Zagreb: A Review Visit

Roof of St. Mark’s Church in Zagreb’s Upper Town, showing off the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia, on the left, and of Zagreb, on the right. It is seen in the author’s 1993 photo because the tiles aren’t so vivid under snow.

Roof of St. Mark’s Church in Zagreb’s Upper Town, showing off the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia, on the left, and of Zagreb, on the right. It is seen in the author’s 1993 photo because the tiles aren’t so vivid under snow.

ZAGREB, Croatia — It was snowing when I arrived in Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, in late winter 2013. The city parks and rooftops were beautiful with the new dusting of white.

I was traveling with a group of travel agents on an educational tour of Croatia. Although the snow isn’t a great facilitator for sightseeing, it’s a missed opportunity to retreat indoors when there is a fine city to see.

With our bags parked at the hotel, we were off to the historic center of Zagreb on a guided tour that encompassed the highlights typical of a first-timer’s visit. [Read more…]

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