The railway arrived in Zagreb in 1862, connecting the city to the cultural and economic centres of Budapest and Vienna. The Main Railway Station building in Zagreb was designed by Hungarian architect Ferenc Pfaff. Incorporating a mixture of Neo-classical and Renaissance elements, it is a fine addition to the parade of building that lies along the route of Lenuci’s Horseshoe. Travellers coming out of the railway station are confronted with one of the most amazing views of Zagreb, which takes in the Art Pavilion, the statue of King Tomislav and the cathedral’s spires.
Zagreb is the capital town of the Republic of Croatia. It is situated on the intersection of important routes between the Central Europe and the beautiful Adriatic coast. It is an old Central European town. Zagreb is a city of green parks and walks, open-air markets and many shoping facilities. It is the hub of the cultural, academic, business, sporting and artistic worlds in Croatia.
Botanical Garden in Zagreb is a large, English-style garden created in 1890 by Antun Heinz. The garden, covering an area of 50.000 sq meters, is an oasis of tranquility in which to escape the bustle of the town, and for this reason it is a popular place in which to stroll. There are about 10.000 plant species here, including around 1.800 tropical plants from all over the world, with Asia particularly well represented.