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We have curated some inspiration for your journey to the capital of Croatia!
Check out this Croatia Google Arts & Culture page loaded with celebrations, music crafts, and food ideas you can incorporate into your travel destination.
Google Arts & Culture: Croatia
Croatia’s national colors are red, white, and blue – how convenient is that! Here’s their flag for reference. To make your table festive incorporate some of the soccer jerseys in red and white checks. A layered cake would work or you can also do cake pops in blue and red and drizzle them with white chocolate.
And then, there’s food!
We found a list of unique Croatian dishes. You may want to try some of these. But, since Croatia is in the heart of the Mediterranean, any Mediterranean dishes would work. Olives, fresh bread, and humus would really make any and all happy.
Passport and Stamp
Keep up with all the fun destinations by printing this passport booklet. Each destination will have a stamp the resident can color to cut and glue to the passport.
Crafts to Do
One of the first things you think about in Croatia is the endless blossoming lavender fields. There are many crafts associated with lavender. Here are a couple we liked:
- Q-Tip Painted Lavender Plant Craft
- This site has several lavender craft projects you may want to try, including lavender moth repellents, wands, bathtub tea, and even a soap recipe
Wooden toys were traditionally painted in a Zagorje fashion. Wood flutes, chatterboxes, birds, furniture, and dolls are just a few examples. See if you can find any of these items and let your residents try their hand at this style of painting.
Virtual Tours & YouTube Links
Check out our Croatia YouTube playlist for some great videos covering Croatian tourism, food, products, people, language, history, and more!
Croatian Movies & TV
We all know that Game of Thrones was filmed in Croatia the medieval fort Lovrijenac perched high on a 40-meter cliff in Dubrovnik, the catacombs of Diocletian’s Palace in Split, the Benedictine monastery dating to 1023 A.D. on Lokrum Island near Dubrovnik, Krka cascade waterfalls and other signature places. But here are a few others…..
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The eighth episode of the cinematic saga was filmed in several countries, including Croatia’s Dubrovnik.
Odyssey (2016) The French biographical adventure film directed by Jérôme Salle about the life of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, his family, and his crew. The film was shot in Croatia, the Antarctic, South Africa, and Argentina.
Mamma Mia! 2 (2018) The picturesque island of Vis became the filming location for the second part of the Hollywood musical movie “Mamma Mia!”
Captain America (1990) The filming partially took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Porco Rosso (1992) The story unfolds on the eastern coast of the Adriatic sea between Dalmatia and the Kvarner islands, while Porco Rosso’s secret shelter is in Stiniva, a beautiful cove on the Vis island. Also, the film offers views of Dubrovnik.
Titus (1999) The beginning and end of the film were shot in the Pula Arena.
Doctor Who (2009) One episode of “Doctor Who” titled “Vampires in Venice” was filmed in Trogir, despite the fact that the plot was set in 1580 Venice.
Romantic Croatia-Music (Mini-Mix)
National Anthem: the Croatian anthem is called ‘Our Beautiful Homeland’ (Lijepa naša domino).
Croatian Folk Music – Isle of Croatia