Described as a little Vienna, Croatia’s capital Zagreb is a mishmash of elegant Austro-Hungarian buildings and cobbled medieval streets just waiting to be explored. Often overlooked by tourists who prefer to sun themselves on Croatia’s stunning beaches,
Zagreb is a great choice for a city break destination with a difference. Think beautiful squares packed with Art Noveau and Baroque buildings, parks full of locals soaking up the summer sun and an atmosphere that combines a mix of Balkan and Central European cultures. And even though it has all the beauty of Prague and Budapest, it doesn’t quite have the reputation – yet – meaning you’ll be able to explore to your heart’s content, minus the tourist crowds.
Croata - The Croats are said to have invited the tie and this is the best place in town to pick up a smooth silk tie to impress your friends with back home. Kaptol 13. Tel. 01-4814 600
Lower Town - This graceful oasis of parks and cultural institutions looks its best in winter with a dusting of snow giving it a fairy-tale quality.
Samobar - A short bus ride will bring you to this sleepy slice of country life. The village architecture is pleasingly historic and in the local cafes the famous kremsnita cream cake awaits.
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