Zagreb is Croatia’s capital with a population of almost 1 million people. It is the cultural, scientific, economic, political, and administrative centre of the country. The unique blend of medieval towers, 19th century palaces, open-air markets, and ancient cathedrals, make Zagreb the perfect city to explore.
The city developed between the mountain of Medvednica to the north and the river Sava to the south. Its old centre consists of the medieval Gradec – today the home of the Croatian Government and Parliament - and Kaptol, the seat of the Archbishop. Following the administrative unification of the two entities and the surrounding villages in the 19th century, the city began to spread, and the entire Lower Town area was constructed in this period. With beautiful palaces, squares, and fountains as well as the establishment of park-woods and parks today Zagreb is one of the greenest cities in Europe.
Most of the attractions in the city are in and near the city centre which can be divided into Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and Donji Grad (Lower Town).