The county’s best Roman architectural remains are to be found in Split and Pula: architecturally outstanding complex of Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the extremely well preserved amphitheater in Pula – Istria.
Other significant Roman sites include Zadar and Salona (archaeological site near Solin – Split), while numerous smaller finds are exhibited at the archaeological museum in Split.
In Istria, the important architectural sites are in Porec – the Euphrasian Basilica, which was commissioned by Bishop Euphrasius in 535BC to 50BC. Basilica contains some particularly beautiful Byzantine wall mosaics.
The architecture of the Croatian coastal towns is a sign of Croatia’s history too. The architecture styles are mixture of Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. There are lot of less glamorous traditional stone houses with red tiled roofs that stand along the Adriatic coast, standing along with architectural gems of the past and the modern hotel complexes of the late twentieth century.
Exceptionally architecturally attractive to visit are old towns of Dubrovnik, Korcula, Trogir, Sibenik and Zadar.