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Trg Ban Jelacic
Zagreb's main square - Trg Ban Jelacic (and the statue of him too)

Prague and Budapest are the most popular cities in Central Europe for foreign visitors. But these two now have a competitor in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia - which, let us reassure you, is a dazzling place.

Take a look at our guide to Zagreb on the following pages, or read on the for a general introduction below:

Map of Zagreb
Searchable, scrollable map of Zagreb

History
How the city of Zagreb came to be

Getting to Zagreb
Flights and other options from around Europe

Getting around Zagreb
Information on travelling from the airport to city centre, as well as details on the public transport.

Sightseeing in Zagreb
The best sights in Zagreb - things you absolutely must-see!

dot Museums in Zagreb
Home to some very fine museums indeed, we pick the best ones to pay a visit to.

Accommodation in Zagreb
Accommodation options, from budget hostels to five star hotels.

Events in Zagreb
Listing of events in the capital by month.

Day Trips in Zagreb
Why not visit the sights slightly off the beaten track in Zagreb, such as Maksimir Park and Lake Jarun?

Day Trips from Zagreb
Why not take a break from Zagreb and visit some of the towns in nearby regions, such as Samobor and Varazdin.

Be sure to also see our Photos of Zagreb photo album!

The city is divided into three parts: the thousand-year old Gornji grad (upper town) which contains the Presidential Palace, the historic church of St. Mark's, the Croatian parliament, and museums and galleries which are all set in cobbled streets lit by gas lamps; the 19th century Donji grad (lower town) with its shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres, parks; and the modern post-war (WWII) Novi Zagreb (new Zagreb) which is full of high-rise buildings and basically has nothing to offer tourists.

Zagreb is called a city of museums as there are more of them per square foot than any other city in the world. But this doesn't mean that there is nothing else for you to do if you aren't a history buff. One of the many pleasures that the Zagrebcani (the people of Zagreb) enjoy is sitting in one of the numerous cafes watching the world go by. In the evening, you can visit one of the many restaurants, sampling a delicious Croatian dish, and finish the day in the one of the bars or clubs. Whatever you choose to do, you are guaranteed to have a good time!

Current Weather in Zagreb

Information about Zagreb
Zagreb Tourist Board has plenty of useful info
Restaurants in Zagreb
Interactive city map of Zagreb
Zagreb Live webcam
Why not stop at Algoritam (Gajeva 1, just off the Trg Bana Jelacica -  the main square), an English language book store?
University of Zagreb - Founded in 1699
dot Blue Bike Offer a whole host of bike tours of Zagreb, taking in many of the city's most famous sights. There's even an early bird tour (starting at 6/7am!) in summer, as well as a forest tour/ride on MTB bikes for those who like the more adventurous side of things!

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