The city center of Zagreb is divided into a lower town (with the railway station and the “green horseshoe”) and an upper town including two twin cities: the clerical town Kaptol in which you’ll find the market place (Dolac) and the cathedral – and the town of the citizens (Gradec), which includes the parliament, the seat of government and the Lotršcak tower.
One of the few sights away from the city center is the museum of contemporary art. To get there, you have to walk southbound, cross the railway tracks and the river Sava – and then you’ll discover the difference between the European style city center and the place where people actually live.
The “green horseshoe” is a wide green corridor at the lower town of Zagreb, Croatia with the shape of a “U”. Along this green area the most important museums, the botanical garden and art galleries are located.
A traditional Croatian dish I got to know in Zagreb, Croatia and immediatly fell in love with is Štruklji – cooked dough with various fillings. I found it throughout all of former Yugoslavia. It was once reserved for special occasions but is nowadays an everyday meal.