Medical tourism is becoming an ever more popular type of tourism with patients from all over the world looking for high quality treatments at affordable prices. With its great number of educated professionals and modern medical facilities combined with its many natural beauties, Croatia is becoming a popular and a sought-after destination for medical tourism.
The affordable prices and highly professional dental services are the reason why more and more international visitors are no longer coming to Croatia just for a holiday.
The city of Zagreb is a fantastic place where you can unite a relaxing holiday with dental treatments- a fact confirmed by the steady growth in the number of international patients who visit Implant Centre Martinko every day.
Implant Centre Martinko has proved to be an excellent provider of dental services, with increasing number of international patients chosing to have their dental work done at our clinic.
Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, the cultural, economic, political and administrative centre of the Republic of Croatia, the Parliament, the government and the residence of the President of the Republic
The "Ban Jelacic" square (ban is a figure similar to that of a prince) marks the centre of the city and the most famous meeting point. The Square is a mix of classical, baroque, renaissance, secession and modernist styles with the statue of Ban Jelacic on a horse dominating the square. To the east of the statue there is the fountain of Mandusevac from which, according to the legend, the name of the city derives: one day, returning from a battle a nobleman asked a girl named Manda who was standing near the fountain to give him some water exclaiming : 'Mando, zagrabi vode'. According to this legend, the fountain was named Manduševac and the city Zagreb.
St. Stephen's Cathedral was destroyed and rebuilt several times (the last time due to the earthquake of 1880) in neo-Gothic style by the famous architect Hermann Bollé. Its two elegant towers (105 m high) are the symbols of the city, making it the tallest building in Croatia.
A cannon fires a shot from the Lotrscak tower every day at noon. Do not get caught unprepared if you find yourself in the surroundings at that time!
Other famous landmarks of Zagreb are: the Stone Gate, the Church of St. Catherine, the King Tomislav Square, the Museum Mimara, the Stock Exchange Palace, the Tkalciceva Street, the Upper Town, the Lesser Town, the Saint Mark Square , the Croatian National Theatre, the Archaeological Museum.
Sljeme is the highest peak (1,035 m) of the Medvednica mountain and a Croatian natural park.
In the winter you can ski (during the day but also at night) and in summer you can take a nice walk up to the top, or you can get there by the funicular. Near the top, there are also restaurants with typical cuisine. The most famous Croatian skiers (Janica and Ivica Kostelic) trained on Sljeme.
The Croatian Natural Theatre
First opened in 1840, the theatre took its current form in 1895 when Emperor Franz Joseph gave the Austrian architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer the task to renew it. The most important Croatian artists such as the director Ivan Zajc or the dancer Mia Corak Slavenska performed in the theatre. It has also hosted international artists such as Laurence Olivier, José Carreras, Mario Del Monaco and Sarah Bernhardt.
The funicular connects the Ilica street located in Donji Grad (Lower Town) with Strossmayerovo šetalište in the Gornji Grad (Upper Town). It was built in 1890 and has been operating since 1893. Initially it was operated by a steam engine, which was replaced with electricity in 1934.
The distance is 66 meters with a slope of 52%, and this makes it one of the smallest and steepest funiculars in the world, making it one of the most popular attractions of Zagreb. Its two wagons can carry 28 passengers each.
The sports and recreation centre, located near the river Sava was built in 1987 on the occasion of the Universiade. It consists of two lakes: the Small lake and the Great lake. In the middle of the lakes there are 5 islands with pebbly beaches, connected by bridges. The inhabitants of Zagreb call Jarun, the sea of Zagreb '. On lake Jarun there are trails for cycling, roleskating, walking. Jarun is the natural habitat of various types of birds, fish and insects. It is also a popular nightlife spot, you with many restaurants, bars and nightclubs.