Attractions in Croatia
According to Relationshipsplus.com, you can walk through the magnificent pine forests past the city zoo and old chapels, and climb the Marjan Hill, from where a wonderful panorama of Split opens up. Southeast of Split lies the most interesting archaeological site in the country – the ruins of the ancient city of Salona – the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. On the territory of Salona, the ancient Christian cemetery of Manastyrine and the Kapluk Basilica (5th century), a small baptistery with internal columns, a water pipe along the inner side of the old fortress wall, public baths, Caesar’s Gate (1st century AD), a huge Amphitheater (2nd century AD) and Tusculum archaeological museum with interesting sculptures in wall niches. Korcula Island- one of the largest (276 sq. km.) And beautiful in Croatia. Like many Croatian islands, it has preserved its natural wealth: picturesque bays and bays, centuries-old pine forests and lush tropical vegetation, beautiful underwater world and many cozy beaches. Of greatest interest on the island is the city of Korcula lying on a small peninsula, founded according to legend by the Trojan hero Antenor in the 12th century. BC e. The medieval fortress wall surrounding the city was partially dismantled in the 18th century, only part of it with 8 powerful towers has survived, through one of which the entrance to the Old City passes. All the sights of the city are concentrated around the Cathedral Square
- Gothic Cathedral of St. Mark
- Bishop’s Palace (XVI century) with treasury
- Gabrielis Palace (XV century), which houses the City Museum with an exposition of works of art.
- Museum of Icons
- Church of All Saints
- house of Marco Polo (according to some sources, the great traveler was born in 1254 exactly here, on Korcula)
“Pearl of Croatia” – Dubrovnik, located in the southern part of the Adriatic coast of the country. Founded over 1300 years ago, the city is listed as a “UNESCO world treasure” and is the center of the beautiful Dubrovnik Riviera. Inspection of its numerous monuments is best to start with the Pile gate and powerful fortress walls, which began to be erected in the 14th century. (length – 1940 m., height – 25 m. and thickness – 4 – 6 m). The walls have 18 towers of various shapes, each of which is decorated with a sculpture of St. Vlach with a model of Dubrovnik in his left hand, and separate fortresses – Lovrijenac and Revelin. The fortress tower of St. Ivan (XVI century) today houses the Maritime Museum and the Aquarium.Passing through the courtyard of the fortress, you can go to the main street Stradun, whose contours repeat the location of the strait that once divided the city. To the right of the Pile gate, in a small square, there is a huge fountain of Onofrio(1438) and a Franciscan monastery with one of the oldest operating pharmacies in Europe (1391). In front of the clock tower in the eastern part of Plaza Square is the Orlando Column, surrounded by the buildings of the Church of St. Vlach (St. Blaze, 1707 – 1715), and Sponza’s Palace (Divona, 16th century), with the convent of St. Clara lying nearby and the Gothic Rector’s Palace (Prince’s Palace, 1441), which now houses the City Museum. Nearby are the City Bell Tower. (31 m, rebuilt in 1929) with an arch, the National Theater of Marina Drzhika (XIX century) and the Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady of Mary (1713). A baroque staircase leads from the cathedral to the Jesuit church of St. Ignatius with a beautiful, imposing façade. The College building (1699 – 1725) adjoins the church, and on the opposite slope of the mountain, near the fortress walls, there is the largest Dominican monastery in the city (1301) with a magnificent portal, a museum and a very beautiful courtyard. It is interesting to visit the oldest synagogue in southern Europe next to the Clock Tower, the Ethnographic Museum, the Church of the Holy Savior, the Art Gallery and the University Center. Colorful narrow streets, residential buildings with arcades on the ground floor and tiled roofs, small squares with fountains decorated with statues, small shops and street cafes of the old town are another “face” of Dubrovnik. And the seabed off the coast is the dream of any diver. The popular resort of Cavtat is located 10 km from Dubrovnik. (Kavtat) with many ancient ruins, as well as the chapel of St. Rock (mausoleum of the Racic family), the Prince’s Palace, which houses a beautiful museum, the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the Franciscan monastery and a beautiful promenade. Many medieval castles are scattered throughout the country, among which are the Bogensperk castle near Litiya with the Valvasor Museum, the ancient Friedrichstein castle (XIV century) on Kochevskaya Gora, the castles of Zhuzhemberk and Khmilnik (XIII century), a rare example of a “water castle” erected on island – Otočec, one of the most famous and majestic in Croatia – Turjak Castle, as well as about 80 summer residences of the nobility, built in the Renaissance style on the territory of the Dubrovnik Riviera and in the northern part of the country. On the territory of Croatia there are 7 amazing national parks.It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List along with Dubrovnik and Split. Here, among the dense beech, larch and pine forests that cover the rocky mountains, there are 16 lakes of indescribable beauty, more than 120 species of birds and many wild animals live in the juniper thickets, including wolves, deer and mouflons, which are already so rare in Europe. The Krka National Park protects the unique nature of the river of the same name, which flows for 72 km through a canyon with a depth of 100 to 200 m, forming lakes and 7 waterfalls. The unique lake between the Rosh waterfall and Skradin whirlpool has a length of 13 km, and in the middle of it is the island of Visovac with a Franciscan monastery. In addition to its beauties, Krka is also known for its diversity of flora and fauna, and belongs to the richest parks in Europe. No less interesting are the national parks on the coastal islands – Brijuni near Pula, Kornati (Kornat) near Zadar and Mljet near Korcula, as well as the mainland parks Paklenica, Rysnjak, Biokovo, Velebit, Kopački rit and many other protected areas – suffice it to say that in such a small country is protected by almost 10% of the land and 1% of the sea.