The impressions of many foreigners who live in Zagreb, business people and tourists can be summed up in a single sentence: a large city which managed to stay romantic and safe. There are unlimited possibilities for visiting music and theatre events, art exhibitions, museums, sporting events and enjoying pleasant walks, interesting architecture, plentiful parks in the centre of the city, pedestrian zones and the atmosphere.
Art & Architecture
Spacious pedestrian zones with many open cafes with garden and street terraces scattered all over the city add to the charm of Zagreb hospitality. The largest number of cultural and other institutions is located in the centre of the city, on a relatively small area where everything is within walking distance.
Zagreb is the city of international fairs, conventions, business meetings as well as sporting events..
Zagreb has around 30 attractive parks, spreading over the area larger than 400,000 square meters. Among the most representative ones is the so-called Lenuzzi Horseshoe or the Green Horseshoe – a complex of seven squares which frame the downtown area with their parks and green areas in the shape of the letter U. It is also important to mention Maksimir Park and forest with the Zoo, green areas like Jarun recreational centre, Bundek Lake and Sljeme, the highest peak of Medvednica Mountain.
Today, Zagreb has many discotheques, clubs, pubs, beer halls and lounge bars, night clubs and cocktail bars, several jazz clubs, plenty of cafes and restaurants which, among other things, also offer good entertainment. Those who prefer trying their luck can have fun in the city’s casinos.
The centre of the city is the liveliest area, but the atmosphere is also good at “Zagreb’s sea” – Jarun Lake – where nightlife that can be compared to much more vaunted destinations, thanks to its many clubs and bars.