Best European Destinations: Zagreb in Top Twenty

Courtesy of Zagreb Tourist Board

The Croatian capital of Zagreb is among twenty best European Destinations, according to the organizers of the prestigious competition and confirmed by City’s Tourist Board. This is not very surprising, as Zagreb has won second place on the last year’s list, winning over destinations such as Vienna, Budapest, Madrid, Milano, Rome and Berlin. The Croatia’s main city has been bested only by Porto in Portugal.

Every year, one locality wins the title of being the best locality on European continent. This grants the settlement’s tourist workers the right to use the promotional logo of a winner, and gain promotional campaign worth around 10 million Euros. If you believe Zagreb to be the best destination for a visit on European continent, feel free to vote for the city on the competition’s official site.


According to Tourist Board officials, visitors of Zagreb are delighted by friendly surrounding, urban beauty, numerous old Churches and positive atmosphere of Croatian capital. Another reason for enlisting the city among best European destinations is the affordability of services. Whether you visit a restaurant in Zagreb, or simply want to go shopping in its numerous shops, the prices will be quite low (judging from western standards), thus your money is worth more.

Croatian Capital of Zagreb is almost millennia old urban settlement. During its long history, it noted eras of fascinating cultural blossoming, but also went through catastrophes including fires and military sieges. Its more recognizable feature and a unique symbol is the practice of firing a blank cannon shot precisely at noon, and residents arrange their clocks according to the sound of firing. A locality well worth everyone’s visit, Zagreb is a healthy continental competition to Croatia’s popular coastal destinations such as Split, Pula or Dubrovnik. Book your flight and accommodation, arrive to Croatian capital, and learn why so many people number it among best European destinations.