The capital of Croatia - Zagreb has almost a thousand-year history, and much of the ancient urban buildings and cultural monuments have survived to this day. Everyone who happened to visit Zagreb, note a special atmosphere of cordiality and comfort, reigning in the city.
What to see in Zagreb?
Rest in Zagreb involves visiting parks, museums, cathedrals. Zagreb's list of attractions is so extensive that it will impress even the sophisticated tourist.
The cathedral in Zagreb has a rather unusual name - the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and the saints Stepan and Vladislav. For many centuries of history (and the construction of the cathedral began in the XI century), the construction survived a lot: destruction as a result of the raid of the Tatar-Mongolian army, earthquake. The architectural landmark, although it bears some features of Gothic, but is not built according to the canons of style. In particular, unlike other Gothic buildings that have one central structure, in the Zagreb cathedral in the center are two towers 105 meters high. The interior of the building is decorated with fine carvings and gold plated on it. The cathedral organ is considered one of the best in European countries. The interior of the cathedral impresses with its pompous beauty: heavy carved furniture, numerous frescoes and stained glass windows, iconostases made of semiprecious stones. Near the cathedral is the Archbishop's Palace, built in the best traditions of the Baroque.
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St. Mark's Church
Despite its small size, St. Mark's church attracts attention with its unusual design and bright design. The multi-colored roof tile forms the emblem of Zagreb and the sign symbolizing the unity of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia. In the niches inside the building was created a composition of 15 sculptures, including the Virgin Mary with the infant Jesus, Joseph and the 12 apostles. Frescos on the walls of the church depict representatives of the monarchical dynasty of Croatia.
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Modern Art Museum
The museum, created in the middle of the last century, organizes thematic exhibitions and events related to contemporary painting and folk art.
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The Museum of Broken Hearts
In the unique museum exhibits related to unrequited love and loss of loved ones are demonstrated. The museum collection is made up of items sent by people who have experienced a love disappointment, and includes exhibits, from postcards to wedding dresses.
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Rest in Zagreb is difficult to imagine without visiting its beautiful parks. An important historical place and an excellent area for walking is Opatovina Park. Remains of fortifications dating back to the 12th century remained on the embankment. Also here you can see the corner towers and ancient stone walls. In the summer, the theater traditionally holds theater performances right on the open stage.
In the very center of Zagreb there is a park designed according to the rules of modern landscape design. What distinguishes the Rybnyak Park is that it is open around the clock, so lovers of night walks can safely stroll along the alleys at the moon, especially as patrolling by the local police force is organized here.
The huge park complex houses a botanical garden and a zoo where 275 species of animals live, many of which are rare. The landscaped area has leisurely walks. In addition, in this place you can perfectly relax on the shores of ponds and lakes.
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Of course, this is not all the attractions of Zagreb. In the city there are many more museums, cultural institutions and parks. Tourists with enthusiasm speak about small, cozy cafes, where you can drink coffee or feast on local cuisine.
How to get to Zagreb?
Zagreb is a major European air port. The airport is 15 km from the capital. By train and bus to Zagreb you can get from many European countries, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, etc.