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City Guide: ZagrebLocated at the northern Croatia on the Sava River, Zagreb is the capital and the most populous city of Croatia. Being the seat of the Parliament, the President and the Government of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb is the political, administrative, economic, cultural and scientific center of the Republic of Croatia. The Capital is placed at the intersection point of significant routes connecting Adriatic Sea and the Central Europe.
Tourist AttractionsThe Upper Town garnished by the Baroque architectures, public monuments, architectural monuments, museums, green environments and fountains are all the constituents of this one of the top tourist destinations in Europe.
Zagreb Cathedral is one of the top attractions in the city. This monumental structure is a Gothic architectural work.
St. Mark's Church is a colorful three nave type structure built at the end of 13th century. The church is one of the genuine churches at this section of Europe.
Zagreb Museum (Muzej Grada Zagreba) placed at the Convent of St Clair from the 17th century displays the history of Zagreb via artworks, crafts and documents. Archaeological Museum and Mimara Museum are among the other fundamental exhibits of the city.
The city has many parks and the other greenery areas. Botanical Garden, Opatovina Park, Ribnjak (Pond) and Maksimir Park are some of the main parks of the city.
Medvednica (the Nature Park) is a mountain at the north of Zagreb. This wonderland has an area of 228 km2 63% of which is covered with forest. The park comprises many trails, a great deal of birds living inside, mountain houses, historical monuments and various plants.
Culture & EntertainmentZagreb has a wealthy cultural and artistic accumulation. A great deal of theaters and concert halls are existed in the city. In addition, a plenty of cultural events are the best reflections of this cultural richness.
All the theaters placed at the city have their own repertoire. Ballet, opera, musicals, comedies, dramas, puppet shows and contemporary plays are all staged at these theaters. Croatian National Theater built in 1895 is the most significant theatrical center of Zagreb. All kinds of performing events, congresses, meetings accompanied by a splendid decor are held at this magnificent stage. Exit Theater, Kerempuh Satirical Theater, Mala scena Theater, Gavella Drama Theater and Zagreb Puppet Theater are some of the other major theaters of the city.
Throughout the year, unending theatrical events and concerts are organized in Zagreb. Vatroslav Lisinski is the main and the world-renowned concert hall of the city.
Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and Zagreb Croatian Orchestra (Zagreb Quartet) are the worldwide popular companies promoting the Zagreb music to the world.
World Festival of Animated Films (Animafest), Music Bienniale, Croatian Pop Music Festival (Zagrebfest) and the Day of the City of Zagreb on the 16th November of every year are among the main cultural events of the city.
Zagreb nightlife is as dynamic as another capital in Europe. Beer halls, night clubs, casinos, clubs, cocktail bars, discotheques, jazz clubs, cafes and pubs overflow in Zagreb.
Food & DrinkZagreb cuisine has a rich and tasty menu of international and domestic palates. The city's culinary culture behaves towards the Mediterranean cuisine in a dainty way. Zagreb's gastronomic world is popular with its cake-shops and coffee houses.
Paprenjak (spiced biscuits) is a kind of traditional cake which is mostly hearth-shaped. Zagreb steak (veal stuffed with cheese and ham) is peculiar to the city. Purica s mlincima (turkey with pasta), Zagreb gablec (wine tripes, stewed vegetables made of leek, sweet together with minced meat), krpice sa zeljem (pasta with roasted cabbage), kotlovina (stewed meat), strukli (a kind of sweet) are among the main traditional delicacies of the city that you should definitely taste.
ShoppingYou will witness a great deal of boutiques (especially wine boutiques), shops, shopping centers and souvenir stores in Zagreb. Quality clothes, pillows, wines, cakes, straw baskets and crystals are the main gifts that you can take with you when leaving the city. The wine boutiques of the city offering top quality wines are popular.
There are a plenty of shopping malls at the city. Arena, Avenue Mall, City Center, Kaptol Center, West Gate, Garden Mall. are a few examples from the fundamental malls in Zagreb.
Route Map: Ekaterinburg – Zagreb Flight
The Balkans Without a Visa
The Balkans Without a VisaSister city: Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Capital of the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sarajevo is a historic city brimming with vestiges of Ottoman culture. Perched on the two banks of the Miljacka River in a valley flanked by mountains, it exhibits a quintessential Balkan cultural synthesis. At one end of the avenues you can see historic mosques and khans; at the other, examples of classic European architecture. The main market, or Bashcharshi to the locals, is an historic district where the city’s character makes itself felt. Aka the Turkish Quarter, it is reminiscent of an old Anatolian town. In the center of market square, which is surrounded by wooden houses with tile roofs, stands an historic shadervan or fountain with pool. The jewelers, leather dealers and other artisans in the market, which also boasts an Ottoman period clock tower, practice their arts today as they did in the past.
• Library Building
• Latin Bridge
• Tunnel Museum
Salute to Rumeli:
skopje (Macedonia)Capital of Macedonia, Skopje lies in the upper reaches of the Vardar River. With traces of settlement going back six thousand years, the city was under Ottoman rule for more than five centuries. The 15th century Mustafa Pasha Mosque is one of its finest examples of Islamic architecture, and the multi-arched Stone Bridge has joined the two halves of the town for centuries. Skopje Castle is one of the first structures to attract attention in this city where modern and traditional exist side by side. Built by the Byzantines in the 6th century, its walls offer a fabulous view. The Old Bazaar, one of the Balkans’ most colorful open-air markets, promises a pleasant tour with its cobbled lanes and pastel-painted shops. The Church of Sveti Spas (Holy Salvation), whose courtyard houses the tombs of Macedonia’s national heroes, attracts visitors with its intricately carved wooden altar screen.
