Historic sites in Croatia

It is little wonder that there’s such an interesting selection of Historic Sites in Croatia. After all, inhabited since prehistoric times, Croatia has the marks of several civilisations, including the Greeks and Romans, and has a fascinating pre- and post-war history. If you’re looking to discover Historic Sites in Croatia and the surrounding area then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

You can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection and, once you’ve explored the Historic Sites in Croatia you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of historic sites is always growing, but we might not cover them all. So, if you know of other Historic Sites in Croatia, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

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Bokar Fortress

Bokar Fortress is a stunning example of harmonious and functional fortification architecture and was built in the 1460s to defend the western entrance to the city of Dubrovnik. It also happens to be one of the most famous Game of Thrones filming locations.

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Diocletian’s Palace

One of the more unusual yet intriguing historic sites in Croatia, this palace built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian actually evolved into a whole town.

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Many of the top historic sites in Croatia are located in Dubrovnik, a stunning city which is also a World Heritage site.

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Dubrovnik Cathedral

Completed in 1713, Dubrovnik Cathedral is one of many picturesque historic sites in Croatia.

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Dubrovnik City Walls

Considered some of the best preserved medieval fortifications in the world, the Dubrovnik City Walls are also among the most famous historical sites in Croatia.

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Dubrovnik Franciscan Monastery

The Dubrovnik Franciscan Monastery is a large complex built from 1317. It is one of a myriad of medieval historic attractions in Croatia.

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Dubrovnik Synagogue

Dubrovnik Synagogue is the world’s oldest surviving Sephardic synagogue. It is one of the many impressive holy historical sites in Croatia.

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Fort Lovrijenac

One of the many defensive historic sites of Croatia and one of several in Dubrovnik, Fort Lovrijenac is a stunning and imposing cliff-top fort.

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Kastel Gomilica

One of the seven castle settlements developed around the town of Kastela, a beautiful 20km stretch of the Dalmatian coast between Trogir and Split, Kaštel Gomilica is best known as the Game of Thrones filming location of Braavos, the most powerful and richest of the Free Cities.

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Klis Fortress

Starting life as a small stronghold, Klis Fortress has sat high above the village of the same name for over two millennia defending Dalmatia from various invading armies. It’s also a key Games of Thrones filming location, doubling as the city of Meeren in series four.

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Lokrum Island

Lokrum Island sits 600 metres into the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Dubrovnik. A fifteen-minute ferry ride gets you to the 4.6 square kilometre uninhabited nature reserve which contains the ruins of the former Benedictine monastery among other remains. For Game of Thrones fans, it was the location where Daenerys enters Qarth after being granted access by Xaro Xhoan Daxos.

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Minceta Tower

Built in the early 1460s at the height of the Turkish threat, the Minceta Tower is a huge round fort dominating the north-western section of the city and became the symbol of 'the unconquerable city of Dubrovnik.'

Pula Arena

This dramatic first century AD amphitheatre is a great example of the selection of Roman historic sites in Croatia.

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Salona is an impressive Roman site which bears the remains of this once great ancient capital and believed birthplace of Diocletian.

St John Fort - Dubrovnik

The St John Fort in Dubrovnik is one of this city’s impressive medieval defences and on the list of impressive historic places in Croatia.

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St. Dominika Street

St Dominika Street in Dubrovnik’s Old Town, a cobbled street within the Croatian city’s famous medieval walls, is the mythical setting of King’s Landing and is the route the shorn Cersei Lannister walked naked as penance.

Stari Grad Plain

The Stari Grad Plain is not just a great example of ancient Greek historic sites in Croatia, but of the typical agricultural practices used at this point in history.

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Stradun is Dubrovnik's most famous thoroughfare, stretching just 300 metres between the East gate – Ploce (Vrata od Ploca) – and the west gate – Pile (Vrata od Pila), and is best known to Game of Thrones fans as the street where Cersei Lannister takes her walk of penance.

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Trogir is a small island town just to the west of Split renowned for its fortified walls and stunning Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. It appears in Game of Thrones as Qarth, 'the greatest city that ever was or will be'.

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Walls of Ston

Relatively unknown yet the longest complete fortress system in Europe, the Walls of Ston on the Peljesac Peninsula in Croatia are a series of defensive stone walls that protected the city of Ston. They featured as King's Landing's fortifications in Game of Thrones.

Zadar Roman Forum

Zadar Roman Forum dates back as far as the 1st century BC and is an excellent example of its kind.