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.

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]

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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