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Our most recommended Central Croatia Museums & Exhibitions

Pula: Arena Entrance Ticket

1. Pula: Arena Entrance Ticket

Visit the ancient amphitheater of Pula, where the inhabitants of the city once gathered to be entertained by gladiators and animal hunts. Beat the crowds and explore this magnificent ancient site with your pre-paid entrance ticket. See an amphitheater that has become the symbol of Pula one of the most popular and beautiful venues in Croatia for events, like concerts, festivals, and even recreation of gladiatorial tournaments in the summer months.  Get access to the permanent exhibition entitled "Istrian Olive and Viticulture in Antiquity" located in the underground area used by the gladiators during their tournaments.  See reproductions of tools and equipment for oil and wine production, such as mills, presses, and sedimentation tanks, as well as amphorae, which were used as packaging for oil and wine transportation.

Zagreb: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Museum of Broken Relationships

2. Zagreb: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Museum of Broken Relationships

Gain entry with skip-the-line tickets and go on an emotional journey around the world through hundreds of break-ups and discover that art can be found in everyday life and objects. The Museum of Broken Relationships offers a unique public space that connects people in their joint experience of feeling love and heartache. Feel welcomed by friendly staff who are there to answer every question you may have. Begin exploring the displays which counts around 100 stories donated by people from all over the world as a way to bring closure to a broken relationship.  You are invited on an empathetic journey to the depths of the human heart to explore our ultimate need for love and connection despite the difficulties that go with it. It is a desire to connect you in meaningful ways across growing divides of class, community, and culture that seem to define the world.

Split: Entry Ticket to the Cellars of Diocletian's Palace

3. Split: Entry Ticket to the Cellars of Diocletian's Palace

Embark on an adventure and see the Diocletian’s Palace, the oldest core of the City of Split. Marvel at one of the best-preserved and unique examples of Late Antiquity structures. Be inspired by its exceptional archaeological, historical and artistic value.  Discover a palace built on an inadequate geological base which was the main reason why the imperial residence was constructed above the monumental basement area. The cellars of the palace can be found within the southern half of the building. The floor plan mirrors the layout of Diocletian’s residence due to the fact that the structure in the basement acted as support for the walls above.  See the halls of the cellar which were used as the entrance to the palace via waterway. Nowadays, the substructures present a significant and the largest preserved ancient complex of the underground vaulted premises in the world.  Game of Thrones fans might recognize this place as it has been used to shoot the scenes of the Slave City of Meereen. Some sequences have actually been shot in this very basement, come and see for yourself.

Split: Klis Fortress GOT and Olive Museum Entry Tickets

4. Split: Klis Fortress GOT and Olive Museum Entry Tickets

Take a walk through the marvelous Klis fortress, full of history, a filming site for Game of Thrones, and learn more about why so many different nations wanted to conquer it. Watch a video in the Interpretation Center, explore all the hidden parts of the Fortress, and take some amazing selfies. With the same ticket head over to Stella Croatica to immerse into the tradition of the area. Get the chance to witness the natural, cultural and gastronomic heritage of Dalmatia. Witness the hand-preparation of traditional delicacies before learning how essential oils are extracted out of typical Mediterranean herbs and then used in natural cosmetics. Stroll through the fragrant gardens and visit the Olive Museum, where one can compare the traditional and modern ways of producing olive oil. Sample the traditional products in the Concept store and take the opportunity to have an authentic meal paired with local wine in the Tavern.

Zadar: Museum of Illusions Entrance Ticket

5. Zadar: Museum of Illusions Entrance Ticket

Book your entrance ticket for Zadar's Museum of Illusions and get access to dozens of exhibits including the Vortex Tunnel, the first of such in this part of Europe.  Be amazed by awesome tricks that will teach you about vision, perception, the human brain, and science. Learn why it easier to perceive why your eyes and see things that your brain cannot understand.  Be brave enough to jump into the crazy illusion created by the Vortex Tunnel. Experience a feeling of heavy struggle as you try to step forward through a rotating cylinder – on a surface so stable and flat.  Deform the image of yourself in a Mirror Room. Loose yourself in the Infinity Room and resist the laws of gravity, size, and ratio. Watch each optical illusion and carefully view each installation. They are entertaining and brilliant reminders that our perception of the world is sometimes just a perception.  Visit the playroom, which contains intriguing and educational games and puzzles. at the end of your visit, make sure you take photos of yourself in every possible position in the Rotated Room.

