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Zagreb, Croatia’s vibrant capital, is a captivating city where history and modernity gracefully intertwine. With its charming old town, Gornji Grad, adorned with cobblestone streets, medieval churches, and lively squares, visitors can immerse themselves in the city’s rich cultural heritage. The iconic St. Mark’s Church, with its colorful tiled roof, stands as a symbol of Zagreb’s unique character. The bustling Dolac Market and the picturesque Tkalciceva Street offer a taste of the city’s lively atmosphere and local flavors.

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Beyond the historical charm, Zagreb boasts an array of museums, galleries, and theaters that showcase Croatia’s artistic and intellectual contributions. As a vibrant cultural hub with a vibrant cafe culture and bustling nightlife, Zagreb entices travelers with its welcoming spirit and a perfect blend of tradition and contemporary flair.

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Croatia’s capital and its largest city, Zagreb has a long, interesting history dating from Roman times. It’s a fascinating mix of classic Austro-Hungarian architecture and gritty socialist buildings with some of the most emblematic including St. Mark’s Church and its iconic, colourful roof, and the gothic-style Zagreb Cathedral with its soaring twin spires. Zagreb was once two different towns, but they were united in 1851 although today it’s still divided into two distinct areas, the Lower Town and the Upper Town.

The Upper Town is known for its cobbled streets and it’s where you’ll find Zagreb Cathedral and St. Mark’s Church. The Lower Town is home to art deco, neo-baroque, and secessionist buildings with many restaurants, cafes, shops, and parks to explore. This is also a city of museums, in fact, there are more here per square foot than you’ll find anywhere else.

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  • Zagreb Cathedral

    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.

  • Zagreb Art Gallery

    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.

  • Ilica Street, Zagreb

    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.

  • Fountain in King Tomislav Square, Zagreb

    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.

When to visit Zagreb

Best time to visit Zagreb

The tourist season in Zagreb is generally April through October with summer the liveliest time to be here, although it can be very hot in July and August. Many feel that April/May or September are ideal, a perfect time to avoid the biggest crowds of the year and still enjoy pleasant weather for sightseeing. While it can start to get chilly in October, it’s another good month to consider with the colourful autumn leaves making for fabulous photo-ops.

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How many days do you need in Zagreb?

Both Upper Town and Lower Town deserve a day on their own so you’ll want to spend at least two days in Zagreb which will provide enough time to explore a couple of the museums and maybe the Botanical Gardens. You could easily dedicate an entire day to its many institutions like the Croatian Museum of Naïve Art, the Archaeological Museum of Zagreb, the Museum of Broken Relationships and the Zagreb City Museum.

Is Zagreb worth visiting?

There’s no shortage of praiseworthy sights in Zagreb but instead of pre-packaged tourist attractions, this is a ‘real city’ without the mega tour buses or corporate feel. It’s a place to enjoy more authenticity, in the vibrant food markets, the café culture, the parks, and street festivals. It deserves the appreciation for slow travel, inviting one to soak up the landscapes and the impressive architecture.

What are the essential sights to see in Zagreb?

If you have to prioritise, you’ll want to head to the Upper Town where you’ll find the top sights in the city. Its cobbled streets are home to many medieval buildings with red-tiled roofs. Zagreb Cathedral dominates Kaptol Square, here since the 11th century featuring its iconic 354-foot-high spires as Croatia’s tallest building. Famous St. Mark’s Church can easily be recognised by its colourful tiled roof with Croatia’s, Zagreb’s, Dalmatia’s, and Slavonia’s coats of arms. Rising above the city, Lotrscak Tower dates back to the 13th century – every day at noon, a cannon is shot from the tower.

What is the best time to visit Zagreb for nightlife?

In addition to the vibrant foliage, another reason to visit Zagreb in autumn is the nightlife. This is when it tends to be the liveliest, with locals returning to the city after spending summer along the coast. There are few places that can rival this city when it comes to the range of live music on offer and the sheer number of venues to enjoy it, from small clubs to warehouses.

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