Zagreb is a city in Central Croatia and the capital of Croatia.
Zagreb is a vibrant city of around 800,000 people (metropolitan area: 1,200,000). The city boasts a charming medieval 'old city' with architecture and cobbled streets reminiscent of Vienna, Budapest,Prague and other Central-European capitals. In 2011 it was visited by over 700000 tourists, mainly fromAustria, Germany and Italy.
Zagreb is also called a city of museums as there are more of them per square foot than any other city in the world. But this doesn’t mean that there is nothing else for you to do if you aren’t a history buff. One of the many pleasures that the Zagrebcani (the locals) enjoy is sitting in one of the numerous cafes watching the world go by. In the evening, you can visit one of the many restaurants, sampling a delicious Croatian dish, and finish the day in the one of the bars or clubs. Whatever you choose to do, you are guaranteed to have a good time!
Enjoy the free WiFi available at the main square and around the national theater.
What to see:
Gornji grad, (Upper Town) and Donji grad (Lower Town) are the cultural, religious, and commercial hubs of Zagreb.
Old Town Gate, at the top of Radićeva street (Upper Town). now a shrine to virgin Mary - the "Kamenita vrata" where you can light a candle or place a vow and, as the locals believe, your wish will be granted.
Strossmayer šetalište. (eng. Strossmayer's walkway) In the summer, it is an outdoor scene for painters, musicians and other artists offering food, drinks, performances and concerts. Popular meeting place for all ages, with a great view of the Lower Town.
Cathedral - The first building was destroyed by the Tatars in 1242, then rebuilt some years later; in 1880 a severe earthquake destroyed it. The building you can visit today, was restored, after the earthquake, in the Neo-Gothic style
Maksimir Park & Zagreb Zoo Great place to chill out, drink coffee, eat lunch (picnic or at the park's restaurant) or take nice long walks through the forest or by the small lakes.
Cathedral - The first building was destroyed by the Tatars in 1242, then rebuilt some years later; in 1880 a severe earthquake destroyed it. The building you can visit today, was restored, after the earthquake, in the Neo-Gothic style.
Jarun lake is a recreational area based around a large lake where locals go to relax, exercise - and party