One of the most polite destinations in the world, Zagreb is not afraid of putting its good manners to the test.
Actually, it has already participated in the world's largest real-life test of common courtesy in 2006 in an international survey conducted by popular Canadian publication - Rider’s Digest.
Zagreb was named the 6th most polite destination in the world after New York, Zurich, Toronto, Berlin and Sao Paulo. Thus, Zagreb is a city where passer-bys will hold the door open for you and sales assistants will thank you for a good buy.
It will take you just a short time in Zagreb to notice this politeness. With Booked.net, in a click you can book any hotel in Zagreb from luxury accommodation to cheap offers. Booked.net is the best bet to find hotels in Zagreb due to our lowest price guarantee.
Zagreb residents are proud of their traditional good manners, despite living in the largest and most culturally diverse city in Croatia. The slopes of Medvednica Mountain that Zagreb clings to stretches down right to the Alpine, Dinaric, Adriatic and
Pannonic regions and have become home to a growing number of people – about 804,200 inhabitants by 2008.
While the majority Croats make up 92 percent of the general population, they are joined by ethnic minorities like 18,811 Serbs (2.41 percent), 6,204 Bosnians (0.8 percent), 8,030 Muslims (1.02 percent) and others who have taken Zagreb to their hearts.
Their numbers are added to by the 500,000 tourists per year who come to go clubbing, to party hard on the beaches after sunset and soak up the sun’s rays along the Sava River. Consequently, the most important sites of Zagreb are often skipped by tourists looking for a good time.
The best sights are housed in the center lined with its tree-lined boulevards, 19th century Hapsburgian buildings and red-tiled rooftops - reminiscent of old Prague. Attractions include;
- Kamenita vrata, a town gate to a shrine of the virgin Mary; it is believed wishes will come true if you light a candle there and tell Mary your desires
- Maksimir, the biggest and the most popular park in the city; it is covered with cafes and small restaurants to dine out or just drink a cup of coffee
- Mirogoj is the most impressive cemetery in the world with tombs of famous personalities, for example basketball hero Drazen Petrovic
All these landmarks, scattered throughout the tiny streets of the city, reflect a sophisticated history of Zagreb. It was established in 1094 as small settlement, but grew rapidly into the seat of Croatian viceroys by 1621. Despite it was badly devastated by fire in the 18th century, the city became an economic hub of Croatia by the first half of the 20th century. Today it serves as the seat of Croatian government, all administrative bodies and ministries.
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