Medvednica – symbol of the city
When the people of Zagreb want to escape from the everyday life of the city, they don’t have to go far. Zagreb leans against Medvednica, a mountain located north of the city.
This combination of urban area and nature seems to be perfect for easy, casual and detailed exploration, i.e. slow tourism. Don't know how? The locals will show you. They are real experts in achieving that balance between the hustle and bustle of the city and relaxation: they will explore and experience everything, but they will always make sure to take enough time to fully enjoy it.
Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, which means that events never stop here and that, regardless of the season, new concepts and ideas are always being introduced. Here you have the chance to find numerous museums and galleries, restaurants and cafes, concert halls and theaters. Nevertheless, nature will always give you serenity, show you how to appreciate the little things in life, how to slow down the pace and devote yourself to what you do and what you see. Whether you're enjoying the greenery of Maksimir Park or drinking coffee in a cafe by Bundek Lake, make sure to enjoy the view, the atmosphere, and every sensation you're experiencing.
This way you will get a real impression of this city, which is full of greenery and united with nature, but at the same a city with strong modern tendencies.
When we take off Zagreb’s masks, what remains is its green face. It has always been there, indestructible despite the passage of time and arrival of new generations. It is there for the people of Zagreb - it heals them, calms them, gives them a new perspective. Its blood vessels stretch through wooded city oases, Nature Park Medvednica and Zagreb’s water surfaces. Mountains, lakes, rivers and the green queen - Medvednica, call for an active lifestyle. In the midst of the urban rhythm of the city, they are its lungs. Zagreb and nature live in a wonderful symbiosis.
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