The capital of Croatia is not a very famous city, but it is very beautiful and unique; take advantage of your internship in Croatia to discover it! Here is a list of 10 places to visit.
San Marco Square (the same name as the square in Venice):
In this place, there are the Parliament and Government buildings (Banski dvori) and St. Mark’s Church. Romanesque and Gothic styles are mixed in this religious building, which is distinguished by the two city coats of arms on the roof.
Museum of Croatian History:
The Museum of Local History in Vojković Palace offers a fundamental overview of the national heritage from the Middle Ages to the present day.
The right place to buy local products and to learn about Croatian culinary customs. It is open almost every day and you can find fresh fruit and vegetables and a wide variety of meat and fish.
This is the highest and most spiritually important building in Croatia. The cathedral is the most emblematic monument in Zagreb, attracting many tourists with its Gothic architecture and spires visible from all over the city.
Its structure dates back to the 11th century, but it was partially rebuilt after being damaged in the 1880 earthquake, when the famous spires were added to the structure.
In this lake surrounded by vast green spaces, you can find the peace you need to relax.
During the day you can go cycling, jogging and have a picnic, but in the evening it’s a different story: you can party until late in the clubs by the lake. The lake is also a beautiful place at sunset.
The lower town:
While the upper town, so called because it stands on a hill, offers masterpieces such as St Mark’s church and narrow medieval streets full of bars, the lower town is just as beautiful. The area is a real centre for citizens and tourists, with Bana Jelacica Square in particular being the hub of the capital. The equestrian statue dedicated to Josip Jelasic stands in the middle of the square.
The Museum of Broken Relationships:
One of the most innovative museums in the world. It is a crowdsourcing project that is also based in Los Angeles (as well as many pop-up museums around the world), but the original is located in the upper part of Zagreb, in a beautiful baroque palace. Here, personal items belonging to couples whose relationships have ended are displayed in a humorous and provocative way. Why? To make the viewer think about the reasons that led to the break-up.
Legend has it that in 1731, a fire destroyed part of the Gradec district, burning down many houses but leaving intact a stone gate that served as the entrance to the village. The entrance contained a painting of Mary and Jesus which miraculously escaped the flames and is now preserved behind a metal gate. Since then, many people continue to leave tributes and messages on the walls of this unique place of faith.
This is a shopping and meeting place, a street that, between descents, ascents and crossings, offers characteristic shops, restaurants and bars where you can start enjoying the city. The adjacent Tkalčićeva Street is equally lively, ideal for a coffee.
Croatian National Theatre:
This is a magnificent building that stands on Republic Square, hosting cultural events such as classical music, ballets and plays since the early 20th century. Sitting on the benches in front of the entrance is an ideal way to appreciate the magnificence of this structure built in 1894.
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