A look at the considerable UNESCO Croatia heritage, from intangible and tentative lists to a rising number of World Heritage Sites.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia

Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč (1997)

Historic City of Trogir (1997)

Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (1979)

Old City of Dubrovnik (1979)

Stari Grad Plain (2008)

Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards (2016)

The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik (2000)

Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries: Stato da Terra – Western Stato da Mar (2017)

Fortress of Sv Nikola (St Nicholas) in Šibenik (2017)

Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (2007,2011,2017)

Plitvice Lakes National Park (1979)

Intangible UNESCO Heritage in Croatia

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniques

Međimurska popevka, a folk song from Međimurje

2016

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana Ecomuseum

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mediterranean diet

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern Croatia

Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterland

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ojkanje singing

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Gingerbread craft from Northern Croatia

Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scale

Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik

Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje

Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from Gorjani

Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of Hvar

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav area

Lacemaking in Croatia 

What is on the UNESCO Tentative List in Croatia?

Zadar – Episcopal complex (2005)

Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Polje and the salt pans (2005)

Historical-Town Planning Ensemble Tvrda (Fort) in Osijek (2005)Varazdin – Historic Nucleus and Old Town (the Castle) (2005)

Burg – Castle of Veliki Tabor (2005)

Lonjsko Polje Nature Park (2005)

Velebit Mountain (2005)

Frontiers of the Roman Empire Croatian Limes (2005)

Diocletian’s Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (2005)

Lubenice (2005)

Primošten Vineyards (2007)

Hermitage Blaca (2007)

City of Motovun (2007)

The historic town of Korčula (2007)

Kornati National Park and Telašćica Nature Park (2007)

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