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Travel Guide to Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb is a capital of Croatia and an important economic and scientific center. Travellers call Zagreb “the city of museums”. Indeed, the number of cultural sights and exhibitions centers is really stunning. Moreover, the majority of them are unique on the country scale.
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For convenience the city is divided into three regions. Gornji grad is considered the historical center of the city. Quarters and streets of this region were built yet during the medieval period. The majority of excursions take place here. Donji grad is the trading district of Zagreb. The largest markets and trading centers are located on the streets and squares of this district. Here often take place fair trades and various entertaining events. The modern part of Zagreb is called Novi Zagreb and its streets and squares have been built approximately 50 years ago. High buildings, office centers and entertainment complexes will be also very interesting to the visitors of this wonderful city.
Archeological Museum occupies the first place among the cultural facilities of the city. The exposition of this museum exceeds 400 thousand of items. The museum features collections of archeological findings gathered in different parts of Croatia within last three centuries. If you like walking on ancient castles, then do not forget to visit Tower of Lotrscak that was built in the 13th century. The tower was used as a protective facility and was located near the southern city gates. Botanic garden is a magnificent piece of nature located near Zagreb University. It has founded by the workers of the university and here take place important studies. A part of the garden is devoted to excursions. Art connoisseurs will enjoy visiting Ivan Meshtrovic Gallery and Strossmayer Gallery that exhibit large private collections of pictures and tapestries.
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Zagreb: Major facts

Time zone 2:52 AM, GMT +1
Number of inhabitants 779,145
Local currency 1kn = 100 lipas
Working hours 9:00 to 20:00 for most shops during weekdays.
Related sites http://www.zagreb-touristinfo.hr
http://www.visit-croatia.co.uk
Major newspapers and journals Jutarnji List
Vecernji List
24 Saturdaya (listings)
Novi List
Emergency telephone numbers Ambulance 94
Fire-service 93
Police 92
Road Assistance 987
Croatia’s auto club (HAK) 01 4640 800

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