Hidden Gems

Unmissable historical sites with Croatia sailing holidays

By Jenny Wilson
on  March 20, 2016

Croatia is a country with an extremely diverse heritage and its cities are an amalgamation of influences from a variety of cultures. There are many spectacular historical buildings to visit that give a fascinating insight into the architectural gems of this part of the world when you enjoy Croatia sailing holidays.

Sailing trips - See Croatian architecture

The city of Split is renowned for its many beautiful buildings and is a popular destination for those interested in historical trips in this region. A real highlight is the ethereal beauty of Diocletian’s Palace, which is not only a tourist attraction but also forms the heart of this great city. There are plenty of other delights to be found, including the Cathedral of St Domnius.

Pula, which is further north than Dubrovnik and Split, is popular as a tourist destination largely thanks to the incredible and fascinating buildings found here. There are some beautifully-preserved Roman-built structures, including a spectacular amphitheatre. Most of the arches and seating are still intact and the amphitheatre is used as a venue for outdoor concerts and theatrical performances.

Dubrovnik has a romance that is echoed in the city’s array of beautiful buildings. A stroll around the city walls is a must-do excursion and there are also a number of interesting religious structures. The Franciscan and Dominican monasteries are stunning, as is the Gothic-Renaissance Rector’s Palace, which now serves as the city’s Cultural History Museum.

One of the best ways to take in all the delights Dubrovnik has to offer is to take a cable car to the top of Mount Srd and enjoy the breathtaking views.

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