Manojlovac makes the highest rainbow in Krka National Park

Manojlovac waterfall, NP Krka, Croatia, photo credit by NP Krka
Manojlovac waterfall, NP Krka, Croatia, photo credit by NP Krka

Several hundred meters from the Burnum archaeological locality, the Manojlovac waterfall is found along the road Knin – Kistanje.

This is the third waterfall in the series, the tallest and considered by many to be the loveliest waterfall on the Krka River. The waterfall consists of a series of travertine barriers, with a total height of 59.6 m. The most significant barrier is 32.2 m high.

Manojlovac waterfall, NP Krka, Croatia, photo credit by NP Krka
Manojlovac waterfall, NP Krka, Croatia, photo credit by NP Krka

 The canyon around the waterfall is overgrown with lush sub-Mediterranean vegetation, with small fields and pastures lining the river. During periods of high waters, the waterfall crashes into the depths with a loud noise, creating a veil of mist in a rainbow palette of colors. During the warmer part of the year, the waterfall is dry, as the water is channeled into the reservoir of the nearby Miljacka hydroelectric plant.

Manojlovac waterfall, NP Krka, Croatia, photo credit by NP Krka
Manojlovac waterfall, NP Krka, Croatia, photo credit by NP Krka

 

In 2011, the trail with viewpoint was cleared and reopened to visitors. At that time, a plaque in honor of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph the First was revealed, as it was at this very spot that the emperor, together with his wife Elizabeth, admired the beauty of Manoljovac slap.

Manojlovac waterfall, Np Krka, Croatia, photo credit by NP Krka
Manojlovac waterfall, Np Krka, Croatia, photo credit by NP Krka

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