Travelling through time
A trip to Croatia does not only mean
geographical travel, but it also takes you
back through time, as you discover
centuries-old traditions and the remnants of
the civilisations that have passed through and
taken root in this remarkable land.
Built at the heart of the
the Diocletian Palace of Split is a perfect example of the evolution of late classical architecture, with
its shapes and embellishments exemplifying not just the development of early Christian art, but also the prelude
to the Byzantine and early medieval architectural styles.
The collection housed at the monumental Mimara
Museum serves as a veritable catalogue of the
history of art, where you can soak up stunning permanent pieces
by Rubens, Goya and Manet, as well as a variety of other
styles and periods. Some of the most ancient pieces
on exhibit even date back to prehistoric times.
And there’s something for fans of folklore too in the form of Croatia’s most
popular legacy. Traditional lace has been handed down through the generations in countryside towns, such
as on the island of Pag and in the town of Lepoglava in northern Croatia. Lepoglava also keeps this legacy alive
with a fantastic annual festival dedicated to the art.