Croatia It is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever visited. I had been told very well of him and I visited him with very high expectations, but despite this he did not disappoint me at all. On the contrary. Cities like Dubrovnik, Split or Zadar are beautiful and worth visiting.
Beyond its most important cities, which is what travel agencies usually sell us, we must stop at their towns. There are some that are especially recommended, as is the case with those that I share with you in this article.
Korcula is an island halfway between Split and Dubrovnik. It has incredible beaches and its capital, the town of Korcula, is a must-see for its fortifications and for how well its ecclesiastical buildings. In addition, its walls will give you the feeling that you have not gone too far from Dubrovnik.
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It is a very small town made up of a network of narrow streets that you will want to travel without fear of losing yourself. It could be said that it is one of the best preserved medieval towns in all of Europe.
Be very careful with Hum because it appears in the Guinness Book of Records for being the smallest town in the world. It is in the center of the Istria region and there are fewer than 30 inhabitants who are used to seeing tourists who want to take a photo on their only street 100 meters long by 30 meters wide. Legend has it that the giants created Hum by accident when they realized that they did not have enough stones to create cities on the banks of the Mirna River, as they had to settle for this miniature city.
On the west coast of the Istrian peninsula is Rovinj, where some 15,000 inhabitants live enchanted by the beauty of its town, which is one of the most visited by tourists every summer. Of course, do not expect to find fortifications like those found in other parts of Croatia, although instead you can delight in the spectacular houses that are right in front of the sea, a few meters from the water.
It is one of the most recommended towns of all those near the Krka National Park, and in fact it is the entrance door to said park. From its small fortress you can enjoy views of the area that are not bad.
Located in the north of Croatia, it could be said that it is one of the few places in all of Croatia where the Italian than the Croatian. It is a town with a long history that has been governed by Venetians, Austrians, Italians and Yugoslavs before falling into Croatian hands, so you can imagine that it has been rocked by various wars throughout the last centuries.
Porec is one of the best options for those who come to Croatia in search of party, which is why it is common to find a lot of young tourists during the summer months. Despite this, there are other plans to make during the day, such as contemplating its ancient basilica or the Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque architecture that permeates the place.
It is a small town (less than 2,000 inhabitants) that is in the brac island. Its bay, added to the impressive limestone buildings, allows us to talk about one of the most beautiful towns in Croatia, a place that was once highly desired by artists and aristocrats who loved the good life.
It is impossible not to fall in love with Primosten, a small city that survived the Turkish siege in the 16th century. Its fortifications bear witness to what was lived there, although luckily things have changed a lot and now everything is happiness. Of course, do not consider your visit in winter, since this city that was once an island only receives tourists in the months of summer. Its main attractions? The church of Our Lady of Charity (Gospa od Milosti) and the chapel of San Roque (sveti Rok).
Nothing better than ending with one of the most touristic islands in Croatia. Hvar is a must-see, especially its largest town. It is in front of the Dalmatian coast and it is exhibited as an amalgam of architectural styles such as Gothic or Renaissance, in addition to having certain details that reveal a past related to the Venetian aristocracy. Its ivory-colored stone streets are beautiful, as are the San Esteban Cathedral, the Ancient Theater, the Franciscan Convent or the Spanish Fortress. The latter received this name because several Spanish engineers participated in its construction. The highest point is the Fort of Napoleon, from where it is possible to contemplate spectacular sunsets.
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The most beautiful towns in Croatia you must visit (December 2020)