Croatia's bustling capital city, Zagreb is a real hotspot for Croatian culture and history, incorporating the influences of neighboring central European countries. With beautiful architecture, picturesque parks and an eclectic collection of museums and art galleries, Zagreb is a far cry from coastal Croatia, boasting a unique charm of its own.
Dating back to the 11th century, Zagreb has been Croatia's cultural hub since the Middle Ages and has seen a varied history under Austro-Hungarian and Yugoslavian rule. The charming old town perfectly combines medieval architecture with the grand, pastel-colored Austro-Hungarian structures of the 19th century. Spend days weaving through the city's winding streets, soaking up the culture in Zagreb's often quirky museums, or exploring the picturesque surrounding countryside.