Freshwater Aquarium Complex to Be Opened in Karlovac

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Source: Aquatika

Complex of 25 aquariums will present fish species which live in Croatian rivers.

Aquatika – a freshwater aquarium complex in Karlovac with 25 aquariums and more than 5,000 fish belonging to more than a hundred species from Croatian rivers – will be opened on Saturday, reports on October 21, 2016.

The project is valued at 36.7 million kuna and 98 percent of the necessary funds were provided by the European Union from the operational programme “Regional Competitiveness”.

The official opening will take place on Saturday at 11 am, while citizens and visitors will be able to enter it starting at 3 pm.

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On the eve of the opening, the Mayor of Karlovac Damir Jelić visited the aquarium and said that this was a unique institution in Croatia which will present the richness of flora and fauna of Croatian and European rivers and lakes, which does not yet exist in the wider region.

“This is not surprising, considering the fact that no European country has such diverse and well-preserved rivers as Croatia. In addition, Karlovac, as a town of four rivers – Korana, Kupa, Mrežnica and Dobra – is the right place for the presentation of the water resources we have”, said Jelić, adding that the towm and Karlovac County have invested a lot of effort in the project.

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“The idea of constructing an aquarium is a result of the desire for transformation of our rich natural and cultural heritage, and especially the element of water, into a notable attraction. The importance of the aquarium as a unique town attraction is substantial not only for touristic development of the town of Karlovac, but it also represents the business opportunity for all the entrepreneurs involved in the project. Aquarium contributes to the achievement of the strategic goals of Karlovac. With the aquarium, the citizens of Karlovac will continue to live on rivers and with rivers in the heart of Croatia”, said the Mayor.


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