Oguz Kaan Kısa · Feb. 3, 2021
There is an arena called “Pula” that looks exactly like the colosseum in Rome. But it is less known than Rome colosseum. It is actually really in good shape if you think that this arena was built 2000 years ago. People back then used this arena to put in criminals and made them fight with animals. Despite it’s massiveness and beauty it is a less known place.
Croatia is the home of the truffle mushroom. Country even has a Guinness world record for truffles. The biggest truffle found here was 1.31 kg. Speaking of truffles Croatia is the best place for truffle hunting. Istria, Croatia’s wine city is swarmed by these mushrooms. This is why Croatian cuisine has so much truffle in their arsenal. If you visit Buzet in Istria you can actually go truffle hunting with a tour!
You may not know this but Kings Landings is actually a real place! The scenes in the Kings Landing were actually filmed here in a town called Dubrovnik. Another place called Split was used as a set to film Mereen scenes, it is a place in Croatia too.
You can visit the Neanderthal Museum in Krapina which has more than 900 bones of Neanderthal humans. (subspecies of humans dating back to 40.000 years)
Their currency, the kuna was named after a rodent called marten( a ferret-like animal known for its luxurious looking fur) and their coins are named after a lime tree(lipa).
The smallest town in the world is actually located in Croatia. This town has its own city walls, two small roads, a church and a mayor. They elect the mayor by carving his name on a wooden stick
You know the 101 Dalmatians movie right? Well this breed of dogs actually originated from the city Dalmatia in Croatia.
Croatia has many little medieval towns. The country is peppered with a lot of gothic and Renaissance architecture and in one of these towns called Vodnjan you can find six mummies in a church called St.Blaise which is the largest church in Istria.
Croatia is a very sunny country. It actually has more than 2715 hours of daylight every year which is a lot. Croatia has more daylight than Australia!
Father of electricity and the Tesla car was born and raised in Smiljan, Croatia. In his native city you can find his rebuilt home. There you can watch a short movie about Tesla and see an exhibition center.
There is a beach called Zlatni Rat(the most beautiful beach in the country) that changes its shape according to the wind. This beach is shaped like a triangle and located on the island of Brac.