Famous cities in Croatia

Croatia, a small country on the border with mountainous Balkan peninsula, located on the south-east of Europe, stretches on the coast of Adriatic and borders Slovenia on the west, Hungary on the north, and on east Srbija, south-east Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Thanks to conquests and the rule of these neighboring countries during a turbulent history, Croatia was enriched with many history, lifestyle, gastronomy, tradition, language, and beliefs marks.

All of that reflects in its cities.

Meet famous cities in Croatia, their differences, alikeness, people, events, history, buildings, squares, and parks.

Here you’ll find more about Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Varaždin used to be the capital of Croatia. Dubrovnik, the flagship of Croatian tourism, used to be Republic, Zadar used to be Zara, In Split, the ancient Roman emperor Diocletian built his summer residence. The other Roman emperor made an amphitheater in Pula, Vespasian.
But, here is amazing city Šibenik, Rijeka or Opatija, Karlovac, Osijek, Krapina, Trogir, Hvar, Rovinj and all others.

Find out here:

Forum, Zadar, Croatia, photo by Filip Brala, photo credit by TB of Zadar city

Zadar – a city that always fascinates

There is something miraculous in the city of Zadar that has flourished in the last 30 years, with a new target port in Gaženica, fantastic resorts near the city, excellent restaurants, a respectable university, and some of the most beautiful…
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Varaždin was the capital of Croatia

Varaždin is one of the cities you mustn’t miss when you are in Croatia.  It’s located on the banks of the Drava River and is surrounded by Zagorje, Podravina, Štajerska, and Međimurje. The city center of Varaždin, Croatia, photo credit…
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A Little Zagreb by Philatz

Filip Filković makes amazing Little Zagreb with his camera and a lot of imagination and skill. To us, people from Zagreb, Zagreb is always beautiful, no matter how much we keep silent about it! But Filip Filković Philatz decided to…
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Dubrovnik – the city of goldsmiths

Dubrovnik, The Cathedral, photo by croatia2go The golden age is often mentioned in history, which usually represents the greatest prosperity of the state, wealth, art, culture, and the like. In Dubrovnik – a city that is definitely worth seeing –…
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Whose head did Dubrovnik save? Richard the Lionheart!

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Dubrovnik, Croatia Even today, Dubrovnik proudly recounts how that city saved the life of Richard the Lionheart. Yes! Richard the Lionheart! To the famous King of England. On his return from The…
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Trogir- if the walls of a city could speak…

Not many cities hold the status of a museum-city, and Trogir is one of those few in the world. Settled very near Split, Trogir is a perfect getaway for those who want to experience something unique and magical. Constituted by…
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Zagreb’s history (Part 2)

The coat of arms of Zagreb ]In the first article of Zagreb‘s rich history, we introduced you to what was happening there thousands of years ago until the dark medieval ages. Now we move on to one of the architecturally…
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Zagreb’s history

Ban Josip Jelačić, photo by Matko M. Švarc The architecture of  Zagreb The prosperity of Baroque and neo-classical architecture left a mark on Zagreb that will always remind its citizens of that era. However, many cultural and political things started to…
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Overlooking the Mirna River valley lies surely the most famous and attractive Istrian medieval town of Motovun-Montona of the northern part of Istria. This amazing captivating hilltop town is one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian inland. Motovun/Montona, Istra,Croatia.jpg…
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In famous Roman palace in Split people still live!

  Diocletian Palace, Split, photo by Croatian-attractions Diocletian Palace is one of the monumental historical sightings not only of Split but of Croatian historical and architectural treasure in general. The built-in transition from 3rdto 4thcentury AD, it served as a…
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Zagreb calls to its embrace

With one of the most beautiful and famous song about Zagreb we remember how appealing was our capital, our beloved Zagreb. Our Zagreb, video by Matko M. Švarc To You, My City From old walls to Sava river From the…
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Shpitza of Zagreb

