Zagreb may be passed over by some visitors to Croatia because it is not directly on the coast like some of the cities that tourists flock to, but in Zagreb the feeling is slightly more Croatian than the coastal cities and should not be discounted due to it’s location.
As the country’s capital it is the only city area, including Zagreb County that exceeds one million residents. It is also a hub for the nation, meaning that international flights, particularly on Croatian Air can be much cheaper when flying into Zagreb than Dubrovnik or Split.
Zagreb Cathedral is an imposing structure right in the center of the city with spires that reach into the sky above. However, the real attraction tends to be the roof of the Church of Saint Mark with a brightly colored mosaic tiled roof that sports the arms of Croatia, Dalmatia, Savonia, and Zagreb city.
Hotels in Zagreb
Zagreb is a large and lively city which means that it also offers many chain hotels and, if you search around you can likely find a deal. There are options like The Palace Hotel that do offer some history but are not quite up to many Americans standards in terms of not having had a renovation in quite some time.
Check out a sample 10 day Croatia itinerary to ensure you see all the best sites, including Zagreb.
Croatia Travel Information