Situated between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia offers a remarkable combination of ancient heritage, rich culture, glittering waters, breathtaking landscapes and delicious seafood. Its unique island-speckled coastline is by far its main attraction.
The country has 15 mosques located in Dubrovnik, Gunja, Karlovac, Labin, Osijek, Porec, Pula, Rijeka, Sisak, Slavonski Brod, Split, Umag, Varazdin, Zadarand and Zagreb.
There are two Islamic centers in the Croatia. The Islamic Centre of Zagreb (Gavellina Street 40) was built in 1987. It is a large complex featuring a 51-meter-high minaret and an Islamic religious school. The Rijeka Islamic Center (located on Trg Grivica 6) is built on the slopes of Gornji Zamet and has a spectacular view of the KvarnerBay. Its minaret rises to the north and reaches 17 meters in height.
Islam was introduced in Croatia by the Ottomans from the 15th to 19th century. Around 1.5% of Croatians are Muslim. The Islamic Community of Croatia (MeÅ¡ihat Islamske Zajednice u Hrvatskoj) is an officially recognized Muslim organization.