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The capital city is certainly proud of its heritage. Everywhere we went we saw items extolling its products. I guess, however, that we were visiting the touristy areas, so that makes sense...

Alea and Breck had a babysitter to take them around town. She is the sister of a Croatian teacher and knew just where to take them. They hung out at the hotel pool, ate at McDonald's (twice!!), and spent an afternoon at the zoo. They came back all excited about the prairie dogs, tiger, and the cheetah that Alea posed with.

We stayed at the fancy Sheraton hotel, right downtown (to the left is the view from the hotel) and near this beautiful round building (which I will remember the name of soon) but also in the center of downtown traffic!
The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (formerly St Stephen's Cathedral) is the biggest cathedral in town (Croatia is almost completely Catholic) was having its facade cleaned during our visit. We did get a quick chance to wander around inside. It was the Saturday before Palm Sunday, and there was a long line of people waiting for confession. Outside the church, a tall column provided a hangout spot for a bunch of young Zagrebidians.

The Ethnographic Museum is a beautiful building in the expected Austro-Hungarian royal yellow, and there is a fantasic statue of our adopted saint - Saint George - in the park across the street.

Trg Bana Jelacica is the "center point" of the city

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