Accessible Travel in Croatia: Guides & Tips

Croatia is an Eastern Europe country that hugs the Mediterranean turquoise coastline. Many cities are making access improvements for travellers in Croatia. To start, this website lists the beaches in Croatia with accessible features.

Of all the places in Croatia the most accessible so far are: the City of VarazdinIstriaPovijesni muzej Istre, PulaCrkva sv. Peregrina, Umag, and Freske u crkvi sv. Kuzme i Damjana, Fažana. Other major cities in Croatia are working to improve their accessibility, but still lack a lot of access. For instance, the city of Zagreb isn’t very accessible at this time.

You can download the Guide for the disabled traveler in Istria that lists the customer services, shops, offices and public services (health), pharmacies, cultural sights. We also have a guide for the blind, which also does the translation. See accessible travel guides for IstraKvarner, and Dalmatia for tips on travelling to Croatia.

Transportation:
Regarding your inquiry about accessible public transportation in Croatia, I can confirm that the capital of Croatia Zagreb and its transportation system is very friendly for those needing accessibility.  Besides buses, most of the trams in Zagreb are low-floor trams and are accessible. Here is a link with a photo of it.

Restrooms:
Here is a city map of Pula. The WC icons on the map represent restrooms (click on area for closer looks of where WCs are located).

Examples of Accessible Attractions in Croatia:

  • Amphitheatre, Pula
    The most famous and important monument and the start and ending point of every sightseeing tour of the town Pula, is the Amphitheatre, popularly called the Arena of Pula, which was once the site of gladiator fights.  Persons with access needs can move freely in on the grounds.
  • Sacred hearts, Pula
    Located in the old section of town in Pula is the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary, which is in its shortened form called the Church of the Sacred Hearts. It is designed as a multimedia venue that can host either museum or gallery type exhibitions. The building is accessible and you can move freely everywhere around the building. There is wheelchair assessable ramp leading to the church and there is also an accessible restroom.
  • Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria, Pula
    At the highest hill in Pula, the adapted Venetian fortification, hosts permanent or temporary exhibitions or publications. The Museum has several departments and is accessible. You can arrive there by car.
  • Church of St. Peregrine, Umag
    St. Peregrine, the patron saint of the city of Umag-Umago.  In the church there are various altar pieces and fragments of a wooden triptych from 15th century.  The church is accessible.
  • Lapidarium, Novigrad
    The building housing the museum is in itself a curiosity. It is designed as two black boxes set in a park of green. The use of glass panels lends the building an air of transparency and accessibility. The new museum blends perfectly with the old town centre that surrounds it.  The building is accessible.
  • Parish Church of St. Barnard. Funtanas
    Parish Church of St. Barnard is one nave building with the sacristy. On the side altars there are sculptures of Blessed Virgin Mary of Sorrow, St. Bernard, and St. Anthony of Padua. The church is accessible.
  • Frescoes in the Parish church of St.Cosmas and Damian, Fažana
    The Parish Church of St. Cosmas and Damian is an elongated Gothic edifice ending in a polygonal sanctuary. The northern church wall holds a painting representing The Last Supper made in 1598. The church is accessible.
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