Religion was taboo and banned in many countries during the communist era. Since the fall of the regime in the 1990s, Croatia has reclaimed a strong national identity which includes the religious life so ingrained in their society.
Croatia is ideally positioned geographically to develop as a cultural crossroads and it is now a creative powerhouse of talent. It is impossible to list all the famous Croatians, past and present, who have made this nation proud.
A cultural crossroads between Central Europe and the Mediterranean, Croatia blends a fascinating range of influences, to which it owes its complexity and rich diversity. The country has successfully taken advantage of this sometimes disconcerting mixture to forge its own strongly defined and fascinating identity.