Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and just like the rest of Croatia, it is mad about football!
In the last few years, Zagreb has been attracting an increasing number of tourists from all over the world. It is not surprising as Zagrebians have long known that their city has something to offer and fully deserves its place on the tourist map of Europe.
Zagreb as a city of culture has long been listed on the world map thanks primarily to music and film. The Zagreb Music Biennale and Animafest - Animated Film Festival are cultural events of worldwide significance. Numerous festivals, museums and street events guarantee that in the Croatian capital you will never be bored.
While the urbanism of the New Zagreb quarters represents the neighbourhood built on a human scale, the architecture of downtown Zagreb is a jewel of planning dating from the 19th century. The sequence of seven green squares forms the famous Lenucci horseshoe, and a horseshoe is a sign of luck which will be very welcome for the Croatian national football team at the World Cup in Brazil.
Medvednica Nature Park is a natural reserve, known resort and a major landmark for tourists and residents of Zagreb, and Maksimir forest and the zoo, the lungs of the city. An unmissable Maksimir attraction is the stadium of the same name that is home to the Croatian national football team. At this stadium, along with some painful defeats, great victories have been achieved. Numerous games, performances and magnificent achievements by 'Vatreni' have contributed to the creation of the cult of the national football team that is celebrated in all parts of Croatia, and especially in its capital city. Of course, Zagreb has its representatives in Brazil: Marcelo Brozović and Oliver Zelenika. Like many players, they started their careers in Dinamo FC and thus they secured their place in the hearts of Zagrebians forever.
If you are in this city by the middle of June, be sure to go in Tkalčićeva street. It is known for its cafe terraces where supporters watch TV broadcasts of the games. During the Croatian fooball team games, the street turns into a red and white river, and as soon as the first goal is scored the general madness begins and their cheers can be heard all the way to Brazil.
During the Brazilian adventure, there will be thousands of Zagrebians on the streets watching the Croatian national football team playing. If possible, be sure you join them!