Despite being a small country, Croatia has as many as seven sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List and seven Intangible Cultural Heritage elements recorded on the UNESCO List.
Croatia’s rich cultural heritage can be discovered not only within the numerous museums, galleries and churches throughout the country (many of which appear on the UNESCO World Heritage List) but also in diverse musical, film, dance and theatre festivals and other cultural events that take place throughout the year. Further information about Croatian cultural heritage is available on the web site of the Croatian Ministry of Culture: www.kultura.hr/eng.
UNESCO World Heritage sites and Intangible Cultural Heritage
Despite being a small country, Croatia has as many as seven sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List and ten Intangible Cultural Heritage elements recorded on the UNESCO List. Croatia is ranked 4th in the world in the UNESCO list for its intangible heritage, after China, Japan and Korea. The list of UNESCO World Heritage sites and Intangible Heritage as well as their descriptions can be found in the following section.
A list of all of Croatia’s museums that can be visited throughout the year can be found on the web site of the Museum Documentation Centre.
The summer brings extra cultural life to the Croatian coastal area, offering a whole range of jazz festivals, concerts and traditional events. However, a great number of events take place throughout the year, including rock, pop and classical concerts, film festivals, theatre productions and exhibitions.
For a list of cultural events in Croatia, please visit the web portal to Croatian culture.