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As the capital, one would expect that Zagreb is one of the most impressionable places in Croatia. And with this assumption you would certainly not be disappointed. As a city it is a perfect blend of old communist or ‘red’ architecture, and the new, modern buildings which do nothing to detract from the cityscapes pleasing aesthetics. Thus, there is certainly a great deal to see, but where to start?
In terms of connection it is very well connected by train as a capital to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, Vienna, Austria’s capital, and Budapest, Hungary’s capital, as well as by road by the former of the aforementioned. You can catch a bus from Zadar, Rjeka, Split, or Plitvice as well as several other areas using connecting buses for around 100kn including baggage charge. It is always important to remember with Croatian and Montenegrin travel that although you are paying for a ticket this does not include a baggage charge (usually between 7-10kn), which is paid as a surcharge upon loading. However, at no more than the equivalent of 1 pound sterling this is more of an annoyance than a monetary drawback.
Once you have arrived in Zagreb it is hard to miss the stunning architecture, standing far above the quaint, old streets below with embellished marble borders and in some areas (especially the Upper Town) cobbled paving. You may decide to begin with one of two tours which are clearly marked on hostel maps and tourist information maps. Alternatively if you’re booking with a good travel agent they will provide you with travelling information. One goes down the main roads in junction with Nicolas Tesle Street which has the main square with the local market, the grand train station, museums of ethnography and typography and the botanical gardens. A considerable number of these attractions and landmarks are free entry such as the botanical gardens or ethnography museum. The University is also in the lower town with majestic libraries and beautiful stone buildings, between which statues of national historical figures punctuate the streets. The most notable of these is the ‘square horseman’ located in the centre of the traditional market, and beside which there are often free shows of traditional dancers and music.
The second loop extends pass the Cathedral and old churches into the Upper Town which is characterised by its charming narrow streets and cobbled roads. Here you may find well-hidden wine bars and cafes, some of which serve small traditional dishes, although the best of cuisine may arguably be found back in the lower town. Here there are a mixtures of fast food (if that’s your thing), traditional fish, or traditional Croatian cuisine such as goulash or grilled chicken liver for as little as 27kn per main. Drinks are no more expensive than the surrounding cities of Croatia and by now these premiums are to be expected (around £1.90 for a beer).
With regards to accommodation there are four main 4 star hotels such as the Regent , Arcotel, Best Western Premium or Hotel President Pantovcak; all these Hotels can be booked on Hotels.com using these Hotels.com discount code. These offer excellent service which really does well to compete with 5 star services making for a very pleasant stay and a classy escape for a couple of group. If you are looking for more of a budget stay there are convenient hotels such as the Central hotel which are surprisingly pleasant for their lower star rating. There a several main hostels which are clearly marked on their website maps for around 150kn.
Regardless of where you stay, the true pleasure of Zagreb is outside on the streets. This city University city is constantly buzzing, a truly cultural hive of activity and arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Not only is this city stunningly beautiful, but it is also affordable. Online discounts to Zagreb can be found online on most good Voucher Code websites.
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