On our road trip journey through Croatia, we decided that the perfect location to spend a night on our long drive back to Germany from Dubrovnik would be the capital of Croatia: Zagreb.
Surprisingly, during my research about the city, I discovered that Zagreb has been the capital of Croatia only since 1991, however, it had already been the capital of the Independent State of Croatia since 1945. A huge portion of Croatia’s population is here which was extremely surprising after having just driven through almost all of Croatia and see nothing but deserted countryside with a few small towns in between.
Zagreb is actually a combination of two old medieval towns which were built on two different adjacent hilltops. The old town (Gornji Grad), also known as the Upper Town, sits perched up on the hills overlooking the modern area (Donji Grad), or the Lower Town. Continue reading