Discovering the fairytale city of Zagreb

The capital of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb, is just like a city from a fairytale. With its cobbled streets, quaint houses and wooden alcoves it takes you right back in time. It is indeed a beautiful city with lots of old buildings and museums and other places of interest.

The best place to learn about the history of the place is the Zagreb City Museum. Here you can learn about the city from its founding right up to the present day. Displays and models and also interactive shows will tell you everything you need to know about the history of Zagreb.

One of the most important places in Zagreb is the Archeological Museum. This museum houses such things as a collection of monumental stones from Roman times. They are very well preserved and form part of an archeological park. There are also the bandages of a Zagreb mummy, the head of a Solin girl and the Vucedol dove.

Another great museum is the ‘Staro Selo’ Ethnological museum. The museum is actually a preserved village of 19th century thatched cottages. It is a lovely place to see and all the tools and implements that the villagers would have used in their everyday lives are on display.

The Art Pavilion was built in 1896. You can only visit here on Mondays, unfortunately. It has a magnificent glass dome interior and has displays of contemporary art and also art going back through the ages which can also tell you much about the history of the city of Zagreb.

Last but not least is the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a beautiful building and is one of the most important landmarks in Zagreb. Designed by Herman Bolle, it has withstood several fires and an earthquake but has been restored to its former glory.