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The beauty of Zagreb can be described as very romantic, comparing it with the best compositions of Schubert or Strauss waltz, and the pleasure derived from the visit of this beautiful city just limitless.
Zagreb has always been an essential transit point between the Central European and Mediterranean cultures. Despite the fact that the city became the capital of Croatia only in 1991, its role as a national center has existed for a long time, namely more than 900 years. Today Zagreb has a population of 1/4 of the total Croatian populace and its actual geographical location provides a crucial role in many areas of political, economic and cultural life. In Zagreb you can see the plexus and the symbiosis of different styles, which can partly remind Austria, Hungary, Trieste or another, in one word can be summarized that today Zagreb is a modern and elegant little cheeky capital.
Visiting Zagreb for the first time, it may seem that the city is endowed with a double soul, where old and new are intertwined, creating a single composition. The town consists of the upper part – Gornji grad and lower – Donji grad. Both areas provide a lot of impressions and endowed with great charm in their own way, but they are also the bearers of ancient cultural traditions.
Zagreb is disposed between the southern slopes of Medven mount and the river Sava. Gornji and Donji Grad, the two main parts of the city are interconnected by cable car, operating since 1864, and the distance can be overcome in just 64 seconds. Most of the streets of the Upper and Lower town are closed to traffic and are pedestrian, which is very convenient for many travelers. Walking on foot, you can easily visit the various museums, on the way stopping at cafes or restaurants to eat outdoors.
A very busy place in the lower part is the Preradovića square, where you can visit the flower market and in nice weather to watch performances of street artists and music groups. In the urban area there are several parks, among which the largest is Zagabriail Maksimirski Perivoj.
An interesting fact is that more than 300 hectares of land classified as historical and cultural monuments of the country, due to the incomparable nature, rich in vast meadows, forests and ponds.
While in Gornji Grad, you can visit the various historical buildings and churches, also as trendy entertainment venues, Donji Grad is a kind of concentration of museums, parks, interesting architecture and shopping streets.
There is a square dedicated to the Baroque and a very peculiar and characteristic streets, with paved roads, where you can find many restaurants, bars and cafes.