Zagreb is the capital of the Republic of Croatia, located in the northern part of the country. Soon after its foundation Zagreb has become a bishop's seat and a free royal city by virtue of the document issued by king Bela IV which endowed the citizens of Zagreb with political and economic rights. Zagreb has preserved its medieval architectural landmarks which are now symbols of Zagreb and Croatia (St Mark's church, Lotrščak Tower). Medieval commercial centre thrived and over the centuries Zagreb became a cultural, educational and political centre of Croatia. Present Zagreb is a vibrant city of business and pleasure, the city of culture, art and entertainment. Zagreb is a university city and a second home of thousands of students from other parts of Croatia and from abroad. Due to its youth and juvenile energy, Zagreb is a city which never sleeps and always offers good vibrations and nice surprises to both tourists and its citizens. Its festivals and bustling street life, accompanied with the possibility of al fresco dining which is common in the entire Zagreb pedestrian area over the three out of four seasons makes the city a gourmet attraction.
Downtown Zagreb offers to its guests everything within reach. If you prefer history and culture, the predominantly baroque Upper Town (Gornji grad) with its narrow streets and Kaptol with its cathedral are within the walking distance. If you prefer shopping, the famous Ilica street (the longest in Zagreb) is 5 minutes away as well as the most famous open air market (Dolac) with its homemade traditional products and home-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Variety of artisan shops with hand-made products is dispersed all over the Donji grad. After spending hours strolling or visiting museums and galleries, numerous family owned restaurants offer a memorable break even to a most demanding gourmet.
Make your own route from the «Europa rooms» the location whereof offers an excellent base for the exploration of Zagreb. Either if you choose a slopy Gradec – Kaptol – Dolac market route or you take the Green horseshoe tour with its beautiful parks, do choose your final point on the Cvjetni (Flower) square (also called the most Zagrebesque of all Zagreb squares) and the nearby Bogovićeva street with «the Grounded Sun» sculpture, which are the focal point of all social activities of the busy Saturday morning (so-called «Zagrebačka špica» i.e. the peak of the Zagreb Saturday fever)
The Marshall Tito square is also known as one of most beautiful Zagreb squares, dominated by the National Theatre building. The nearby Mimara museum hosts paintings of the most famous world painters (Rafaello Sanzio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Velasquez). Then do take a stroll along the Green Horshoe and see the best examples of the downtown Zagreb architecture – the old National and University Library, the Main railway station, the Art Pavillion ending with the Zrinjevac square with its refreshing atmosphere created by the fountains and a hundred-year-old plane tree shade whereunder you may stretch and chill out. Our rooms are surrounded by this unique green belt of Zagreb and any directon you may take is right.