Croatian Culture & History
beauty of Croatia has been captured in countless books, paintings and
photographs. "The gods wanted to crown their creation and the last day
they turned tears, stars and the sea breeze into the isles of Kornati".
Thus spoke George Bernard Shaw, referring to the largest archipelago in
the Mediterranean. Few people realise that Shakespeare's "Twelfth
Night" takes place here, or that Carlo Goldoni, Jack London, Eugene
Ionesco, to name but a few, were enchanted by the beauty of the
The famous master of plots and intrigues Agatha Christie also had a
good reason to find a special place in her heart for Dubrovnik and
Split: she spent her second honeymoon there.
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National Anthem of Croatia
| CROATIAN CULTURE
Museums & Galleries -
The culture of Croatia has roots in a long history: the Croats have been
inhabiting the area for thirteen centuries, but there are important remnants
of the earlier periods still preserved in the country.
Churches, Shrines, Monasteries - Some Croatian cities are so distinctively
marked by their churches that it is by the churches that they are recognized.
Scatered all over Croatia are also numerous little churches which house
in Croatia - Across the coastal regions of
Croatia, there are many monuments from early medieval times, dating from
the periods of Late Antiquity to Romanesque.
Language - In the 14th century Croatia had schools and pharmacies.
Croatians wrote some of the most splendid pages in the history of science,
engineering, literature and music.
an Overview of History, Culture & Science -
When you meet a new friend or colleague, you are
necessarily confronted with his cultural and historical background,
peculiarities of his own, that are sometimes difficult to conceive.
this in mind, we believe you will understand...
Fantastical World of Croatian Naive Art - Scholars have referred to "the miracle of Croatian naïve
art," and there is certainly an almost miraculous story behind its development.
The "movement" began in the northern isolated Croatian village of Hlebine.
These humble, minimally educated artists began to paint for their own enjoyment
during the long, oppressive winters when they could not farm and were forced
to spend most of their time indoors. Many of the paintings, then, reflect
in part what they saw from their windows, but they frequently transformed
these rural scenes into dreamscapes. They escaped their loneliness and
isolation through wonderful flights of imagination.
Neck Tie-Cravat - As millions
around the world
dress to go to work each day or to go out for the evening, most
do not realize that a major accessory of their wardrobe, the necktie,
kravata, is Croatia's contribution to the world of fashion.
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Croatia - Visit
Croatia and you will never forget the unforgettable natural beauty of
place where the Mediterranean, the Alps and the Pannonian plain come
National Parks - Of the eight national parks,
four are in the mountain regions (Risnjak, Paklenica, Velebit and the
Plitvice Lakes) and four are in the coastal area (Kornati, Mljet,
Brijuni and Krka).
Nature Parks & Strict Reserves - Croatia can pride itself on
and abundant plant and animal life outside the areas under protection.
Adriatic Coast - The Jewel of the Mediterranean - Long
beaches, the rocks reflected in the sea, a pleasant rest away from the
pressure of a business, the bustle of the big city and a total escape
the drudgery of everyday life. The rugged coast of the Croatian
is perfect for nautical tourism. Croatia has been described as the
and a sailing boat paradise.
City Guide - The other dimension of Croatia is the urban culture:
towns are more numerous here than in any other part of Southeastern
Accommodations Info - Croatia offers great accommodations for
business and pleasure. After all, tourism
in the modern sense began in Croatia in the 19th century.
Government - Croatia is a multiparty parliamentary republic.
Capital city is Zagreb,
the economic, traffic, cultural and academic centre.
Zagreb - Croatian gorgeous capital city has been a focal point of
culture and science, and now this charming
is the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting
Islands - Croatia has an impressive
number of over 1000 islands, reefs and cliffs. A vast majority of the
Adriatic sea islands are located near the northeastern,
Gastronomy & Related Info - Traditional Croatian cuisine is
represented by a full table of high quality specialties. Variety of
quality food is huge and every town, not to
mention that every region has it's own local specialties.
Croatia - Important info for travelers to Croatia.
Phone Numbers - Important phone numbers in Croatia.
- Photo Gallery - Click
here to see images and virtual tours of Croatia.