The capital of Croatia, Zagreb is located on the southern slopes of mountain Medvednica. Its rich cultural happenings, plethora of monuments, beautiful architecture characteristic for medieval cities and mild continental climate make this city a must visit destination while on your vacation in Croatia.
City population ranges from 800 thousands to over 1 million if wider metropolis area is included. Historically, the first mention of the city was in year 1094. Since then city has been constantly growing and because of its ideal geographical location become main political and cultural center of Croatia.
Today, the city of Zagreb is as urban and trendy as any other world metropolis and it’s having a warm welcome for every visitor. The list of city’s beauties and sights is enormous. If you take a walk to upper city’s St. Mark plaza you will find both parliament and government center, there is also the attention-grabbing St. Mark’s church with its unique architecture. While in upper city, visit Lotrščak Tower, check out amazing Stone Gates, visit any of the vast number of museums, take one of the breathtaking funicular rides or experience the city’s romantic past walking along historical streets illuminated by gas lanterns. Other amazing sights include Zagreb’s cathedral on Kaptol, Croatian National Theatre, the Art Pavilion and Ban Jelačić plaza in city’s center.
Make sure to spend a day at one of the city’s parks or lakes – at Maksimir park, lakes Jarun and Bundek, botanic and ZOO gardens or at famous Sljeme skiing center on mountain Medvednica. If you come to Zagreb, either just for a short stop or if you choose it as a final destination you will surely be charmed by city’s medieval spirit. Old legends and historical architecture in combination with modern fun centers along with local gourmet specialties round up this amazing destination.