Asides from being proud of being the birthplace of one of the world’s greatest minds, Nikola Tesla, whose museum is found in his birth village of Smiljan, Lika also has a beautiful Marian seminary in Krasno. Somewhat south, and only a step away from the sea, there is the Senj fortress of Nehaj built in the 16th century. There is also a unique museum dedicated to pirates the so-called Senj “Uskoks”. The county of Karlovac is an area full of many self-abnegating cultural monuments from charming old towns and castles such as Dubovac, Ozalj, and Bosiljevo to Franciscan, Pauline and Dominican monasteries. Growing up on the banks of four rivers and developed from medieval fortresses once intended for the defence against Ottoman hordes in central Europe, the renaissance centre of the town of Karlovac is particularly interesting and takes the form of a star.