On this day in 1949, the area of Plitvice Lakes was declared the first national park of the then People’s Republic of Croatia. The uniqueness and importance of preserving this area of “special natural beauty” was confirmed by the inscription of the Plitvice Lakes National Park on the UNESCO World Heritage List and also by declaring the Park “NATURA 2000” an area significant at the European Union level.
We are proud guardians of this, world famous, national treasure, which always delights and attracts travelers and tourists and is known as one of the most visited locations in Croatia. In order to preserve the exceptional nature and cultural values of this area, we direct our business and tasks towards the realization of the vision of the National Park, which is:
Plitvice Lakes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a place to experience and learn about unique universal and other natural and cultural values. It is an example of good management of a protected area in cooperation with the local community in which preserved nature is the foundation of sustainable development.
Given the current circumstances, this year’s National Park Day is celebrated throughout the month of April with special benefits for our visitors, which include: promotional ticket prices, a special gastronomic offer of restaurants and spring offer in the Jezero Hotel. Read more about the April offer
We would also like to inform you that on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary, the National Park published the Manual for Guides of the Plitvice Lakes National Park. So far, we have held training for guides and informants on two occasions, and this year we could not do so due to pandemic conditions. Given the great interest shown, we believe that this Handbook will serve many.
Happy birthday to our beloved Park!