Famous for their scenic beauty, the islands are a holiday resort and a Croatian National Park. On the island there is also a Safari Park, it is home to a variety of exotic animals.
On the Brijuni there are several archaeological and cultural sites. At four sites on Veliki Brijun Island over 200 dinosaur footprints have been discovered, which can be traced to the Cretaceous Period from where Brijuni Cretaceous Park gets its name.
There are also several archeological sites worth seeing. There is the 13th century AD St. Mary's Church which was built by the Knights Templar. There are also two ancient Roman villa remains, from the 2nd Century BC and remains of a Byzantine palace. The last remain is Hill-fort which indicates a Bronze Age settlement on the island dating back to 14th century BC. There are also several exhibitions including natural history and art exhibitions, and archaeological collections.
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