Tuesday, 25 March 2014 12:05

Splendid Croatian Cultural Heritage

Dubrovnik Dubrovnik Authors: Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic

There is no other country across the globe whose artistic contribution and the cultural heritage can be regarded as equally important and valuable throughout all the periods of its history. Croatia is bountiful with amazing artworks, historical sites and cultural monuments. Croatian culture forms an important part of Western European culture altogether with its extended branch towards the south eastern Europe. Even so, Croatia's heritage is quite exclusive, which emerges from all four points of the compass, have met and connected: Central European North and Mediterranean South; European East and West. This merging of several cultures and the resultant fusion is reflected in a plenty of exclusive monuments of art. You can discover Croatia's rich and beautiful cultural heritage not only within the galleries, churches and museums throughout the country, but also in diverse areas like film, dance, theater festivals and several other cultural events that takes place in Croatia throughout the year. Croatia is also famous for one National park, three Croatian urban towns and three historical architectural complex, which have been designated as Monuments of pronounced World Cultural Heritage Sites by UNESCO. They are:

Plitvice Lakes National Park:

It is one of the largest National Park and the most alluring tourist attraction in Croatia. You can witness a collection of sixteen blue green lakes that are separated by the natural dams of travertine and is interconnected by plenty of striking waterfalls.

Trogir:

This historic city is an outstanding example of urban community. Trogir unites Roman, Baroque and Renaissance architecture in one and got its place on the UNESCO's world heritage sites due to its superlative beauty and cultural value.

Stari Grad (Hvar) Plain:

It is one of the largest and most fertile plain on all of the Adriatic islands. Stari Grad Plain is an exclusive agricultural landscape of grapes and olives that has been preserved since Greek times to the present.

Old City of Dubrovnik:

 Also known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, located on the Dalmatian coast and is quite famous for its cultural heritage. The walls of the Dubrovnik are perfectly preserved complex of buildings which represents all periods of the city's history.

Diocletians Palace in Split:

The historic complex of Split along with the attractive Palace of Diocletian is both an urbanistic and an archaeological monument that has been in use since the Roman Era. This palace is truly a jewel, an open air museum, that never fails to entice visitors from across the globe.

Basilica of Euphrasius in Porec:

One of the most precious cultural monument in the beautiful city of Porec. Episcopal complex of the Euphrasian Basilica is an excellent instance of an early episcopal ensemble that is truly amazing by virtue of its completeness and its exclusive Basilican Cathedral.

The Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik:

Though this is less known to tourists than Split and Dubrovnik but Sibenik is one of the most naturally protected harbors on the Adriatic Coast and has so much to offer to its visitors. Sibenik's Cathedral, which is also one of the attractions of the city and is famous for its unique structural characteristics.

Croatia contains many more beautiful things and its rich culture holds something for everyone.

 

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