Top tourist attractions in Croatia
Here is a list of top tourist attractions in Croatia. Only the topmost tourist destinations are presented here. To see other destinations, please check the images from Croatia section.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The important north-south road connection, which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region. The protected area extends over 296.85 square kilometres. About 90% of this area are part of Lika-Senj County, while the remaining 10% are part of Karlovac County. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register among the first natural sites worldwide. Each year, more than 1,200,000 visitors are recorded. Entrance is subject to variable charges, up to 110 kuna or around $18USD per adult in peak season. Strict regulations apply.
Korčula is an island in the Adriatic Sea, in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia. The island has an area of 279 km²; 46.8 km long and on average 7.8 km wide — and lies just off the Dalmatian coast. Its 16,182 inhabitants make it the second most populous Adriatic island after Krk. The population are mainly ethnic Croats.
Brač is an island in the Adriatic Sea within Croatia, with an area of 396 square kilometres, making it the largest island in Dalmatia, and the third largest in the Adriatic. Its tallest peak, Vidova gora, or Mount St. Vid, stands at 778 m, making it the highest island point in the Adriatic. The island has a population of 14,436, living in numerous settlements, ranging from the main town Supetar, with more than 3,300 inhabitants, to Murvica, where less than two dozen people live. Bol Airport on Brač is the largest airport of all islands surrounding Split.
The Pula Arena is the name of the amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved. It was constructed in 27 BC - 68 AD and is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the World. A rare example among the 200 Roman surviving amphitheatres, it is also the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia. The amphitheatre is depicted on the reverse of the Croatian 10 kuna banknote, issued in 1993, 1995, 2001 and 2004.
Lokrum is an island in the Adriatic Sea 600 metres from the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. It stretches from northwest to southeast and receives regular ferry service from the city. Austrian archduke Maximilian once had a holiday home on the island. A monastery and a botanical garden survive from his era. On the island's highest point at 96 metres above sea level stands Fort Royal Castle, which was built by the French, though it was later named "Maximilian's Tower" by the Austrians.
Museum of Broken Relationships
The Museum of Broken Relationships is a museum in Zagreb, Croatia, dedicated to failed love relationships. Its exhibits include personal objects left over from former lovers, accompanied by brief descriptions. The "museum" began as a traveling collection of donated items, the museum has since found a permanent location in Zagreb. It received the Kenneth Hudson Award for Europe's most innovative museum in 2011.
Zagreb Zoo is a 7-hectare zoo located within Maksimir Park in Zagreb, Croatia, and is one of three zoo parks in the country. Zagreb Zoo is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is a participant in the European Endangered Species Programme. The zoo director is Davorka Maljković.
Osijek Zoo and Aquarium
Osijek Zoo and Aquarium is an 11-hectare zoo in Osijek, Croatia. It is located on the banks of the Drava river opposite the city of Osijek, and is the biggest Zoo in Croatia. Director is Denis Vedlin.
Split Science museum and Zoo
Split Science Museum and Zoo is one of the smallest zoos in the world at only 0.65-hectare. It is located on mount Marjan, in Split, Croatia. The Science museum is an old house.
Bizik family Zoo
Bizik Family Zoo is a private zoo in Našice, Croatia, situated in Markovac Našički. It attracts 20,000 visitors per year. The founder, Marko Bizik, introduced the first animals in 1954, and it became a zoo in 1982 when wolves and a family collection arrived. The zoo now includes big cats.
Milec family Zoo
Milec family Zoo is a private zoo park and state asylum of wild animals. It is located in Ruščica, a village near Slavonski Brod. Director is Mirko Milec. Zoo, apart from domestic animals, has bears, wolves, tigers, eagles, monkeys, caymans, snakes and lynx.
Križevci anchor of tigers