CITY OF ZAGREB
Croatian capital, Zagreb, is an old Central European city. For centuries it has been a focal point of culture and science, and now of commerce and industry. It is located at the intersection of important routes between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe.
Today's Zagreb has grown from two medieval settlements that for centuries developed on neighboring hills. The first written mention of the city dates from the 1094th when the diocese was founded on Kaptol, while neighboring Gradec 1242nd was proclaimed a free royal city. Both the settlements were surrounded by high walls and towers, the remains of which are still preserved.
When Kaptol, Gradec and the surrounding settlements administratively merged into a single city of Zagreb 1850th years, he develop even more rapidly. A devastating earthquake in 1880. initiated the renovation and modernization of many shabby neighborhoods and buildings. Prestigious public buildings were build, parks and fountains, and transportation and utilities.
When in 1991. The Croatian people achieved their independence, Zagreb became the capital of a political and administrative center of the Croatian. Zagreb is also the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and entertainment. Birthplace of many famed scientists, artists and athletes. It offer to its visitors the Baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque open-air markets, diverse shopping selection of crafts, delicious local cuisine. Zagreb is a city of green parks and walks, with many places to visit in the beautiful surroundings. Despite the rapid development of the economy and transportation, it has retained its charm, and a relaxed feeling that makes it a genuinely human city.
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