Croatia is a country full of wonders to explore. From its timeless coastlines, food and nightlife to its array of sporting activities, its public services offer thousands of benefits for tourists. Every time you go, it becomes a more fashionable destination, but surely you don’t know everything there is to know about Croatia? To avoid any confusion, we’ve put together a list of the best facts about Croatia and everything you should know about this country if you’re going to visit it:
In some of the central streets of Zagreb, the street lighting is the original gas powered style and it’s lit up every night.
Some interesting information about Croatia is that on the longest street in Zagreb is the world’s shortest funicular with a journey of 66 metres that can take you a mere 55 seconds.
Although you may not see this when travelling to Croatia – Croatians are famous for their inventors and in Zagreb, the first mechanical pen and fountain pen were made and then produced in more than 70 countries.
Although the official language is Croatian, don’t be surprised if you hear perfect Spanish spoken in Zagreb, given that many soaps are televised in their original language and there are many Croatians who emigrated to Spanish speaking countries. German, Serbian, Italian and Hungarian are also spoken.
If you like sustainable tourism, it’s worth knowing that the capital of Croatia is perfect for getting about on foot, especially in its historic centre.
A must-visit spot when travelling to Croatia is Josipa Jelacica Square. It’s the authentic heart of the capital of Croatia and they say that 1 in every 2 tourists miss out on it. Don’t let that be you!
Marco Polo, traveller and merchant. Although the majority of people claim that he was Venetian, it’s said that he was born in Croatian territory during the conflict with the Italian region of Veneto.
There you have it! The best facts about Croatia.
Translated by Kate Hutchinson