Hit the Right Note with Croatia’s Best Classical Music

As if holidays in Croatia didn’t already have more than their fair share of stunning architecture, unique experiences and huge doses of culture, you can also enjoy the country’s thriving classical music scene. Whether you’re in the middle of a city or by the side of the sea, you can experience everything from opera to orchestra in our pick of the most breathtaking surroundings that Croatia has to offer. Read on, and you’ll be singing our praises in no time!

Zagreb

Holidays in Croatia wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the nation’s capital, and a night in Zagreb’s Croatian National Theatre is an experience that you’ll struggle to match. As well as putting on some top-class opera performances, the building itself is a work of art. With its Neo-Baroque architecture, handrails decorated with swans and seven different-themed curtains to frame the stage, the theatre is a must-visit for culture lovers.

If the idea of rubbing shoulders with the most impressive names in the art world sounds like a dream come true, then stay at Hotel Esplanade, where you can enjoy a beautiful Art Deco lobby, marble bathrooms and fantastic Croatian-French gastronomy in its fusion restaurant.

Dubrovnik

If you’re looking for an experience that really has the wow factor, then don’t miss out on the chance to watch the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra perform some incredible Baroque and Romantic music. The orchestra is so highly regarded that the members frequently embark on international tours, but they always return to their native Croatia. If you’re lucky, you can catch them at the magnificent Rector’s Palace Atrium, in various churches and squares, or at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival – tickets can be purchased online or at the entrance one hour before.

The five-star Dubrovnik Palace Hotel will take your holidays in Croatia from amazing to exceptional. Stunning sea-and-sunset views, a luxury spa and a choice of restaurants will ensure that your stay is one to remember.

Cantate

The seaside town of Pula is a gorgeous addition to Croatia’s coastline, jutting out into the Adriatic Sea and playing host to a fantastic Roman amphitheatre. Whilst in Pula, the temptations to relax on one of its many beaches or even to take a cruise across to Venice are strong, but the town itself holds an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in Croatian culture.

The International Choral Festival Cantate hosts friendship concerts over two days in Pula’s local churches, before holding a final performance in the Municipal Theatre, where each choir sings their own piece before they all join together as one. It’s a fantastic experience in a lovely setting that can’t be missed.

With regard to accommodation, the Park Plaza Histria is a haven of gorgeous views, a private beach and a spa with a huge range of treatments. Why not end the day with dinner and drinks right on the water’s edge?

John Dixon is an experienced world traveller and the Managing Director of Prestige Holidays. For over 30 years, he has been providing luxury holidays in Croatia, Bermuda, Sicily and many other destinations around the globe. John tries to visit each of the destinations regularly in order to ensure the quality of his properties, and stay up-to-date about the latest local news and events. He has a taste for the finer things in life and has an interest in arts, history and culture.

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