Croatia’s coastal towns have attracted tourists for many decades, but now the country’s capital, Zagreb, is also getting the attention it deserves as a holiday destination. Trust us, you will not miss the beach while in Zagreb, because this beautiful city has plenty to offer its guests.
Zagreb makes a great twin centre holiday combination with Plitvice Lakes National Park, as the two attractions are located not too far apart and you will love the switch from the hustle and bustle of the city to the calm and relaxing nature in Croatia’s most beloved national park.
Zagreb is very different from the coastal cities such as Dubrovnik or Split. The architecture is Austro-Hungarian, with monuments in lovely pastel colors and a large and vibrant central square, the Trg Bana Jelacica. This square is a perfect starting point for a tour around the city, because all the major sites can easily be reached on foot from here.
Zagreb offers over 60 museums and galleries, making the city a paradise for art and culture lovers. All year round you will find art exhibitions on different locations in the center. Zagreb’s most popular museums are the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Naïve Art, the Archeological Museum and the City Museum. If you would like to try something different, you can visit the Museum of Broken Relationships, an emotional journey through love break-ups from all around the world.
Zagreb offers plenty of trendy restaurants, bars and night clubs as well, and let’s not forget all the shops on Ilica, Gundulićeva and Frankopanska. You can shop till you drop on these streets, where you will find everything from unusual boutiques to your favourite fashion brands and designer stores.