Presentation of the destination
Welcome to Zagreb, the unforeseen jewel of Croatia. The first mention of the city dates back to 1094. This marvelous city hails as a crossroad between East and West Europe and a combination of old-world beauty and contemporary pizazz. Located in the northwest of Croatia, Zagreb is the capital and largest city in the country. Chic outdoor cafes, exquisite restaurants, and art galleries displaying the works of local, national, and international artists line the same sprawling streets as historic buildings, seedy beer halls, raves, DJ clubs, and raucous pubs. Countless outdoor activities are available for tourists and locals year round. There is no shortage of parks within city limits. Almost 800,000 people reside in Zagreb. Croats make up the majority of the population while other ethnic minorities such as Serbs, Muslims, Albanians, Bosniaks, Romani, Slovenes, Macedonians, and Montenegrins complete the cultural and ethnic collage of the city. Zagreb is situated on the Central European time zone. The currency used is the Kuna. Zagreb's rich diversity awaits your presence with open arms. So come visit and discover a corner of Europe that's less traveled.
Points of interests / things to see
The Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters is situated in the Croatian Academy of Arts and Science. This neo-Renaissance building is home to an outstanding fine art collection that was donated as a gift to the city by Bishop Strossmayer in 1884. Croatian artists represented at the museum include Benković and Medulić. Other European artists include El Greco, Proudham, J Brueghel the Younger, Tiepolo, Veronese, and Tintoretto. The museum is situated in the center of the city and very easy to get to on foot or bike. The building itself is a true work of art and the surrounding parks are very cozy and photogenic. The next time that you are in Zagreb do not pass up the opportunity to visit the Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters. It is worth the treat for art lovers and you will not be disappointed. The museum is located at Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 11. Telephone: +385-1-4895-117. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrance fee for adults is 30KN. Opening hours are from 10:00 to 19:00 on Tuesday, 10:00 to 18:00 Wednesday to Friday, and 10:00 to 13:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
Designed by Igor Franić, a renowned architect based in Zagreb, the Museum of Contemporary Art is an intriguing place to visit on your next trip to Zagreb. It has 17,000 square meters that host both Croation and international artists. One of the most gripping and poignant pieces installed at the museum is by Sanja Iveković, one of Croatia's most accomplished artists. The piece in question, titled Ženska Kuča, addresses the continued violence perpetrated against women by a male dominated society. Art collections archived at the museum include photography, media art, paintings, sculptures, and more The museum is easily accessible. Simply take the 14 tram. It stops at the entrance to the museum. A wonderful restaurant/café is located on the premises. The museum also hosts live performances, plays, and film screenings throughout the year. The Museum of Contemporary Art is a must see when you are in Zagreb The museum is located on Avenija 17. Website: www.msu.hr. Email: email@example.com. Telephone: +385-1-6052-700. Entrance fee for adults is 30KN. Opening hours are from 11:00 to 18:00 from Tuesday to Friday and on Sunday. 11:00 to 20:00 on Saturday. Admission is free on the first Wednesday of each month.
The complete name of the Mimara Museum is a whopping The Public Institution of the Ante and Wiltrud Topić Mimara Art Collection. The museum opened its doors to the public on the 17th of July 1987. It is situated in a neo-Renaissance building that used to be a school in 1883. An eccletic group of artists are represented at the museum. Some include Rembrandt, Bosch, Velázquez, Goya, Renoir, and Degas. If you prefer not to follow the audio tour, a wifi tour of the museum is accessible on your smart phone. The museum is within walking distance from the city center. This is a wonderful museum that you should visit the next time you are in Zagreb. The museum is located on Rooseveltov trg 5. Website: www.mimara.hr. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 01/ 4828 100 Entrance fee for adults is 40KN. From July to September, opening hours are from 10:00 to 19:00 from Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturday, and 10:00 to 14:00 on Sunday. From October to June, opening hours are from 10:00 to 17:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 to 19:00 on Thursday, and 10:00 to 14:00 on Sunday.
