The city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, illustrates both the continental and Mediterranean spirit of the nation it spearheads. Zagreb is the cultural, scientific, economic, political, and administrative center of the Republic of Croatia. Its favorable location between the Pannonian plain, the edge of the Alps, and the Dinaric range has allowed it to become a crossing point for mass international communication.
Zagreb, with a population of nearly one million, contains almost a quarter of the entire population of Croatia. Over the centuries, the city was inhabited by people coming from all over Europe; and, in recent years, by people coming from different parts of Croatia, ensuring a rich cultural life.
In the new millennium, the city of Zagreb is the business center of the region, a place for multilingual business communication, political debate, and cultural exchange. Business quarters just outside metropolitan Zagreb are a response to the demands of modern life. Zagreb is a safe city whose doors are always open; a city with a tumultuous history teeming with interesting personalities. The façades of Zagreb’s buildings reflect the ebb and flow of history, while its streets and squares bear witness to the coming together of the many cultures that have shaped the identity of this laid-back capital. The best thing to do when you first arrive is to take in Zagreb’s wonderful atmosphere, which, as many claim, is only surpassed by the beauty of the local womenfolk.