4 April 2019 – Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest and largest national park in Croatia and attracted over 1.7 visitors last year.
With its exceptional natural beauty, the area has always attracted nature lovers and on 8 April, 1949, it was proclaimed the first national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.
This year, Plitvice Lakes National Park is celebrating 70 years as a national park and also 40 years on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
To celebrate their 70th birthday, Plitvice Lakes National Park will be offering discounted prices on entry from 22 – 28 April 2019. Entry will be 50 kuna for adults, 30 kuna for students and 20 kuna for kids between 7-18. There is free entry for kids under 7.
The discounted entry tickets can only be purchased online on the park’s official website. Tickets must be purchased two days in advance with tickets limited.
Also to celebrate the birthdays, the park is organising a number of activites for guests which starts with four themed weeks.
Geology and forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park week
Cultural Heritage Week and History of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Flora and Fauna of Plitvice Lakes National Park week
Water and sedge of Plitvice Lakes National Park week
More details on the website.
The national park is world-famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. Sixteen lakes can be seen from the surface and are a result of the confluence of several small rivers and subterranean karst rivers. The lakes are all interconnected and follow the water flow.
The protected area extends over 296.85 square kilometres.