Welcome to Zagreb

Zagreb is the biggest city and the capital of the Republic of Croatia. The city stretches across 641,355 square kilometre and it has a population of about one million - almost one quarter of the entire

Located on the historic and political threshold between East and West, Zagreb illustrates both the continental and Mediterranean spirit of the nation. It is the residence of the Croatian Parliament, the President and the Croatian Government.

The city is protected from the cold northern winds by the mountain of Medvednica and opens up to the rest of the world thanks to a spacious plain and the Sava river. Over the centuries the city was inhabited by people coming from all over Europe; and, in recent years, by people coming from different parts of Croatia which ensures a rich cultural life.

Zagreb is a safe city whose doors are always open; a city with a tumultuous history teeming with interesting personalities; a city that warmly invites all those who wish to get to know it, and a city that will surely fulfill your expectations. In this city, you can easily meet remarkable people, make new friends and enjoy special moments.

In written documents Zagreb is mentioned for the first time in 1094, the year when the first Diocese was established. In 1557 Zagreb was mentioned for the first time as the capital of Croatia, and it became the capital of the Republic of Croatia on 25 June 1991. It is the date when the Croatian Parliament proclaimed independence and sovereignty of Croatia and made Zagreb the capital of the country.

The best thing to do when you first arrive is to take in Zagreb’s wonderful atmosphere, which, as many claim, is only surpassed by the legendary beauty of the local women.

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