City of Zagreb is the capital and largest city in the Republic of Croatia. It is a cultural, scientific, economic, political and administrative centre of the Republic of Croatia with seat Parliament, President and Government of the Republic of Croatia.

Area: 641 km2
Population: 800.000 (data from 2011)

History in brief: Written documents first mention Zagreb in 904, with founding of the Diocese. In 1242, Zagreb (then Gradec) was proclaimed Free Town of the Kingdom by the Golden Bull of the Croatian-Hungarian King Bela IV. In 1577, Zagreb was for the first time mentioned in written documents as the capital.

In 1669, Jesuits found the first gymnasium and Academy. The year is taken as the year of establishment of the University of Zagreb In 1776, seat of Croatian King’s council (Government) moves from Varaždin to Zagreb. On June 25, 1991, Croatian parliament proclaims independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb becomes the capital.

Museums and exhibitions

Archaeological Museum, Meštrović Atelier, Croatian House of Visual Artists, Ethnographic Museum, Gliptoteka HAZU – Sculpture Museum of the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts, Hunting Museum, HT Museum (telecommunications and postal traffic), Croatian History Museum, Croatian Sports Museum, Croatian School Museum, HAZU (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts) Department of Prints and Drawings, Modern Gallery, Zagreb City Museum, The Mimara Museum, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Museum of Contemporary Art, Klovićevi Dvori Museum Gallery Centre, Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters, Technical Museum, Museum of Broken Relationships, Art Pavilion.

Events

Eurokaz (The International Festival of New Theatre), Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra Festival, The world festival of animated movies, Floraart (International flower and garden show), International folklore festival, Music biennale Zagreb, Week of modern dance, Zagreb Histrion Summer and other theatre performances and concert hall events.

Sport and leisure centres

Hippodrome, Jarun Lake, Bundek Lake, Maksimir Park, Medvednica (Sljeme) Nature Park, Mladost Sports Park, Šalata Sport Centre; Ice Rinks: Dom sportova, Šalata and Velesajam; swimming pools: Mladost, Utrine, Dom sportova.

 

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