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The old Central European town of Zagreb, capital of the Republic of Croatia, appeared on European maps in 1094 when it became a diocese. Founded on the two historical hills Gradec and Kaptol, located at the foot of the Medvednica Mountain, Zagreb was nested in the plain between Medvednica and the Sava River during the new epoch.

ZagrebIn the second half of the twentieth century, it crossed the river and became a metropolis. Today, it seems that Zagreb consists of three towns in one: the Upper Town, with the enchanting peace and quiet of past times, the Lower Town, as lively as the biggest European business centers, and New Zagreb, reminding one of a huge exhibition of contemporary architecture and urbanism. All periods of Zagreb’s history left traces in the architecture, in the sacral and secular monuments, and in the design of streets, squares and parks. Diverse and charming, a city of spirit and art, a city of mysterious beauty, a strong cultural, scientific, economic and political center of the Croatian state and of all Croats, Zagreb opens its doors wide to guests and visitors.

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BAN JELACIC SQUAREZagreb - Jelacic Square
The main Zagreb square used to be called Harmica. From the second half of the 19th C, it bears the name of the famous duke.The round Mandusevac fountain represents the legend of the birth of Zagreb’s name. The spacious square, encircled by palaces and cafés, sometimes transformed from the city’s meeting-place and promenade into a large public stage, particularly during the summer, with the Folklore Festival.

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Zagreb - MaksimirMAKSIMIR PARK
In 1794, Zagreb’s Bishop Maksimilijan Vrhovec decided to turn the oak woods, used at that time for timber and hunting, into a park and give it to the citizens of Zagreb. Maksimir was the first public park in Europe and a grand cultural undertaking filled with its lakes, pavilions and summerhouses.

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MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF ZAGREB
Opaticka 20 - Permanent exhibition 

MIMARA MUSEUM
Rooseveltov trg 5
Permanent exhibit: The Art Collection of Ante and Wiltrud Topic, The Ancient History Collection, The European Sculpture and Artistic Crafts Collection of the Middle Ages and Modern Times

KLOVICEVI DVORI MUSEUM AND GALLERY
CENTER
Jezuitski trg 4

GRADEC MUSEUMAND GALLERY CENTER
Katarinin trg 5

MIROGOJ CEMETERY
Architect Herman Bollé built the graceful arcade, church and mortuary at Mirogoj Cemetery in 1876. Around the large cross, candles are lit for those who have disappeared in wars and in distant countries.

THE FUNICULAR
The funicular links the Lower Town with the Upper Town’s cultural monuments.

Zagreb - MedvedgradMEDVEDGRAD
The most important medieval burg in Croatia was built in the 13th C on Medvednica Mountain, first as a diocesan fortress and then as a royal town. Today old Medvedgrad hosts the Altar of the Homeland, a place dedicated to the memory of all the people who have died for the freedom of Croatia.

JARUN
The spacious sports and recreational center at Jarun is an oasis of peace and nature in the heart of city life. The recreational activities are organized around a 2250 meterlong regatta course where international rowing and canoeing races take place. Surrounding the course is a soccerfield, basketball and volleyball courts, a miniature golf course, a running track, a bicycle course and a bocce court. The two Jarun lakes with 2,500 meters of pebble beaches can accommodate almost 20,000 swimmers. During the summer, the center is open from early morning until late night hours when the nightlife begins in nearby clubs, restaurants and cafés.

THE BOTANICAL GARDENZagreb - Botanical Garden
Antun Heinz created the Botanical Garden in 1889. It is situated in the very center of the city along the street named after Antun Mihanovic, author of the Croatian national anthem. Some 10,000 plants grow in the garden, which is a part of Zagreb’s “green horseshoe,” a group of parks in the center of Zagreb whose groundplan is shaped like a horseshoe.

THE ZAGREB FAIR AND THE WTC
Each year in September, the traditional gathering of world businessmen takes place at the Zagreb Fair, a huge commercial complex of buildings situated in the southern part of the city. Throughout the year, facilities and services available at the Zagreb Fair are ideal for the organization of conferences, round tables, exhibitions, receptions, and cultural and entertainment events. Since 1990, the Zagreb Fair also hosts the International Trade Center, being a member of the New York WTC association with 320 members in 97 countries around the world.
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ZAGREB’S SURROUNDING AREA
Stubacke topliceFrom the rich tourist offerings we recommend a visit to the castles (Brezovica, Bezanec or Trakoscan), sanctuaries (Marija Bistrica) and thermal springs (Krapinske, Stubicke, Varazdinske and Tuheljske toplice).