Zagreb Travel Guide

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Zagreb Highlights

  • Pro
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     Magnificent city without the crowds 

  • Con
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     Not very easy to get around if you don't have a car 

  • In a nutshell
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     A modern capital with beatiful old elements. 

Zagreb Things to Do

  • Gornji grad - the Upper Town

    The fountain "Fisherman with Snake", by Simeon Roksandic, is situated on the Jezuitski trg (Jesuit Square). For some years already, there is no water in the fountain, I don't know the reason why, and it looks gloomy. This is new update of this fountain, from 2012. and 2013., the water is back and the whole fountain, and the statue including, looks...

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  • Gradski trgovi - the City Squares

    After walking straight ahead from the train station, through the park, I found myself at Zagreb's main square: Ban Jelačić Square. Named after a former governor, this square features an equestrian statue and fountain, both popular meeting points for locals heading out in their own city.

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  • HNK - the Croatian National Theatre

    The Croatian National Theatre (Hrvatsko Naradno Kazaliste) was finished in 1895 according to the design of two Viennese architects (Hellmer and Fellner). The Neo-Baroque building is surrounded by many other monumental buildings which represent the Croatian architecture. Directions: The Croatian National Theatre is situated at the western...

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Zagreb Restaurants

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  • Traditional

    The crew here believes food is an artform and they apply this philosophy to both its preparation and the way they eat it. You will hear the term slow-food incorporated in these parts often - expect your succulent meal to be at least a spiritual journey. On a beautiful afternoon, the outside seating, woody and gazebo -like in its dark wood decor -...

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  • Dessert shop

    Vincek is the best known pastry shop in the city of Zagreb. It is always very crowded and hard to get free table inside of it. During the summer season the people stands outside of it waiting to get extraordinary self-made ice-cream, which is the best you have ever had. This August my Italian friends with two small girls have visited Zagreb. Their...

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  • Italian

    This is one of two low price restaurants in Zagreb with outdoor seating in the warm season. Since we didn't find an outdoor table in next door Nokturno restaurant, we ended up here in the Leonardo for our small VT meet in September 2012. They serve a wide range of dishes like pizza, pasta, meat, fish etc. I opted for a chicken filet with...

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Zagreb Nightlife

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  • Night-club

    10 years in the centar of the city, representing every bit of alternative culture from live concerts, jam sessions, poem readings, dj sets and many more. This place has always made me smile and I'll keep coming back. :)

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  • Cafe-bars / Pubs

    This place, The Old Pharmacy Pub, really packs them in on the weekend nights and has become one of the favoured night spots in the city. A cool space and very hip crowd. Here you can enjoy in your favourite "Guiness" and good Irish music, just like at your home. Open 09:00 - 23:00 (that is the official time only)

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  • Live music

    Rock'n'roll fans in Zagreb gather in the Armani bar on Saturday evenings to dance at the music performed by the Cadillac band and/or their selected guests. Comming there is most suitable combination after a dinner in Tkalciceva street or anywhere in downtown Zagreb. On a second Saturday in a month the band plays on a different location. Armani bar...

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Zagreb Transportation

  • Train

    It has to be one of the nicest stations in Europe. It's tidy and clean, easy to navigate, and opens up onto a wonderful vista, one of the best in the city, with a flower filled park and the bright yellow renaissance Art Pavillion. You then get to walk along some of the finest streets in the city to the center. The people are also friendly and...

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  • Bus/Car

    Finaly it started, from this year (2011) visitors of Zagreb can enjoy the sightseeing of the city in open-top buses! The open-top buses operate along two routes through the city: - RED LINE which operates within narrow city centre and is 12 kilometres long. Departures are from Bakaceva street on Kaptol, bus departs every hour from 9AM until 1PM. -...

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  • Other

    Single tickets are sold by the Zagrebački Električni Tramvaj (ZET) for 6.50KN from kiosks, and 8KN from the driver. Stamp it in the orange box behind the driver. Tickets allow you to travel for up to 90 minutes. The trams are a mix of old and new, but they are all packed to the gills at all times of the day. The overcrowding mixed with...

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Zagreb Shopping

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  • Malls

    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.

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  • Clothes&shoes

    KING CROSS is located on the land of 150.000 m2 at the western entrance to Zagreb, on the main roads to Italy and Slovenia. It is on the routes of public transport. Its dimensions, modern structure and business activities make it a superb modern complex. Nothing has been left to chance and a great deal of effort was put into creating space which...

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  • Open city markets

    A joy for many of you who have moved into the mega-super market stage of human development is Zagreb's fresh take on the situation - open air markets. Grandma loves to bring her best goodies here for you to purchase and consume every day. Locals utilise the farmer's market for purchasing almost all of their groceries and Zagreb's home to quite a...

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Zagreb Local Customs

  • When the horses go crazy

    Raiders were returning from the main square where the changing of the guard carried out. The path led them up the hill, with the steep Radic street that is paved with gravel road, so it is slippery in places. The day was hot, over 33 C degrees, and very sultry. The air was filled with anxiety and tension. All of a sudden the horses got excited and...

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  • Switching of guard

    I was totally ignored by this guys who are deadly serious, keeping stiff faces and icy eyes that look in nothing. I greeted them with a good day but my greeting is "gone in the wind". I asked them how they are and do feel the heat of the day dressed in their uniforms, but it was just another unsuccessful attempt to establish communication.These...

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  • Zagrebački fenjeri - gas lanterns

    The first public light at all, and that a single, appeared in the 17th century over the front door of City Hall in Gradec. In 1817 Gradec set up the first oil lamps, which were placed on wooden pillars and had weevil and glass cone. Already in 1858, oil lamps are set up to petroleum. In 1862 there were 244 oil lamps that burned seven street lamp...

