CULTURE & HERITAGE
Croatia will amaze you for its incredible blend of timeless beauty and a feeling that history is carved in every stone you see on the way. Settled on the crossroads between East and West, Central European and Southern Mediterranean, Croatia is a country rich in diverse cultural heritage. The history left numerous traces in ancient monuments and a wealth in intangible heritage that still lives in everyday life. Croatian rich history is embraided in tradition, old stories, a bit of superstition, breathtaking art of lace-making, traditional music, and colorful carnivals. Croatian heritage is a vivid treasure chest you would want to experience for yourself.
Some of UNESCO World Heritage sites are Old Dubrovnik, Diocletian Palace & Medieval Split, Early Christian Ekphrasis Basilica in Poreč, Historical Core of Trogir, St. James Cathedral in Šibenik, Stari Grad Plain, Stećci – Mediaeval Tombstones, The defense system of Zadar and the Šibenik fortress of St Nicholas
Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It’s known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants.
DIOCLETIAN PALACE & MEDIEVAL SPLIT
The cathedral was built in the Middle Ages by using materials from an ancient mausoleum. Roman churches from the 12th and 13th centuries, medieval forts and gothic, renaissance and baroque palaces are contained within the Roman walls, thus creating a harmonious whole.
ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL IN ŠIBENIK
The Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik, Croatia is a triple-nave basilica with three apses and a dome in the city of Šibenik, Croatia. It is the church of the Catholic Church in Croatia, and the see of the Šibenik diocese. It is also the most important architectural monument of the Renaissance in the entire country.
ŠIBENIK FORTRESS OF ST. NICHOLAS
St. Nicholas’ Fortress is a fortress located in the town of Šibenik, one of the oldest native Croatian towns on the eastern shores of the Adriatic, in central Dalmatia, Croatia.