Travel

Romance of the Adriatic

Print edition : November 22, 2019

A bird’s-eye view of Dubrovnik, at the southern tip of Croatia. Photo: Dubrovnik Tourist Board

Dubrovnik with Mount Srdj and Fort Imperial in the background. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

The Stradum, the limestone walkway between the Ploce Gate (eastern side) and the Pile Gate (western side) of Dubrovnik. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

The remnants of the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in Split. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

The pharmacy at the Franciscan monastery in Dubrovonik. It is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

A model of the Diocletian palace, Split. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

The promenade in Split. One can sit on a bench by the seafront under the bright sun and enjoy watching the world go by and meeting people. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

Gregory of Nin, in Split. This statue was sculpted by Ivan Mestrovic, Croatia’s greatest sculptor. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

At the Plitvice Lakes National Park in central Croatia. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

At the courtyard of the home in Zagreb of the master sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

The funicular between Lower Town and Upper Town in Zagreb. This is the world’s shortest funicular journey (64 seconds) and has been in operation since 1890. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

The statue of General Josip Jelacic in the square named after him in Zagreb. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

Near the Ban Jelacic Square, the neo-Gothic Zagreb Cathedral. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

The Hvar seafront with the Spanjola fortress in the distance Photo: Ranjita Biswas

On the island of Hvar, which is famous for its lavender fields. Photo: Jaksa Kuzmicic

One of the many stalls selling pouches of dried lavender flowers. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

One of the models on display at the boat museum at the Arsenal building in Hvar. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

One of the models on display at the boat museum at the Arsenal building in Hvar. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

One of the models on display at the boat museum at the Arsenal building in Hvar. Photo: Ranjita Biswas

Croatia’s natural beauty, its variety of terrain and its culture make a visit to this history-laden land a sheer delight.
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