Zagreb: Nikola Tesla Technical Museum Ticket

6. Zagreb: Nikola Tesla Technical Museum Ticket

Experience the technology of the past and play with the idea of how it may impacts the present and future of our lives. Walk through the underground mine and witness the visionary ideas of Nikola Tesla by participating in interactive demonstrations in Tesla's cabinet. Visit the permanent exhibition that features thematic units such as: - Transformation of energy - Aeroplane engines - Transportation department - Firefighting - Geology and oil - Geodetics - Cadastre - The mine - Demonstration laboratory - Radioactive waste - Astronautics and Planetarium - Foundations of agriculture - Apiary - Renewable energy sources and energy efficiency

Brač: Island Exploration Tour by Four-Wheel Drive Jeep

7. Brač: Island Exploration Tour by Four-Wheel Drive Jeep

In the morning you will be picked up at the location of your choice. Be ready for 9 hours long adventure beginning with old Roman harbour now known as charming bay of Splitska. Enjoy the view of olive fields on your way to the oldest island settlement called Škrip. While there, see the two beautiful castles and family run Olive Oil Museum where you will taste their products, hear the story about the tradition of olive making and the production process. The historical road from the 19th century is your main pathway to the highest point of the island, called Vidova Gora where you can see the beautiful view of the various surrounding islands. Roll down on off road surrounded by forest and cross to the south side to the famous beach of Golden Horn (Zlatni rat). Bring your swimming suits and take refreshing swim in the beautiful Adriatic sea. Going further, a few kilometers away, on the hill above Bol you will have organized lunch, which surely will not leave you indifferent once you taste domestic grilled fish (or meat), vegetables, local wine, and liqueurs, in an easy-going atmosphere, surrounded by vineyards and stunning view on the sea underneath. For the next 45 minutes, you can relax and enjoy the view on the way to the heart of the island with big blue panorama on your left side. Near Donji Humac you will visit famous stone quarry. An amazing spot with huge pieces of cut stone and huge flat surfaces which are the leftovers of the stone cutting. Please pay attention to the crazy echo around there. By the end of the tour, you will be completely tired and full of information and memories. 

Split: Museum of Illusions Entrance Ticket

8. Split: Museum of Illusions Entrance Ticket

Book your entrance ticket for Split's Museum of Illusions and experience the impossible with mind-blowing exhibits and playrooms containing intriguing games and puzzles that will delight the young and the young at heart.  Defy gravity in a room where water flows uphill and see your friends grow or shrink right before your eyes. Get lost in a maze of mirrors, serve somebody`s head on a tray, or climb up onto the ceiling.  Watch each optical illusion and carefully view each installation. They are entertaining and brilliant reminders that our perception of the world is sometimes just a perception.  Be amazed by awesome tricks that will teach you about vision, perception, the human brain, and science. Learn why it easier to perceive why your eyes and see things that your brain cannot understand. 

Zagreb: Museum of Illusions Entrance Ticket

9. Zagreb: Museum of Illusions Entrance Ticket

Book your entrance ticket for Zagreb’s Museum of Illusions and get access to over 70 exhibits including one of the largest hologram exhibitions in Europe.  Defy gravity in a room where water flows uphill and see your friends grow or shrink right before your eyes. Get lost in a maze of mirrors, serve somebody`s head on a tray, or climb up onto the ceiling.  Watch each optical illusion and carefully view each installation. They are entertaining and brilliant reminders that our perception of the world is sometimes just a perception.  Be amazed by awesome tricks that will teach you about vision, perception, the human brain, and science. Learn why it easier to perceive why your eyes and see things that your brain cannot understand.  Visit the playroom, which contains intriguing and educational games and puzzles. at the end of your visit, make sure you take a photo of your accomplishment in the Rotated Room.

Split: Diocletian's Palace Virtual Reality Experience

10. Split: Diocletian's Palace Virtual Reality Experience

Travel back to 305 A.D. as you visit the only virtual reality museum in Croatia and take a journey through Diocletian's Palace the way it was back in its golden era. Learn the history of the building and the city of Split with narration available in English, German, Croatian, French, and Italian. Take a break from the typical sightseeing activities of the area and take advantage of technology to discover the way residents of the area lived in ancient times. Explore the historic palace from the comfort of an air-conditioned viewing room. Just a stone's throw away from the palace's ruins, step into this modern VR experience and enjoy a recreation of the original palace as it comes to life in an immersive movie. When the activity is finished, step outside to see the real Diocletian's Palace from a brand new perspective.

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The museum is very interesting. We visited with children aged 3 and 6. The children are rather cunning if they visited the museum, but we think it's worth it. Virtual 3D glasses and a multimedia game for kids. Several stands with characters where you can take a photo of yourself. A review of cars of every era, right up to the Tesla. The space world and space probes with rockets are shown on the first floor. My only regret is that due to the lively children there was no time to read the descriptions of the exhibits. I heartily recommend.

Beautiful place to see. Me and my wife enjoyed the arena especially with having the water in the background of the arena. Also had a lot of great shops right next to it. Definitely recommend coming here if you’re traveling or visiting Pula, you’ll get photos of the water and Arena.

Informative and fun experince provided by a knowledgeable guide who not only took us through a flavourful tour of Istria but also left us with some tips to use in your everyday life to spot authentic olive oil. Loved it!

Really amazing and definitely different experience, would highly recommend it to everyone who wants to find out some interesting facts about palace while having fun.

A bunch of interesting and wide ranging objects with their accompanying stories. I laughed a few times and was very moved a couple of times. Well worth a visit.