Every day the streets laugh
The main attraction of Croatia are its cities, each of which is beautiful in its own way. An honorable place among them is Zagreb. Once upon a time there were two cities on the site of Zagreb, similar to each other like twin brothers: Kaptola and Hradec. Zagreb formed from these two cities. Do you know that Zagreb is called Little Vienna? And, indeed, walking around this city, it seems that you are in the very heart of Austria. Maybe that’s why the Germans love Zagreb so much ?! In city parks locals and tourists like to gather. This is a great place to relax. Here you can just wander, dream or read a book under the canopy of a centuries-old tree.
Galleries and museums in Zagreb are open to all comers. Excellent guides will always provide you with the information you need, of course, provided that you are fluent in the Croatian language. The city museum, located in the building of the former monastery of St. Clara, will reveal to you all the secrets of Zagreb, tell you about the centuries-old struggle of Croatia for independence. And in the evening, when the first stars appear in the sky, visit the pedestrian street of Ivan Zakmardia, which will lead you to the funicular connecting the upper and lower parts of the city. It is here that you will see how fabulously beautiful the city is with the mysterious radiance of the moon. Ghostly light prolongs minutes of communication with Zagreb.
Poor students, schoolchildren and their tormentors – professors must definitely go to the University of Zagreb, which is one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded in the 17th century. It is necessary, for the sake of justice, to note that earlier students were much more conscious than we are. Look at the walls of the university: they are completely clean, not a single inscription! Amazing, isn’t it ?!
After traveling around Zagreb, head to the city of Pula. The oldest residents of the city say that it is very unusual and mysterious. Founded 3000 years ago, Mr. Pula has long been a Roman colony. The perfectly preserved monuments of ancient Roman architecture testify to this today. Saying goodbye to Pula, immediately go to Rovinj.
Rovinj resembles cities from the tales of Anderson and the Brothers Grimm. The same tiled roofs, fancy sugar houses, gingerbread streets, swallows, winding nests on the monuments. Leaving Rovinj, go to St. Eufimia Cathedral. Believe me, the candle that you light will burn for a very long time, illuminating the road in all your travels. Faith always helps when traveling!
There are still many cities in Croatia: Porec, Umag, Dubrovnik, Sibennik, Split. Once Bernard Shaw said: “Anyone looking for a paradise on earth should visit Dubrovnik!” But, he was a little mistaken. After all, those who seek paradise must see all the cities of Croatia!
The world of holidays has no boundaries
Very cheerful and hospitable people live in Croatia, who like to celebrate different holidays. Go into the house of any resident of this country, and you will see how carefully he treats the traditions of his people. “Life should resemble a holiday,” reads a famous Croatian proverb. And it’s hard to disagree!
In April, a musical spring comes in Croatia. Music festival from all over the world gathers at the Musical Biennale festival, which takes place in Zagreb. The streets of the city are filled with singing people of different age categories and nationalities. And it doesn’t matter if you have a voice or not. After all, music for any Croat is a state of mind. And the soul sings these days.
Musical spring smoothly flows into the St. Mark Philharmonic. You can recognize real fans of the classics by a leisurely gait, an inspired facial expression …. And they hide the notes under the pillow! They say that in a dream it is best composed!
In June, Croatia begins to resemble a country of flowers. Flower fairies flock to the Flora Art exhibition. How nice these days to walk around Zagreb! The air is filled with enchanting aroma, people rush home with bouquets of roses, tulips and lilies. Croatia itself becomes like a beautiful and majestic flower. She is ready to give herself to the world!
Cartoon lovers will be able to see their favorite characters and their creators at the cartoon festival, which also takes place in June. We think that it will be interesting not only for children, but also for adults. The funny folk dance Kolo, accompanied by a violin, can be seen at the Folk Festival. Or maybe you yourself decide to dance? Be sure that after this festival you will feel like a real Croatian. Puppets from around the world gather in August-June at the International Festival of Puppet Theaters. All dolls are handmade. Very often, their faces are painted with real people. So, do not be surprised if you suddenly recognize yourself in Harlequin, and in beauty Malvina your girlfriend.
In October, King Jazz arrives in Croatia. The best tour begins. And it should be noted that he is satisfied with a luxurious welcome. All restaurants and bars have jazz music that is stunning and mesmerizing.
A lot of festivals and holidays are held all over Croatia, each of which deserves your attention.