Croatia can boast a beautiful long coast, which is becoming increasingly popular with tourists each year. However, in Croatia there are many beautiful places and towns that tourists are glad to visit. One of the most popular is Zagreb. Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, besides being a political and cultural center of the country, it offers numerous attractions. You can go from Zagreb to Novalja, a beautiful seaside resort.

The Zagreb Center was divided into Upper and Lower Towns, and the city’s exploration should definitely start from Ban Jelacic Square, the main city square and the place where the Upper and Lower Town connects. In the upper part of the city you will noticed rocky streets and interesting buildings with roofs of red tiles. In this part of the city there are some of the most attractive attractions, the Cathedral and the Parliament building. The lower part is more modern and there are museums and the Croatian National Theater.


At Capitol Square you will see the 17th century buildings. The 13th-century church of St. Mark is also one of the most famous attractions in Zagreb and is easily recognized by an exceptionally interesting roof with the coats of arms of Croatia, Dalmatia, Slavonia and Zagreb. Park Maksimir is one of the most important sights of Zagreb. It extends to 316 hectares and is made in the style of English gardens with lakes, flower paths and dormant parts. One of the most beautiful churches in Zagreb is the church of St. Catherine from the 17th century, which is characteristic of the Baroque style interior. The stone gate is an impressive building from the 13th century, which is also the last of the five original city gates. Another 13th century building that you certainly need to see is the Lostrscak tower. Best way to learn about history of Zagreb is in the Zagreb City Museum. There you can see whole history of Zagreb from prehistory to the present day. Also close to this museum is the Museum of Ivan Mestrovic where you will be introduced to the life and part of this outstanding artist.

These are just some of the sights and museums that you will see in Zagreb. Also it is certainly a good idea to visit the surrounding of Zagreb and from Zagreb to Novalja. If you come from Zagreb from the direction of the coast from Dalmatia, you must visit one of the most beautiful Croatian attractions, Plitvice Lakes.