Capital of Croatia, Zagreb is the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting worlds in the country. Many famed scientists, artists and athletes come from the city or work in it. Zagreb can offer its visitors the Baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque open-air markets, diverse shopping facilities, an abundant selection of crafts and a choice vernacular cuisine.
It is a city of green parks and walks, with many places to visit in the beautiful surroundings. In spite of the rapid development of the economy and transportation, it has retained its charm, and a relaxed feeling that makes it a genuinely human city and modern metropolis.