Zagreb Travel Guide

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Zagreb Things to Do

  • Ban Jelacic Square -Trg Bana Jelacica

    part two of my tips with more pictures around the square. Trg bana Josipa Jelaèiæa or Ban Jelaèiæ Square is the largest Square in Zagreb and is located at the boundaries of Upper Town and Lower Town. The Square is where most of the walking tours of Upper Town Ends or Starts, depending on the route and is the busiest area of Zagreb as it is filled...

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  • Cathedral - Katedrala Marijina Uznesenja

    final part of my three part tip. part two of my tip with more pictures around the Cathedral of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary ((Katedrala Marijina Uznesenja) is located in the center of the Kaptol Area of the Upper Town and is the tallest building in Croatia. The Church was made renovated and expanded into a Cathedral in 1217 AD and was...

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  • Gornji Grad - Gradec

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Gornji Grad is also known as the medieval center of Zagreb and is the Hill and is also known as Upper Town, situated along the Gornji Grad Hill and is also known as Medvešèak in Croatian Language. It is composed of the twin Cities of Kaptol and Gradec, each has it's own medival city walls and connected by the famous Stone Bridge and is the focal...

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  • Boban

    4 out of 5 stars

    We were three VTers visiting this Café for a late night drink in September 2012. Mind you late night meant about half past 10 pm as the café was closing at 11 pm from Monday to Thursday. It closes at midnight at the weekend. The café has been nicely redecorated and is rather large with different section and a small outdoor seating area too. They...

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  • Sofra

    4 out of 5 stars

    The restaurant was almost next door to my hotel, and was recommended by the reception staff. It was a traditional Bosnian restaurant and I have to say that it did not disappoint me. The food and staff were excellent, a very mixed clientele, with smoking and non smoking areas. Good menu and it was well worth more than one visit. Soup, chicken...

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  • Ivica i Marica

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Every tourist that has ever been down Tkalciceva has seen Ivica i Marica I bet. It's a small cafe located inside the house of Hänsel & Gretel from Grimm's fairytale. It looks like it's bought second hand from Disneyland and it definitely looks like a tourist trap. Well, what can I say? It isn't! Go in and find out! Next door to the cakes place the...

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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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  • 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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  • Tkalca

    If you are into rock'n'roll, getting drunk on amazing cocktails and a huge selection of Rakija's (croatian national drink WATCH OUT lol), then Bar 45 is the place for you! Warm and friendly staff, beautiful outside terrace just opposite Oliver Twist Pub, (a BIG thank you to Thomas!!!), you will really enjoy yourself....

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Zagreb Transportation

  • Other

    During my visit to Zagreb, I used the trams everyday. They were practical and efficient. I bought a number of tickets for single journeys, these can be used on trams, trains and the funicular. The trams were very comfortable. Please note that if you buy tickets you need to frank them in the machine near to the driver's position.

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  • Train

    I didn't take a train from this station but did have a good poke around. Zagreb got its first railway line in 1862 and the building's exterior is certainly a typically impressive station building, dating from the 1890s, restored in the 1900s and again in 2006. I'd hoped the interior would be equally impressive but it seemed not. The station...

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  • Bus/Car

    you can find Tour Buses Run by different companies like Viator,,Zagreb Janost Hop on Buses, Kamauf Tour Buses, etc. The buses can be both a single deck or the double deck variety and even the Hop-on Hop Off varities as well and the best deal here is that Most of the Tour Buses here are equipped with free Wifi Service for tour guests. The buses have...

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Zagreb Shopping

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  • Shopping Centers - 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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  • 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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  • Clothes & shoes

    Personally, I don't like the trade-mark of Benetton because the styling is poor aswell as the fabrics are. Of course, this is my personal opinion, but to be more specific, since I am the professional in the clothing business I know what I am talking about. Anything you like and if so, don't pay atention on my opinion. anything you pay, you paid it...

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Zagreb Local Customs

  • Enterprising Locals

    along the Upper Town area, you would find many locals who don local colorful costumes of which you can have your pictures taken with them and give them a token fee of 10 to 20 Coatian Kunas for a picture shot with them and they are not as pesky or as persistent as the ones you encounter in other areas of Europe like say in the Ramblas of Barcelona...

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  • Chinese New Year in Zagreb

    On the eve of Chinese New Year, which falls on February 8 and will be marked by a monkey, on the main city square is set 80 pieces of ancient terracotta soldiers. Figures are the work of Croatian sculptor Marino Marić and are commissioned by the Embassy of the Republic of China. On Saturday February 6 is provided a rich program on the square...

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  • Trams of Zagreb

    Trams of Zagreb is favorite means of transportation in city and its symbol. Trams here is in Zagreb's sky blue color. It is estimate that within city there are 120 kilometers of trams tracks. There are 15 days line and 4 night lines. It is estimate that Zagrebs trams transport around 200 millions people per year.

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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

  • Avoid Money Echange Shops

    Many Other countries in the world don't charge Commision Rates in the Money exhange transaction but here in Europe and even in Zagreb, most Bureau De Change charge a commision fee from 3% to 18% per money exhange transaction, depending on the amount you would exhange and the currency you would exhange into Croatian Kuna Or just withdraw money at...

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  • Watch out for Airport Zagreb Taxi! ;)

    My first ever trip abroad didn't start with great news. While arriving on Zagreb international airport I took a cab in front and ended being charged 300 kunas (40 euros) for a 11 mile trip to the city center (Sheraton hotel). Apparently that is very common when foreign people step up in the cab while the regular price of airport taxi would be...

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  • 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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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

  • Novi Zagreb&surroundings

    Kumrovec, the birth place of Josip Broz Tito, is turned into an Ethno-village. It is situated on the banks of the Sutla river, a place where you can become acquainted with the architectural and folklore heritage of rural Zagorje from the end of the nineteenth century. The small town of Kumrovec, better say village, is situate about 40 km north of...

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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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  • Sljeme

    Why locals love it? The oldest parts of Zagreb were built on the slopes of the mount Medvendica, which is popularly called Sljeme after its highest peak (1035m). It's easy to guess that, thanks to its accessibility, mount Medvednica is the most popular place around to actively spend your weekends and fully enjoy the nature's beauty. Why you...

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Zagreb Sports & Outdoors

  • Football

    Football is the most popular sport and the national team is the pride of the nation. All are crazy for football and the team play is followed in a very passionate way. What you need to know is that there are 4,5 millions team selectors in Croatia and each one of them knows the best how to put together a national team and what strategy of the game...

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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

    Ivica Kostelic is a skier who has long been in the shadow of his younger and excellent sister Janica, but her results are not, and can not be something to judge him by. Ivica Kostelić is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Croatia. He specializes in slalom and combined, but is also one of the few alpine World Cup ski racers able to score points...

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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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  • Emblems of the town

    Here stands the statue to King Tomislav, the first King of the medieval state of Croatia, after whom the square is named. King Tomislav Square is a large park with a fountain in the middle and the Art Pavillion on its northern side. It is a part of so-called "Lenuci's horseshoe". The sculpture is work of Robert Franges-Mihanovic 1927-1934. Just a...

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