Welcome to Zagreb,
the capital city of the
Republic of Croatia.
Zagreb is an old
Central European city.
For centuries it has
been a focal point of
culture and science,
and now of commerce
and industry as well.
It lies on the
between the Adriatic
coast and Central
Zagreb, is a Central European city that has excellent air,
road and train connections to other European and non-
Facts and Figures
northern Croatia, on
the Sava River, 170 km
from the Adriatic Sea
45° 10' N, 15° 30' E
situated 122 m above
Climate and Weather:
temperature: 20° C
temperature: 1° C
Population: 800 000
Zagreb, is one of the oldest European
cities and is yet one of Europe’s youngest
metropolises. The fact that the Zagreb
archdiocese was founded in 1094 and
that the city was proclaimed a free royal
city in 1242, attests to its long history.
The oldest areas, Gradec and Kaptol, from
which Zagreb arose, are considered to be
one of the most preserved and beautiful
European city centers built in the Art
Nouveau style. The Upper and Lower
Towns are connected through the
Kamenita vrata (Stone gate), yet another
recognizable Zagreb tourist attraction that
is linked to many legends and beliefs, as
well as to faith and peace.
When the Croatian people achieved their
independence in 1991, Zagreb became a
capital - a political and administrative
centre for the Republic of Croatia.
For some, the most recognizable place in Zagreb is
its neo-gothic Cathedral situated at Kaptol.
Although it took many centuries to build, the
Cathedral that stands today was completed at the
end of the 19th century.
The Cathedral’s treasury has kept priceless
treasures and objects that date back from the 11
th to 19th century.
The people of Zagreb are especially proud that
during his first visit to the city, Pope John Paul II
held a special mass inside the Zagreb Cathedral,
commemorating 900 years since the founding of
the Zagreb archdiocese.
Many open air events and exhibitions are
organized from spring to autumn. They create a
very special atmosphere in the city and are a true
The most important cultural institutions and
hotels (many of which are members of
international hotel chains) are situated in the
heart of the city, only walking distance
depending on weather to Europe’s biggest
Along narrow spaces of pedestrian walkways
there are many cultural and art institutions, a
fine blend of the modern and traditional.
Zagreb has sports and recreational areas, parks,
promenades, open air festivals and one of the best
preserved garden produce markets in Europe.
Zagreb has exclusive hotels and congress centers,
period buildings, theatres, museums, restaurants and
Zagreb is also the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting worlds in
Croatia. Many famed scientists, artists and athletes come from the city, or work in it.
Zagreb can offer its visitors the Baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque
open-air markets, diverse shopping facilities, an abundant selection of crafts and a choice
Zagreb is a city of green parks and walks, with many places to visit in the beautiful
surroundings. In spite of the rapid development of the economy and transportation, it has
retained its charm, and a relaxed feeling that makes it a genuinely human city.
Zagreb is the starting-point of many memorable travels and memories.
Its green surroundings and its fantastic connection to the scenic
Adriatic coastline, by both air and highway are close by and await you.
Hold your breath as mother-nature awaits you. A visit to Plitvice
Lakes is a must. It is only a two hour drive from Zagreb and this
natural scape of mountains and lakes will be a breathtaking
experience. This phenomenon is under UNESCO protection which
vindicates its worth.
Visit Medvedgrad, a medieval fortified town on Medvednica, about
30 - minute drive from the center of Zagreb. Built in 1250, it is one of
the largest and most impressive hilltop fortress towns in Croatia. The
fortress itself is uniquely impressive and commands breathtaking
views of the city of Zagreb below. Take part in a spectacular re-
enactment of a medieval battle with swords, bows and arrows.
Going for a coffee to Split or Dubrovnik? Take a trip to the
Adriatic coast and in particular the cities of Split and Dubrovnik.
Both are under UNESCO protection and are filled with an
immense source of beauty deriving from the past that is
appreciated in the present.
Zagreb has a heart, and you... you have Zagreb.