Zagreb, Flower square (5) , by Matko M. Švarc Have you ever heard about Zagreb’s Shpitza? No? No problem. Just make sure that you arrange and plan your stay in Zagreb on Saturday, and you will experience The Shpitza! Zagreb…
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Stross and summer on Stross

The Strossmayer promenade (Süd-Promenade) is the first public promenade in Zagreb on the southern side of the Upper Town.The Croatian bishop and general of the Artillery Ignjat Gyulay and his wife Julia gave the inspiration for the landscape. Construction started…
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Zagreb’s history is made of….. (A)

Zagreb-Secrets-of-Grič, Croatia-Attractions   Like any old and culturally rich city in the world, Zagreb has some serious stories that were crucial in its identity. Whether if its true historical stories or just urban legends, Zagreb sure has a lot to…
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Zagreb among top travel destinations in Croatia

The statue of Ban Jelačić at main square in Zagreb, photo by Matko M. Švarc   The capital of Croatia, Zagreb, is one of the most wanted destinations in Croatia, said the recent studies. Unlike in the past years when…
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Osijek- the capital on river Drava

Many people automatically think of the coast and summer vacation while basking in the warm Adriatic sun when they think of Croatia. But that is only a part of Croatia! There are so many parts of this beautiful country that…
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Opatija, a spot for glamorous events

Opatija has this spirit inside it that somehow makes it a location that has attracted the members of elite society and those who know what true style and hedonism are. Since its beginning as an elite tourist destination in the…
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The importance of Korčula, also known as Korkyra

Main city gate, Korčula, Croatia, photo by www.croatia2go The Korčula island was under the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Slavic rule but Greeks had the most significant influence on the culture. Lumbarda psephism, a fragment of the Greek inscription (4/3 BC),…
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Good night chocolate in Monte Mulini

There are a lot of hotels, and in few, I spent some time. But what do we remember? What did I remember? Sometimes it’s staff, or wellness, sometimes it’s nice big or cozy room, sometimes it’s brutally expensive minibar, or…
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Salutation to the Sun

Nikola Bašić famous Croatian Architect   Salutation to the sun or Monument to the Sun or The Greeting to the Sun is an installation in Zadar, a work of a famous architect Nikola Bašić. It is located in Zadar harbor, on…
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Dubrovnik had the first quarantine

Dubrovnik, Croatia, photo by Ivan Vuković Vuka Among many things you might not know about Dubrovnik maybe you’ll find some right here…. Dubrovnik had the first quarantine. There have been no major infections in the city and its surroundings. The Dubrovnik people…
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Dubrovnik facts selected by Croatian Attractions

Everybody wants to see Dubrovnik, and there are many reasons and all of them are good. Here we have some more …just to extend your curiosity…You can get much more with the guiding tour…Do it When all of the Croatian provinces fell…
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Dubrovnik – one and only

Dubrovnik, Croatia, photo by Ivan Vuković Vuka When you make your wish come true, and go to Croatia, your must-see is Dubrovnik! The city of Dubrovnik, located in the south of Croatia, annually arouses more interest among the tourists. The…
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Pula – capital of Istria, home of Romans

The city of Pula, located in the southwest region of the Istrian peninsula, is Istria’s administrative center since Roman times. It exists more than 3000 years and was founded on a hill Kaštel. City history began with the Romans because…
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Dubrovnik – one and only

Dubrovnik, Croatia, photo by Jonathan Smith.Unsplash The city of Dubrovnik is at UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and is definitely a magical holiday destination in it’s the Mediterranean especially famous for it’s Old Town because its unique architecture which is…
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Salutation to The Sun

Zadar, Croatia – photo by ATR Under the name “Monument to the sun” actually stands an installation designed by architect Nikola Bašić dedicated to the Sun. It is located in Zadar. To be precise, in Zadar’s seafront. From here, you…
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Amazing Angel nest in Varaždin, Croatia

Old Town of Varaždin is a great place to see and walk around enjoying Baroque, Rococo, Classicist, and Secessionist houses and villas as well as one of the oldest City Halls in Europe. It’s the city of bell towers and…
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