Modern Zagreb emerged out of two medieval towns, Kaptol and Gradec. Kaptol, famous for its Neo-Gothic Cathedral, was ecclesiastical center where the bishop and his assistants called cannons, lived and worked. Gradec, famous for the leftovers of an old fortification system and St. Mark's church with its remarkable roof, was situated on the adjacent hill. It was fortified in the 13th century after the Tatar invasion, and since then it became a home to craftsmen and merchants.
Today Zagreb is famous for its warm & cozy atmosphere, coffee-drinking tradition, great concerts and festivals, one of the best and most important cultural and political institutions in Croatia, theatres and “Zagreb’s Sea” the artificial lakes of Jarun and Bundek. Don’t miss to visit Zagreb’s most famous open-air market “Dolac” where you can buy homemade products and delicatessen, fruites and vegetables, popular Zagorje toys or souvenirs.
The Funicular connects the Lower and Upper town. It was introduced to the City of Zagreb in the 19th century, and now makes for a beautiful ride if only for the views!
Chillout Hostel has a modern design and is the biggest hostel in Zagreb's downtown. The unbeatable location, one minutes' walk from the main square, will give you a head start in getting to know Zagreb!
What to do in Zagreb
If you are scratching you head and don’t quite know What to do In Zagreb, then this article is for you. If you haven't been to the place before, here are somethings that should top your to-do list when in the city.