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Zagreb Warnings and Dangers

  • Climate in Zagreb

    Zagreb is place with four seasons and each one starts and ends following the calendar. Summer is the season when most tourists visiting the town and many of them are surprised with the heat in the city area which could rising up to around 40C. Such extreme heat could be expecting in between the second part of July and first part of August. Good...

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  • Zagreb under the snow

    Do not drive your car when snowing in Zagreb, this is how it looks just a foot from the Main Square.When snowing in Zagreb it is a kinda of natural catasprophy, in that circumstances use the public transportation which is very well organized, or go by foot. Be carefull though, snow could be very slippery, in particularly if transformed to ice...

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  • Pauk - (spider)

    Pauk (spider) is the worst enemy, a nightmare, its city service which motorized citizens of Zagreb hate the most. This service works 24 hours a day, from monday to sunday, they NEVER stop working, not even if holidays. Pauk is waiting for you if travelling to Zagreb by the car. Don't even think to park your car there where it is not allowed, the...

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Zagreb Tourist Traps

  • No Food on the Train

    It is a 6 hour train ride from Zagreb in Croatia to Belgrade in Serbia. We caught the 6am train from Zagreb which commenced in Zagreb.I cannot tell you if the through train from Switzerland is any different but there was no food or drink on our train and we were not told when we bought our FIRST class ticket. It is a long time for no food nor drink...

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  • No Serbian Currency Available

    If you plan to travel on to Serbia you will not find any where to exchange your money in Croatia. Not in your hotel...not in a bank nor at an exchange office. None at Gatwick airport in UK either.So have a little with you if you plan to cross the border into Sebia. And in Serbia you really need to have some of the local currency. You can change...

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  • Be VERY wary of taxi drivers in Zagreb

    If you simply get into a taxi (outside the railway station, bus station,etc) and state your destination, be prepared to pay through your nose. Check with Information at the railway station before you take a taxi anywhere, find out what the minimum fare is and how much you might expect to pay for the distance you are travelling. Better yet, don't...

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Zagreb What to Pack

  • Money

    Croatia's currency is the Kuna. I was told that I shouldn't change money at the railway station because of the commission there. I then actually got my Kunas out of a ATM machine. One Euro is about 7,4 Kuna (April 07). In September 2012 one Euro is still about 7,5 Kuna.We did change our last KM from Bosnia at the exchange office in the railway...

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  • Advent in Zagreb

    In Croatian tradition Advent (from the Latin word "adventus" meaning coming) is time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the nativity of Jesus at Christmas. Advents starts on the fourth Sunday before December 25. For Christians the season of Advent serves as a reminder to the second coming of the Christ.

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  • Map of Zagreb

    On arrival in Zagreb, don't forget to pick up a free map of the town at the Tourist Information Office. The map includes proposals for walking routes and an overview of the tram network and the bus terminals.The Tourist Information Office of Zagreb is located at the main square (Trg bana Jelacica 11). The staff was friendly, helpful and spoke...

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Zagreb Off The Beaten Path

  • Sljeme

    When you are in Zagreb, there is no way not to notice our big natural protector from the North, a homeland of Zagreb if you like it, the mountain Medvednica with its top Sljeme. With Jarun, it is also one of the beloved Zagreb's people sanctuary, during all four seasons. You can hik all over it, but make sure there is someone who knows the way. To...

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  • Strolling & shooting

    If not for other reasons I am in particularly grateful for joining to VT because this membership have teach me to walk the streets of my hometown with open eyes. It is completely new sensation, now I see things which have never seen before. Now I understand much better what my school professor used to tell; "learn your own country first and only...

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  • Novi Zagreb&surroundings

    The chapel of Jesus in Wounds (crkva Ranjenog Isusa) is situated on a field, near Zagreb airport. It was built and furnished by the widow of the nobleman Ladislav Plepelić in 1758. The chapel is entairly made of oak-wood planks. The ceiling and the panellings were painted. This chapel was also restored by the domestic timber workers of...

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Zagreb Sports & Outdoors

  • Football

    Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the 25th February, 1983, Eduardo Alves da Silva moved to the cold and unfamiliar streets of Croatia at the age of just 15, hoping to forge a career for himself in European football. His dreams became reality in 1998 when “Dudu” was signed up by Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb. After joining the “plavi,” Eduardo...

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  • Other sports

    During the walk thru the city center we have received a coupon for free of charge indoor climbing. Actually it was not 100% free, we had to rent the shoes and harnesses.Anyway, this was my first experience with climbing it it was amazing.I'm not a huge sports freak but this is something that I will try again. The climbing wall is located in the gym...

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  • Winter sports

    Up there, on our mountain Medvednica, you can enjoy skiing or snowboarding, in Winter, of course. In other times of the year where there is no snow, you can enjoy hiking or simply, breath the fresh mountain air. The tracks are not long but they are well kept and skii elevators are usualy running regulary from 9am to 4pm. There are several types of...

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  • The main attractions

    Umjetnicki paviljon, the Art Pavillion, in front of which stands the statue of famous Croatian Renaissance artist Andrija Medulic made by Ivan Mestrovic, is an exibition hall where the major and most important exibitions take place. This are very recent pics of the Art Pavillion, snaped on May 22nd, 2013., the building is finally completelly...

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  • The architecture of the town

    Zagreb has numerous architectural interesting sights and buildings. Among the most famous are the two Neo-Gothic bell towers, the Romanesque Lotrscak Tower or the several architectural styles of the buildings surrounding Jelacic Square. Also near the train station a few more interesting buildings can be found. Among them is the Art-Nouveau style...

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  • People

    You will probably love the fact that almost everybody speaks at least some basic English. If you aim younger people, you're very likely to get quality speakers who will anwser your questions without problems! No need to learn croatian :)

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