Zagreb is the capital of Croatia. It is located in the plains of northern Croatia, north of the banks of the Save river, 20km east of the border to Slovenia. While the area of Zagreb was already settled in Roman times, the name Zagreb was first recorded in 1094 AD, when the Hungarian king Ladislaus founded a diocese.
Zagreb first became the regional administrative centre of Croatia in 1621 (the seat of Ban of Croatia). After having briefly been the capital of an early independent state of Croatia, Zagreb finally became the capital of Croatia in 1991, after the breakup of former Yugoslavia.
Zagreb consists of a historical core consisting of an elevated area (the upper city) with some government buildings and a lower city with the cathedral and a more recently builz area with many buildings erected in neoclassical style.
Zagreb has 800000 inhabitants and is a pleasant city with well-managed traffic and good public transportation. The central part of the city has been completely restored. The historical core is quite touristy, with plenty of toutist Accommodation options and many cafes and restaurants in the Ivan-Tkalcic street. Outside the urban centre of Zagreb there are a few large shopping malls.
How to get to Zagreb
Zagreb is well connected by car, train and air and has its own international airport.
There are many hotels in and around Zagreb, all bookable via the booking portals. The pricing level is significantly lower than in more developed EU countries.
01 St Francis church 02 St Francis church 03 Cafe in Tkalcic street 04 Ivan-Tkalcic street
05 History cafe 06 Opatovina park 07 Nokturno hostel 08 Kaptol square and cathedral 09 Cathedral
10 Cathedral entrance portal 11 Easter eggs 12 Cathedral entrance portal 13 Cathedral portal statues 14 Cathedral interior
15 Archbishop divine seminary 16 Ivan-Tkalcic street 17 Cathedral spires 18 Cathedral spire 19 Cathedral
20 Kaptol square and cathedral 21 Cathedral at dusk 22 Ivan-Tkalcic street 23 St Mary church tower 24 Mary column
25 Cathedral 26 Staircase to market 27 House facade with sundial 28 Sundial 29 Ivan-Tkalcic street 30 Ivan-Tkalcic street
31 Ivan-Tkalcic street 32 Ivan-Tkalcic street 33 Hotel Academia 34 Ivan-Tkalcic street
01 Ban Jelacic square 02 Ban Jelacic square 03 Building facades on Jelacic square
04 Building facades on Jelacic square 05 Funicular 06 Ilica street 07 Tram 08 Ban Jelacic square 09 Jurisiceva street
10 Zagrebacka bank 11 Building facades on Jelacic square 12 Hotel Dubrovnik 13 Ilica street 14 Statue of Ban Jelacic 15 Ilica street
16 Building facades on Jelacic square 17 Building facades on Jelacic square 18 Ban Jelacic square 19 Ban Jelacic square
20 Preradovicev street at night 21 Orthodox cathedral 22 Preradovica square 23 Preradovica square 24 Bogovicev street at night
01 St Catherine church 02 Funicular 03 Upper town 04 Upper town at dusk 05 Coats of arms on St Mark church
06 St Mark square and church 07 St Mark church 08 Lotrscak tower 09 Lotrscak tower
10 St George and the dragon statue 11 Radiceva street 12 St Mark church 13 St Mark church
14 St Mark square and church 15 St Mark church 16 Coat of arms of Croatia 17 Coat of arms of Zagreb
18 Banski dvori government building 19 Banski dvori government building 20 St Mark church 21 St Mark church 22 Upper town
01 Zrinjevac park 02 Zrinjevac park 03 Supreme court of Croatia 04 Fountain in Zrinjevac park
05 Fountain in Zrinjevac park 06 Ministry of foreign affairs 07 Train station
08 Central station 09 Croatian railways building 10 Croatian railways building
11 Croatian state archives 12 Croatian state archives
13 Museum of arts and crafts 14 Croatian national theatre
15 Croatian national theatre 16 University of Zagreb 17 Preradovica square 18 Orthodox cathedral
19 Zrinjevac park 20 Zrinjevac park 21 Supreme court of Croatia 22 Zrinjevac park and archaeological museum 23 Croatian academy of sciences and arts
24 Art pavilion 25 Croatian national theatre 26 Museum of arts and crafts 27 Croatian national theatre
28 Croatian national theatre 01 Zagreb cathedral 02 Zagreb skyline with Jelacic square
03 Zagreb skyline 04 Zagreb skyline with Jelacic square 05 View towards the upper town
06 Jelacic square and cathedral 07 Zagreb cathedral 08 Zagreb skyline at night
09 Zagreb skyline 10 St Mary and St Francis churches 11 Zagreb skyline
01 Dolac market 02 Dolac market 03 Green peppers 04 Tangerines
05 Dolac market 06 Dolac market 07 Arena centar shopping mall 08 Arena centar mall
09 Arena centar mall 10 Arena centar mall 11 Arena centar mall 12 Food court in Arena centar mall
13 Pull Bear outlet in Arena centar mall 14 Arena sports hall 15 Dolac market
16 Parking of City Center one mall 17 City center one mall 18 City center one mall
19 City center one mall 20 City center one mall
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