While you are in Croatia you should also visit Đakovo and explore the history of the world-renowned Lipizzaner horses who make their home in the region. With their muscular, Baroque build and elegant features, Lipizzaners are beautiful to behold and watching them move is a spectacular sight.  Usually thought of as white horses, they are actually born dark and have dark skin, but their coats turn lighter every year until the hair turns snowy white as the horses reach adulthood. The State Stud Farm in Đakovo was founded in 1506, which makes it one of the oldest horse farms in Europe. It also represents the long tradition of horse breeding in this area.

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