Where beautiful mountainous terrain meets Austro-Hungarian architecture, Zagreb is a city with deep cultural roots. This picturesque riverfront metropolis is beloved for its bustling street corner cafes, pulsing nightlife scene and superb historical landmarks.
Things to do in Zagreb
Tkalciceva is Zagreb’s beating heart of the city and one of the most popular areas to dine, drink or sightsee at your leisure. Grab a beer and relax on an outdoor patio in summer, have a coffee on colder days or catch some live music at the Booze and Blues bar at the end of the street. There are many restaurants serving Croatian cuisine, while the array of vegetarian and Indian options offered throughout the city allows you to be selective.
Want to visit one of the most unique museums in the world? Zagreb is home to the Museum of Broken Relationships, a collection of personal mementoes that symbolise a broken heart. The exhibitions are donated from around the world, encompassing a wide range of objects that serve as innovative representations of failed relationships including an axe and a stun gun.
On a fair weather day, take a 10-minute bus ride or 30-minute walk north of the city centre to the exquisite Mirogoj Cemetery situated at the base of Mt. Medvednica. The location includes beautiful sculptures, landscaped gardens and impressive architecture amidst gravestones representing all religions.
When you need a break from hectic city life, Maksimir Park is easily accessible from Jelačić square. Stroll down peaceful pathways lined with trees, stop into the small zoo and be sure to check out the picturesque Bellevue Pavilion.
Getting around Zagreb
The best way of getting around Zagreb is by public bus, which links most areas throughout the city. There is also an easy-to-navigate tram system, while the city centre can be navigated on foot.