Zagreb, croatia Essay

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zagreb, croatia

SUBJECT: ZAGREB, CROATIA

Welcome to one of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe, Zagreb! Although located in
a country plagued by war, it offers safety, a strong history, and many tourism
destinations. It is considered to be "the focal point of culture and science, and now of
commerce and industry as well" in Croatia.


HISTORY:
Originally a "suburb of the ancient Roman town of Andautonia", the Mongols invaded it in
1242. It became an important city of Croatia and Slovenia, which at the present time were
provinces of Hungary, in the later part of the 13th century. In the 19th century, when
Croatia was fighting for independence, Zagreb became an integral part of the nationalist
movement. It became the capital of the Croatian Republic of Yugoslavia in 1945. When, in
1992, Croatia became and independent state, Zagreb remained as the capital.


PLACES OF INTEREST:
Zagreb has three major regions. The Upper Town, Gornji grad, is over one thousand years
old. It contains most of the city's museums, galleries and churches. It is also the home
of the Presidential Palace, Banski Dvori, and Sabor, the Parliament. The Lower Town,
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