Stumbled upon this on my way into the city. Just southwest of the city center, the mall is situated next to a sports arena. Easy to get to with plenty of parking. The mall has an IMAX theatre, bowling alley, food court, and over 200 stores.
Kaptol Centar is relatively new mall, opened like 10 years ago, and in the beginning it was one of the most attractive shopping centres of Zagreb. The investors had great ambitions because this mall has very good location, about 10 minutes walking from the main square, but as it usual happening they didn't have clear ideas what to offer to a potential customers. Variety of offers is desirable but only if the concept was developed to target customers. Quality goods and trash is a bad concept and can never go hand in hand.
If an investor does not have a clear idea, but only about their own interest (renting space to anyone), sooner or later this space will become an appendix of the city.
Situated in Vlaska street it is just in a walking distance from the Main Square, no more then 10 minutes walking. It isn't spacious, there are two storeys only and easy to access all shops. Besides shops it has several cafe-bars and pizzeria.
What to buy: As for cloths, do not expect designed brands here, an average quality and look and mostly casual clothing styles. The are like dozen shops with the shoes, some of them very expensive, and offering really nice and quality shoes.
To those who need photo equipment or new camera there excist pretty good shop and not so expensive.
The first shopping mall to have opened in Zagreb - before Importanne we had only department stores and small shops.
The whole Importanne is located under Starcevicev trg, i.e. below ground. Starcevicev trg is that square next to the main railway station (Glavni kolodvor).
Open daily 9:00-21:00, closed on Sundays.
I'm not particularly fond of Importanne - stores are rather small and the mall is difficult to orient at. Furthermore, despite there being zillion shoe shops, the choice is poor because most stores have the same supplier--silly if not stupid!!!
You'll find Importanne always crowded, but for the wrong reason - people go there to warm up since the main railway station is yet to be modernized and become home to good bars.
What to buy: The only store worth visiting is Guliver. Ironicaly, it's a shoe shop, but their shoes are of peculiar design and good quality (the price is adequate to quality, he he). You can find another Guliver store in Importanne Galleria, the sister mall of Importanne.
Stylish and sophisticated, Avenue Mall is just the right size to indulge in shopping, entertainment and fine food.
What to buy: Don't miss the kava (coffee) 'happy hour' at Metropolitan Bar before 12pm Monday to Friday. The cafe is located left from the main entrance of the mall.
Avenue Mall is the first genuine shopping mall in Croatia. It sets new standards for accomplished retail layouts, planning, competent merchandise mix and powerful anchoring.
At Avenue Mall you will find an abundance of retail and entertainment facilities distributed over a gross retail area of 36,000 m2. Avenue Mall features three underground parking levels with more than 1,000 parking spaces. In addition, the top nine floors comprise 8,500 m2 of Class A office space. The total build-up area of the project is 79,000 m2.
Restaurnats, bars, but most of all shopping...long expected Zara finally opened in Zagreb...jewlery shops...Guess...Lisca...Algoritam with all its books and other stuff...something for everyone...
What to buy: clothes...some gift if you're just about to visit your friend...maybe some sweets...or just sit in one of the bars and relax from shopping and walking around
What to pay: Prices are mainly like in the rest of the parts of the town..as for the chain shops...prices are like everywhere...my recomendation..wait for the sales
In this shopping center of the latest architecture you will find cafés/restaurants and a variety of the more expensive shops. What makes it attractive is the contrast if you approach it from the Tkalciceva street, where you have all the old buildings with cafés/restaurants and little shops and then suddenly you come upon this modern shopping center with multiplex cinema.
You will find the entrance to this mall to the right of the railway station. There is a passage in the mall in order to reach the back of the station. There is a variety of shops down there. Even though it's by the railway station I didn't see anything seedy at all but it was rather pleasant there.
Importanne Centar is underground shopping centre. It is in front of the main train station and you can’t miss it because beautiful hotel Esplanade(now Regent hotel) and the fountain in front of the hotel will catch your eye(hopefully you look at it when the water is actually on because it comes on and off within a minute or so). The escalator will take you underground to the variety of shops, good and tasty take-away food, and there are grocery shops opened till late as well. You can get all different magazines in Importanne, clothes, drinks, ‘dm’ shop is here if you need to top up your toiletries, and at the end of a long hallway there is a McDonald restaurant.
This huge shopping center on Jankomir (west Zagreb) offers a full day of shopping! Clothes, brands, food, drinks, sports store, technical goods, huge supermarket, Mango! Other things you can find there are highly branded watches, Fur store, home store, very good hairdresser, bookstore, Sisley, Benneton, Furniture store, Shades store, Kids store with a playground, underwear, Last minute trip agency, Miss Sixty, pharmacy, DM store. There is a special bus located at Zagreb bus station that takes you to it for free!
THis is was the first MANGO store in Croatia! (now there are 4- 5 more)
What to buy: Buy clothes, its still relatively cheaper than in the EU :)
What to pay: just under EU prices in all but food ;(
Mall situated in the center of the city. Most shops are pretty pricy cause the brands are exclusive, but not too exclusive. Besides all kinds of cloth shops, there is a supermarket, cinemas, japanese and french restaurant, cafes and wine bar (popular at night with "high society" younger crowd). On http://www.centarkaptol.hr/ click lokali on the left to see the ful list of shops.
What to buy: Buy whatever you like, the prices are not higher than in other countries, maybe you come across a good bargain.
One of the shopping centres in the center of Zagreb. There you can find everything- cosmetics, shoes, clothes, jewlery, electronics...There is also a bunch of bars to sit and relax from walking, a restaurant and a multiplex. They have long Thursdays and then it works until 23:00, so you can enjoy in night-shopping.
This modern mall is located at the far end of Zagreb's most famous street, Tkalciceva. It's an interesting contrast as you walk along the cafe-lined street of older buildings and suddenly you see the modern mall after about five minutes on your right. Inside the mall, you'll find indoor cafe style seating in food courts and some interesting architectural elements among the many modern shops like Mark's & Spencer . There is also a movie theater here.
Another place to find a modern mall is below the ground underneath the Hotel Esplanade at the Importanne Centar. I didn't go here, but I mention it because it's more conveniently located if you're staying at one of the hotels near the train station.
If you travel with kids or with women at all you will realize that a shopping center should be given equal status with National Parks. I have seen them stand in front of a shop with clothes displayed with the same awe that I stood at the foot of Niagara Falls or in Plitivicka..
So we made a "pilgrimage" to Importanne Center which was the first shopping mall to be built in Zagreb. It is also underground near the central train station.
What to buy: Special??? You can see in the picture Tal and Zdenka checking out the goods. When Zdenka "offered" to take Tal shopping I knew in my heart that we were in for trouble, now we had two "born to shop" girls....ouch.