Zagreb is where east meets west. Great culture, arts, music, architecture, gastronomy and many other things that make a quality capital city.
Zagreb is a mixture of straight-laced Austro-Hungarian architecture including many edges of socialist structures, and it’s character is sometimes an uneasy combination of the two elements but that’s only part of its charm. This small metropolis is made for strolling the streets, drinking coffee in the permanently full cafes, dropping by museums and galleries, and enjoying the theatres, concerts and cinema. It’s a year-round outdoor city.
Zagreb’s origins, Kaptol, which was settled as a bishopric in 1094. Today, Kaptol comprises the eastern half of Upper Town, anchored by the city’s most famous building: the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, restored after an 1880 earthquake, and the site of the tomb of the beatified Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac. Before entering, soak in its neo-Gothic grandeur from a table at Amélie, which sits in the shadow of the church’s twin 344-foot spires.
About nine out of 10 Croatians classify themselves as Catholics. Zagreb is a great mix of all regions of Croatia creating a unique urban living experience and a trip to the green markets will reveal this. Arguably a larger portion of patrons consider themselves wine connoisseurs, given the number of top-flight vintages produced within the fertile Croatia nation.
Zagreb is a town of traditions. Every day at noon, the Lotrščak Tower cannon is fired, sending shock waves across town. Zagrebians are fashion aware and where trends are set.
Stroll down Tkalčićeva Street, which was once a creek separating the contentious residents of Kaptol and Gradec, and more than a century later the pedestrian-only avenue lined with boutiques, restaurants and bars. Work your way to the design district, a zone brimming with creative content in Croatia’s capital city Zagreb. You’ll love it, come and feel the Zagreb vibe.