Dubrovnik is a town in the south of Croatia, the administrative center of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and one of the most important historical and tourist centers of Croatia. The historic core of the city of Dubrovnik is one of the most significant historic urban sites in Europe. It takes its present form mainly during the 13th century. Highlights: Cathedral, Church of Sts. Blaise, Franciscan and Dominican Monastery, Rector's Palace, Sponza Palace, etc.
The historic center of Split - Diocletian's Palace was built around 300 AD. From the time of its construction the following are preserved: Duje (built as an imperial mausoleum), the baptistery of St. John (built as a Roman temple), Peristyle. Diocletian's Palace consists of a series of Roman villas and court, military, city and religious architecture. On a rectangular foundation, the palace built occupied approximately 30,000 m² (approx. 215 x 180 meters). The huge walls and towers at each corner, as well as four smaller towers on each wall (except the wall facing the sea), separated this building from the rest of the surrounding area.
The interior of the palace consisted of one horizontal (Decumanus) and one upright (Cardo) streets, which properly divided the palace into four sections: two to the north and two to the south. Later Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque sacral and secular buildings have been preserved.
Trogir's historic center has been part of the UNESCO's list of cultural heritage since 1977. Trogir is considered one of the best preserved cities in the Venetian Republic, and critic Bernard Berenson defined Trogir as one of the few cities where most cultural heritage is distributed in a very small area.
Starigrad Field has been included on the World Heritage List since 2008. Vineyards and olive groves have remained "almost the same" at this point since the first colonization of the ancient Greeks and are a unique testimony to the geometric system of land division used in antiquity.
The Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik is the most important monument of Renaissance Croatia, whose construction began in 1431. The cathedral has been a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.
The Euphrasian Basilica is the most valuable cultural monument in Poreč. It was erected on the remains of an earlier three-nave basilica, in the first half of the 6th century, under the name of Bishop Euphrasius.
Plitvice Lakes National Park - are a real pearl of nature, the most beautiful in Croatia. Due to its uniqueness and beauty, in 1979, UNESCO included the Plitvice Lakes in the World Heritage List.
Spacious forest complexes, natural beauty of lakes and waterfalls, ecologically preserved environment, richness of flora and fauna, mountain air, contrasts of autumn colors, forest paths and wooden bridges and many more are part of the unique natural unit.
Cathedral of Sv. Stjepana, Zagreb, Kaptol
The history of this church, or rather the existence of the church in that place, begins at transition from the 11th to the 12th century with the construction of the first Romanesque style church. Inside are many old and valuable works of art. The cathedral was once surrounded by walls and towers, but over the centuries many parts were demolished, most recently in 1907. Renovated and rebuilt in Romanesque, Early Gothic, Late Gothic and Neo-Gothic style. As some renovations have taken several centuries, different styles are noticeable in the renovated parts, from all mentioned to the Renaissance and Baroque.
Cathedral of Sv. Duje, Split
In the city below Marjan, stands the Cathedral of St. John. Duje, the oldest in the world (before the Christianization of the mausoleum of Emperor Diocletian). In the 13th century received a monumental wooden door with the Romanesque relief of Andrew Buvina, a masterpiece of world Romanesque plastic. In the 15th century the late Gothic chapel and the altar of St. Staša, the work of Juraj Dalmatinac. In addition to the beautifully crafted pulpit, altars and carved Romanesque choir seats from the 13th century, the oldest in Croatia, the cathedral has a rich treasure trove of relics, church utensils, an evangelist from the 8th century, a Supetar cardboard from the 11th century.
Cathedral of Sv. Petra, Djakovo
One of the most significant sacral monuments of Croatia is certainly the neo-Romanesque cathedral of St. Peter (1866-1882) who became a symbol of Djakovo and dominated his vision. A three-nave brick structure with a transverse nave above which rises a 54 m high dome. Two bell towers are 84 m high on the front. It is entirely the brainchild of Bishop Joseph Juraj Strossmayer, a patriot, a great lover of art.
Cathedral of Sv. Jakov, Šibenik
Cathedral of Sv. Jacob, whose construction was taken over in 1441 by Juraj Dalmatinac and led for three decades (completed by Nikola Flontinac at the beginning of the sixteenth century). This is where elements of floral Gothic mix with a number of Renaissance solutions. Juraj Dalmatinac, using a 30-meter dome above the intersection, used an octagonal tambourine as a passage from the square corner to the dome circle. The special architectural and sculptural value of the cathedral is represented by the baptistery, which the master built below the central apse. On the apses, Juraj left an indelible mark on his art: a frieze of 72 human-sized human heads, a frieze of extraordinary Renaissance portraits.
St. Stephen's Cathedral, Hvar
Cathedral of Sv. Stephen built in the 16th and 17th centuries. at the site of the Benedictine abbey from the 12th c. and the previous Gothic cathedrals from XIV. From the old cathedral there is a Gothic presbytery, two pulpits from the 15th century. stone polyptych with saints and reliefs "Scourge" and "Annunciation" from the 15th c. The present-day cathedral is a three-nave basilica with a three-leaf gable on the Renaissance-Baroque facade. Next to the cathedral is a Renaissance bell tower from the 17th century. c.