Zagreb is old-world opulence at its best, full of imposing 18th- and 19th-century stone structures, bedecked with arches, columns and other exquisite details.
If you want to see an early example when you first travel to Zagreb, head to the Stone Gate, Zagreb’s medieval entrance to Gradec Town. A medieval counterpart to the gate is Lotrščak Tower, which offers 360-degree views of both the upper and lower towns. To make your trip between the two towns of Zagreb, use the nearby funicular railway. This is the shortest cable car system in the world, at only 66m long, and has been transporting the citizens of Zagreb between the Upper and Lower Towns for the past century.
Zagreb is full of green spaces and its city planners have been especially generous with public parks. Zrinjevac, in the city centre (where Qatar Airways has an office) is home to beautiful fountains and architecture. Alternatively, try the Lenuci Horseshoe, a U-shaped complex of parks in Lower Town that includes the glorious Botanical Garden and Marco Marulić and Marshall Tito Squares.
Museums are also plentiful in Zagreb. The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Archaeological Museum are excellent starting points. But you should also try the Ethnographic Museum, which gives visitors a comprehensive overview of the history, culture and heritage of the Croatian people.