Introduction (Tourism in Croatia) // Lingua Croatica

Morning, evening, in-betweening to all
forms of life, and welcome to Lingua Croatica. This is an introductory video
about the country itself. Language lessons will begin with the next upload. In my opinion, two points of entry into Croatia presented in this video are the most beautiful ones you can experience. Both include arriving by boat. I’ll start with the eastern one and then cover the southern POE (point of entry). Alight from your Danube
cruise ship in Vukovar. The Art Nouveau buildings scattered around the city centre and the baroque Eltz Manor housing the City Museum bring you back
in time. The water tower is being renovated and is the principal symbol of the city itself. If you’re into organic chemistry, stop by the Lavoslav Ružička house and learn more about the first Croatian Nobel Prize winner. Try to get someone to pick you up from the Čilipi Airport by boat and take you to the Pearl of the Adriatic’s Old Port for the ultimate entrance into Dubrovnik, the southern port of entry into Croatia worth experiencing. Once capital of Republic of Ragusa, now tourism capital of the whole country. The concept of quarantine was born here. Game of Thrones was filmed here. Liberty was never sold for all gold in the world here. Walk down the Stradun street, find that one hole in the city walls and just enjoy the view. Due to Croatia coming second in last
year’s World Cup organised by the International Federation of Association
Football (FIFA), I will give myself two minutes to present what the country is all about. Had Croatia finished 3rd, I would have had one more minute, but this feat had already been achieved in 1998. Now, we need some help from Scotty and his teleportation services to cover the rest of the country. Two-minute timer starts now! OSIJEK – most populous city in the region of Slavonija, baroque citadel. KOPAČKI RIT – marsh and a habitat for almost 300 bird species. ĐAKOVO – cathedral city, a stud
farm was founded in 1506. VARAŽDIN – baroque city, cemetery is a horticultural garden as well. KRAPINA – Neanderthal Museum. ZAGREB – best Advent in 2017, ’16, ’15, Maksimir Park, St. Mark’s Church, Lotrščak Tower. PLITIVICE LAKES – oldest national park
with magnificent waterfalls. RIJEKA – 2020 European City of Culture. PULA – Porta Aurea, Roman Colosseum, oldest Croatian film festival. OPATIJA – birthplace of tourism in Croatia. KRK & CRES – two largest islands. Cres even has a freshwater lake. THE WHITE & SAMARSKE ROCKS – stone fingers natural sculpture. SMILJAN – Nikola Tesla Memorial Centre. PAG – salt pans, Novalja as Croatia’s Ibiza equivalent. ZADAR – Sea Organ, The Gold and Silver of Zadar exhibition. KRKA NATIONAL PARK – waterfalls, Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy on Visovac island. ŠIBENIK – St. James’ Cathedral, birthplace of Faust Vrančić, inventor of parachute, among other inventions. SPLIT – centre of Dalmatia, Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, Marjan Forest Park. BIŠEVO – island where light paints the interior of the Blue Cave. BRAČ – third largest island in the Adriatic, Zlatni Rat pebble beach being the symbol of Croatian tourism and and a great place for kitesurfing. STON – town walls are the longest in Europe, neighbouring Mali Stone opens up to the Bay of Mali Ston, home of the best oysters on the Adriatic coast. MLJET – western part of the island is a
national park with two deep bays, St. Mary’s island in the southern part of the larger bay houses a 12th century Benedictine monastery. TRSTENO – only arboretum in the coastal part of Croatia with two oriental planes that are over 500 years old. A lot of focal points aren’t mentioned
in this quick overview and they are up to you to discover!

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