This place is also called Vrata do Lika, because traveling from Zagreb, this is the first place to turn into the Lika area. The old road that connected Lika and Gachka with the sea is now an attractive road for those who visit this area for the first time. Brinje was first mentioned in 1343 as "Brigna", which means simply a spruce tree that grows in the area. At the top of the hill in the center of Brinje you can see the remains of the old town of Sokolac (hillfort). It was founded at the beginning of the 15th century by Nicholas IV. Frankopan (Croatian prince) as the residence of his noble family. The three-layer chapel of the Holy Trinity with arches and the coat of arms of the Frankopans is one of the most important Gothic monuments in Croatia.
№410 in Cities of Croatia