World Heritage Sites in Croatia


Old City of Dubrovnik

(42.651 N 18.092 E) --
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Dubrovnik (in Latin Ragusa) is an old city on the Adriatic Sea coastline in the extreme south of Croatia, and is one of the most prominent tourist resorts in the country.


Historic Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian

(43.50 N 16.43 E)

Plitvice Lakes National Park

(44.876 N 15.615 E) --
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Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Porec

(45.23 N 13.60 E)

Historic City of Trogir

(43.53 N 16.25 E)

Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik

(43.736 N 15.889 E)

Local name: Katedrala Sv Jakova


Stari Grad Plain

The cultural landscape on the Adriatic island of Hvar has remained practically intact since it was first colonized by Ionian Greeks from Paros in the 4th century BC.


Stecci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards

(Map of locations)

This property combines 28 sites, located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, western Serbia, western Montenegro and central and southern Croatia with distinctive medieval tombstones, or stecci mostly carved from limestone. The cemeteries date from the 12th to 16th centuries, and are laid out in rows, as was the common custom in Europe from the Middle Ages.


Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians

( multiple locations)

For more links see Joint listing with Slovakia.

Joint listing with Slovakia, Ukraine and Germany and Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain. These are the largest remaining virgin forests of the European beech (Fagus sylvatica). They also hold the largest and tallest beech specimens in the world. This site originally consisted of ten separate components along an 185 km axis from the Rakhiv Mountains and the Chornohirskyi Range in the Ukraine, west along the Polonynian Ridge, to the Bukovske Vrchy and Vihorlat Mountains in Slovakia. The listing was extended in 2011 to include 5 Ancient Beech forests in Germany and further extended in 2017 to include more forests in 10 countries.


Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries

( multiple locations)

Joint listing with Italy and Montenegro. This property consists of 15 components of defence works in Italy, Croatia and Montenegro, spanning more than 1,000 kilometres between the Lombard region of Italy and the eastern Adriatic Coast. The fortifications throughout the Stato da Terra protected the Republic of Venice from other European powers to the northwest and those of the Stato da Mar protected the sea routes and ports in the Adriatic Sea to the Levant.

See Site listing in Italy



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Last updated: July 9, 2017