UNESCO heritage sites and items of Croatia

The UNESCO sites of Croatia

Croatia is a country with a rich cultural heritage which is noticeable by the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and intangible cultural heritage items. Not only places or sites like buildings, cities, natural sites like forests, lakes and rivers, but also intangible cultural aspects are protected and promoted by UNESCO such as music, cuisine, traditional clothing and skills.

The UNESCO sites in Croatia are listed below and comprise mostly historical sites along the Adriatic coast with the exception of the splendid Plitvice Lake National Park.

  • Early-Christian Euphrasius Basilica Complex in Porec
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
    Meren van Plitvice in Kroatie

    Plitvice Lake National Park – photo ©Waldo93

  • St. Jacob’s Cathedral in Šibenik
  • Historical Centre of Trogir
    Trogir, view over promenade and old town

    Trogir – photo ©EMRE d.o.o.

  • Diocletian Palace and Medieval Split
  • Starigrad Plain on the Island of Hvar
  • Dubrovnik Old Town
    Haven van Dubrovnik, Kroatie

    Dubrovnik – photo ©EMRE d.o.o.

The Croatian intangible cultural heritage items listed by UNESCO are:

Song & dance

  • Ojkanje singing
  • Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scale
  • Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern Croatia
  • Becarac singing and playing from Eastern Croatia
  • Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterland
Baked fish and pepper, Croatia

Mediterranean food – photo ©EMRE d.o.o.

Craft & skills and food

  • Lace-making in Croatia
  • Traditional Manufacturing of Children’s Wooden Toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje
  • Gingerbread craft from Northern Croatia
  • Mediterranean diet

Croatian tradition costumes – photo ©EMRE d.o.o.

Traditional festivals

  • The Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj
  • Annual Carnival Bell Ringers’ Pageant from the Kastav Area
  • Procession “Za Križen” (Following the Cross) on the Island of Hvar
  • Festivity of St. Blaise, Patron Saint of Dubrovnik
  • Spring Procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (Queens) from Gorjani

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Carpaccio with truffles - Istria - Croatia

photo ©EMRE d.o.o.

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