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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
The history of Zagreb dates as far back as 1094 when the Hungarian King Ladislaus founded a diocese
At that time today’s Zagreb was devided in two parts: Kaptol and Gradec
Both settlements came under Tatar attack in 1242
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