Croatian Lighthouses of the Adriatic

March 19, 2010 by  
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In the Adriatic archipelago, comprised by 1,244 islands, tiny islands and cliffs, 48 lighthouses were built at the beginning of the 19th century. Alongside them, on locations in the midst of the sea, houses were built for the keepers and their families to live in. Read more

Computer and Calculator Museum, Rijeka

March 19, 2010 by  
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“Peek and Poke” is the name of the latest tourist attraction in the city of Rijeka. This newly opened museum of computers and calculators is the first of its kind in this part of Europe. Read more

Velebit caves

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The underground world of the Karst landscape is to this day for many people still something unknown, mysterious and a little bit frightening. Thanks, however, to research done by geologists, hydrologists, speleologists and biospeleologists the beauty and attraction of caves has for decades now been known to the wider public. Read more

Opatija port

March 19, 2010 by  
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Although the oldest port in Opatija is most probably the small bay (“Porti}”) in front of St. Jacob’s church, the current port (“Mul”) must also be pretty old, since it was already entered in a map made in 1820 under the name of “Porto Herdt,” which is the distorted Italian word for the domestic term for promontory or headland “Rt” (“Zert”). Read more

Istria

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Blue seas, white stone and the green interior make up the colour scheme of Istria, the largest peninsula in Croatia. The blueness of its shoreline is contrasted by the lush greenery of its interior and the tiny, “acropolian” towns which, themselves somewhere between waking and sleeping, erase that thin line that divides the real from the illusion. And turn into your very own story. Read more

Dalmatia Zadar region

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The Zadar region is the northernmost part of Dalmatia, its gate of welcome to all those who travel from the north of the Adriatic. It is full of contrasts, rich in historic heritage and breathtakingly beautiful nature.

The first, and therefore perhaps the most intense experience of these parts, are the intense colours, that particular harmony of the vivid blue of the sea and over it the dark green of pine trees or olive groves that descend all the way to the shore. And to all that the brilliant white of the Dalmatian stone must be added – it forms the beaches either in slabs or broken down into gravel or pebbles, attracting numerous tourists. Read more

Villa Angiolina, Opatija

February 9, 2010 by  
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Villa Angiolina is the building that certainly marked the beginning of the tourist epoch in the history of Opatija. Read more

Opatija Seaside Promenade

February 8, 2010 by  
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Built in phases, this path stretches from Preluka to Lovran and its total length is approximately 12 kilometers. The initiator of the operation was the Scenic Improvement Society (Abbazianer Verschönerungsverein), and the conductors of the works were Heinrich Gintl, Alfred Manussi and Konrad Rubbia. Read more

Hum, Istria

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If you do not count yourself among those who wish to spend their vacation only in urban and densely populated areas, one of the possible alternatives for you is an excursion to Hum, a place where you can enjoy in peace, tranquillity and a unique atmosphere. Read more

Frankopan castle, Bakar

February 8, 2010 by  
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The Frankopan castle is one of the more significant symbols of the long and rich history of the city of Bakar.

The Frankopan castle dates from sometime in the early middle ages, but it got its present appearance in the 18th century when the walls of the towers were lowered after the earthquake of 1750. Read more

Istrian wine roads

February 8, 2010 by  
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Wine is an inevitable part of Istria’s identity, and the wine roads are an organic part of the tourist attractions in the penninsula.

There are presently six wine roads in the Istrian region: in the areas of Buje, Poreč, Buzet, Pazin, Rovinj, Vodnjan and Labin, including 88 itineraries/stations. Read more

Vukovar Srijem region tourist attractions

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Vukovar-Srijem County is referred to as the kingdom of old towns, arranged along Danube where more and more cruisers sail. Their sailing season begins in mid-March and  goes on until mid-November.

Danube River has marked the entire area and made Vukovar a center throughout history. Today, it is the center of the Croatian part of the Working Community of the Danube Countries. Thanks to its numerous small rivers and ponds, it has also been included in the sport fishing tourism map, and its surrounding area contains popular hunting grounds and one of the most beautiful nature parks – Kopački rit – with numerous protected bird species. Read more

Dubrovnik Neretva region travel destinations

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Although the first thing that comes to mind to many people at the mention of Dubrovnik-Neretva region is the City of Dubrovnik, everyone who has visited at least once knows that the world-renowned city is not the only pearl there. Read more

Hotel Kvarner, Opatija

February 7, 2010 by  
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Hotel Kvarner was the first hotel in Opatija, and probably on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. It was built in 1884 on the site of previous vineyards that belonged to the Toma family, and the building construction lasted only ten months, involving craftsmen and building materials from all parts of the Monarchy. Read more

Hotel Imperial, Opatija

February 6, 2010 by  
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Hotel Imperial was the second hotel to be built in Opatija. As soon as it became evident that the Kvarner would not be able to accommodate the steadily increasing number of guests, the Southern Railways began building a new hotel, which was already opened in 1885 and named after the heiress to the throne Kronprinzessin Stephanie who, with her husband, attended its opening.

Wilhelm, the architect, on this occasion also offered his guests all the luxuries of that period, from central heating to a swimming pool and a cinematograph which were connected by corridors to the principal part of the hotel. Read more

Slavonski Brod Fortress

February 4, 2010 by  
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The Fortress of Slavonski Brod is a first-class monument of 18th century baroque period architecture and occupies a prominent place in the European history of fortifications from the period.

