Welcome to Zagreb
The largest, most influential, and culturally significant city in Croatia, Zagreb also doubles as the capital. Resting on the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountains, along the Sava River, in the south-western part of the region known as the Pannonian Basin, Zagreb has long been the hidden jewel of Croatia, thanks to its inland location. (Though it is a short journey to the much loved Adriatic Coast).
Perhaps because of its geographic location, Zagreb has, amazingly, managed to remain a relatively undiscovered territory even into the 21st century. As such, Zagreb can be considered a destination for the world-weary, ready to be enjoyed away from the tourist masses, and boasting enough old medieval architecture to rival many other European cities such as Prague, Vienna, or Budapest, (and this, despite the damage caused by the civil war in the 1990s). In the coming years, the city may emerge as one of the “greats”.