The city of Zagreb, capital of Croatia, on the historic and political threshold between East and West, illustrates both the continental and Mediterranean spirit of the nation it spearheads. Zagreb is the cultural, scientific, economic, political and administrative centre of the Republic of Croatia, and is home to the Croatian Parliament, Government and President. Its favourable location between the Pannonian plain, the edge of the Alps and the Dinaric range has allowed it to become a crossing point for mass international communication.
The city is protected from the cold northern winds by the mountain of Medvednica and opens up to the rest of the world thanks to a spacious plain and the Sava river. Zagreb, with a population of nearly one million, contains almost a quarter of the entire population of Croatia. Over the centuries, the city was inhabited by people coming from all over Europe; and, in recent years, by people coming from different parts of Croatia, ensuring a rich cultural life. Zagreb is a safe city whose doors are always open; a city with a tumultuous history teeming with interesting personalities;
a city that warmly invites all those who wish to get to know it, and a city that will surely fulfill your expectations. In this city, you can easily meet remarkable people, make new friends and enjoy special moments. The facades of ZagrebíŽs buildings reflect the ebb and flow of history, while its streets and squares bear witness to the coming together of the many cultures that have shaped the identity of this laid-back capital. The best thing to do is when you first arrive is to take in ZagrebíŽs wonderful atmosphere, which, as many claim, is only surpassed by the legendary beauty of the local womenfolk.
Advent in Zagreb
Advent is a period of the liturgical year that is marked by preparations for the celebration of Christmas. In Western Christian churches, the Advent starts four Sundays before Christmas and ends on December 24, on Christmas Eve. During advent there is a series of events happening in Zagreb. The open air stage at the main square (Ban Jelacic square) will host a wide variety of events, including children's performances, cultural, art and music events, as well as concerts. Christmas fairytale awaits you in one of the most beautiful Zagreb parks on King Tomislav square íV ice skating rink, selected food and beverages, as well as music events. Musical treats - Christmas classics, waltzes, and carefully selected music program for ladies and gentlemen are the reasons you will surely visit park Zrinjevac. Unique and interesting souvenirs and Christmas ornaments will be sold by selected artists, and while standing you will be able to enjoy the almost forgotten Zagreb specialities: cabbage cloths, fried apples or baked strukle, and warm up with hot chocolate or mulled wine.
All of the events during your stay in Zagreb can be easily examined with the help of the Eventos application which is available for Android phones.
List of suggested restaurants
There is many exquisite restaurants in Zagreb. Croatian cuisine is heterogeneous and is known as a cuisine of the regions, since every region of Croatia has its own distinct culinary tradition. You can view the best rated restaurants in Zagreb here.