Skopje was the birth place of one of the leading lights of Turkish literature, Yahya Kemal Beyatlı (1884-1958). A poet, Beyatlı is best known for his poems The Dome of Our Own Sky and Glorious Istanbul.
• The Old Bazaar
• Skopje Castle
• Mustafa Pasha Mosque
Enjoying kafana in Belgrade
Capital of Serbia, Belgrade is a city worth seeing for its two-thousand-year history, its architectural wonders and its fascinating museums. And the quarter of Skadarlija is the best place for partaking in the extended pleasures of the traditional Slavic coffeehouse known as Kafana. Don’t miss the flea market in Novi Belgrad either.
On to the Adrıatıc: Tirana (Albania)
Capital of Albania, Tirana lies in the foothills of Mt. Daiti, a well-known national park and ski resort. The heart of the country’s culture and economy, the city is only 25 kilometers inland from the Adriatic. This city of green mountains and cultural diversity with a majority Muslim population is undergoing rapid change today. Old buildings are being razed and the beauty of the Lana River being laid bare. Parks are being enlarged, dining and shopping venues diversified. Scander Beg Square at the city center is encircled by museums and opera houses. All the avenues are laid out to end at this square. A portion of the upwards of a thousand Ottoman monuments in the country are in Tirana. Among them the most famous are Ethem Bey Mosque, Taner Bridge, the Clock Tower and Kaplan Pasha Tomb. Dubbed ‘the Pyramid’, the culture center meanwhile is one of the city’s most popular meeting places.
Young capital: Prishtina
Main artery of Prishtina, capital of Kosovo, Mother Theresa Boulevard is the city’s shopping, eating and drinking, and entertainment district. Other must-see sights here include the New Born Obelisk, symbol of independence in the city center, the National Museum, the University of Prishtina, and the Old Town with its traditional buildings.
• Ethem Bey Mosque
• Tirana Archaeological
• The Big Lake Park
Museum city: Zagreb (Croatia)
On the banks of the Sava River facing the southern slopes of Mt. Medvednica, Zagreb is the capital of Croatia. The city, which consists of two main districts very different in character, stands out for its museums, art galleries and dynamic urban lifestyle. Trg Bana Jelacica, the city’s main square, is a good place to start a tour. The old town, Gronji Grad, is famous for its colorful market place and elegant buildings. Lotrscak Tower, built in the 13th century to defend the city gates, is ideal for a pleasant view. Donji Grad, Zagreb’s other historic district, is proud of its fashionable squares, broad avenues and tasteful gardens. Laid out on a grid plan, the district is also home to several museums. The Archaeological Museum, famous for its mummies, Croatian Natural History Museum full of remains from prehistoric eras, and the City Museum which chronicles the Zagreb’s development from the Romans to the present, are all worth seeing. Eastern Europe’s biggest park, Maximir, is also worth adding to your list.
• Medvednica Nature Park
• St. Catherine’s Church
• Arts and Crafts Museum
Confluence of rivers:
Capital of Montenegro, Podgorica is one of the oldest settlements in the Balkans. Home of the Illyrian tribes in antiquity, the city still exhibits traces of the Ottomans, who ruled here for four hundred years starting from the 15th century. Sahat Kula is one of the first structures you will encounter on your tour of the old city (Stara Varos). Commissioned by Hajji Pasha Osmanagich, this clock tower is a historic and cultural monument. Sveti Djordje Church at the city center goes back to the Middle Ages. A large number of archaeological and ethnographic artifacts are exhibited at the City Museum. The Natural History Museum informs visitors about the richness of nature in Montenegro. The Petrovic Palace, noteworthy for its 19th century architecture, has been converted into an art center. With its broad squares and government buildings, the Nova Varos District symbolizes the city’s modern face. And Millennium Bridge over the Moraca River complements this beautiful scene.
• Dajbabe Monastery
• The Ruins of Duklja
• The Town of Nemanjin Grad
Ticket Sales Offices: Zagreb
|TK CITY OFFICE|
|Address||Trg Bana Josipa Jelacica 4/I, 10000 ZAGREB|
|Phone||+385 (1) 4921 855|
|Fax||+385 (1) 4921 853|
Saturday : closed
Sunday : closed
|Address||ZAGREB AIRPORT, Pleso b.b., 10150 ZAGREB|
+385 (1) 6265158
+385 (1) 4562008
|Fax||+385 (1) 4562008|
Weekdays 08:30 – 16:30
Weekends: During flight time
Zagreb: Airport Map Information
Address : Zagreb Airport, Ltd. Pleso bb, HR - 10 150, Zagreb Croatia Phone : +385 1 456 22 22/ +385 1 62 65 222
Zagreb: Airport Map Information
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|Phone Code||:||385 1|
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Zagreb Airport, Ltd. Pleso bb, HR - 10 150, Zagreb Croatia,+385 1 456 22 22/ +385 1 62 65 222