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Glagolitic Avenue

The Glagolitic Avenue is the most important monument erected to Glagolitics and Glagolitic, and stretches along the road from Roč to Hum. The Avenue is a project of the Čakavian Parliament whose originator was Zvane Črnja, and it was designed by professor Josip Bratulić and sculptor Želimir Janeš. It was created from 1977 to 1985, and testifies to the centers of Croatian medieval Glagolitic literature in Istria, pointing to Slavic roots and the local literacy and its continuity from the 9th century to the present day.

There are 11 individual monuments on the road, and the first in a row, at the foot of Roč, is the Pillar of the Čakavian Parliament of sculptures in the shape of the Glagolitic letter S, which symbolizes the first Slavic alphabet and the beginnings of Slavic literacy. After him, on the left and right side of the road, all the way to the city gates of Hum, there are the remaining ten monuments, the Table of Cyril and Methodius, Sijelo Kliment Ohridski, Glagolitic Lapidary, Klanac hrvatskog Lucidara, Vidikovac Grgur Ninski, Uspon Istarske razvoda , Žakno Jurij's rest area, the Monument to Resistance and Freedom and the last Gate of Hum.