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"Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration." (UNESCO)

Croatia is with many natural beauties and historical places recognized in UNESCO's world heritage organization. Here are the top of our heritages.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Over time, water has flown over the natural limestone and chalk, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of connecting lakes, waterfalls and caves. The nearby forests are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species. (Wikipedia)

Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian

The palace was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD, and later served as the basis of the city of Split. A cathedral was built in the Middle Ages inside the ancient mausoleum, along with churches, fortifications, Gothic and Renaissance palaces. The Baroque style makes up the rest of the area. (Wikipedia)

Old City of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik became a prosperous Maritime Republic during the Middle Ages, it became the only eastern Adriatic city-state to rival Venice. Supported by its wealth and skilled diplomacy, the city achieved a remarkable level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries. (Wikipedia)

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

The episcopal complex, with its striking mosaics dating back to the 6th century, is one of the best examples of early Byzantine art and architecture in the Mediterranean region and the world. It includes the basilica itself, a sacristy, a baptistery and the bell tower of the nearby archbishop's palace. (Wikipedia)

Historic city of Trogir

Trogir's rich culture was created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, and Venetians. It is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex not only in the Adriatic, but in all of Central Europe. Trogir's medieval core, surrounded by walls, comprises a preserved castle and tower and a series of dwellings and palaces from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Cathedral of Saint James

The cathedral is a triple-nave basilica with three apses and a dome (32m high inside) and is also one of the most important Renaissance architectural monuments in the eastern Adriatic.

Many of them are still waiting to get on the UNESCO's list. Very worth to see, here are they:

  • Zadar - Episcopal complex (2005)
  • Historical-Town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Polje and the salt pans (2005)
  • Historical-Town Planning Ensemble Tvrda (Fort) in Osijek (2005)
  • Varaždin - Historic Nucleus and Old Town (the Castle) (2005)
  • Burg - Castle of Veliki Tabor (2005)
  • Lonjsko Polje Nature Park (2005)
  • Velebit Mountain (2005)
  • Frontiers of the Roman Empire Croatian Limes (2005)
  • Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (2005)
  • Lubenice (2005)
  • Primošten Vineyards (2007)
  • Hermitage Blaca (2007)
  • City of Motovun (2007)
  • The historic town of Korčula (2007)
  • Kornati National Park and Telašćica Nature Park (2007)
  • Stećci - Medieval Tombstones (2011)
  • The Venetian Works of defence between 15th and 17th centuries (2013)
  • City of Motovun (2007)
  • Extension to the Joint World Heritage Property "Primeval Beech forests of the Carpathians (Slovak Republic and Ukraine) and the Ancient Beech forests of Germany (Germany)" (2015)