In its appearance it is reminiscent of Diocletian’s palace in Split, but differs from it, however, in the method of its construction, as the Split palace is made of stone, while the Fortress in Slavonski Brod is made of earth and bricks. With deep water-filled and geometrically shaped moats it, in a somewhat dramatic way, symbolises the specific identity of Slavonia and its turbulent history. Read more

The Baska Tablet

February 4, 2010 by  
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The Baska tablet is probably the most famous monument of early Croatian literacy, dating from about 1100. Its size and weight are impressive: 2×1 m, 800 kg. According to Branko Fucic and Eduard Hercigonja, the language of inscription is Croatian – Chakavian with elements of liturgical Church Slavonic, and the script is Croatian Glagolitic. Read more

List of major museums in Croatia

February 4, 2010 by  
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Čakovec – Međimurje Museum
Dubrovnik
– Dubrovnik Knežev dvor Museum (Ducal Palace Museum); Ethnographic Museum – Rupe; City Walls; Dominican Monastery Museum; Maritime Museum; Cathedral Treasury; Home of the playwright Marin Držić; Aquarium – Dubrovnik Biological Institute; Franciscan Monastery “Mala braća” (Little Brothers) Museum; Museum – Orthodox Christian Church

Gornja Stubica – Museum of Peasant Uprisings

Gospić – Lika Museum. The Nikola Tesla Memorial Centre is in nearby Smiljan. Read more

List of major sanctuaries in Croatia

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Marija Bistrica: Our Lady of Bistrica

Trsat: Our Lady of Trsat

Sinj: Our Miraculous Lady of Sinj

Aljmaš: Our Lady of Consolation

Krasno: Our Lady of Krasno

Karlovac-Dubovac: St Joseph

Lobor: Our Lady of the Mountains

Ludbreg: Sacred Blood of Jesus

Remete: Our Lady of Remete Read more

Croatia Cultural and natural sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List

February 4, 2010 by  
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There are numerous castles, and cultural and historical monuments in Croatia. The most famous are:

Diocletian’s Palace (Dioklecijanova palača) in Split, the Old Town of Trogir, Euphrasius’ Basilica (Eufrazijeva bazilika) in Poreč, Šibenik Cathedral, the City of Dubrovnik, the Stari Grad Range on Hvar – all listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Read more

Horvatov’s blacksmith house in Gornji Hrašcan

January 28, 2010 by  
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If you are interested in traditional crafts, which are with time increasingly losing their battle with modern technology, a visit to Horvatov’s blacksmith in the town of Gornji Hrašcan in the Medimurje region will be of great interest to you. Read more

Krk town cathedral

January 28, 2010 by  
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The town is dominated by the cathedral next to the Frankopan Castle, which was first mentioned in written documents in 1186. The cathedral was dedicated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary, and its extensions added throughout many centuries have combined various styles – Romanic, gothic, renaissance and baroque. Read more

Novigrad Museum Collection Of Stone Monuments

January 26, 2010 by  
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The most significant exhibits in the collection are early medieval monuments, but there are other equally attractive exhibits dating from the antiquity right up to the 19th century, as they offer a very graphic view of the history and cultural characteristics of the Novigrad area. Read more

Croatian islands vacations – Which island to go?

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We will begin the story about the islands with the Brijuni islands.
These fourteen islands are situated between Pula and Rovinj. Brijuni offer shade in the rich evergreen vegetation, pheasants, deer and doe that roam freely all over the island and the peace and quiet of the holm oak and a hundred-year old olive groves. Read more

Croatia ecotourism

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In the ranking of tourist values in Croatia, along with many other qualities, the beauty and level of preservation of the natural environment holds a convincing first place along with an ecological awareness that is reflected in the relationship with nature, the organic production of food, and doing business with companies that have harmonised with environment protection standards. Read more

Sisak Medieval Tournament

January 23, 2010 by  
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Sisak Medieval Tournament provides an excellent stage showcasing the tradition and wealth of historical heritage of the entire Sisak region. Read more

Zadar Museum of Antique Glass

January 23, 2010 by  
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Zadar Museum of Antique Glass is a unique museum of its kind, not only in Croatia, but in the entire world. The public can see around 2,000 various glass objects from Antiquity, dating from the 1st century BC to the 5th century AD. These unique objects have been discovered in sites in Zadar, Nin, Starigrad beneath Velebit and in Asseria near Benkovac. Read more

International Carnival of Rijeka

January 22, 2010 by  
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Rijeka’s carnival, a month-long party that has been around for the past 100 years, has started. The Carnival features street parties, concerts and contests for the best “ugly mask” leading up to the parade, when floats cram the streets of Rijeka. Traditionally, during the Carnival, the mayor of Rijeka will hand over the keys of the city to the carnival representatives. Read more

The Cathedral in Zagreb

January 22, 2010 by  
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The history of the cathedral in Zagreb is quite a turbulent one. It was erected in the transitory Romanesque-Gothic style in 1217, only to be razed almost to its foundations thirty years later by the Tartars. Read more

Daruvar Vineyards Wine Road

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Wine experts know that the Daruvar area is famous for its excellent vine varieties and good wine. The winegrowing tradition in this area is hundreds of years old and its history is, therefore, also very rich since the gentle and sunny Papuk hills provide excellent winegrowing conditions. Read more

Croatia underground tourism

January 21, 2010 by  
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More than 11,500 caves and sink-holes are known in Croatia, on the mainland, on the islands, underneath the sea, along rivers, in the mountains. Read more

Zagreb Contemporary Art Museum

January 18, 2010 by  
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The Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU), the biggest and most contemporary museum institution in Croatia and the largest cultural institution since the independence of Croatia has recently been opened in New Zagreb. Read more