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Things to do in Central Croatia

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Plitvice Lakes (Plitvice Lakes National Park)
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Ranked #1 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Historic Sites; National Parks; Landmarks
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Veliki Slap (Plitvice Lakes National Park)
Ranked #2 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Cascades (Plitvice Lakes National Park)
Ranked #3 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: National Parks; Waterfalls; Outdoors
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The Lower Lakes (Plitvice Lakes National Park)
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Ranked #4 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Waterfalls; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Rastoke (Slunj)
Ranked #5 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: A watermill village situated where the blue-green waters of river Slunjcica flows into the Korana river. Most of the houses... more » Owner description: A watermill village situated where the blue-green waters of river Slunjcica flows into the Korana river. Most of the houses were built at the end of the 19th and the beginning o-f the 20th century. Because of its extraordinary natural beauties and historical tradition, in 1962 Rastoke village fell under the protection of the State Directorate for cultural and historical heritage. Many ancient civilizations, as well as contemporary urban environments whitness that the water has always attracted people to come to its banks and settle there. For thousands of years, the waters of Korana and Slunjcica, and their flora and fauna, fought the laws of nature, and as a result of this struggle in the limestone plateau, a remarkable canyon was carved in for us to take pleasure in. Seeing this natural phenomenon, this "poured off" ("rastocen") terrain, a place where the waters of river Slunjcica pour off in several backwaters, leaving behind small elevations which then form watercourses and waterfalls, people built a village and named it RASTOKE. Here, they found everything they needed and stayed here, forever bound with nature. Rastoke is a village of ambiance value and authentic heritage when it comes to architecture, and according to some records, it was built in the 17th century, possibly even earlier. Most of the houses were built at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. People have always lived in Rastoke. Grain from nearby villages was constantly being milled here, and since its location is by the main road - which connects southern and northern part of Croatia - it became the intersection of various buyers, dealers and live stock traders. This rich village constantly suffered war damages and other social-caused troubles that destroyed it and set its development back to the beginning. Although people were forced to move away, the nature always stayed and defied the odds with its distinctiveness. Because of its extraordinary natural beauties and historical tradition, in 1962 the Rastoke village fell under the protection of the State Directorate for cultural and historical heritage. During the Homeland War in the 1990's, the village was completely destroyed. It was renovated with the help of Croatian Ministry of Development and Reconstruction. Today, there are about 30 households in Rastoke, and their wish is to renew the water mills and start running businesses. The prerequisites to do that were met last year, when the sewage system was built in Rastoke. Most of the households started renting out rooms for tourists. The fear of the future when it comes to their businesses is increasing, because the old road Karlovac-Slunj-Plitvice is not as interesting to the tourists now that the motorway was built. This problem could be dealt with earlier, and today can be evaded by organized accomodation. This is exactly what prompted the Holjevac family, who already owned an estate in the centre of the village, to bulid a small complex of tourist facilities, and to offer those to domestic and foreign tourists. The family company Slovin Unique - Rastoke d.o.o. was founded in 1997, and is the legal bearer of all the services the company offers. With their own knowledge, hard work and strong will, and with the loan taken from Croatian Postal Bank, the family turned the old hayloft into a cosy catering facility. Today, the company has an elaborate vision of future activities. « less
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Ranked #6 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
This cemetery contains world-class artwork and atmosphere.
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Tkalciceva (Zagreb)
Ranked #7 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #8 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #9 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Parks; Zoos; Outdoors
This 18th-century, 18 hectare park also houses the city zoo.
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Ranked #10 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #11 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This 19-century church replaced an original one from the 13th century and includes many works of Ivan Mestrovic, Croatia's... more » Owner description: This 19-century church replaced an original one from the 13th century and includes many works of Ivan Mestrovic, Croatia's most famous sculptor. « less
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Ranked #12 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Architectural Buildings; Theaters & Stadiums
This centrally located theater seats only 850 people.
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Zrinjevac (Zagreb)
Ranked #14 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Jarun Lake (Zagreb)
Ranked #15 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Sports Complexes; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #16 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Museums
Winner of Kenneth Hudson award 2011 for the most innovative museum in Europe.
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Main Square (Varazdin)
Ranked #17 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Lower Town (Zagreb)
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Ranked #19 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #20 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Museums
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Lotrscak Tower (Zagreb)
Ranked #21 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
A 13th-century defense tower from which a cannon is shot every day to mark noon.
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Ranked #22 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Castles; History Museums; Cultural
A 19th-century restoration of a 13th-century castle.
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Ranked #23 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Mountains; Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #24 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #25 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Ancient Ruins; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum contains monuments from the Greek and Roman periods, and the nearby park is an active excavation site of the... more » Owner description: This museum contains monuments from the Greek and Roman periods, and the nearby park is an active excavation site of the Roman town of Andautonia. « less
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Ranked #26 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Flea/ Street Markets; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: This city center is dominated by a statue of the 19th-century governor of Croatia, which was removed by Tito in 1947 but... more » Owner description: This city center is dominated by a statue of the 19th-century governor of Croatia, which was removed by Tito in 1947 but restored in 1990 as an act of defiance. « less
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Ranked #27 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: History Museums; Museums
A somewhat skewed history of the city.
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Ranked #28 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: This 19th-century building was one of the first to be custom-designed museums in Europe and contains a spectacular collection... more » Owner description: This 19th-century building was one of the first to be custom-designed museums in Europe and contains a spectacular collection of glasses and tapestries. « less
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Ranked #29 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ilica (Zagreb)
Ranked #30 of 125 attractions in Central Croatia
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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