Plitvice Lakes Celebrates 70th Birthday with Considerably Cheaper Tickets

By 4 April 2019

The extraordinary natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes have always attracted nature lovers, and on April 8, 1949, it was proclaimed the first national park in Croatia. Thanks to its "outstanding natural beauty, and the undisturbed production of travertine (tufa) through chemical and biological action”, Plitvice Lakes was recognized by UNESCO on October 26, 1979, and this year, will also celebrate 40 years since its entry into the World Heritage List, reports on April 4, 2019. 

The park lies between the mountain range of Mala Kapela and Plješevica, in the Lika-Senj County (90.7 percent) and Karlovac County (9.3 percent). In 1997, the area of the park expanded and the surface area was slightly smaller than 300 square kilometers. The park is mostly covered with forest vegetation, a smaller part of grasslands, and the most interesting and attractive part of the lakes for tourists occupy just under one percent of the surface. The system consists of 16 named and several smaller, cascading lakes.

The system is divided into Upper and Lower Lakes. The lakes end with the stunning Sastavci waterfall, at the foot of which begins the flow of the Korana River. The National Park offers visitors lake tours and four hiking trails and is open throughout the year. For the park’s 70th birthday, many activities and benefits for visitors have been organized - four thematic weeks (geology and forest, cultural heritage and history, flora and fauna, water and sedge) and a series of 70 stories about the values and park's attractions that will be published throughout the year.

From April 22 to 28, 2019, there will be promotional prices on tickets, which are considerably cheaper than usual. Namely, adult tickets will cost 50 kuna; students can get in for 30 kuna, and children from 7 to 18 years of age for 20 kuna. And better yet? For this special birthday year, the famous park has also launched online ticket sales. 

For Plitvice Lake’s 70th birthday, a panel discussion on water protection will be held in the Congress Hall of the Lake hotel on Friday.

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