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Alley of Glagolitic

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The Glagolitic alley is one of the most popular attractions in Croatia. This monument is dedicated to the Slavic alphabet, is located in the centre of the Istrian Peninsula.

The length of the alley is more than 6 kilometers, it runs along the road that connects the city of Hum (which is considered the smallest in the world) with the village of Calpe. On both sides of the alleys with sculptures depicting the writing in Glagolitic.

Alley was built in 1976 on the initiative Chukovskogo Cathedral. Zwane Crna (famous Croatian writer) and sculptor PAO came to Moscow Janisch has developed the idea of sculpture. She incarnated over several years (1977 to 1983). 11 monuments symbolize the stages of development of the Glagolitic.

The first statue - Cakavski Parliament - a stone statue with a height of about two meters, in the form of repeats of the Glagolitic letter S. In the old Slavonic language, this letter represents “the Word”, the semantic value is “mind”, “mind”. The second statue - the table of STS. Methodius and Cyril. Near the statue was located before two cypress trees, which symbolize these saints. The third statue is the symbol of a Slavic University and a devoted disciple of Cyril and Methodius - Clement, the founder of the Slavic University.

The Lapidary monument is a stone wall, which is engraved inscriptions in the Glagolitic alphabet found on the territory of the former Yugoslavia. Lucida monument dedicated to the famous Croatian encyclopedia, this sculpture symbolizes the mountain, on top of which is a stone (the cloud).

Monument Grigor NIN is made in the form of a book, on which is carved the alphabet in the Glagolitic, Cyrillic and Latin. The monument reminds of the Croatian Bishop Grigore, who dedicated himself to the struggle for Croatian national Church. In the nineteenth century Gregor became a symbol of resistance of the Croatian people. Stone Glagolitic letter L is a gateway leading to path, which has a statue - the name of the Istrian code of laws, which was passed in 1275.

This is followed by the wall, established in memory of the Croatian Protestants, stone, symbolizing Missal (Missal) and the reminder of the first printed Croatian book. Three stone cube symbolizing the ancient time (Latin), the middle ages (the Glagolitic alphabet) and our time. And last monument of the alley - gates of the city Hum. The inscription on the gates to welcome those who came with good and bad planning threaten the business.