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Šilo - the tourist centre of Dobrinjstina, is a typical coastal picturesque village suited for those who look for a vacation far from summer crowd. Although one of the youngest places in Dobrinjstina, its significance expands outside the tourist domain; actually, on 19th February 1905, the Krk steamship company was founded in Šilo and bought the Dinko Vitezić steamship; on 1st June 1905, Dinko Vitezić sailed towards Crikvenica, which marked the beginning of the regular service Šilo – Vrbnik - Crikvenica. According to data from the 1937 maritime yearbook, Šilo had 9 ships with 119 gross tons and 15 crew members. Although without hotel services, Šilo disposes with sufficient capacities in private accommodation and a motor camp Šilo, while autochthonous, national and international food and drinks can be consumed in several catering establishments. Šilo celebrates its day on 16th August on the festivity of St. Roch, which represents the continuation of the tradition initiated in mid 19th century, when the plague devastated our country. The inhabitants of Šilo and many others vowed to St. Roch to save them from the plague, which marked the beginning of the votive St. Roch processions from Polje to the church of St. Nicholas in Šilo.
Municipality Dobrinj - Šilo
* Šilo - pogled sa rive
Klimno - Geographical location of Klimno is identical to that of Šilo, although Klimno is by origin much older. The town is dominated by a small Church of St. Clement the Bishop, which is the only church in the Krk bishopric devoted to this saint, after whom - after all - Klimno was given its name. The altarpiece with the illustrations depicting the saints’ lives is a protected cultural monument. From the mid 19th century, Klimno became and remained a shipbuilding base; a shipyard which founded in the second half of 19th century by Svetozar Jurić is one of the oldest shipyards on Krk. The shipbuilding tradition is confirmed by the fact that today, in this relatively small village, there are as much as three škver (eng. shipyard).
Municipality Dobrinj - Klimno
* Klimno panorama
Dobrinj - The written history of Dobrinjstina started "in 1100, the year of our Lord Jesus Christ, in Dobrine church of St. Vitus" (cro. let od Hristova rojstva 1100 pred Dobrinem poli crikve svetoga Vida). As stated by Kirin Radonjin, the pisar od komuna Dobrina (eng. scribe of Dobrinj commune), on that day and in that year, a small church of St. Vitus was consecrated as a prebend of Dragoslav the Great. To this day, the historians failed to reveal who this Dragoslav was and why he was called "the Great". Nevertheless, they all agree that he was possibly a prosperous man of noble blood, and some even link him with the Krk princely line of Frankopans. The document which, according to the dictation of the mentioned Dragoslav in Old Croatian language and Glagolitic alphabet, was written down by the municipal scribe Kirin, was the first written document on the history of Dobrinjstina. Since the Listina slavnog Dragoslava (eng. Charter of Dragoslav the Great) mentions the komun (eng. commune, municipality), pisar od komuna (eng. scribe of the commune), crikva sv. Stipana (church of St. Stephen), plovan (parish priest), etc., it is obvious that Dobrinj was already organized as an administrative and ecclesiastic center. Although the Charter of Dragoslav the Great was not preserved in the original but in transcript, this does not challenge its value, because it is one of the oldest and most significant documents from the Croatian Glagolitic inheritance.
Municipality Dobrinj - Dobrinj   Municipality Dobrinj - Dobrinj
* Detalj iz Dobrinja (crkva i zvonik)
Although the Listina Charter is the only written official proof of the existence of Dobrinj, the trails of life in Dobrinjstina date all the way back to the pre-Illyrian times, for which there are evidence in archeological discoveries on numerous localities, and toponyms, i.e. the names of the inhabited and uninhabited places in Dobrinjstina. Although its official name is Dobrinj, among the local population the name Grad, meaning simply "“the Town", became widely adopted; therefore in Dobrinj you will not hear that you are in Dobrinj, but that you are Gradi, meaning that you are "in Town".
Čižići - This is an attractive tourist destination of Dobrinjstina for a number of reasons: it is chosen by those who seek rest far from the noise and the crowd. Geographically, it is situated near the bathing resort in Meline, which is famous for its mud whose healing properties were many times scientifically and practically confirmed. Only a couple of kilometers away from Čižić, there is a place called Rudine, which is known by Biserujka, the so called Vitezić's cave.
Gabonjin - One of the oldest settlements of Dobrinjstina (first mentioned in 14th century) is located under the hill of Sveti Petor (eng. St. Peter), with the small church devoted to St. Peter. The path to the church, called the Glagolitic Priests' Alley, is a cultural specificity, almost a rarity in coastal places.
Municipality Dobrinj - Čižići   Municipality Dobrinj  - Gabonjin
* Detail from Čižići
* St. Peter's Church in Gabonjin

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Općina Dobrinj
Dobrinj 103, 51514 Dobrinj

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Katastarska površina: 55,05 km2
Broj stalnih stanovnika: 2.023
Broj kućanstava: 891

Stambene jedinice: 4.422
Stanovi za stalno stanovanje: 1564
Naselja: Općinu Dobrinj čine 20 naselja

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