Just east of Zagreb’s main square, a formerly bland residential neighborhood has been transformed into the creative hub of the Croatian capital. Along its principal thoroughfare, Marticeva, and the streets around it, artsy cafes, bookstores, boutiques and design studios have moved into storefronts that once sold auto parts. The micro-cultural revolution was spearheaded in 2004 by the cafe-literary club Booksa, which drew creative types to the area. As if to confirm the neighborhood’s cool factor, the Design District Zagreb festival, from June 13 to 18, is to be held there for its second year in a row.
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