Five most interesting cities in Croatia
Zagreb – Capital Croatia and the country’s largest city. According to tourists, it is also one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The rich history of the Zagreb has more than nine centuries. Many magnificent historical buildings, museums, churches and cultural institutions are concentrated in the city. Excellently developed transport network facilitates inspection of urban attractions.
Zagreb is divided into two parts – the lower and top city associated with the funicular. The old top city (Horny Grad) is located on the top of the hill and is the historical center of the former settlement of Grades, which existed here from the early Middle Ages. In the lower city (Doni Grad) are located the main station, modern skyscrapers and city parks. The network of squares, alleys and parks of the lower city form the so-called "Green horseshoe", Which connects several beautiful areas, major museums, the University of Zabreb, the National Library and other attractions. One of the most beautiful buildings of the city is the National Theater – a real pearl Neurokko. In Zagreb there are the largest museums of the country – archaeological, historical, ethnographic, art museum of Mimara, the gallery of old masters and many others.
- Zagreb, city center
- Dubrovnik from a bird’s eye view
- Coast in the vicinity of Split
Dubrovnik City is located on the Adriatic Sea coast in the southern part of Croatia, in the South Dalmatia region. Old city center can be called an open-air museum: narrow cobbled streets with high houses transfer tourists to the Middle Ages – it was in this era that is founded in the VII century, worried flourishing. The old part of the city, acquired by the fortress walls, you can slowly bypass in a few hours. It focuses the main attractions of Dubrovnik. There are several palaces, museums and temples, and a small park with a playground is arranged in the fortress dispatch. Be sure to visit the Fortress of St. John, where the Maritime Museum and Aquarium are now located. And on the Round Tower of the Ministry of Justice there is an observation deck, offering a view of the entire city. Interestingly, the episodes of the most popular series were filmed in the old town of Dubrovnik "Battle of Thrones", and powerful fortress walls became excellent kinear. In addition to historical attractions, in Dubrovnik there are several popular beaches, perfectly equipped for holidays. In the old port of Dubrovnik, you can hire a boat or a boat for the waterfront along the coast.
Split is not "open" City as Dubrovnik, but much more ancient – he is more than 1,700 years. It is located in Dalmatia, on the shore of the Adriatic, and is the center of a large resort area. You can get to Split both by land and by sea – it is connected by ferry communication with the coastal cities of Croatia, as well as with Italian Venice and Ascona.
The city of Split arose around the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, which was built here in the IV century. The sizes of the palace were incredible at that time – he held the area in 3 hectares, and his walls were repeatedly served by the residents of the city by protection from enemies. Currently Palace "shelter" Restaurants and hotels.
- Split, view from the sea
- Pula, Roman Amphitheater
- Panoramic view of the harbor in Riek
The main center of clusters of tourists in Split – the embankment of Riva, on which massive urban events, holidays and festivals are held. There are countless shops and cafes here, and sometimes festive bazaars are arranged. There are several very interesting museums in Split. The temples, for example, the Cathedral of the Holy Domin or the Antique Temple of Jupiter, which later became the Christian Baptistery. In the suburb of Split, you can explore the picturesque ruins of the ancient city of the salon, in which Diocletian was born, according to legend. In addition, Split can offer tourists somewhat good beaches.
The city of Pula is the largest Istria in the Croatian region, according to legend, founded argonauts during their travels for the Golden Room. The very existence of argonauts is considered a myth, but many ancient Greek and ancient Roman monuments are really concentrated in the pool. The most famous of them is a huge beautifully preserved Arena Lisa, built in the first century of our era. Cultural events are still held in it. The times of the Roman Empire presented the city and monuments such as Arch Sergiev and the Temple of August. More than 600 years Pula was part of the Venice Republic, which also imposed a print on the appearance of the city. In particular, the Venetians built here the fortress of Castel. There are several interesting temples and museums in the city.
Pula is on the very tip of the Istria peninsula and is connected by ferry message with Italy and with major cities of Croatia. From the pool can also be reached by water to the Brownian Islands, which are a national park. Come to the pool and beach holiday lovers. Beaches here, for the most part, rock or concrete coating.
The Croatian city of Rijeka (North Dalmatia) is considered one of the most sunny on the Adriatic. Here is the oldest port of the country. Rijeka is a very ancient city: the first detected traces of a person here are counted for the era of neolithic. Even before the time of the domination of the Roman Empire, there was a Celtic settlement of Tarsatik, whose name is currently wearing a castle Trasat, towering over the city. In Riek, many palaces, temples and historical monuments of the Ancient Roman era. There are several parks and interesting museums in the city, including a modern Astronomical Center with Planetarium. And in late January-early February, one of the most colorful carnivals of Europe is held in Riek. Rijeki beaches are also well known to tourists, and, due to the proximity of the port, the state of sea water in the urban area is paid to special attention.