Croatian Culture and Sights
Croatian culture is a combination of national, spiritual and material values that have evolved over the centuries. The melting pot of cultures and social classes has left its mark, resulting in widespread multiculturalism and a lasting legacy of literature, architecture, music, and dancing, influenced by a heritage that dates back to prehistoric times, the Croatian Glagolitic script, migration and Christianity.
Six historic landmarks have been recognised as UNESCO World Heritage sites and are must-sees if you are staying nearby: the Diocletian’s Palace in Split; the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč; Plitvice Lakes; the Roman City of Trogir; the Old City of Dubrovnik; and Šibenik Cathedral. Also hugely popular with visitors are Croatia’s eight national parks and areas of exceptional natural beauty – the islands of Brijuni and Kornati, Krka waterfalls, the island of Mljet, Paklenica, Plitvice Lakes, Risnjak and Northern Velebit, home to the endemic species Velebit degenia – and its impressive nature parks and ornithological reserves – each a unique symbol of Croatian culture and heritage.