Location: Central Croatia


Description of Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital and the largest city in Croatia in addition, it is the scientific and economic center of the Republic of Croatia. According to the municipality of the city, the population of Zagreb in 2011 was 790,017 according to the Croatian statistics office. Zagreb is located between Mount Medvednica and the river Sava. Its favorable geographic position in the southeast of Panonia, which extends towards the Alpine area, the Dinaric Alps, the Adriatic and the Pannonian regions, gives it a perfect connection with Central Europe and the Adriatic Sea. In Zagreb is the seat of government of the country and almost all the ministries of the Croatian government.


Travel Destinations in Zagreb

Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Zagreb)

Church of Saint Francis (Zagreb)

Kaptol 9

Tel. (01) 481 1125

Open: 7am- 12pm, 3- 7pm daily


Church of Saint Mark (Zagreb)

Markov trg

Tel. (01) 485 1611


Parliament Building (Zagreb)

Markov trg

Tel. (01) 456 9607


Viceroy's Palace (Zagreb)

Markov trg

Tel. (01) 456 9222

Open by appointment


Croatian History Museum (Zagreb)

Matoseva ulica 9

Tel. (01) 485 1900

Open: 10am- 6pm Mon- Fri, 10am- 1pm Sat and Sun


City Museum  (Zagreb)

Opaticka ulica 20

Tel. (01) 485 1361

Open: 10am- 6pm Tue- Fri, 11am- 7pm Sat, 10am- 2pm Sun


Croatian Natural History Museum (Zagreb)

Demetrova 1

Tel. (01) 485 1700

Open: 10am- 5pm Tue- Fri, 10am- 8pm Thu, 10am- 7pm Sat, 10am- 1pm Sun


Mestrovic Atelier (Zagreb)

Mletacka 8

Tel. (01) 485 1123

Open: 10am- 6pm Tue- Fri, 10am- 2pm Sat and Sun


Croatian National Theatre  (Zagreb)

Trg Marsala Tita 15

Tel. (01) 488 8418

Open for performances

Closed for public holidays


Museum of Arts and Crafts (Zagreb)

Trg Marsala Tita 10

Tel. (01) 488 2111

Open: 11am- 7pm Tue- Fri, 11am- 2pm Sat and Sun


Mimara Museum  (Zagreb)

Rooseveltov trg 5

Tel. (01) 482 8100

Open: Oct- Jun 10am- 5pm Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, 10am- 7pm Thu, 10am- 2pm Sun

Jul- Sept: 10am- 7pm Tue- Fri, 10am- 5pm Sat, 10am- 2pm Sun

Closed: Mondays


Ethnographic Museum  (Zagreb)

Mazuranicev trg 14

Tel. (01) 482 6220

Open: 10am- 8pm Tue- Sun

Closed: Mondays, public holidays


Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Science  (Zagreb)

Marulicev trg 9a

Tel. (01) 489 8060

Open: Apr- Oct 9am- 2:30pm Mon, Tue,

9am- 7pm Wed- Sun


Church of Saint Mary (Zagreb)

Dolac 2

Tel. (01) 481 4959

Open for mass service

Gallery of Old Masters (Zagreb)

Trg Nikole Subica Zrinskog 11

Tel (01) 489 5117

Open: 10am- 7pm Tue, 10am- 4pm Wed- Fri, 10am- 1pm Sat and Sun


Croatian Museum of Naive Art  (Zagreb)

Cirilometodska ulica 3

Tel. (01) 485 1911

Open: 10am- 6pm Tue- Fri, 10am- 1pm Sat and Sun

Closed: public holidays


Church of Saint Cyril and Methodius  (Zagreb)

Cirilometodska ulica

Tel. (01) 485 1773


Tower of Lotrscak  (Zagreb)

Strossmayerovo Setaliste

Tel. (01) 485 1768

Open: Apr- Oct 11am- 7pm Tue- Sun


Church of Saint Catherine  (Zagreb)

Katarinin trg

Tel. (01) 485 1950

Open: 8am- 8pm daily


Art Pavilion  (Zagreb)

Trg Kralja Tomislava 22

Tel. (01) 484 1070

Open: 11am- 7pm Tue- Sat, 10am- 1pm Sun


Gallery of Modern Art  (Zagreb)

Andrije Hebranga 1

Tel. (01) 604 1055

Open: 11am- 7pm Tue- Fri, 11am- 2pm Sat and Sun

Closed for public holidays


Archaeological Museum  (Zagreb)

Trg Nikole Subica Zrinskog 19

Tel. (01) 487 3000

Open: 10am- 60m Tue- Sat, 10am- 8pm Thu, 10am- 1pm Sun


Museum of Contemporary Art  (Zagreb)

Avenija Durbovnik 17

Tel. (01) 605 2700

Open: 11am- 8pm Sat, 11am- 6pm Tue- Sun


Maksimir Park  (Zagreb)

Maksimirski perivoj

Open: daily


Stone Gate (Zagreb)



Mirogoj Cemetery  (Zagreb)


Open: winter 7:30am- 6pm daily

summer 6am- 8pm daily



History of Zagreb

The area of ​​the city of Zagreb was inhabited since the Neolithic period. In Roman times, Zagreb was a Roman city of Andautonia. The city was mentioned for the first time in the 11th century, more precisely in the year 1094 when the King of Hungary Ladislaus I founded a diocese on Mount Kaptol. On the neighboring hill of Gradec another independent community of the diocese was developed. Both localities would suffer the invasion of the Mongols in 1242. But once the Mongol danger had disappeared, King Bela IV made Gradec, a city of the kingdom. That is, a city was not subject to a feudal lordship, to attract forest artisans.

During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, Gradec and Kaptol would compete with each other economically and politically. During the long disputes, the diocesan city could isolate Gradec, who responded by setting fire to his rival. The two centers collaborated with each other, only for commercial reasons, such as during the three major fairs that lasted two weeks disguised during the year.

In 1851 the two localities became a single city, Zagreb. Together they are now the cultural center of the Croatian capital (the old city), while the commercial and business hub is further south. The diocese of Kaptol was the one that gave birth to the current archdiocese of Zagreb. During the time when the Croatian territory was dominated by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the city took the name of Agram, its name in German. The railroad was built in 1860. The neighborhoods of the working class were located between the train track and the river Sava, while the construction of residential neighborhoods around southern Medvednica were completed between the two world wars.

The area between the railway line and the river Sava has been filled with new buildings after the Second World War. In the mid-1950s, the construction of new residences south of the Sava River began in what was called the New Zagreb. The city also expanded towards the west and towards the east, incorporating the communities of Dubrava, Podsused, Jarun, Blato, among others.

The railway freight station and the Zagreb International Airport were built on the south bank of the Sava River. The largest industrial area of ​​the city lies precisely to the southeast, between the Sava and the Prigorje region.