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  • 1. Zagreb
  • 2. Zagreb Introduction
    Zagreb is the capital and the largest city in Croatia with about 800,000 residents
    The metropolitan area population is slightly above 1.2 million inhabitants
    It is in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain
  • 3. History of Zagreb
    • The history of Zagreb dates as far back as 1094 when the Hungarian King Ladislaus founded a diocese
    • 4. At that time today’s Zagreb was devided in two parts: Kaptol and Gradec
    • 5. Both settlements came under Tatar attack in 1242
    • 6. As a sign of gratitude for offering him a safe haven from the Tatars the Croatian and Hungarian King Bela IV bestow Gradec with a Golden Bull, which offered its citizens exemption from county rule and autonomy
  • Churces in zagreb
    Zagreb Cathedral is the most monumental and stylistically most eloquent Neogothic architectural work in the area southeast of the Alps
    St. Mark's Church is built on Romanesque foundations, finished as a three nave type church makes a unique Gothic whole. The south portal is the most eloquent sculptural achievement in this part of Europe
  • 7. St. Mark's Church
    Zagreb Cathedral
  • 8. Parks in Zagreb
    Zagreb is famous for its several parks in the city area:
    Zrinjevac
    Maksimir
    Opatovina
    Ribnjak
  • 9.
  • 10. Museums
    • The treasures of history are kept and exhibited in the museums of Zagreb
    • 11. Apart from objects related to the history of the city, the Zagreb museums and art collections possess exhibits from the whole world
    • 12. Things of particular rarity are the Zagreb Mummy with the world's longest text in Etruscan, and the remains of Neanderthal prehistoric man
  • Archaeological Museum
  • 13. Arhitectural monuments
    Croatian National Theatre
    The Lotrščak Tower
    Arcades, Mirogoj
  • 14. Public Monuments
    King Tomislav
    Ban Josip Jelačić
    St. George kills the Dragon
    The well of life
    Holy Mary's column
    with angels and a fountain
    Josip Juraj Strossmayer