Prague and Budapest are the most popular cities in Central Europe for foreign visitors. But these two now have a competitor in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia - which, let us reassure you, is a dazzling place.
The city is divided into three parts: the thousand-year old Gornji grad (upper town) which contains the Presidential Palace, the historic church of St. Mark's, the Croatian parliament, and museums and galleries which are all set in cobbled streets lit by gas lamps; the 19th century Donji grad (lower town) with its shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres, parks; and the modern post-war (WWII) Novi Zagreb (new Zagreb) which is full of high-rise buildings and basically has nothing to offer tourists.
Zagreb is called a city of museums as there are more of them per square foot than any other city in the world. But this doesn't mean that there is nothing else for you to do if you aren't a history buff. One of the many pleasures that the Zagreb citizens enjoy sitting in one of the numerous cafes watching the world go by. In the evening, you can visit one of the many restaurants, sampling a delicious Croatian dish, and finish the day in the one of the bars or clubs. Whatever you choose to do, you are guaranteed to have a good time!
Zagreb is a city of green parks and walks, with many places to visit. Zagreb still keeps its charm, and a athmosfere that makes it a unique city. Zagreb has rich historical and cultural heritage that has roots in Central European urban culture, enriched by Mediterrean and Balkan traditions. The city population is about one million. It has good public transport ( Zagreb Tram , Zagreb Bus) clean streets and squares, well kept parks, twenty theatres and over forty museums and galleries. Its numerous neo-classical buildings, spacious boulevards and squares reminds one of Vienna. Zagreb city centre consists of four districts: Trg Bana Jelacica - Zagreb’s main square, Kaptol and Gornji Grad with it's hilly location in the center with cathedral and government’s buildings, Gradec with it's charming squares and leafy streets and Donji grad -a busy business centre of Zagreb.
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