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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

 

Croatia is home to 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, eight of which are cultural sites and two which are natural. The following photo gallery provides a list of 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia by name and location.

UNESCO Sites on the Tentative List

In addition to the sites inscribed on the World Heritage list,member states can maintain a list of tentative sites that they may consider for nomination.

  • Zadar - Episcopal complex (2005)
  • Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Polje and the salt pans (2005)
  • Historical-Town Planning Ensemble Tvrda (Fort) in Osijek (2005)
  • Varazdin - Historic Nucleus and Old Town (the Castle) (2005)
  • Burg - Castle of Veliki Tabor (2005)
  • Lonjsko Polje Nature Park (2005)
  • Velebit Mountain (2005)
  • Frontiers of the Roman Empire Croatian Limes (2005)
  • Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (2005)
  • Lubenice (2005)
  • Primosten Vineyards (2007)
  • Hermitage Blaca (2007)
  • City of Motovun (2007)
  • The historic town of Korcula (2007)
  • Kornati National Park and Telascica Nature Park (2007)

Intangible Cultural Heritage in Croatia

According to the UNESCO Intangible Heritage Lists, the Croatian Intangible Cultural Heritage is particularly rich.

  • Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav area
  • Gingerbread craft from northern Croatia –Licitar
  • Ojkanje singing
  • Lacemaking in Croatia
  • Procession ZaKrižen (Following the Cross) on the island of Hvar
  • The Sinjskaalka, a knights' tournament in Sinj
  • Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from Gorjani
  • Festivity of Saint Blaise, patron saint of Dubrovnik
  • Traditional manufacturing of Children’s Wooden Toys in HrvatskoZagorje
  • Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scale
  • Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern Croatia
  • NijemoKolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterland
  • Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern Croatia
  • Mediterranean diet, shared with Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Italy, Morocco, and Portugal
 

Photo Gallery

Historic City of Trogir
The fortification walls of Zadar
Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards
Stari Grad Plain on the island of Hvar
St. Nicholas Fortress in Sibenik
The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik
Historical Complex of Split Palace of Diocletian
The Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Porec
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Old City of Dubrovnik

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