About Zagreb-Croatia

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Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. It is located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Zagreb lies at an elevation of approximately 122 m (400 ft) above sea level. The wider area brings the total metropolitan area population up to 1,113,111.

St. Marc. Square

St. Marc. Square

Zagreb has a rich history dating from the Roman times. The majority of its citizens are Croats making up 93% of the city’s population.

Croatian National Theater

Croatian National Theater

In 1991 Zagreb became the capital – a political and administrative centre of the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb is also the hub of business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting activities in Croatia. Many famous scientists, artists and athletes come from the city, or work in it. Zagreb can offer its visitors the Baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque open-air markets, diverse shopping facilities, an abundant selection of crafts and a choice of traditional cuisine.

The Cathedral

The Cathedral

Zagreb is a city of green parks and walks, with many places to visit in the beautiful surroundings. In spite of the rapid development of the economy and transportation, it has retained its charm, and a relaxed feeling that makes it a genuinely human city. Zagreb offers numerous theatres, museums, galleries, art collections, sport centres etc.

Ban Jelačić Square -- the main square

Ban Jelačić Square — the main square

Zagreb, though a continental city, carries a mediterranean spirit and has a  lively day and night atmosphere.

City trams on Jelacic Square

City trams on Jelacic Square

Zagreb University

Zagreb University

Zagreb University

Zagreb University (1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. Ever since its foundation, the University has been continually growing and developing and now consists 29 faculties, three art academies and the Centre for Croatian Studies. With its comprehensive programmes and over 50,000 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students the University is the strongest teaching institution in Croatia.  It offers a wide range of academic degree courses leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in the following fields: Arts, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Engineering, Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences. it is also a strongly research-oriented institution, contributing with over 50 percent to the total research output of the country.

University Library near Lake Bundek

University Library near Lake Bundek

After the mid-1950s, construction of new residential areas south of the Sava river began, resulting in Novi Zagreb (Croatian for New Zagreb), originally called “Južni Zagreb” (Southern Zagreb).

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River Sava

In the sout-eastern pat of the city, there is a famous city lake Jarun.

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Lake Jarun

AISZ Senior Kindergarten students present Zagreb city centre — enjoy 🙂

Visit Zagreb 

Above and Beyond Zagreb

36 Hours in Zagreb, Croatia (New York Times)