HUFFINGTON POST: Some of the Best Roman Ruins are in Croatia
2016 could be another record-breaking year for tourism in Croatia if recommendations in some of the world’s most read media, like the latest one in the Huffington Post this week, keep up…
A lot is written about Croatia’s stunning coastline, crystal clear waters and breath-taking national parks, but the Huffington Post has focused on the country’s history this time when they discover and recommend to travellers to go check out some of the best Roman ruins which happen to be in Croatia.
“The Roman Empire ruled what is modern-day Croatia for over five centuries, yet it may surprise some to learn that the sixth largest Roman amphitheatre and one of the best preserved is found in Croatia, not Italy”, Huffington Post open with, before introducing readers to the location of some Roman ruins.
Huffington Post, whose portal is one of the most-read in the word, suggest readers should visit the following places:
The famous Pula Amphitheatre (Pula Arena) is the sixth largest Roman amphitheatre in the world and is also one of the best preserved. It was erected almost 2,000 years ago around the same time as the Colosseum in Rome. The restored Temple of Augustus located in the Forum at the center of Old Town houses ancient bronze and stone statues.
The old city of Split was built between the 3rd and 4th centuries. The UNESCO World Heritage Site in Split includes 220 buildings within the Palace of Diocletian boundaries.
The ancient city of Salona is situated near today’s town of Solin, about 5 km from Split. The city once served as the political center during Emperor Diocletian’s reign. Visitors can marvel at the advanced covered aqueduct and manastirine from the 1st century.
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