Dubec Park

A monument of landscape architecture from the first half of the 20th century.

Dubec Park was gradually created after 1925 as a result of the efforts of the local Spa Commission. It is one of the few examples of a natural park that has been created by regulating the existing footpaths and vegetation. A local song by Professor Ivan Kraljić Duminić, Nad Omišalj kad padne mrak (When Night Falls over Omišalj), which is regarded a kind of ‘Omišalj anthem’, sings the park’s praises.

It is worth mentioning that in the past the island of Krk was particularly rich in oak forests. Since these were the island’s main resource, this fact was regularly emphasised in the reports that the Venetian governors (provveditore) sent to the Doge in Venice. For the Republic of Venice, wood was of strategic importance because of the huge demand for it in the construction and repairing of ships for the Venetian fleet.