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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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.

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.

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.