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Ten Beautiful Places That You Should See In Croatia

Feb 10, 2008
Croatia is a country that is located in Southern Europe. It is bordered by Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro. It is a country rich in history and culture as well as wonderful historical places to visit, and below are listed ten places that a visitor should see in Croatia.

1.) Muzej Museum

This grand museum is located in Zagreb, a major city in Croatia. What you are going to see here are works of art by famous artists such as Lorenzetti, Van Dyck, Renoir, and other famous artists. The collection of this museum is not limited to paintings alone, but it also features prehistoric exhibits.

2.) Archeological Museum of Zagreb

This museum has in its collection vast artifacts from Egypt. It also has in its possession the Zagreb mummy with its intact bandages. Aside from these and its other 400,000 objects or more, it also features stone monuments that were created during the Roman period.

3.) Medvednica

This is a fortress that is well preserved and is located in the Medvedgard Mountain. Once here, you will be given a majestic sight of the city below. Also, you can always take a leisurely stroll here as you take in the grand views.

4.) Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

This cathedral is located in Dubrovnik, a city of Croatia that is dubbed the Pearl of the Adriatic. It was said that it was Richard the Lionhearted's money that made this cathedral possible to be erected. This is also a tourist spot here in Dubrovnik.

5.) Roland's Column

This stone flag staff is also located in Dubrovnik. This is also a must-see monument when you visit Croatia. Roland's Column is also called Orlando's Column.

6.) Archeological Museum of Split

The Archeological Museum of Split is recognized as Croatia's oldest museum. It features some of the oldest artifacts during the prehistoric times and even has objects dating back to when the Greeks colonized the Adriatic. One of the popular must-see objects here are the stone epitaph collections that was found in Salona, and you should also see its collection of Roman and Greek artifacts.

7.) Diocletian Palace

This is Split's historical center and is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It contains many ancient and historical buildings. Because it is well preserved and is a wonderful sight to behold, this has become one of the famous tourist destinations in Croatia.

8.) The Arena in Pula

This arena is located in Pula and is recognized as one the biggest still-existing Roman amphitheatres in the whole world. This was saved from near-destruction when the Venetians took to taking the arena's stones and putting them in their houses and other buildings all over Pula as well. Now, this serves as one of the greatest wonders of Croatia.

9.) The Forum in Pula

This is what they call Pula City's main square. Here, you will find an ancient city hall that was erected during the sixteenth century. What is interesting in this city hall is that some parts of it were built using pieces of an old temple.

10.) Tvrda

This is a defensive fortress that was built during the eighteenth century, and this is located in the city of Osijek. This is a wonderful location to visit as it is still a well-preserved military compound that now houses beautiful buildings, and you will also find here the Museum of Slavonia that houses artifacts that dates as far back as the Roman era. What is unique about Tvrda is that, at night, it becomes alive as locals and foreigners go bar and club hopping.
About the Author
Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit http://www.destinationguide.tv/croatia to view or share Croatian travel videos.
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