Dear visitors,

It is never easy to sum up everything that is happening in a city in a few words.

In the springtime Zagreb becomes a big open-air stage, and while you are sitting in one of many bars or restaurants, like you’re in your living room, it seems as if countless actors, dancers and musicians knocked on your door and came to visit. You don’t have to open the door, only your heart.

Offer them a smile, give them a round of applause because they are here only and especially for you.

Once again, for the 25nd time in a row, Zagreb lives to the rhythm of the street festival Cest is d’best. Imagine how many different artists and street performers passed through the streets and squares of Zagreb, imagine how many smiles they raised out of visitors or amazed them with an acrobatic stunt, how many children returned home happy because they discovered a magic trick, how many tourists told their friends the story about Zagreb’s special charm, the charm that you can rarely fi nd anywhere else.

I truly believe you will enjoy this year’s 700 hours of Cest ist d’ best programme too, as well as many other events on Zagreb’s big stage; from Zagreb Time Machine, Secrets of Grič, Changing of the Guard of Honour of the Cravat Regiment, Dance Evenings at Zrinjevac, numerous concerts in Zagreb’s churches and the Cathedral, folklore performances, festivals, exhibitions…

Too little time? We agree. Good enough reason to visit Zagreb again.

And don’t worry, the gates of our city are always open for you, just open your… heart!


Authors and organizers of the festival,

Kings of the Street