Brief history of Croatian capital – Zagreb

Today’s city of Zagreb grew out of two medieval settlements, called Gradec and Kaptol, that developed over two neighboring hills for centuries. The first written mention of Zagreb dates from 1094 when the diocese was established at Kaptol, while neighboring Gradec was proclaimed a free royal city in 1242. Both of these settlements were surrounded by solid ramparts and towers, the remains of which have been preserved to this day.

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