Sights Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb divided into 3 parts: the Middle Ages (the Upper City, or Hradec, and Kaptol), Lower City and New Zagreb. In the Upper city preserved old buildings, neighborhoods Lower City were built in 19-20 centuries, and the New Zagreb, located on the left bank of the Sava River, was built from 40-ies.

Medieval Zagreb was formed by 16 century of the two cities in the surrounding hills, and Hradec Kaptola. Kaptol became the center of religious life - are settled novices of various monastic orders, and was chair of the bishop. Hradec considered a city of artisans. Hradec attracts tourists with its ancient streets, buildings in the style of classicism. On one of the streets is a statue of St. George, one of the patron saints of Zagreb. On the way to the central square of Hradec - St. Mark's preserved medieval stone gates. According to legend, the fire in 1731 destroyed all the wooden parts of the gate, leaving intact the icon of the Virgin. To commemorate the miracle at the gate was built a chapel, where PPE has kept up this icon. In the central square is the Church of St. Mark's, built in 13 century and rebuilt in the Gothic style in the 14 century. In the 19 century the church was again rebuilt, and on its roof appeared coats of arms city of Zagreb and the principalities of Dalmatia, Croatia and Slavonia.

On the square is also located Palace - the former residence of Croatian viceroys and the current residence of the President of Croatia. Palace guarded by soldiers of the Guards. Not far from Saint Mark's Square in a luxurious palace located Croatian History Museum. South from the central square, on one of the oldest streets is the Town Hall Gallery of naive art, the Church of Cyril and Methodius and the seminary. In Hradec tourists will be interested to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, located in the Palais des Kulmer, Lotrshchak tower, which at midday shooting gun "Grichsky Top, Natural and historical reflexes museum and just walk around the picturesque streets of Hradec, which preserved the old buildings Zagreb. Near Kaptol most remarkable destination for tourists is the largest in Croatia, neo-gothic Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary and St. Stephen. Before the cathedral in the center of the square, set the column with a statue of the Virgin Mary with four angels.

Near the cathedral is Episcopal Palace. In Kaptole will be interesting to visit the Franciscan monastery with the church and chapel of St. Francis, the Church of the Virgin Mary (one of the oldest churches in Zagreb), the market Dolac, one of the largest in Europe and the largest in Croatia.

In the Lower Town tourist interest is the building of the University Library, equestrian monument to the first Croatian king, Tomislav, botanical garden, founded in 1889. Garden Collection Garden is about 10000 plants brought here from all over the world. Lower Town is famous for its museums. Here is the Archaeological Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Museum of Arts and Crafts, etc. In this part of Zagreb is also the Croatian National Theater and the largest park in Croatia, a favorite resting place of citizens - Park Maksimir Stadium, where in 1925 the zoo opened.

Zagreb is the cultural center of Croatia. There are 20 museums, 8 art galleries, about 550 libraries, 8 theaters and the zoo.

Croatian History Museum: Open daily except Monday.

Naive art Gallery: Open daily except Monday.

Natural History Museum: Open daily except Monday.

Archaeological Museum: Open daily except Monday.

Contemporary Art Gallery: Open daily except Monday.

Ethnographic Museum: Open daily except Monday.

Museum of Arts and Crafts: Open daily except Monday.


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