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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 Zagrebs name. The spacious square, encircled
by palaces and cafés, sometimes transformed from the citys meeting-place and
promenade into a large public stage, particularly during the summer, with the Folklore
In 1794, Zagrebs 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.
OF THE CITY OF ZAGREB
Opaticka 20 - Permanent exhibition
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
KLOVICEVI DVORI MUSEUM AND GALLERY CENTER
Jezuitski trg 4
GRADEC MUSEUMAND GALLERY
Katarinin trg 5
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 links the Lower Town with the Upper Towns cultural monuments.
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.
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.
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 Zagrebs green
horseshoe, a group of parks in the center of Zagreb whose groundplan is shaped like
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.
THE ZAGREB FAIR,
From 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).