Croatia: Hearts & Crafts

Experience the colors, sounds, and specialities of Croatia's unique culture

In collaboration with

Croatian National Tourist BoardMuseum Alka of SinjThe Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb

Brimming with life

Discover more about the vibrant culture of Croatia

The ABC of Croatia

Arts, crafts, festivities and more across Croatia

"As long as there is heart, there will be Croatia."Croatian proverb

Croatia knows how to celebrate

Discover the rich cultural landscape of festivals

False Brides and One-of-a-Kind Souvenirs

Quirky Quest into the Past

The surprising customs and traditions of Croatia

The sound of Croatia

Hear the traditional sounds resonating across regions, age groups and centuries.

The instruments, up close

Take a look at some of Croatian instruments

Traditional sounds hit the turntable

How modern pop stars are remixing their roots

Modern day musicians

Snapshots of Croatia's music superstars

What were the first wooden toys?
Hint: they were quite useful.
Whistles
Blowing the dust (Lovro Fijan)

It's different from your grandmother's lace

Lace on the catwalk and in contemporary accessories

A New Wave of Croatian Design

How Croatian crafts are influencing today’s design and fashion

A touch of modernity

Giving old styles a new look

The stone that built Croatia

The story of of the oldest stone in the country

What is this?
Hint: It's tastier than it looks
Dough and filling
Rolled dough over the filling

From sweet hearts to fruit tea

Get your mouth watering with these other local delicacies