Croatia 2010: registration, accomodation & tourist info
REGISTRATION & ACCOMODATION
It looks like we will be experiencing a huge turnout at this year’s 6th European MaxiBasketball Championship in Zagreb. Already 55 teams have registered and we are definitely expecting much more.
We urge you to take care of your accommodations as soon as possible, everyone will be rushing last minute to get accommodated and we wish to insure lodging that will meet everybody’s needs. The earlier you start sending us your requests, the better we can take care of your needs. Our travel agency, Tip Tours, has arranged special room prices for this event in all the major hotels in Zagreb. You will find it much cheaper if you make a reservation through the agency.
In our 2nd Newsletter we are featuring Gornji Grad (the Old Town), the oldest, most historical part of Zagreb that dates back to the 13th century.
Undoubtedly, the focal point of Gornji Grad is the square around St. Mark's Church that had been called St. Mark's Square for years. St. Mark's Church is the parish church of Old Zagreb. When guilds developed in Gradec in the 15th, and later in the 17th century, being the societies of craftsmen, their members including masters, journeymen and apprentices would gather regularly in St. Mark's Church. On the opposite side of the Square at the corner of Basaričekova Street lies the St. Mark's parish office. The house has been standing there since the 16th century, although it underwent reconstruction in the 18th century and had an extension added in the 19th century. At the west end of St. Mark's Square, the mansion called Banski dvori, the former residence of the Civil Governor of Croatia (Croatian: Ban), was built at the beginning of the 19th century and yet, it can be classed among the Zagreb antiquities. Banski dvori, along with the Baroque mansion beside it, is the seat of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. Since 1734, the Croatian Parliament has taken up the east side of St. Mark's Square.
Gornji Grad is definitely a must see while in Zagreb, it also features St. Katharine’s Church, Dverci (Palace), museums and much much more.
Zagreb, April 2, 2010