Croatia’s capital remains a true insider tip amongst the European capitals. First time mentioned back in 1094 this city kept its baroque atmosphere in its old town along with her mystique beauty. The cityscape is embossed by its generous classical facades, many little street cafés, restaurants and the spacious parks Ribnjak and Zrinjevac. They extend from the main station, a protected monument, once junction of the legendary Orient Express along through the central place Ban Jelacic. You put yourself back into the times of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy.
Visit the Gothic Cathedral, Diocese Kaptol, seat of the Cardinal, the colorful Dolac market with its historical market hall where farmers and little shop owners present their daily changing offer of delicious fresh and homemade products, as well as the flea market still being a secret tip for the eternal collector and art lover. Besides the numerous museums and art galleries, another point of attraction not to miss is the Opera House built in 1895 in neo-gothic style and designed by the famous Vienna architects Fellner and Helmer who also designed the Budapest and Vienna opera houses. The Upper City, today’s old town, is another of the city’s landmarks with its famous St. Marko church, the parliament and seat of the government.
Zagreb, the Unknown has kept its relaxed atmosphere and waits for being discovered.