Zagreb Travel Guide
Zagreb, capital of Croatia, is where you can soak up local composer Vatroslav Lisinski's 1846 opera, Ljubav i zloba – "Love and Malice" – the first Croatian opera ever written, and savor the locally-concocted cottage cheese strudel, štrukli. Indeed, here is Croatia's cultural hub, with 20-plus theaters and stages, and a slew of museums and galleries that collectively hold within their walls a whopping 3.6 million supremely varied exhibits, including a coveted collection of Neanderthal remains and the oldest Etruscan inscription in the world, Liber Linteus Zagrabiensis ("Linen Book of Zagreb"). The city has a mostly 19th-century core, with a large, well-preserved old town. There are pedestrian streets here lined with busy little cafés and public squares with flourishing open-air markets. There are turreted and domed buildings and steepled churches, and gold-plated cherubs atop columns. There are festivals that celebrate animation and pop music, right alongside those that dote on documentary films and philharmonics. Ultimately, it's fair to say that Zagreb is an atmospheric city, at once historic, bohemian and spirited.
Zagreb is situated in north-central Croatia.
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