IntroductionCroatia’s capital, Zagreb, is a vibrant city of around a million people. The charming medieval 'old city' is full of impressive architecture and the cobbled streets are reminiscent of Vienna, but mixed with an Italian influence. Zagreb is rich in historical monuments, museums and galleries. It offers a huge variety of shops, restaurants, sport and recreation facilities and a good transport system.
Having largley put the grim period of the early 1990s behind it, Croatia's flourishing economy and its inward investment, has enabled the country's capital to be restored to its former glory. From the visitor's point of view this has brought about the knock-on benefits of an ever increasing range of accommodation options, new and trendy bars and restaurants, and following heavy investment in the public transport system, the chance to travel in brand new tram rolling stock whilst viewing the city's restored sights.