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Zagreb Convention Bureau

Zagreb, Croatia

General Information

Arts/Theaters

The Croatian National Theatre (1895) is an outstanding example of Croatian baroque and has been home to opera, ballet and drama with many famous artists, among them opera diva Ruza Pospis Baldani and conductor Vjekoslav Sutej. The Lisinski Concert Hall is the center of Zagreb's musical life and home of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and world known Zagreb Soloists. Names like London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ivo Pogorelic, Zubin Mehta, Jose Carreras, Montserrat Caballé, Mstislav Rostopovich, Fats Domino, and Tina Turner have all performed here. The Komedija Theatre with operetta, musical comedies, rock and pop operas makes even more star dust, current hits are The Last Night of Giacomo Casanova, With Love, Janis, Chicago, The Full Monty and many more.

Museums

The Art Pavilion is the oldest exhibition building in the Slavic south and the only purpose built venue for large industry events. The first mention of it being used as an art pavilion was in 1895 by the Croatian painter Vlaho Bukovac, the most influential artist in fine arts and culture at the end of the 19th century. Zagreb City Museum was founded by the Brotherhood of Croatian Dragon in 1907. Numerous museum collections represent an endless source of research and represent the Zagreb way of life throughout history, to the present day. The Museum of Arts and Crafts is one of the oldest of its kind and boasts the largest collection in Croatia of furniture, textiles, ceramics, photography, old musical instruments, and more. The Mimara Museum and Art Gallery houses a magnificent art collection which was donated by Ante T. Mimara. The 42 exhibition halls contain 3,750 works of art, with paintings by Raphael, Rubens, and Rembrandt to name but a few, drawings, sculptures, glass, porcelain, and much more. The newest attraction is a Museum of Contemporary Art with more than 12,000 works of art, created by Croatian and international artists between 1950 and the present day.

Sport/Leisure

Zagreb is well‑known for its numerous parks, lakes and green areas with many sport facilities such as Jarun Lake, Bundek Lake, tennis courts, swimming pools, and sports halls. The largest park is Maksimir which contains a zoo. One notable attraction is the cable car connecting the city with the top of the Medvednica mountain at 1,035 m/3,396 ft.

Shopping

Many attractive products can be found in Zagreb, ranging from world famous designer shops to very special domestic products, like Croata neckties. In short, there is always something of interest for the visitor strolling around the pedestrian zones of the Lower Town.

Restaurants

Zagreb can provide dining options from high‑end of international standard to the most modest but wholesome domestic. You can taste specialities from just about any region of Croatia from Dalmatia to Zagorje ‑ and in any price range.