The next time you visit Croatia’s capital make sure to consider our Zagreb car hire services as a way of seeing more of the city. The city has an all-around “old city” vibe to it, thanks to medieval architecture and cobbled streets.
If you fly into the city you will be touching down at Zagreb Airport which is located seventeen kilometers from the city’s center and is linked to it via a bus line. When it comes to personal transportation though you can’t go wrong if you employ our Zagreb car hire services which will have a car ready for you at the airport as soon as you land so that you can can start driving towards your destination immediately.
The medieval core of present day Zagreb is made up by what used to be two separate towns; this is now called Upper Town. These two towns eventually merged and started to expand south into what now is called Lower Town. These Upper and Lower Towns are now the cultural, religious and commercial hubs of the city with most restaurants, bars and general tourist attractions
One interesting attraction is the Old Town Gate can be found in Upper Town at the top of Radiceva street. It is now a shrine to the virgin Mary where you can light a candle and, the locals believe, your wish will be granted. Another thing that you’ll want to see, especially if you visit during the summertime is the Strossmayer setaliste, when the location is an outdoor scene for all types of painters, artists, musicians who offer food, drinks and all manner of entertainment. This is a very popular meeting place for people of all ages and it offers a great view of the Lower Town.
The city won’t let down the museum enthusiast either featuring quite a few who are worth your time. Mimara Museum for instance has a collection of over 1,500 exhibits which date from prehistory to the 20th century including a couple of paintings from the great masters such as Raffaello, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Rubens and many more great names. The Archaeological Museum is world renowned thanks to its famous Egyptian collection as well as the oldest Etruscan inscriptions in the world.
Zagreb features quite a number of parks the largest of which being Maksimir Park which is a great place to relax, enjoy a cup of coffee or have lunch.
These are only a few of the many things that you can see in Croatia’s capital so be sure to consider our Zagreb car hire services in order to see as much of what the city has to offer as possible.