Populated already in prehistory era, when at the site of present settlement there was a castle like hill-fort, this city started to look like Mediveal city with physiognomy that it has today. Such condensed settlements called themselves in the Mediveal era castle, and they were part of both, city and farm life.
According to basic urbane disposition, Moscenice belongs to the type of concentrically conceived settlement, surrounded by protective walls, or rows of houses which outside walls were in function of fortress, which in semicircle close condensed city structure. In bases of the lower and some upper levels of the settlement, there are preserved parts of medieval structures, on which modifications of leather eras, especially Baroque were settled.
Organization of inside communication is irregularly interlaced and follows winding line of the outside city walls. Small inside city space did not allowed generation of bigger city area - squares, not even around the principal sacral objects. Therefore those areas are flow of incepts of narrow small streets with close yards within houses, covered passages and stair access, connected into organic urbane space unity of prominent ambient value.
Moscenice has preserved the best conserved urbane structure among all Liburnia cities (Kastav, Veprinac, Brsec) and southern Croatia coast.
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