Culture & History
Whether you are into history or not there are endless places to visit all over Croatia. History can be fun especially if you find yourself searching for Dinosaur footprints from prehistoric times in Istria, or if you visit the exiting museum dedicated to the story of Neanderthals in Zagorje, the northern region of Croatia.
The Roman empire built the fantastic amphiteatre in Pula which you can still admire. The ancient Greeks had colonies on the southern islands in the Adriatic. Medieval times were dominated by the Croatian kings and dynasties. They left us early Christian churches, ornaments and castles. The Venetian Empire ruled for almost 500 years in most of the Croatian coastal towns and much of the cultural heritage is indeed still a part of the Croatian culture. The Republic of Ragusa or what is better known as Dubrovnik was an independent state with a rich history and culture and the best preserved citywalls to climb. All over the Balkans you will find traces of the Habsburgs who laid the groundwork for the industrial era, tourism and railways and roads. The communist era also left its marks such as many buildings and post war memorials. The cultural and historical heritage is big and wide and offers the traveller endless possibilities for exciting trips from north to south or east till west.