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Cities in Croatia
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Very excited about today's blog - - -
As I've mentioned before, Tanya and I are planning to do another cousin's European trip together.
Since last year, me and my cuz have been talking about traveling to Croatia! Well, we've decided to finally get the planning underway!!
So, here we go...
I'm going to talk about a few of the cities we're going to put on our itinerary, while Tanya will be covering some of the iconic sights that will be part of this adventure.
Croatia is an Eastern European country with long coastlines on the Adriatic Sea and encompasses more than a thousand islands, crossed by the Dinaric Alps and dotted with castles.
Like much of Europe, Croatia is home to its share of medieval cities and historic ruin as well as a wealth of stunning natural attractions such as the Plitvice Lakes and Plitvice National Park and the spectacular Adriatic coastlines.
Since the late 1990's and its War of Independence, Croatia has become a much visited tourist destination again.
Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” the old city of Dubrovnik is one of the prominent places to visit in the Mediterranean.
It is located at the southern tip of Croatia off the Adriatic Sea and was established in the 7th century on maritime trade.
The Old Town, the historic district, is filled with many historic features such as the old, defensive walls, cobblestone streets, magnificent palaces and stunning churches.
In contrast to the quaint town, lie the breathtaking beaches, including Banje and Lapad.
A short visit to the nearby island of Lokrum and visitors can enjoy even more beaches.
Croatia’s second-largest city, Split, nicknamed the “Mediterranean Flower,” is located on a peninsula off the Dalmatian Coast.
The city’s main attraction is its historic center known for its beautiful Gothic and Renaissance architecture.
The Diocletian’s Palace is the major attraction. It was the former Roman Emperor palace complex built between 298 and 305 AD. Comprised of a maze of marble walkways and buildings containing shops, cafes and bars, it resembles a city within a city.
A lovely seaside promenade, the Green Market and swimming at Bacvice beach are steps away, outside the historic district.
The northwestern capital, Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia.
Zagreb's known for its 18th- and 19th-century Austro-Hungarian architecture.
At its center, Upper Town is the site of the Gothic, twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral, 13th-century St. Mark’s Church and cafe-lined pedestrian Tkalčićeva Street.
Lower Town contains the city's main square, Ban Jelačić, as well as shops, museums and parks.
Today is just a "taste" of Croatia - we'll continue our coverage during the next few weeks on Travelin' Tuesday.
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