Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital and by the number of inhabitants the largest city of the Republic of Croatian. Grew out of two medieval settlements on neighboring hills, Gradec and Kaptol. Continuous history of city can be traced back to 1094 when the Hungarian King Ladislaus I founded the Zagreb diocese on Kaptol. Zagreb is first mentioned as the Croatian capitol in 1557.

Zagreb cathedralZagreb old townZagreb new

The city has had a turbulent history, several fires, earthquakes and wars, but managed to survive and become the largest city in Croatia with 792.000 inhabitants.

 

The city is full of restaurants and deli, has for every taste and pocket. In the entire city as well as in food shows considerable influence of the Austro Hungarian Empire.

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If your travels take you to this town in the winter, visit the ski resort which is 20 minutes from downtown.

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Best christmas market (Zagreb) 2016 and 2017

Zagreb for the second year in a row have the best Advent in Europe. 180 000 peoples voted on European Best Destinations Portal and Zagreb (Croatia, Balkan) beat cities such as Strasbourg, Comar, Aachen and Vienna.

Zagreb best market place

Read the entire article on European Best Destinations.

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