Croatia is a country that I never tire of recommending to my friends. I visited him for the first time having very good references and the truth is that I did not regret packing my bags to meet him. In fact, I am looking forward to returning as soon as possible to visit some places that I missed.
If you ask me about the most beautiful cities in the Balkan country, I will tell you that in a list of 8 it is difficult not to miss one that deserves to be. That’s why I encourage you to write a comment mentioning one or more of one that you think should have included.
It is the most touristic city in Croatia for obvious reasons, and for the record I am not just referring to the fact that it appeared in the ‘ Game of Thrones ‘ series as the setting for ‘King’s Landing’. Dubrovnik is a beautiful seaside city that lacks nothing. It is walled and its buildings are of a beauty that will make you never tire of walking through its cobbled streets no matter how hot you are going through. Also, think that you are always in time to cool off on its beaches.
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The second largest city in Croatia has an old town that will make you fall in love from the first minute. It is protected by Unesco and it will not take long to understand why. It is beautiful by day and by night, especially thanks to its majestic Diocletian’s Roman palace.
When you are there you will be very clear why for many it is the most romantic city in Croatia. The Venetian architecture of the place makes you feel very comfortable and that you realize that it has always been a very special place, which is why the best artists in the country decided to put down roots there. Its historic center is a joy and its 67 kilometers of coastline invite you to leave the heat behind. On the other hand, be sure to visit Grisija , which is the street of artists.
Just over 40,000 inhabitants enjoy the pleasant climate of Sibenik, a city located north of the Dalmatia region that we could say is divided into three parts: the fortresses of Santa Ana and San Juan, the narrow alleys of the old town and the part more modern. What do I recommend? That you visit it all without forgetting its huge cathedral made of limestone and marble, whose dome will remind you of the Duomo in Florence.
The largest city in Istria, with about 60,000 inhabitants, is another one of those places that you should not miss if you are traveling in Croatia. The Gate of Hercules, the Temple of Augustus or the Arch of Triumph of Sergii denote that it is a town with a lot of history. Also, don’t forget that you can always escape from its streets to relax in the Brijuni National Park or on one of its beautiful beaches.
It is one of the cities that those who plan a route through Croatia usually mark with fluorescent lights. It has more than 3,000 years of history and the mixture of architectural styles that can be seen in its streets give a good account of the battles that were fought in those parts years ago. Its old wall, well protected by the port and mainland gates, welcome you and invite you to visit the ruins of its old Roman forum, while you can visit several Romanesque churches that will not leave you indifferent. Also, do not miss the opportunity to listen to the sounds emitted by its marine organ, an authentic jewel created by the Croatian architect Nikola Basic that arouses the interest of tourists.
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During the First World War there were many clashes in Rijeka, since due to its location there was an important mix of Yugoslavs and Italians . Nowadays it is common to hear Italian in its streets, although now there are no problems of any kind. Quite the opposite. Rijeka is a very open city that is worth visiting.
The capital of Croatia is also one of the most beautiful cities that you will see there. Its historic buildings will make you feel like you are in one of the main capitals of Central Europe. You will find all kinds of facilities and you will not get tired of visiting monuments. Of course, it is far from the coast and is many kilometers from Dubrovnik, which is why many tourists decide to discard their visit without knowing what they are missing.
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