Krupa, named after a 13th century girl named Krupana, is a
small town on the banks of the Una and Krusnica rivers. The
area is well known for its characteristic watermills and the
fishing houses built on stilts.
town centre was built around the ruins of a town called
Psata at the end of the 19th century. Much of the old city
is intact andin typical Bosnian fashion a Catholic and
Orthodox church stand side by side with a mosque. The
most attractive parts of town are the rivers and the
source of the Krusnica. It's a paradise for anglers and
walkers. In Krupa, fishing is second only to
rafting and canoeing. Large carp and trout can be
found in both rivers, but the Krusnica River seems to be the
place for bigger catches.
Krusnica Spring is home to a diverse world of fish
with carp, trout, greyling, pike and chub. The local fishing
association can guide visiting anglers to the hot spots and
arrange for a license. There was once an artist colony here
and many works are displayed in the Town Gallery.
Most of the paintings capture the old-style bridges and the
unique little islands with natural beaches in the middle of
the river. These islands
are ideal for camping and bonfires. Even on the hottest days
the river makes the evenings cool and sometimes chilly.
Of the rafting routes 22km go through Krupa in the Una
Canyon to Ostrozac. Fishing competitions are also held
in this part of the canyon.