List of World Heritage Sites in Croatia

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There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia.[1]

World Heritage Sites[edit]

Image Name Location UNESCO data Description
Plitvice-2003.JPG Plitvice Lakes National Park Plitvička Jezera 98; 1979;
Natural; (vii, viii, ix)
Over time, water has flown over the natural limestone and chalk, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of connecting lakes, waterfalls and caves. The nearby forests are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species.
Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace, Split (11908116224).jpg Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian Split 97; 1979;
Cultural; (ii, iii, iv)
The palace was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD, and later served as the basis of the city of Split. A cathedral was built in the Middle Ages inside the ancient mausoleum, along with churches, fortifications, Gothic and Renaissance palaces. The Baroque style makes up the rest of the area.
Dubra.JPG Old City of Dubrovnik Dubrovnik 95; 1979;
Cultural; (i, iii, iv)
Dubrovnik became a prosperous Maritime Republic during the Middle Ages, it became the only eastern Adriatic city-state to rival Venice. Supported by its wealth and skilled diplomacy, the city achieved a remarkable level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Croatia Porec Euphrasius Basilika BW 2014-10-08 10-44-45.jpg Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč Poreč 809; 1997;
Cultural; (ii, iv)
The episcopal complex, with its striking mosaics dating back to the 6th century, is one of the best examples of early Byzantine art and architecture in the Mediterranean region and the world. It includes the basilica itself, a sacristy, a baptistery and the bell tower of the nearby archbishop's palace.
Trogir Skyline.JPG Historic city of Trogir Trogir 810; 1997;
Cultural; (ii, iv)
Trogir's rich culture was created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, and Venetians. It is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex not only in the Adriatic, but in all of Central Europe. Trogir's medieval core, surrounded by walls, comprises a preserved castle and tower and a series of dwellings and palaces from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
St. Jacobuskathedraal ; Sibenik.jpg Cathedral of Saint James Šibenik 963; 2000;
Cultural; (i, ii, iv)
The cathedral is a triple-nave basilica with three apses and a dome (32 m high inside) and is also one of the most important Renaissance architectural monuments in the eastern Adriatic.
Starigradsko polje hvar.jpg Stari Grad Plain Hvar 1240; 2008;
Cultural; (ii, iii, v)
The Stari Grad Plain is an agricultural landscape that was set up by the ancient Greek colonists in the 4th century BC, and remains in use today. The plain is generally still in its original form. The ancient layout has been preserved by careful maintenance of the stone walls over 24 centuries.
Mramorje 2.JPG Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards Dubravka, Cista Velika 1504; 2016;
Cultural; (iii, vi)
Stećak or the medieval tombstones are the monolith stone monuments found in the regions of the present Bosnia and Herzegovina, parts of Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. The available sources suggest that they appear from the second half of the 12th century, then last through the 13th century and are intensively made and decorated in the 14th and 15th centuries. But in the 16th century they completely cease. Out of 70,000 recorded tombstones from about 3,300 sites, some 60,000 are in Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 4,400 in Croatia, about 3,500 in Montenegro and some 4,100 in Serbia. The elementary tombstone groups are the laid and the upright stone monoliths.

Tentative List[edit]

The following sites are on the Tentative List for Croatia, meaning that the government intends to consider them for nomination in the future:[2]

Image Name Location UNESCO data
Kathedrale St. Anastasia.jpg Zadar - Episcopal complex Zadar County 157; 2005;
Cultural; (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Mali Ston-04.jpg Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Polje and the salt pans Dubrovnik-Neretva County 160; 2005;
Cultural; (i)(iii)(iv)(v)
Osijek (tvrđa).JPG Historical-Town Planning Ensemble Tvrđa (Fort) in Osijek Osijek-Baranja County 161; 2005;
Cultural; (i)(iv)(vi)
Stari grad Varaždin.JPG Varaždin - Historic Nucleus and Old Town (the Castle) Varaždin County 162; 2005;
Cultural; (i)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Veliki Tabor.JPG Burg - Castle of Veliki Tabor Krapina-Zagorje County 1167; 2005;
Cultural; (iv)
Konji (Lonjsko Polje).jpg Lonjsko Polje Nature Park Sisak-Moslavina County 2012; 2005;
Paklenica3.jpg Velebit Mountain Lika-Senj County and Zadar County 2013; 2005;
Natural; (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Croatian Limes 2014; 2005;
Cultural; (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
Diocletian's Palace from the air.jpg Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) Split-Dalmatia County 2015; 2005;
Cultural; (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
Lubenice-Cres1.jpg Lubenice Primorje-Gorski Kotar County 2017; 2005;
Cultural; (v)
Primošten Vineyards Šibenik-Knin County 5102; 2007;
Cultural; (v)(vi)
Blaca.jpg Hermitage Blaca Split-Dalmatia County 5103; 2007;
Cultural; (ii)(v)
Motovun – General view - 01.jpg City of Motovun Istria County 5104; 2007;
Cultural; (ii)(iv)
Korcula City.jpg The historic town of Korčula Dubrovnik-Neretva County 5105; 2007;
Cultural; (ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
Kornati.jpg Kornati National Park and Telašćica Nature Park Šibenik-Knin County and Zadar County 5106; 2007;
Natural; (vii)(viii)(x)
Zadar fortification.jpg The Venetian Works of defence between 15th and 17th centuries Zadar County, Šibenik-Knin County and Dubrovnik-Neretva County 5846; 2013;
Cultural; (ii)(iii)(iv)
Paklenica Buljma.jpg Extension to the Joint World Heritage Property "Primeval Beech forests of the Carpathians (Slovak Republic and Ukraine) and the Ancient Beech forests of Germany (Germany)" Lika-Senj County 6017; 2015;
Natural; (ix)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Croatia: Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, UNESCO, retrieved 2010-03-06 
  2. ^ "Tentative Lists: Croatia". UNESCO. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 

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