Sometimes overlooked as a destination by visitors in favour of the other central European destinatoions, the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, has plenty to offer! The city has a dynamic nightlife, plenty of decent restaurants and cafés, and lots of entertainment and regular events for all budgets. Another reason to visit Zagreb is its numerous historical monuments and medieval architecture. Besides, located in the Pannonian Basin, on the southern slopes of Medvednica Mountain, Zabreb has instant access to the Adriatic coast. Thus, those who come to the picturesque Croatian beaches for a relaxing vacation, have a perfect opportunity to combine their quiet holidays with intense historic sightseeing. The old town of Zagreb can be reached on foot starting from Ban Jelacic Square, the central part and the heart of Zagreb. This is the usual starting point for sightseeing tours through the three historical parts of Zagreb: the Upper Town (Gornji Grad), Kaptol and the Lower Town (Donji Grad).
Another very famous square in Zagreb is St.Mark Square, easily recognisable for its red-white-blue roof features. The square houses the neo-classical Parliament and the baroque Ban's Court Palace, the traditional residence of Croatian viceroys in the 19th century, and currently the seat of the Government. With its numerous beautiful churches and varied architecture, interesting museums and elegant squares, Zagreb is a perfect destination for those willing to experience the true spirit of old Europe and escape tourist crowds.