Capital gains

Brimming with history, culture, food and innovation, look no further than Zagreb for the perfect city break

By Hup Zagreb
Published 9 Apr 2019, 00:17 BST
Croatia’s historic capital, Zagreb
Croatia’s capital, Zagreb

Croatia's historic capital, Zagreb, is the beating heart of the country's cultural, artistic and academic scenes. Cutting a grand figure with its dramatic 18th- and 19th-century architecture, the twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral presides over the old town's charming outdoor cafes, bustling squares, contemporary boutiques, acclaimed museums and verdant parks.

The city's dynamic edge and ever-changing face is the result of a creative boom in the city, centred around innovative gallery and museum concepts, energetic architecture and chic culinary establishments. But, curiously, Zagreb remains off the radar to many visitors — despite being the rival of other cultural capitals like Vienna and Amsterdam, in terms of authentic appeal.

For a long weekend break or a family holiday, it's the ideal destination. The city's leading restaurants are lauded for their sophisticated international cuisine, and the open-air markets and historic buildings offer a magical step back in time for those who enjoy exploring.

For a contemporary stay in the heart of the action, The Westin Zagreb is located in Zagreb's beating heart, directly opposite the neo-renaissance palace and its outstanding Mimara Museum, and mere steps from the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. With exquisite views of the charming cityscape and within easy reach of all the main attractions, the hotel offers a sublime spa and sauna, a fully equipped business centre and 24-hour concierge.

Also conveniently located and equally luxurious is the Sheraton Zagreb Hotel, perfectly placed amid the buzzing cafes, boutiques, museums and historical sites. The hotel offers bright and spacious rooms with outstanding views, as well as a heated indoor pool and sumptuous spa to unwind in after a day of sightseeing and shopping.

Foodies will also revel in the hotel's exceptional restaurants, where delectable international cuisines will tempt all kinds of discerning diners.


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