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Zagreb is the capital and the largest city in Croatia, located some 10 km to the east from Stenjevec, 120 km south-east of Slovenia border. The population is about 699,000 people in accordance with the 2009 census. Thousands of tourists visit Zagreb every year to see its national theatres and roman catholic cathedrals.

The closest airport Zagreb (IATA: ZAG) is about 20 km away.

Best things to see in Zagreb

1. Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb
The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb (Croatian: Hrvatsko narodno kazalište, HNK) is located in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. It was established in 1840. The following year it gained government support putting it on par with many of other national theatres around Europe. In 1870 a national opera company was formed based out of the theatre. There are also Croatian National Theatres in Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Varaždin and Zadar.

2. Zagreb Cathedral
Zagreb Cathedral on Kaptol is probably the most famous building in Zagreb, as its spires can be seen from many locations in the city. It is tallest building in Zagreb and the tallest in Croatia. The building of the cathedral started in the 11th century (1093), although the building was razed to the ground by the Tatars in 1242. At the end of the 15th century, the Ottoman Empire invaded Bosnia and Croatia, triggering the construction of fortification walls around the cathedral. Some of these fort…

3. Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall
Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall (Croatian: Koncertna dvorana Vatroslava Lisinskog) is a large concert hall and convention center in Zagreb, Croatia. It is named after Vatroslav Lisinski, a 19th century Croatian composer. The building has a big hall with 1841 seats and a small hall with 305 seats. A large lobby doubles as an exhibition area.

4. Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb
The Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb was established in 1880, by the initiative of the Arts Society and its former President Izidor Kršnjavi. Drawing on the theoretical precepts of the Endgland's Arts and Crafts movement and the intellectual postulates od Gottfried Semper, the museum was devised with the aim of creating a collection of models for master craftsmen and artist to reinvigorate the production of everyday use items. The strategy of the museum's activity was focused on presevation of…

5. Ban Jelačić Square
Ban Jelačić Square (Croatian: Trg bana Josipa Jelačića or Trg bana Jelačića) is the central square of the city of Zagreb, Croatia, named after ban Josip Jelačić. The official name is Trg bana Jelačića. It is colloquially referred to as Jelačić plac (derived from Platz, the German word for square or plaza) or simply Trg (" the square" ).

6. Medvedgrad
Medvedgrad (Croatian for bear-town or city of bears) is a medieval fortified town located on the south slopes of Medvednica mountain, approximately halfway from the Croatian capital Zagreb to the mountain top Sljeme. For defensive purposes it was built on a hill, Mali Plazur, that is a spur of the main ridge of the mountain that overlooks the city. On a clear day the castle can be seen from far away, especially the high main tower. Below the main tower of the castle is Oltar Domovine (Altar of t…

7. Zagreb Mosque
The Zagreb Mosque, located in the city of Zagreb, is the largest mosque in Croatia. [] The Islamic Secondary School " Dr. Ahmed Smajlović" and a cultural centre operate within the mosque. The construction began in 1981 and finished in 1987.

8. Meštrović Pavilion
Meštrović Pavilion (colloquially known as Džamija, mosque) is a building located on Žrtava Fašizma Square (Victims of Fascism) in central Zagreb, Croatia, designed by Ivan Meštrović and built in 1938, that has served several functions in its lifetime. An art museum before World War II, it was converted into a mosque for Bosniaks under the Independent State of Croatia, to again become a Museum of Revolution in post-war Yugoslavia. The mosque was relocated to Peščenica. As of 2006[update], it ser…

If you have already seen Zagreb, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you are around, try one of the following places:

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Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb

The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb (Croatian: Hrvatsko narodno

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Zagreb Cathedral

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Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall

Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall (Croatian: Koncertna dvorana

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Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb

The Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb was established in 1880, by the

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Ban Jelačić Square

Ban Jelačić Square (Croatian: Trg bana Josipa Jelačića or Trg bana Jel

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Medvedgrad

Medvedgrad (Croatian for bear-town or city of bears) is a medieval

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Zagreb Mosque

The Zagreb Mosque, located in the city of Zagreb, is the largest

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Meštrović Pavilion

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Medvednica

Medvednica is a mountain in central Croatia, just north of Zagreb and

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Art Pavilion, Zagreb

The Art Pavilion in Zagreb (Croatian: Umjetnički paviljon u Zagrebu)

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Modern Gallery, Zagreb

Modern Gallery (Croatian: Moderna galerija) is a museum in Zagreb,

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Zagreb TV Tower

Zagreb TV Tower is a 169 metre (563 feet) tall TV tower built of

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Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters

The Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters (Croatian: Strossmayerova

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Mirogoj Cemetery

The Mirogoj Cemetery is considered to be one of the most beautiful

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Cloud 6 - Main Square Zagreb

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Hotel Jagerhorn

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