the memories of persons who died on the mountain slopes and had to be carried to the village church and then to the cemetery where they were buried.

Today, mirila are protected intangible cultural heritage of the Republic of Croatia.

This exhibition speaks about mirila – the stone markers of a unique funeral cult, which convey the customs, way of life and creativity of an entire era, in a contemporary interpretation of scientist and artist (Siniša Reberski, Krešimir Rončević, Radivoj Simonović, Tomo Vinšćak, Mirjana Trošelj, Petar i Josip Strmečki, Josip Zanki).

Opening hourse - every day 13.00-21.00h.

Free entrance.