THE CAPITAL OF CROATIA!
Located at the northern Croatia on the Sava River, Zagreb is the capital and the most populous city of Croatia. Being the seat of the Parliament, the President and the Government of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb is the political, administrative, economic, cultural and scientific center of the Republic of Croatia. The Capital is placed at the intersection point of significant routes connecting Adriatic Sea and the Central Europe.
Zagreb Pleso Airport is located 17 km southeast of the city center. Other than taking a cab, you can get to the airport in approximately 30 minutes by busses operated by the company Pleso Prijevoz. Zagreb public transportation consists of tram, bus and train; all of which are active, safe and practical. Visitors who intend to stay more than a couple of days can obtain the Zagreb Card, which allows unlimited usage on public transport and offers discount for museums. The city center is small, and the tourist attractions are within walking distance from one another.
There are a range of hotels in Zagreb. Some of the upscale hotels are: Hotel President Pantovcak, Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zagreb, ZIGZAG Integrated Hotel Zagreb, Hotel 9, The Westin Zagreb, Best Western Premier Hotel Astoria, Hotel Antunovic, Hotel International, Hotel Dubrovnik, Sheraton Zagreb Hotel, Hotel Jagerhorn, Palace Hotel. If you are looking for a medium priced hotel you can check out Arcotel Allegra Zagreb, Hotel Phoenix, Hotel Jarun, Hotel Residence, Best Western Hotel Stella, Hotel Jadran Zagreb, Hotel Central or Panorama Zagreb Hotel. If you prefer low priced accommodation you can stay at Hotel Zagreb, Hotel Laguna, Camera Felice, Hotel Ilica, Hotel Tomislavov dom, Chillout Hostel, Swanky Mint Hostel, Palmers Lodge Zagreb, Funk Lounge Hostel, Hostel Mali Mrak, Hostel Bureau, The Brit Hostel or Hostel Shappy.
The Upper Town garnished by the Baroque architectures, public monuments, architectural monuments, museums, green environments and fountains are all the constituents of this one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. Zagreb Cathedral is one of the top attractions in the city. This monumental structure is a Gothic architectural work. St. Mark's Church is a colorful three nave type structure built at the end of 13th century. The church is one of the genuine churches at this section of Europe. Zagreb Museum (Muzej Grada Zagreba) placed at the Convent of St Clair from the 17th century displays the history of Zagreb via artworks, crafts and documents. Archaeological Museum and Mimara Museum are among the other fundamental exhibits of the city. The city has many parks and the other greenery areas. Botanical Garden, Opatovina Park, Ribnjak (Pond) and Maksimir Park are some of the main parks of the city. Medvednica (the Nature Park) is a mountain at the north of Zagreb. This wonderland has an area of 228 km2 63% of which is covered with forest. The park comprises many trails, a great deal of birds living inside, mountain houses, historical monuments and various plants.
You will witness a great deal of boutiques (especially wine boutiques), shops, shopping centers and souvenir stores in Zagreb. Quality clothes, pillows, wines, cakes, straw baskets and crystals are the main gifts that you can take with you when leaving the city. The wine boutiques of the city offering top quality wines are popular. There are a plenty of shopping malls at the city. Arena, Avenue Mall, City Center, Kaptol Center, West Gate, Garden Mall. are a few examples from the fundamental malls in Zagreb.
Zagreb has a wealthy cultural and artistic accumulation. A great deal of theaters and concert halls are existed in the city. In addition, a plenty of cultural events are the best reflections of this cultural richness. All the theaters placed at the city have their own repertoire. Ballet, opera, musicals, comedies, dramas, puppet shows and contemporary plays are all staged at these theaters. Croatian National Theater built in 1895 is the most significant theatrical center of Zagreb. All kinds of performing events, congresses, meetings accompanied by a splendid decor are held at this magnificent stage. Exit Theater, Kerempuh Satirical Theater, Mala scena Theater, Gavella Drama Theater and Zagreb Puppet Theater are some of the other major theaters of the city. Throughout the year, unending theatrical events and concerts are organized in Zagreb. Vatroslav Lisinski is the main and the world-renowned concert hall of the city. Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and Zagreb Croatian Orchestra (Zagreb Quartet) are the worldwide popular companies promoting the Zagreb music to the world. World Festival of Animated Films (Animafest), Music Bienniale, Croatian Pop Music Festival (Zagrebfest) and the Day of the City of Zagreb on the 16th November of every year are among the main cultural events of the city. Zagreb nightlife is as dynamic as another capital in Europe. Beer halls, night clubs, casinos, clubs, cocktail bars, discotheques, jazz clubs, cafes and pubs overflow in Zagreb.