is the capital of the Republic of Croatia and an old Central European city. For centuries it has been a focal point of culture, science, commerce and industry. It lies on the intersection of important routes between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe.
In 1991 Zagreb became the capital – a political and administrative centre of the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb is also the hub of business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting activities in Croatia. Many famous scientists, artists and athletes come from the city, or work in it. Zagreb can offer its visitors the Baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque open-air markets, diverse shopping facilities, an abundant selection of crafts and a choice of traditional cuisine. Zagreb is a city of green parks and walks, with many places to visit in the beautiful surroundings. The city entered into the third millennium with a population of nearly 800,000 inhabitants. In spite of the rapid development of the economy and transportation, it has retained its charm, and a relaxed feeling that makes it a genuinely human city. Zagreb offers numerous theatres, museums, galleries, art collections, sport centres etc.