Zagreb – the capital of Croatia
Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia.
The population of Zagreb is 792 875 people (2011), the total are is 650 sq. km.
Zagreb is 122 m above sea level, in the norsthern part of Croatia, in 170 km from the Adriatic sea.
Zagreb is an ancient European city, the first mention of it dates back to 1093. Zagreb was never built as a national capital, and only after the declaration of independence of Croatia in 1991, when Zagreb took the title of the capital of Croatia. Since then, Zagreb has been constantly developed and reconstructed.
Nowadays, Zagreb is a modern European city with a rich cultural and scientific heritage, the political and business centre of the Republic of Croatia, and the main transport and trade hub between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe.
Zagreb coordinates for navigating devices: 45°10;15\’N, 15°30\’E
Sightseeing in Zagreb
The main Zagreb sights are located in
the central historical parts of Zagreb – Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and Donji Grad (Down Town).
There are many museums of various themes and art galleries, theaters and concert halls, park Maksimir with Zagreb ZOO, famous cemetery Mirogoj, nature park Medvednica with fortress of Medvedgrad and many many others…
Gornji Grad – Medieval Zagreb sights walking tour
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Two parts of Zagreb city which we are interested in: Kaptol and Gornji Grad…
Donji Grad – downtown Zagreb sights walking tour
Donji Grad is a modern part of Zagreb city.
It is relatively young, but full of different amazing attractions, museums, monuments and parks, united into the Green Lenuci Horseshoe.
“Lenuci Horseshoe” or “Zagreb Green Horseshoe” is a system of eight squares in a middle of the Lower town of Zagreb city.
Word “green” in its name goes from its main feature – all following squares are parks.
Museums in Zagreb
Zagreb is famous for its variety of museums.
In Zagreb there are a great number of museums, many interesting and attractive museums: historical and technical, art and nature…
… Museum of Contemporary Art, Archaeological Museum, Museum of Arts & Crafts, Technical Museum …
Zagreb for kids
Zagreb is a great place to visit with kids.
Zagreb is family friendly city.
There are a lot fun interesting attractions and activities for kids in Zagreb.
TOP 10 for kids in Zagreb:
ZOO Zagreb, kids train, observation deck, parks, Botanical garden, Astronomical Observatory, City Museum, Technical museum Nikola Tesla…
Aquaparks & waterparks nearby Zagreb
On distance 40-130 km from Zagreb there are several indoors and outdoors aquaparks.
Most of waterparks next to Zagreb use thermal mineral water.
… Aquae Vivae aqua park in Krapinske Toplice, Water Planet in Tuheljske Toplice, Terme Jezercica waterpark, Life Class Terme Sveti Martin aqua park …
Shopping in Zagreb
Currently, the total area of Croatian shopping centre is about 900,000 sq.m. This equals about 250 sq.m. per 1 000 people, though on average in Europe, this number equals 190 sq.m., as a research made by CB Richard Ellis states.
The largest Zagreb shopping centre is Westgate, Avenue Mall Zagreb, Arena shopping centre, Roses Fashion Outlet.
Zagreb 360° Eye observation deck
The best point for seeing Zagreb city is an observation deck Zagreb 360°.
Zagreb 360° Eye observation deck provides a unique views on all around Zagreb city, on the main Zagreb square – Trg Bana Jelacica, Cathedral, Zagreb Upper Town and Down Town and other most important cultural and historical architectures of Zagreb, its squares, streets, parks and multicolored city roofs…
Advent and Cristmas in Zagreb
Christmas fairy tale festivities are organised every year on Christmas eve and during the holidays.
In the central square of Zargeb — Ban Jelačić square — and on in the nearest streets, the largest in Croatia traditional Christmas fair is organised.
In 2015 popular travel portal Best European Christmas Destination proposed Zagreb for The Best European Christmas Destination.
Ski in Zagreb
The Sljeme ski resort of Croatia is located on mountain Medvednica nature park.
Medvednica park is 10 km away from Zagreb centre.
The total length of the slopes of the Sljeme ski resort is about 4045 meters.
Distance from Sljeme ski resort to Zagreb airport is 33 km.
Zagorje & Zagreb neighborhood sights
Zagorje with its picturesque rivers and forests is in the northwestern part of Croatia.
Among the main landmarks of Zagorje are: Gornja Stubica — the Orsic palace, the Veliki Tabor palace, the Traskocan palace, the settlement of Kumrovec, Klanec, the forest of Medvednica, Ivancici, Maceljski highlands, thermal springs: Krapinske, Stubicke and Tuheljske toplice…
Hotels, hostels and apartments in Zagreb
In Zagreb there are more various hotels and hostels for guests with different requirements.
If you are traveling in a large family or group you are more comfortable and cheaper to rent a private apartment in Zagreb.
The nearest airport to Zagreb city is airport Zagreb.
The best hotels in Zagreb city Croatia by guests reviews.
Getting in Zagreb
Zagreb is located in Central Europe.
Airport in Zagreb connects Zagreb with all cities of Croatia and more than 25 European countries.
Zagreb has perfect transport linkage with European countries.
Motorways connect Zagreb with all cities and regions of Croatia and many European countries.
Bus traffic connects Zagreb with all cities of Croatia and many European countries, including Slovenia, Germany, Hungary and Italy.
Croatia is integrated into such European railways.
Štrukli – What test in Zagreb?
Štrukli is a popular traditional Croatian dish – the Zagreb delicacy
Rent a car in Zagreb
You can rent a car at the airport Zagreb – Pleso, as well as in the Zagreb city center.
In Croatia more than 30 firms offer the visitors of the Croatian car rental services,
and all they have offices in the capital of Croatia – Zagreb.