If you’re looking for a culture-filled break on the continent, Croatia is one place I think you should visit. All across the country you’ll discover historical monuments and other landmarks that can give you a real insight into the nation’s history and how it has developed over the years.
However, as Croatia measures some 56,000 sq km, deciding where to go first can be a bit tricky. There are so many wonderful places to choose, but I reckon the five following attractions definitely deserve your attention.
Zagreb is awash with medieval landmarks, but one of the most fascinating is Lotrscak Tower. This 13th-century structure was originally built to protect the city’s southern gate, with a bell installed in the 17th century to signal when the gateway was about to close.
Today, you can climb up to the top of the tower where you’ll not only get sweeping panoramic views of the city, but will also see the cannon that fires every day at noon.
One place you should definitely see if you’re in Split for a few days is the stunning Diocletian’s Palace. Although the original palace was built by the Romans in the third century – it has expanded significantly over several centuries to become an enthralling complex consisting of a range of buildings.
Among the many structures you’ll spot are 12th-century Romanesque churches and a mausoleum featuring intricate Corinthian columns, while examples of Baroque and Gothic architecture can be seen. The development was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Continue reading “5 of the best sights in Croatia”