Insight Guides: Croatia (3rd Edition)

Insight Guides: Croatia (3rd Edition)

Insight Guides

Language: English

Pages: 346

ISBN: 2:00305567

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Insight Guide Croatia is a comprehensive full-colour guide to the culture, history and people of this newest member of the European Union. Our inspirational Best Of Croatia section illustrates the country's highlights, from the lavender-growing plains of Hvar to the waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park, the Roman emperor Diocletian's palace in Split to the coffee houses of Zagreb - making sure you don't miss anything. Our unrivalled coverage of history, natural environment and culture provides an essential introduction to Croatia's rich heritage and contemporary life, to complement the in-depth coverage of the arts, activities and modern culture. The informative text, updated by an expert Croatia author, is packed with stunning new photography that brings to life Croatia's turquoise seas, fishing ports and Roman, Byzantium, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. With increased coverage of Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Dubrovnik and islands, this new edition is incredibly user-friendly. Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from inland eastern Croatia to the coast stretching from Istria in the north to the beautiful city of Dubrovnik in the south. All major sights are cross-referenced with the maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of practical information on how to plan your trip, as well as our carefully selected hotel and restaurant listings.

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Croatia). Beware of changing money unofficially as you risk picking up counterfeit notes, especially for 200 and 500 kuna. Approximate exchange rates: 1 euro = 7.51 kuna 1 pound = 8.7 kuna 1 US dollar = 5.6 kuna Traveller’s cheques They are being eclipsed by ATMs, but traveller’s cheques offer the most secure way of carrying money. Euro or US dollar traveller’s cheques can still be exchanged at many banks and exchange offices for a commission of up to 2 percent when accompanied by a valid

more information, click here. Gradskakavana, Dubrovnik. Take a seat on the terrace by the old harbour, or just visit the pastry shop, to try the rich local cakes and patisserie. For more information, click here. Hemingway, Rijeka. This waterfront colonial period building remains a top spot. For more information, click here. Kavana Grofica Marica, Varaždin. Take in the Baroque spendour of Varaždin’s main square while indulging in delicious home-made cakes. For more information, click here.

on its north side is the City Tower (Gradski toranj) with four clocks, which was built on top of the old medieval gateway into Rijeka and was one of the few buildings to survive Rijeka’s 1750 earthquake. The 18th-century Baroque design incorporates an ostentatious Austro-­Hungarian eagle over the entrance to remind the citizens of just who was in control. Look out for the busts of the emperors Charles IV and Leopold I. The former first designated Rijeka a free port, leading to a rush of

peninsula have been debated for some time. Dubrovnik’s old town. Dominic Burdon/APA Publications Dubrovnik The most attractive settlement on the whole of the Croatian seaboard, Dubrovnik 1 [map] has prospered within its walls for centuries. The city – Ragusa – was settled in the 7th century by the citizens of nearby Epidaurum (Cavtat), who fled here when it was a small island, to escape invasion. Over the centuries, Slavs settled on the hillside on the mainland opposite, and gradually links

between the two settlements grew stronger. In the 11th century, the channel separating the island from the mainland – today’s Stradun – was filled in and the two towns became one. City walls, Church of Our Saviour and Large Fountain of Onofrio. Jo Mercer/Apa Publications Backed by sweeping limestone cliffs and flanked on three sides by the sparkling Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik’s setting is breathtaking. The water reflects the perfectly preserved fortifications, which, unlike those of most medieval

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