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National parks, Nature and Heritage in Croatia

National Parks in Croatia
Nature and Heritage in Croatia
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Czech Slovak Hungarian Polish offers a large selection of private accommodation in Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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In respect to its total territory area, the Republic of Croatia has a great number of localities put under legal protection: 8 national parks, 10 nature parks and 2 strict nature reserves, nearly 100 special reserves, 19 park forests, 28 protected landscapes and 72 nature monuments.
The National Park Plitvicka jezera (Plitvice Lakes) in the region of Lika, is one of the most beautiful natural values in Europe. In a valley between high forested mountains lie, one below another, sixteen beautiful lakes of crystal blue-green colour. Tue to their unique evolution and beauty, in 1979 the Plitvice Lakes were entered in the UNESCO Register of World Natural Heritage.
Plitvice National Park in Hungarian language.
In the central part of croatian Adriatic Sea, there is amazing group of islands named Kornati archipelago. Beauty and singularity of the archipelago moved authorities in 1980 to proclaim a bigger part of that area national park.
According to an ancient legend, the Creator had imagined a small part of the earth to resemble heavenly paradise. The angel islands of Brijuni were created: low lying green jewels, basked in sun, separated from the mainland by a narrow strip of crystal clear blue sea.
The Krka National Park was proclaimed a national park in 1985; it is the seventh national park in Croatia. It is located in the Šibenik and Knin county, and occupies an area of 111 km2 along the course of the Krka River.
This park blongs to the southern Adriatic group of islands. It is located within the administrative region of the city of Dubrovnik. Because of its geographical position, its centuries of isolation and relative lack of population, Mljet has very largely managed to preserve its indigenous forests, which make it one of the greenest and most attractive islands of the Adriatic coast.
The Risnjak mountain - a National Park in Gorski Kotar region.
In a relatively small area of about 95 square kilometers from the Adriatic coast up to the highest peaks of Velebit, there are many natural pecularities and phenomena thanks to which in 1949 the whole area was proclaimed national park.
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Croatia can be proud of it`s six cultural, historical and natural sights registered in the UNESCO's registry of world monument heritage. These are: Basilica of Euphrasius in Porec, Diocletian's Palace in Split, the old town square in Trogir, the Sibenik cathedral, the beautiful old town of Dubrovnik and the National Park Plitvice Lakes.
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National costumes are considered an integral part of a nation's culture and heritage. National costumes in Croatia, that always consists of blouses, skirts or dresses, aprons, shoes and kerchiefs for women and of shirts, trousers, vests and shoes for men, can be divided into three types.
Including Croatia's sites: Old City of Dubrovnik, Historic Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Porec, Historic City of Trogir, Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
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Amazing Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace. This palace is today the heart of the inner-city of Split where all the most important historical buildings can be found. The Palace is one of the most famous and integral architectural and cultural constructs on the Croatian Adriatic coast and holds an outstanding place in the Mediterranean, European and world heritage. In November 1979 UNESCO, in line with the international convention concerning the cultural and natural heritage, adopted a proposal that the historic Split inner city, built around the Palace, should be included in the register of the World Cultural Heritage.
Blue World carries out several research and conservation projects and projects on sustainable development of the local (island) community. Including Adopt a dolphin!
About Adriatic Dolphine Project. Many interesting information plus volunteering program for those interested to participate in this beautiful project.
Info from The Croatian National Tourist Board.
Protected nature park, near Osijek. History, vegetation, fauna, birds, fish, tourist info.
In the year 1899, the fossil remnants of the Homo sapiens neanderthalensis species were found at the excavation site located at the Hušnjak hill in Krapina. During a six-year research at the site, led, for the time, by highly expert Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger, a total of 876 single fossil Neanderthal fossil remains were found, placing Krapina in the world's scientific heritage as the world's richest Neanderthal finding site.
Archaeology Net is dedicated to archaeological, anthropological, historical, nature preservation, and other relevant topics related to Croatia.
Public institution for managing the areas of natural resources under protection on the territory of Istria County.
The Amphitheatre, Sergius Triumphal Arch, Augustus Temple, The Twin Gate and City Walls, Hercules Gate, Forum and City Hall and more.
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The complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in Porec represents a significant global monument acknowledged by UNESCO organisation in the year 1997. Read here also about Porec's history that goes back in the 2nd centuy B.C. The roman Castrum was built on a peninsula where the town of Porec is situated today.
The project "Living Archipelago in Croatia" should help toward bringing Croatian tourist offer up to the level determined by its remarkable natural potentials.
The cave Biserujka on the island of Krk.