Sights in Croatia

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Croatia is a melting pot of Roman, Eastern European and Central European cultures. The following are worthwhile Croatia Sights:

Zagreb

For most tourists, Zagreb is only a stopover on their way to the Dalmatian coastal cities of Croatia; only few people know that Zagreb itself is a nice tourist destination. Unlike most parts of Croatia, which are calm and lazy, Zagreb is a vibrant, modern city and the main connecting point between central Europe and the Adriatic.

Ban Jelačić Square in Zagreb is the central square, and is a nice place for tourists to walk around, window shop, and look at old architecture. Dolac, Zagreb’s famous open air market, is a must-visit for tourists. Here you will get to taste all the classic Croatian and Italian delicacies.

The Old town of the Gronji Grad is the calmest place in Zagreb, and the Presidential Palace is a modern architectural marvel which you absolutely must see. You can end your day in Jelacic Square, sitting in a roadside café and enjoying a meal while watching thousands of people pass by.

Dubrovnik

Arguably the best coastal town in Eastern Europe, Dubrovnik is definitely the most visited place by the tourists in Croatia. After entering the city, you will first encounter the magnificent baroque church of St. Blaise. Before the picture of the church has faded from your mind, you will see another old building of classic architecture, Rector's Palace. The city walls running along the Adriatic coastline gives an unearthly view of the city and the sea. The whole of Dubrovnik, with its mix of Roman, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, will mesmerize you. No matter how much you read about this place, unless you see this city for yourself, you will not be able to appreciate why Dubrovnik is called "the pearl of Adriatic."

Plitvice Lakes

The Plitvice Lakes are situated in the mountainous district of Lika, and the region is now declared a national park. The lake and surroundings with limestone and dolomite rocks are stunning to look at. Sixteen lakes are located in cluster in the mountains. Because of varying mineral contents in water, these lakes have different colors ranging from green, azure, grey, and blue, which is a sight in itself. The colorful lakes flanked by deep green forest are nature’s gift to visitors.

Diocletian's Palace

This palace, whcih was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian in 4th century, is located in Split. The emperor made this huge palace to be his home after retiring from the throne. Diocletian's Palace can hold up to 9,000 people, and is an example of a roman engineering marvel.

One side of the palace is directly connected to the ocean, and was used for the emperor’s private access to the sea. The southern half of the palace, decorated with ample sculptures and structures, is believed to be the place where the emperor used to stay. This magnificent structure, having survived many phases of natural calamities and human rage, still stands tall to portray the Roman grandeur.

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March 27, 2010 change by ashmita

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