The city of Zagreb, located on the geographic, cultural, historical and political intersection of the east and west, Europe, the capital of Croatia, joins the continental and the Mediterranean spirit in a peculiar whole. Zagreb is the cultural, scientific, economic, political and administrative center of the Republic of Croatia.
The north-eastern town with the cold northern winds protects Mount Medvednica, and the spacious plain and the Sava River open it to other parts of the world. A quarter of Croatia’s total population lives in Zagreb Croatia, which is almost one million.

Upper Town

The Upper Town or Gradec is the historical core of Zagreb Croatia. Established in the Middle Ages, up until the 19th century, it was, together with Kaptol, the central urbanized area of the city of Zagreb. Over the time, there were many buildings built to shape today’s appearance. The main square of the Upper Town is the St. Marks’s Square. Once a trading place and today the political headquarters of Croatia with the buildings of the Croatian Parliament, the Government, and the City Assembly.
The square is dominated by the church of St. Mark, originally a Gothic building from the 14th century. It was later redesigned in Neo-Gothic style. From the Middle Ages, a monumental southern portal with statues of twelve apostles was preserved. The portal was created under the influence of the famous Parler sculpture workshop in Prague and represents the most significant achievement of Gothic sculpture in continental Croatia. The roof of the church with historical coats of arms of Croatia and the city of Zagreb dates back to the 19th century.

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Kaptol and Dolac

Kaptol is a historic settlement in Zagreb formed around the Zagreb Cathedral. It is today the center of church institutions.The cathedral dominates with its position not only the Kaptol but the entire city. It is considered the highest building in Croatia
Between the Upper Town and Kaptol lies the area known as Dolac, where Dolac Market is. The most famous open-air market in Zagreb. Besides, it is the baroque church of St. Mary. To the west of the church passes the Tkalčićeva street, which was built at the site of the former brook Medvescak, which separated the historic settlements Gradec and Kaptol. The stream was covered in the first half of the 20th century, but the street preserved the spirit of old times with its architectural ambiance. A number of cafes, restaurants and shops make Tkalciceva Street today the center of Zagreb’s nightlife


The Lower Town is the urban center of contemporary Zagreb. It was built in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century, from where came most of its architecture. The main and largest square of Zagreb Croatia is Jelačić Square. Once a marketplace, today the meeting place, the center of tourist and citizens, and the main part of the pedestrian zone of the center of Zagreb. The square is a famous monument to the burial of Josip Jelačić (1866), the work of the sculptor Antonio Domino Francona.On the west side of the square is the Ilica street, the most famous Zagreb shopping street. The center of Zagreb has an exceptionally large pedestrian zone that, apart from Ban Jelacic Square and part of Ilica, also encompasses numerous surrounding streets with lots of shops and stores.

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The Weather in Zagreb

The climate of Zagreb is classified as an oceanic climate (Cfb in Köppen climate classification system), near the boundary of the humid continental climate. Zagreb has four separate seasons. Summers are warm, at the end of May the temperatures start rising and it is often pleasant with occasional thunderstorms. Heatwaves can occur but are short-lived. Temperatures rise above 30 °C (86 °F) on an average 14.6 days each summer. Rainfall is abundant in the summertime and it continues to be in autumn as well. Zagreb is Europe’s 9th wettest capital, behind Luxembourg and ahead of Brussels, Belgium.




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