Zagreb, Croatia’s capital and largest city, lies on the bank(s) of the Sava River, at the foot of the Medvednica Range
As the country’s cultural centre, Zagreb is well known for its museums, theatres, concerts and other cultural programmes. Zagreb is also called the city of museums, as there are more museums per square foot in this place than any other place in the world.
The old part of Zagreb consists of three historical sections, all of which have retained their medieval atmosphere; they contain the majority of its monuments, most of which visited on foot.
The Kaptol quarter encompasses the cathedral and the surrounding area which, historically, was inhabited by members of the clergy. The nobility and the craftsmen traditionally lived in the nearby Gradec quarter. The Church of St. Mark, built in the 13th century, can be found in the third – Donji grad (Lower City) – quarter.
The 18th century, Baroque style Báni Palace, today serves as the residence of the President of the Republic.
Zagreb is not so popular with tourists and hence you can enjoy a silent evening sitting in one of the cafes and simply watch the world go by.
To experience Zagreb’s lively café life, you need to go to the row of cafés in Jelačića Square. One of the most popular streets in Zagreb, particularly with the young, is the Tkalčićeva ulica which is full of restaurants, bars, clubs and charming cafés.
The Mednedvica Range, rising above Zagreb, offers a beautiful panorama over Zagreb and its surrounds; during winter it serves as a ski-resort and in summer as a touring area.
When looking for the ‘next best thing’ when it comes to choosing the right destination for cheap holidays why not consider the lively city of Zagreb. The Croatian capital offers up a whole variety of activities which will appeal to all kinds of tourists throughout the year.