Zagreb is the city of million hearts and it’s also the capital of Croatia. Zagreb has a favorable location – between the Pannonian plain, the edge of the Alps and the Dinaric rang. This fact allows Zagreb to become a crossing point for international communication.
The city is protected from the cold northern and opens up to the rest of the world thanks to plain and the Sava river. Its popularity is about one million. But not this is the thing I want to tell you. Zagreb is amazing place. When we went there I was impressed. The streets are clean, the parks are full of flowers, the people are smiled and everywhere has hearts with words “I LOVE Zagreb”.
In fact Zagreb is a safe city whose doors are always open. A city that warmly invites all those who wish to get to know it. The city where you can easily meet remarkable people and enjoy the special moments.
When we went there I was impressed by all the colors – green, yellow, blue, white all over the city. The other thing that impressed me was the architecture of buildings. I want to share with you that there is something like a sculpture, nearby Zagreb Cathedral where you can find “Welcome” in many languages. I even found “welcome” in Bulgarian.
When we were there we didn’t have enough time to visit everything because our final destination was Slovenia. We had some free hours and decided to take a walk in Zagreb. Actually, that is not our last time there because we want to see everything that this beautiful town can offer. When we come back in Bulgaria I make a list with places in Zagreb which I visited and those I will visit next time. Here it is:
1.The Zagreb Cathedral – Cathedral of the Assumption
It is built in the late 13th century. The cathedral has the origin Gothic structure which has been renovated many times but it still preserved 13th-century frescoes. The twin spires of the cathedral soar over the city. You just can’t miss it – you can see it from everywhere. And believe me, it’s amazing. When you get there don’t forget to get inside. You won’t regret!
2.St. Mark’s Church
That is one of the most famous and emblematic buildings in the city. The Church is the colorful example of Gothic and Romanesque architecture. It dates back to the 13th century. It has a colorful roof, constructed in 1880. On the left side of the roof, there is a medieval coat of arms of Croatia, Dalmatia, and Slavеnia, and the emblem of Zagreb is on the right side.
3.The Stone Gate
You have to take a peek at Stone Gate. It has an amazing history. According to it a great fire in 1731 destroyed every part of the wooden gate except for the painting of the Virgin and Child. Until today people believe that the painting possesses magical powers. They come regularly to pray, light candles and leave a flowers.
4.Museum of Broken Relationships
Zagreb has a lot of museums. We didn’t have time to see them but next time we will. When I made my research I understood for Museum of Broken Relationship. It sounds interesting form me. There is a mementos from all over the world. Have you ever been there? I haven’t been but surely that is on my list.
5.The Mimara Museum
It is named after a private collector who left thousands of priceless objects to his native city. The museum also has a number of paintings by international masters like Goya, Caravaggio, Raphael, Veronese, Degas, Renoir, Monet, Delacroix, Rubens, de la Tour and others.
6.National Theatre of Zagreb
The yellow building situated in the center of Zagreb is one of the most elegant representation of neo-baroque style of the 19th century. The theatre is source of a pride for the whole country.
The botanic garden is located in the heart of the city. It is founded in 1889. I’ve read this is one of the most beautiful and peaceful place.There you can make some walk or just take a rest. There is more than 10 000 plant species.
That is my short list for “To visit in Zagreb”. Of course, there is a lot more to see. If you have any ideas and places where you have been or you want to go feel free to share them with me.