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Is right there in the middle. What should we know about Zagreb? Nanna. Saga is I would say the mix of. All these big capitals around and all these much better known cities around from historical perspective It was influenced by different cities and countries. So we have a little bit of all of that. What's an example? How is it a little bit of? How is it a little bit of Italy says it a little bit of the Slavic World So? obas part of the hops Burke monarchy later austro-hungary for few hundred. Years. And then architecture in town is very much what we would call out through nor Central European. So the mixture of Hungarian hungarian-austrian. We don't have much Dubrovnik textures that. Is Zog. Is completely different about the cuisine that scene is also very influenced by Austria but not only that we do eat struggles and. A lot of meat and potatoes and then on the other hand we also eat. A lot of Pasta beat some. We are very sensitive on coughing, and then we also have the Turkish influence because arguable also for few centuries, just about forty, five, fifty miles Sir north from the Ottoman Empire boarder okay. It's a crossroads release across through the s the Ben Curtis here in American who has a fascination and a deep interest in this part of Europe how would you say Zagreb is unique Zagreb is unique for being this gem of a central European capital. So everybody can measure saying they know Budapest, Vienna, they know Prague, but here's this. Gym of a historical city that hardly any American visits right and even though Zagreb stars rising on the Tourism Front these days but you can go there and it's not gonna be jammed with busloads of tourists from all over the place you're not gonNA hear a lot of other North American accents and you're going to be able to experience the city where the fabric of locals you're going to be sitting in a cafe with mostly other people from Zagreb, and that's great and it's hard to find that in Dubrovnik are in Vienna these days a year. Exactly. So if you had two nights in in one Danes, is there enough to keep you busy. Yeah. For sure I think, what would you do if you're gonNA show me around for a day the it's a great kind of one day stop if you're coming in and out for some of the coast. So Zagreb surprisingly has some of I think are the best museums of its kind in Europe now they're quirky right? You don't. Go desire grab for the Louvre or something like that. But you go to Zagreb for these unusual small museums like the Museum of naive art, which is great sort of not formally trained perhaps painters but really characteristic art with peasant themes. The famous one which is kind of made headlines around the world is a museum of broken relationships which is filled with these stories of couples who have broken up the objects that they have Meant something to them and they've given it this museum and so it's just a really interesting kind of poignant sometimes hilarious trip through people's relationships. So when we think of this naive art, I love this idea because you go to most art galleries in Europe Bennett, the opposite of naive arted this refined fully embraced high-society art but naive art is by definition just unschooled hasn't Sir Working People that just had a passion for painting. Exactly but are often very, very talented even if they didn't train at the academy or something like that but they're expressing the lives and cultures and artistic visions of people from the rural areas and it's genius really an undiscovered genius that happen to come out of the farm community or something absolutely. I love that museum by the way that that's really one of the unique things in Europe and it is in the capital of Croatia Zagreb. Are Guides to Zagreb Croatia Powell Prefix Steve's our Balkan history expert Ben Curtis and hometown tour guide. Dr, you go teach. You when we're thinking of Zagreb, we've got a mix of traditional and modern. If you WANNA find the modern, you can connect with young people. It's a university town, where would you go and what would you do to be able to make friends with the Croatian in the capital city of Zagreb? To Saddam Inglewood local seal definitely have to go to cafes, sit down meter friends, relatives, and Saddam walk through the streets of the central part of town and just see and be seen. That's the best place than Also, if you would like to see a little bit of modern culture, there are many street festivals quite a few. What's a good example of a festival that you would enjoy? We have an street art festival that's called. Suggest is the best which means three is the best. It's every year in June end of May and beginning of June. It's different street artists from all over the world come musicians, clones, opioids. Street performers yes. That's great. One of those in Bern, Switzerland and it was one of the best festivals I've ever stumbled into. So you can have that you can look online and find out when xactly what what is it face is the best zest is the best now the old and the traditional town of Zagreb is quite characteristic. It's been fixed up it has traditional guests, lights walk us through the old part of town. What are we going to see an experience? Well, the all part of the city was formed in two little hills and those are capital where in the late eighteen hundreds. A small town bishop's center was formed and it was the first settlement nowadays the city of Zagreb till today, the architecture is saved and sort of soda dumb structure of that part of town is safe to look like a tiny little town. And Architecture today is mostly bit private houses from seventeen to nineteen century. So this was the first. Settlement Damian the thirteenth century and believe it or not Mongolians arrived Zargreb. And after Mongolian invasion, another small town was created graduates that was town of merchants and craftsmen and. Called the Free Royal Town with special privileges from the king himself and they than well up to town that also leader special from the eighteenth century owned

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