An old European city, Zagreb has been the heart of Croatia’s life. It may not be as famous as Paris and Rome, but recent years have seen the city growing, developing, and establishing itself as a tourist destination.
When the Croatians got their independence in 1991, Zagreb became the administrative and political center of the Republic of Croatia. Being the country’s capital, Zagreb has been the hub of the country’s academic, business, sporting, artistic, and cultural worlds. Many of Croatia’s famed scientists, athletes and artists came from or are based in the city.
Zagreb’s Upper Town area offers a Baroque atmosphere with its architectural structures. Its picturesque open-air markets, wide selection of crafts, and diverse shopping facilities make it more interesting to visit. It has green walks and parks that would captivate tourists to explore it more.
Facts and Figures
Zagreb is located on the northern part of Croatia, on the Sava River. It is 170km away from the Adriatic Sea and situated 122m above the sea level.
Time and Climate
This capital of Croatia follows the central-European time which is +1 GMT. It has a continental climate, with an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius on summers, and 1 degree Celsius on winters.
The city’s urban population is about 800,000; its metropolitan area is over 1,200,000 people.
Currently, the city of Zagreb has one major university, the University of Zagreb; it has 1 theaters, 24 museums, and about 65 galleries and exhibitions of art collections.