- General

Zagreb, the Capital of Croatia

The city of Zagreb is the capital of Croatia. It is located in the continental part of the country between Sava River and Medvednica Mountain.

The city of Zagreb is an important traffic hub because it is located in the centre of Europe. Important transport routes between Adriatic coast and Central Europe are merged here. It has a very good connection with other cities by air, road and by rail.

Zagreb is an old Central European city which has developed as cultural, scientific, commercial and economic centre.

It is a very comfortable place to live in. Zagreb has plenty of green parks and promenades. Also, there are plenty of places where you can go for a day trip near the city. It preserved its monuments and architecture during the history. The centre of the city consists of Gornji Grad, Kaptol and Donji Grad. The main square of the Gornji Grad is St. Mark Square. Buildings of the Croatian Parliament, Government and City Council are situated there. St. Mark’s Church is dominating the St. Mark Square.

Kaptol is the historical settlement which is located around the Zagreb Cathedral. The Cathedral is considered to be the largest building in Croatia. Dolac is placed between Gornji Grad and Kaptol. It is the most famous open-air market in Zagreb.

Donji Grad is a modern urban centre of Zagreb. The main and the biggest square called Ban Jelacic Square is located there. The square continues the longest street in the city which is called Ilica. A favorite gathering place in the city is the Cvjetni Square. Large number of people like to drink coffee on the Cvjetni Square. Square is named by the stalls of flowers that are placed there.

The favorite promenade is Maksimir. It is a historic park from the 18th century. A Zoo is located inside the Maksimir.

Residents of Zagreb like to spend their free time at Jarun and Bundek lakes. Also, Medvednica Mountain is a very popular resort. Sljeme is situated on the mountain. It has marked trails for skiing.