Zagreb has recently been gaining the attention of the many. What used to be seen as a mere stopover is now being looked forward to as an interesting destination – thanks to the city’s extraordinary attractions and soul that takes patience to discover.
Nope, Zagreb attractions are neither as famous as Paris’s nor as many as that in Rome, but nonetheless, the city’s delightful stops would fascinate you and give you an experience like you’ll never find elsewhere.
Located where Eastern and Western Europe meet, Zagreb has always been important in Croatia’s life. Today, the city boasts of more easygoing and tolerant setting – a dichotomy of the old and new ways, both in terms of progress and tradition.
Zagreb may not be the place for those looking for a glitzy city, but for it is for those who are up to discovering other’s culture and history. It is also a city of purpose that has been shaped by natural disasters and war. This capital of Croatia may still be finding itself after almost a millennium of being under foreign rule, but year after year, it is changing, it is growing, and is emerging as a tourist destination.
How tourists will see Zagreb may somehow depend on the sky’s color or the day of the week yet its mixed setting is somehow a yin-yang combination that always works for those looking for a new and refreshing experience. It may not take your breath right away upon arrival, but with enough time exploring it, you will see Zagreb slowly wiggling in to your heart.
Croatia’s capital is a former republic of Yugoslav. It lies in the southwestern part of Central Europe, on Medvednica Mountain’s slopes. Flowing through the city and bordering its territories are the Danube, Sava, and Drava Rivers. Its highest peak is the Sljeme that has an altitude of 1032 meters. Every winter, many locals and tourists alike visit the peak to do winter sports like skiing.
The Plitvice Lakes, which is among UNESCO’s World Heritage is just in proximity to the city and can be accessed easily by public transportation.
What to see?
Zagreb is home to many interesting sights and attractions. It has a number of parks and gardens, religious sites, museums, and landmarks that are worth-visiting. Among these are the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (formerly, St. Stephen’s Cathedral), St. Mark’s Church, Mirogoj Cemetery, and Mt. Medvednica itself.
People may not fall in love to Zagreb right away, but giving yourself a little time to get to know the city, you will see what beauty and treasures it hold.