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Unfortunately, most tourists overlook the splendid city of Zagreb as they rush to the exotic shores of Croatia. However, those who give the city to unfold its sights and attractions in front of their eyes are offered with a breathtaking mixture of Eastern and Western European influences, a pulsating energy and old world charms. The gorgeous architectures, fashionable boutiques and upscale restaurants might be the mainstays of tourism, but the city also offers a fair share of beautiful art galleries, the sultry tunes of local DJs and international talent, open air concerts, live performances and an array of bars and nightclubs.
Zagreb began its journey as a medieval era fortress town and was transformed into one of the major centres of business in the Baroque era. The city’s ideal location allowed it to connect the Adriatic Sea to Central Europe, a major factor in the growth of business and commerce in the city. Today, Zagreb has become famous as the cultural capital of Croatia and it also offers a variety of open air markets, medieval architectures, historical sights and ancient cathedrals for tourists to explore.
The city might seem to be a confluence of European cultures and offer perfectly manicured parks, clean streets and a well organized transportation system, but it remains to be a blend of Balkan, central European and Mediterranean cultures at its heart. Having been coaxed and pampered by the exotic coastline located at a distance of less than three hours for generations, the people of Zagreb understand how to appreciate outdoor activities and there is hardly a day when the streets and the town squares seem lacking of energy.
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|1. Andautonia Archaeological Park
Archaeological Museum: 19 Nikola Subic Zrinski
|What is it? Near the village of Scitarjevo, close to
Zagreb, are the remains of the ancient Roman town of Andautonia
which have been excavated and provide a fascinating tourist
attraction. Andautonia was a prominent administrative, economic,
cultural and religious centre about 400 years ago. Archaeologists
are still excavating the site, but visitors can view a 26,910
square foot (2,500 sq m) area of the Roman City including parts of
the main street, city baths, colonnades and side streets. Tourists
can also visit the present-day village of Scitarjevo, which offers
examples of typical rural farms with their characteristic wooden
Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Friday 9am to 1pm and 4.30pm to 8pm;
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm (May to 23 September). Tuesday to
Sunday 10am to 6pm (24 September to October). Museum: Tuesday to
Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 1pm
Phone:(0)1 487 3000
|2. Croatian History Museum
|What is it? The building that houses Croatia's history is
itself a part of that history. Sited in the historical town centre,
it is the beautiful Baroque palace, Vojkovic-Orsic-Rauch, built at
the end of the 18th century and formerly the private residence of
three successive baronial families. In the late 1930s the palace
became the residence of Zagreb's mayors, before being designated as
a repository for the historical relics of the city. It currently
houses more than 140,000 artefacts in various collections, from
stone monuments to fine art, religious artefacts to heraldry. The
exhibitions are not permanent but constantly changing so that all
the collections get an airing.
Hours of Operation: Daily 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to
Phone:(01) 4851 900
|3. Croatian National Theatre
Trg Marsala Tita 15
|What is it? The building housing the Croatian National
Theatre is as much a national treasure as the world-class dramatic,
opera, music and ballet productions that take place on its stage.
Construction began on the theatre building in 1894. Croatian
painter Vlaho Bukovac painted the ceremonial curtain while Viennese
artist Alexander Goltz decorated the ceiling of the auditorium. The
building was officially opened by Austro-Hungarian emperor
Franz-Joseph I at the end of 1895. The theatre is constantly busy
with full performing arts programmes.
Hours of Operation:
Phone:(0)1 482 8532
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