Zagreb

Capital and largest city in Croatia, Zagreb was born there about a thousand years of the will of King Ladislaus founded a diocese and cathedral in the town of Kaptol. Gradec, the nearby fortress, became the historic quarter of the current Zagreb. In addition to this well-preserved medieval heritage, the city also has many religious and cultural buildings from Austrian rule and its contemporary history. To see and do in Zagreb: Far from the Adriatic coast and its lovely beaches, Zagreb has a significant heritage, some monuments. Do not miss Gornji Grad, the historic district of the city, which stands at the site of the former Gradec. Moreover, St. Stephen's Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings of the city. It is to her that the city owes its creation in 1093. It was destroyed once by the Tatars and Mongols in 1242. In 1880, an earthquake seriously damaged the church. It owes its present form to the Gothic architect Hermann Bollé. The St. Mark church of Zagreb and its polychrome roofs are one of the emblems of the city. The glazed tiles in particular represent the arms of Zagreb and the symbol coat of arms of the "unification of the kingdoms Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia". If the body of the building is 13th century, meanwhile roof dates from 1880. Another visit to via Zagreb: Mimara Museum. On Roosevelt Square is a major art museum housing the collections of such Wiltrud and Ante Topic Mimara. The Croatian National Theatre occupies a Viennese-style building inaugurated by Emperor Franz Joseph first. This theater has hosted greats like Franz Liszt, Sarah Bernhardt, Richard Strauss, Gérard Philipe or Laurence Olivier. In all, Zagreb has a university, 10 theaters, 21 museums and 14 art galleries where contemporary art is particularly illustrated. Main events: One of the key moments of the year in Zagreb is undoubtedly its International Festival of Animated Film. It annually attracts productions




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