Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, situated in the foothills of Mt. Medvednica, cultural, financial, commercial and educational center of the country.
Although the Zagreb area has been settled ever since prehistoric time, the first written mention of the city dates back to 1094 when the Diocese of Zagreb was founded, and the foundations of Zagreb Cathedral were laid. The city is divided into three parts: the thousand-year old Gornji grad (Upper Town) which contains the iconic St. Mark’s Church, Lotrscak tower, Stone Gate, various museums and galleries all set in cobbled medieval streets lit by gas lamps still; the 19th century Donji grad (Lower Town) with its shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres and parks; and the modern post-World War II area of Novi Zagreb ("New Zagreb").
City is within easy day trip distance of countless sites of natural beauty and cultural heritage.
Mountains, rivers, lakes and the Adriatic Sea are all within 2 hours drive, just the thing to do with a rental car.