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.
Natura Croatica - Croatia has real foodie kudos these days and if you want to snare some quality local food and drink then this is the deliciously tempting place to head. www.naturacroatica.com
Trg Ban Jelacica - This lavish public square is at the heart of the Croatian capital physically, but also both psychologically and spiritually. A great place to recline in spring with a proper bijela kava (milky coffee).
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.
Hit the Slopes - Zagreb is lucky to have superb skiing right on its doorstep in the form of mighty Mount Medvednica.
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