UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia

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Tourism in Croatia is becoming one of its leading industries that help boost its national economy.

Thousands upon thousands of tourists, mostly from Europe, flock to the newly established country after its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 to explore its natural scenery, swim in its pristine clear waters, and just have a great holiday!

Croatia may have witnessed civil war and turmoil in its own land, but surprisingly, it was able to preserve some of its historical sites and buildings.

Hence, aside from beach and sports holidays, Croatia also offers historical tours to its visitors. Like some popular tourist vacation, Croatia has six historical sites that are included in the UNESCO Heritage Sites list. These are the historical sites that travelers shouldn't miss:

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park

In my opinion the Plitivice Lakes National Park is one of the destinations you
should visit under any circumstances!

This national park holds sixteen lakes interlinked to one another, making it wonderful to navigate by boat and feel the cool wind with its waters changing colors from green, blue, to gray.

This massive natural formation is near the Bosnian border and is a good retreat after a long day staying in the coastal side. Find out more about the Plitvice lakes >>>

Historic City of Trogir


View over the historic city of Trogir.

Trogir is believed to be man-made by no other than one of the most advanced civilizations on earth: the Greeks.

The whole city - from it's buildings to it's pavements - is well-preserved for visitors who want to travel back in time. Find out more about Trogir >>>

The Cathedral of St. James in Sthe historical sites that Sibenik


That's me in front of the St. Jacob Cathedral.

This Catholic Cathedral in Croatia is also called the Cathedral of St. Jacob, made from white marble with a touch of gothic, baroque, and Renaissance influences.

Its most famous feature is the faces carved on the outer part of the cathedral, which represents the locals of Sibenik. Find out more about Sibenik >>>

Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian

Diocletian palace in Split

Promenade of Split with the popular palm trees - Diocletian palace in the background.

This palace in which still majority of its original parts is still intact used to be the "retirement" house of Emperor Diocletian after he abandoned his supremacy as a ruler in the fourth century.

After so many centuries have passed, tourists are still awed by the massive yet elegant palace complete with statues, tall columns, and other intricate designs. Find out more about Split >>>

Old City of Dubrovnik

The old city of Dubrovnik is one of the most well-preserved cities in Europe, untouched by the modern world!

With the local government's efforts to preserve the city and its traditional way of life, there are no modern signs in the city that will make it look modern.

Instead, the pavements are lined up with lanterns that supplement the cool and relaxing ambiance of the city.

The city also preserved its wall that stretches for two kilometers, which serves as a fortification of the city against invaders that tried to capture the city for centuries. Find out more about Dubrovnik >>>

Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Porec

Visiting this historical basilica is like visiting an art museum with priceless works of arts in the form of mosaics and statues.

The works of art showcase the remarkable talents of the people of Croatia, and their way of life with their religious beliefs are immortality preserved in those masterpieces. Find out more about Porec >>>

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