Sat. Dec 9th, 2023

Luka Modrić’s birthplace, located at the foot of Velebit in Zaton Obrovački, was set on fire by a Serbian aggressor during the war and is now a ruin. Despite this, it has become a popular tourist attraction for visitors to Croatia. Recently, three Chinese women who came to Croatia to watch Modrić and the “fiery” against Armenia decided to visit his birthplace. They were expecting a museum or at least a place where they could view pictures from his childhood, but instead they found an empty ruin. The owner of the travel agency “Dalma Travel,” Teo Kanjer, told Slobodna Dalmacija that he was afraid that the women wouldn’t explore much due to the mines in the area. However, seeing their enthusiasm, he decided to take them through the Stanovi Stadium where Luka began his football journey. There they encountered a padlock and had to paint over it with bars. One of the women recognized a spot from Modrić’s biography and excitedly exclaimed that it was the old “Iž” hotel where Luka spent his exile days as a child in Zadar.

By Editor

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