Situated at the historic, economic and cultural crossroads of Central Europe and Eastern Europe, Croatia's capital, Zagreb, was always the gateway connecting Central and Western Europe via the Adriatic Sea.
The city, whose history dates back to Roman times, is home to one of Europe's oldest universities. With more than 20 theatres, around 60 museums and art galleries and about 20 permanent or seasonal theaters and stages, Zagreb boasts a lively cultural life.
An important touristic spot, Zagreb has something to offer to a wide array of visitors: open air markets, architectural complexes, galleries, cafes and cinemas. While the medieval area of Gradec and Kaptol houses the administrative heart of the Croat capital, the residential area is located on the southern slopes of the Medvednica Mountains. The historic center, a medieval urban complex of churches, museums and palaces, can be reached either on foot or with a funicular.
The city's closeness not only to the Adriatic sea coast, but also to the Croat countryside, with its vineyards, castles and spas, makes Zagreb the ideal location for exploring Croatia.
To learn more about the large variety of venues and sightseeing opportunities offered by Zagreb, please visit the City of Zagreb's webpage.