WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT ZAGREB AND central CROATIA
Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city, is a quintessential central European city with lovely parks, and pedestrian streets filled with outdoor cafes and charming shops. Zagreb embraces the modern with its thriving arts, music and food scene but also celebrates its rich past and has a history dating back to Roman times. Stay a day or two and walk the streets visiting the Gothic Cathedral and 13th century St. Mark’s Church, as well as the museums and numerous cafes. Further afield explore the picturesque Zagorje region. Zagorje is filled with Medieval and Renaissance fortresses and numerous Baroque castles all blending into a memorable, romantic landscape. Even further afield the north of Croatia is largely unexplored and – the perfect destination for the inquisitive traveller.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ZAGREB AND central CROATIA
Founded in the Middle Ages, Zagreb began life as two separate entities, Kaptol and Gradec, which today comprise the historic Gornji Grad (Upper Town). Centred on the city's landmark cathedral, Kaptol was a religious centre, while Gradec was home to craftsmen and merchants. Outsiders collectively referred to the settlements as Zagreb (meaning 'behind the hill'), although they were not officially united as the City of Zagreb until 1850. Boom time followed with the late 19th century characterised by the arrival of the railways and the construction of Donji Grad (Lower Town).
OUR SPECIALISTS MUST DO
- Take a private walking tour of Zagreb's historic centre
- Visit the 13th centure castle at Trakoscan
- Stroll through Varazdin and sample the blueberry aperitif at the vineyard
- Visit the Green Market in Zagreb
- Dine at outstanding restaurants whilst in town, such as Trilogija and Vinodol