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Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital and biggest city in Croatia. The cultural and economic hub of the country boasts Austro-Hungarian heritage, and impressive landmark attractions that date back centuries. The city centre is adorned with stunning classicist and secessionist facades and beautiful green parks. On every street corner there is a museum, gallery, theatre or elegant restaurant. If you’re a history lover, Zagreb features a wealth of attractions to interest and entertain you. There are more museums in the city than in any other city in the world.

Situated in the heart of Zagreb is the historic Old Town, which is divided into two halves – Gornji (Upper Town) and Donji Grad (Lower Town). On a tour of the Upper Town, admire the magnificent Gothic architecture of the twin-spire Zagreb Cathedral and the charming and iconic 13th century church of St Mark. In the Lower Town, head for the main square of Ban Jelacic and soak up the vibe as you relax and watch the world go by. The pedestrianised zone of Tkalčićeva Street is lined with chic alfresco coffee bars, shops and restaurants.

Zagreb is the perfect destination for a weekend city break or a vacation that combines visits to other places. Its prime location and transport links makes it easy to access sights that are situated a little off the beaten track. If you prefer to stay in the city, Zagreb offers a diverse variety of entertainment options that you can enjoy throughout the day. Visit the museums, galleries and historic landmarks, enjoy lunch in a stylish restaurant, and venture to the shopping district for some retail therapy. You have the entire evening to explore the city’s cultural attractions, to visit the vibrant bars, and to enjoy the authentic Croatian cuisine that is served in the popular local restaurants.

Zagreb At A Glance

Average Flight Time from the UK to Zagreb: 2hours 10mins

Population of Zagreb: 802,588

What to See in Zagreb: Zagreb Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church, Maksimir Park, Green Horseshoe Park

Towns or islands to visit near Dubrovnik: Daytrip to Plitvice Lakes, Slovenia, Bosnia

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Cruises from Zagreb

  • 10 Night Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes & Split to Dubrovnik Cruise & Stay

    Explore Zagreb, Croatia's capital, visit the beautiful Plitvice Lakes and then cruise along the
    • 10 nights
    • Price From: £2,249
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch

Twin & Multi-Centre Holidays from Zagreb

  • Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik Multi Centre Holiday

    2 Nights in Zagreb, 2 nights in Plitvice, 3 nights in Split, 4 nights in Hvar & 3 nights in
    • 14 nights
    • Price From: £2,095
    • Board: B&B
  • Zagreb, Opatija & Rovinj Multi Centre Holiday

    2 nights in historic Zagreb, 2 nights in elegant Opatija & 3 nights in charming Rovinj, staying...
    • 7, 10, 14 nights
    • Price From: £1,195
    • Board: B&B
  • Zagreb, Plitvice & Opatija Multi Centre Holiday

    2 nights in historic Zagreb, 2 nights in spectacular Plitvice Lakes & 3 nights in elegant Opatija,...
    • 7, 10, 14 nights
    • Price From: £1,195
    • Board: B&B
  • Christmas Markets & Winter Fairytales: Zagreb & Lake Bled

    Get in the Christmas spirit as you wander the streets of Zagreb on a private tour. Pick up handmade...
    • 4 nights
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Things to do in Zagreb

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    Venture Uptown and Downtown

    The magnificent city of Zagreb is divided into two halves – Gornji (Upper Town) and Donji Grad (Lower Town). In the historic centre of Gornji, meander through charming cobblestone streets, and admire the twin-spires of Zagreb Cathedral and the settlements of Gradec and Kaptol. In Donji Grad, stroll along the pedestrian-only Tkalčićeva Street that is lined with chic pavement coffee bars, shops and restaurants. Experience the magic of Zagreb by enjoying the best of both worlds.

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    Discover Zagreb’s Treasures

    Affectionately known as a ‘living museum’, the cultural hub of Zagreb boasts a fine museum or art gallery on practically every street corner. In total, there are more than 3.6 million exhibits currently on display in the city. If you’re a history or art lover, you really are spoiled for choice. Among the top attractions worth visiting are Zagreb City Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Broken Relationships, and the Archeological Museum.

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    Shop For Souvenirs In Zagreb’s Longest Street

    To balance out all of the history and art in the city, Zagreb also has excellent shopping facilities. Take a walk along Ilica Street – the longest shopping street in Zagreb – and enjoy some retail therapy. Shop for unusual souvenirs in quaint boutiques, or treat yourself to exclusive designer gear. Once you’ve explored all the prestigious shops and retail outlets, stop for refreshments in one of the chic coffee bars, to experience Zagreb’s unique coffee culture.

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    Soak Up The Atmosphere

    Although Zagreb is a bustling hive of interesting sights and sounds, the city also has beautiful tranquil spaces. Stroll around King Tomislav Square and soak up the atmosphere. The elegant square is lined with trees, and dotted with pretty flowerbeds. Sit on one of the benches and take a moment to contemplate Zagreb’s rich history. You can also admire the grand monumental statue of Croatia’s first King, which is proudly displayed at the south end.

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    Restaurant Agava

    Situated on Tkalčićeva Street, Restaurant Agava is a stylish eatery with a cosy interior and bags of character. Take a seat by the window that looks out over the shopping drag, or outside on the terrace. Classic Mediterranean and Croatian dishes are on the menu. There is also an extensive wine list. Choose from meat and fish main course, or the tasting menu. The pasta and risotto are popular choices with diners that are local.

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    Lanterna na Dolcu

    Restaurant Lanterna na Dolcu has a fine reputation for serving up tasty food that is inspired from recipes that date back to 1845. The elegant and intimate restaurant comfortably accommodates just 40 diners inside the cavern-like interior, and also has a terrace that overlooks Zagreb’s cathedral. Dine on delicious cuisine that is made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Besides the usual meat and fish options, there is also a good selection of authentic Croatian specialties.

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    Otto & Frank

    Otto & Frank is conveniently situated in the beating heart of the city. Its prime location makes it the ideal place to stop for refreshments and a bite to eat at any time of the day. Although the menu may be concise and compact, the stylish bistro knows how to serve up appetising brunch, tasty burgers with tempting sides, and fresh salads with a modern Croatian twist. The diverse cocktail menu is also worth exploring.

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