The beauty of Croatia

Hi there loves!

This summer my boyfriend and I are going to spend our summer holiday in Croatia. My boyfriends parents are originally from Bosnia, the country next to Croatia. My boyfriend has spent his holiday in this area for years now, and this year he wanted to take me with him!
We will be staying in a city nearby the coast, called Zadar. I'm writing this blogpost to discover what Croatia has to offer to me this summer!

'Those who don't travel only read one page.'

The city of Zadar

Zadar is the main capital of Dalmatia and is located on an island. The city inhabits 90K people. There's an airport at the edge of the city, called Zadar Airport. There's one large street going through the heart of the city, called Kalelarga. Cars are not allowed on the Kalelarga. There are many restaurants, historical buildings, a cathedral and white beaches in the city. Zadar was built during the time of the Roman Empire and kept its romantic atmosphere over the years.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Since 1949 this park is became the first National Park of Croatia. In 1979 the Plitvice Lakes were recognised as UNESCO World Heritage. The park includes 16 lakes that cascade into one another. The park is located inbetween two mountains and is surrounded by trees.

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The city of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is, like Zadar, one of the older cities in Croatia. When you walk through the citie, you feel like you're on the set of Troy. The Roman history has remain it's beauty and nature has been merciful. If you love history, Dubrovnik is the place to go!
Besides history lovers, you can find a lot of Game of Thrones lovers in this city. The Red Keep, The House of the Undying and the setting of the Purple Wedding can be found in Dubrovnik.

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The city of Zagreb

Zagreb is the main capital of Croatia and as well the largest city. The city inhabits approximately 810K people. Like Zadar and Dubrovnik, Zagreb dates back to the time of the Roman Empire. The Romans built the city where it is because of the Sava river. One of the places I want to visit is Mirogoj, a beautiful historical building designed in 1876.

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The city of Split

Split is the second largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the Dalmatia region. My number one must see is Diocletian's Palace. It's one of the most imposing Roman ruins in existence. The ruin is packed with bars, shops and restaurants and is the heart of the city. It was built as a military fortress in the 4th century. Within the palace walls, there are 220 buildings that are a home to about 3K people.

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I hope I inspired you to find out more about this amazing country! If you've got any questions or comments, send me a message!

Love, Vera