• St. Mark's Church, Zagreb, Croatia
    Church of St. Mark


Surprise: The landlocked Croatian capital is, quite possibly, the country's most underrated destination. In this land of time-passed coastal villages, Zagreb offers a welcome jolt of big-city sophistication. You can't get a complete picture of modern Croatia without a visit here — away from the touristy resorts, in the lively and livable city that is home to one out of every six Croatians. In Zagreb you'll find an almost Prague-like Old World streetscape, a thriving café culture, an impressive variety of good restaurants, my favorite urban people-watching in Croatia, the nation's best museums, and relatively few tourists.