5 Places You Must See in Croatia

Croatia is perhaps the most beautiful country of balkans. Croatia, which attracts people with its places to visit and its historical structure, is at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean. It reminds typical Mediterranean countries with its natural beauty and historical cities. Today, travelers from all over the world have started to discover the country, which has increased the importance it places on tourism.

1. Diocletianus Palace

Diocletianus Palace was built in the 4th century by Diocletianus, who was known as the only emperor who left his duty voluntarily in the history of Rome. The Emperor, who started growing cabbage after making a retirement decision, fled the calls to “return to duty” by saying, “If you saw the cabbage I had grown, you would never have singled it out.”

If you are wondering what kind of place Diocletianus Palace, where Diocletianus spent his retirement, we can answer “A second city in Split city”. Overlooking the Dalmatian beaches, this palace is one of Croatia’s most famous cultural and architectural structures. While walking through the palace, you will encounter interesting underground cellars, exhibitions opened by craftsmen, gift stands and romantic corners.

2. Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice is the oldest national park in Croatia, 2.5 hours from Zagreb. You should spend at least 4 hours to visit Plitvice, which is a natural wonder with many large and small lakes, waterfalls, underwater caves and almost untouched forests. Put on your sneakers and step into this area, which is protected by Unesco. In this walk, you will pass through many wooden stairs and meet 16 beautiful natural wonders of the lake, and rest your soul with the sounds of rare birds and impressive beauty waterfalls.

3. St James Cathedral

Located in Sibenik, Croatia. James Cathedral is a gothic Renaissance artifact made of stone. The cathedral, which was started to be built in 1431, was completed in 1535 by passing through various stages. The cathedral is decorated with about 75 small figurines on its doors and facades. The roads that you will pass to reach the cathedral, which is the most important historical structure of the city of Sibenik, located on the Dalmatian coast, is a small detail that will add pleasure to your trip.

4. Historic Dubrovnik City

Taking a city tour in Dubrovnik means going back in time and exploring a historic medieval city. One of the most important points of this historical city, which was established in the 7th century, is the city walls. There are many historical buildings that must be seen in this region.

Dubrovnik Castle, dated to 1038, the Onofrio Fountain of the 15th century, Franciscan Monastery, which houses one of the oldest pharmacies known in history, Palace of Rectors serving as a museum, Sponza Palace and Bell Museum are just some of these.By taking the cable car, you can look at this perfect city on the Adriatic coast from above, take boat tours, and take a historical walk through the labyrinthine streets.

5. Stari Grad Plain

The plain, located in the oldest city of Europe, Stari Grad, was first used as an agricultural land by the Greeks in history. In this agricultural area with vineyards and olive trees, agricultural activities continue uninterruptedly from antiquity to the present day. The Stari Grad plain was added to the world cultural heritage list in 2008.

 

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