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[23 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Liburnia – Following the Path of Frankopans

Liburnia is an area of rich history, which provided Croatia with the first script, code and presses, as well as the story of the Frankopans, a noble family who have left a deep mark on Croatian history during their centuries-long rule. The effects of their rule are still visible today through the remains of their forts, castles, towers and other buildings they ruled from. Ten out of the 19 castles and fortresses have been renewed and decorated as a part of the “Following the Path of Frankopans” project and they …

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[23 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

The Dubrovnik Festa svetog Vlaha [Festival of St. Blaise]Dubrovnik’s patron, lace from Lepoglava, Hvar and Pag, vocal duets in the narrow region of Istria and the Croatian Littoral, the art of manufacturing traditional wooden toys from the Hrvatsko zagorje region, the annual spring procession of Ljelje (Queens) from Gorjani, the Za križen (Following the cross) procession on the island of Hvar and the annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav area have all recently been registered on the UNESCO World Non-Material Cultural Heritage List. During the UNESCO conference in …

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[19 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

The tourist guide of the publishing house DK Eyewitness Travel, with the aim of suggesting attractive tourist locations which are more pleasant to visit than the more famous ones, suggests a tour of the Pula Arena, comparing it to the more prominent Roman Coliseum. Instead of visiting Rome and its attractions, where you have to face crowds, visit Pula whose amphitheater, says the Eyewitness guide, is equally beautiful and even better preserved, and less exploited. The Arena has another advantage – it is suitable for holding concerts and has become …

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[2 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
Eight Golden Medals to Croatian Wines

What many visitors to Croatia could already have experienced for themselves has now been confirmed at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards. Known for their high quality, Croatian wines were awarded with as many as eight golden, five silver, and 11 bronze medals, as well as with three recommendations. Red wines produced on the Adriatic coast received numerous compliments from judges. However, it is Croatian sweet white wines that were this year’s absolute favourite, and the chief judge Angela Muir has proclaimed them a true discovery. The golden medal went …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
Green Istria Increasingly Attractive to Visitors

The Istrian interior is increasingly attractive to tourists, especially those whose ideal vacation is a stay in nature and the tranquillity provided by authentic Istrian houses, combining effectively the traditional way of life with the needs of the contemporary visitor. However, green Istria is also perfect for excursions to its medieval city-castles located on hills, which truly have a mystic atmosphere about them. A walk around these “acropolic” towns, Motovun, Labin, Vodnjan, Grožnjan, Hum and Oprtalj, and a tour of their castles, old churches and squares, will provide visitors with …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
Meet the City on Four Rivers

The city of Karlovac has recently introduced an interactive guide, available to visitors on their mobile phones. Touring around this city on four rivers, visitors can find out everything about its cultural and culinary offering, events, accommodation possibilities, entertainment and get around the city with the help of an interactive map. Thanks to the mobiExplore, you will literally have in the palm of your hand all information about the history of Karlovac, its eminent figures, and its cultural and historical monuments Karlovac is located around 50 km from the capital …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
Cultural Monuments for Half the Price with the Tourist Card

The City of Dubrovik, the destination of numerous visitors in the summer as well as year-round, has decided on one more way of saying welcome to its visitors: by introducing the tourist card for the price of EUR 15. The card enables visitors to take a tour of the remarkable city walls, three museums, the fortress Revelin, the Dubrovnik art gallery, the home of Marin Držić and the Dulčić – Masle – Pulitika gallery with a 50% discount compared to regular ticket prices, making cultural monuments of the city more …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
A Unique Park in the Historical City Centre

To everyone who has already visited Šibenik and taken a tour of its cultural and historical sights, as well as those visiting it for the very first time, this northern Dalmatian city always has a new face to discover, as well as numerous natural sights, attracting visitors. Though, after its renovation, the medieval monastery garden Sv Lovre (St Lawrence), located in the city centre, has been open for visitors for the past two years, it still attracts tourists with the same intensity. The renovation of the medieval Mediterranean garden was …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
One Hundred Years of Tourism

In the Museum of the Town of Kaštela, an exhibition was recently opened on the occasion of celebrating 100 years of organized tourism in this town. The exhibition is organized by the Town of Kaštela Tourist Board, the Town of Kaštela, the Split-Dalmatia County and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board. The important anniversary has also been marked with the publication of the book “A Chronological Survey of Tourism in Kaštela – 100 Years of the Šoulavy Pension”, by Sanja Acalija. The dawn of tourism in Kaštela is considered to be …

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[1 Okt 2009 | No Comment | ]
Baroque Evenings and Špancirfest – the Best Invitation

In the second half of August and beginning of September, the City of Varaždin will host two extremely interesting cultural events. Though extremely different in content, and most probably the audience, both traditional events will turn this beautiful baroque city, north-western of Zagreb, into a place of enjoyment for art enthusiasts: the 11th annual Špancirfest festival and the 39th annual Varaždin Baroque Evenings. Over the last ten years, the City of Varaždin Tourist Board has, with the help of the citizens of Varaždin, created the most important urban festival in …