Originally established in 1836 as the National Museum, the Archaeological Museum houses a wide variety of artifacts that date back to prehistoric times. It's first official exhibition took place in 1846. Archiving and/or displaying roughly 260,000 coins and medals, it has one of the most prominent coin collections throughout Europe. The museum also houses Egyptian mummies, Roman monuments, a Medieval Collection and Numismatic Collection. Educational activities have been implemented in order to maximize the experience of pre-school, school children, elderly, and handicapped individuals who visit the museum. Overall, the Archaeological Museum houses a very extensive and impressive collection of artifacts that's truly representative of Zagreb and beyond. Certainly mark this lovely museum on your places to visit the next time you are in Zagreb. You will not be disappointed at all. The museum is located on Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 10. Website: www.amz.hr. Email: email@example.com. Telephone: 01/ 4828 100 Entrance fee for adults is 20KN. Concession price is 10KN. Opening hours are from 10:00 to 18:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, from 10:00 to 20:00 on Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00 on Sunday
Dating back to the 13th century, Lotrščak Tower was constructed in order to guard the Gardec town wall's southern gate. There was a time when a bell hung in the tower and rang everyday before the closing of the gates. Anyone who was unfortunate to not return before the gate closed would have to spend the night outside the area until it reopened the following day. Windows and a fourth floor were added to the tower in the 19th century. Also, a cannon was fitted on the roof. It has been fired everyday at noon since 1876. It produces a loud thunder that frightens the pigeons every time. Visitors can walk up a flight of stairs to reach the top of the tower. Once there they are greeted to spectacular views of the city. There is also a small gift shop and exhibition gallery at the top of the tower. This is a nice, quaint structure that you cannot miss the next time that you are in Zagreb. Lotrščak Tower is located on Strossmayerovo Šetalište 9. Entrance for adults is 10KN. Concession entrance is 5KN. The tower is open from 9:00 to 21:00.
Maksimir Park is a wooded sanctuary that covers 18 hectares. It was established in 1794. It has a series of artificial lakes as well as lawns and alleys. The park is also home to the Bellevue Pavilion which was constructed in 1843 and a small zoo. This park has magnificent oak forests that are over one hundred years old. Maksimir Park is located on Maksimirska bb. Website: www.park-maksimir.hr. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: +385-(0)1-2320-460. Opening hours are from 9:00 until dusk. There is also an information that has various operating hours. Check the website for more details
Blue Bike Tours is a family-operated business that offers bike tours in their beloved city of Zagreb. All bike tours are locals with extensive knowledge about Zagreb. All are fluent in English and some other languages. Blue Bike Tours always begin their tours in a backyard located at Trg bana Josipa Jela 15. Website: www.zagrebbybike.com. Email: email@example.com. Telephone: +385-98-188-3344. Tours are available throughout the year. They operate from 10:00 to 17:00 from April to September. During the months of October to March they operate from 10:00 to 14:00. Please check their website for tour prices.
ZET operates a series of open-deck tour buses. From April to September these buses travel to and from major tourist sights in Zagreb and allows riders to hop on and off as they please. All buses depart from Kaptol Square. They pass through the old town, periphery parks, and Novi Zagreb. ZET is a wonderful way to explore the city. ZET is located on Ozaljska 105. Website: www.zet.hr. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Telephone: +385-(0)1-365-15-55. Open-deck tour buses cost 70KN for adults and children under seven ride for free.
Self described as 'pizza with delivery,' Funky Zagreb operates tours throughout Zagreb based upoon your desires. This personalized service is aimed to accentuate exploration and discovery at the visitors own convenience and necessities. So, let Mladen Car, otherwise known as the 'urban sherpa,' whisk you along your way through the ins and outs of Zagreb. You will not be disappointed. Funky Zagreb is located on Ante Pandakovica 15. Website: www.funky-zagreb.com. Email: email@example.com. Telephone: +385-91-160-22-22. Check their website for details about booking organized tours and pricing.
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How to get there ?
Traveling to Zagreb is no problem whatsoever. There are many ways to arrive in this wonderful city. Zagreb Airport is the main airport servicing the city. It offers an array of domestic and international flights. Be sure to check their websites for more details. Website: www.zagreb-airport.hr Telephone: +385-1-45-62-222 Several major international airlines that fly to Zagreb include Lufthansa, Croatia Airlines, Aeroflot, United, British Airways, American Airlines, SAS, Air France, US Airways, Turkish Airlines, TAP and more. Check their websites for schedules and prices. Lufthansa: www.lufthansa.com Croatia Airlines: www.croatiaairlines.com United: www.united.com British Airways: www.britishairways.com American Airlines: www.aa.com SAS: www.flysas.com Air France: www.airfrance.com US Airways: www.usairways.com Turkish Airlines: www.turkishairlines.com TAP: www.flytap.com Rail Europe is the best way to get to Zagreb by train. Check out their website for details. Rail Europe: http://www.raileurope.com The A1 Motorway provides the best road access to Zagreb. Getting around Zagreb is relatively easy. It's not a big city. Public transportation, collectively known as ZET, operates a series of public buses, trams, and a funicular. The transportation allows locals and visitors to navigate the city efficiently and in comfort. Check out ZET's website for more details. ZET: www.zet.hr
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