Zagreb

Zagreb - Croatia

Croatia is one of Europe’s leading party destinations among a new wave of explorers. Fed up with the high prices of traditional destinations like Ibiza and Barcelona, more and more visitors each year decide to go east in search of adventures and good times.

Capital city Zagreb is the largest city in Croatia and is a destination for more visitors each year. With a population of just over 750000, Zagreb is situated on the banks of the river Sava.

The city is divided into three parts: the thousand-year old Gornji grad (upper town); the 19th century Donji grad (lower town) with its restaurants, cafes, theatres, shops, parks; and the post-war Novi Zagreb (new Zagreb) which is mainly characterised by brutally functional architecture.

Zagreb has been Croatia’s capital city since 2001 and is working hard to define itself as separate from Yugoslavia. The location dates back to the 1st Century AD but much of the modern city is still defined by developments during the time of Soviet rule. As with many post-Soviet cities, the city is rapidly changing and redefining itself (much like Prague and Budapest in the Czech Republic and Hungary).

 

Culture

Zagreb is home to a number of museums that reflect the history of Zagreb, Croatia and beyond.

Some key museums:

Croatian Natural History Museum

The Croatian Natural History Museum, located at 1 Demetrova Street, is home to a highly important collection of Neanderthal remains including stone weapons and tools of prehistoric Krapina man. In total, the museum has more than a quarter of a million artefacts.

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum, located at 19 Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square holds nearly 400,000 artefacts gathered from around the world. Key collections include the Egyptian collection, the Zagreb mummy and bandages with the world’s oldest known Etruscan inscription.

Museum of Technology

The Museum of Technology, located at  18 Savska Street, was founded in 1954 and is home to a Planetarium, the Apisarium, the Mine  and the Nikola Tesla study.

Museum of the City of Zagreb

The Museum of the City of Zagreb, located at 20 Opatička Street, was established at the turn of the twentieth century by the Association of the Braća Hrvatskog Zmaja and deals with topics from the artistic, economic, cultural and political history of Zagreb.

Arts and Crafts Museum

The Arts and Crafts Museum  at 10 Marshal Tito Square was founded in 1880 and is home to over 160,000 exhibits.

 

 
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Climate

Zagreb gets warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average winter temperature is just 1 degree Celsius while the summer regularly sees the mercury pushing over 30 Celsius.

Snowfall is common from December to March.

Useful Links

Zagreb Tourist Board

Zagreb Weather (BBC)

Zagreb Airport