Top 10 Things To Do In Zagreb
There is always something happening in Zagreb. Croatia’s capital city is a vibrant hub of activity during the day and night. Visit as part of a multi-centre holiday and take in the nearby Plitvice Lakes National Park.
From quaint little shops and chic restaurants to fascinating museums and historic churches, your list of things to do in Zagreb will easily extend beyond 10 ideas.
To really fall in love with Zagreb, it’s necessary to take walk through the Old Town and winding streets. Take a leisurely stroll in the direction of Tkalčićeva Street. This is where you will discover Zagreb’s little gems that are off the general tourist maps. Stop for coffee or lunch in one of the charming cafes and eateries that are frequented by the locals. After dark, Tkalčićeva Street takes on a romantic vibe.
The Roman Catholic Cathedral of Zagreb is the tallest building in Croatia. Its elegant spires can be viewed from many locations around the city. Inside there is a sculpture by Croatia’s most famous artist, Ivan Meštrović.
Unlike most museums that are filled with ancient or collectable artifacts, the award-winning Museum of Broken Relationships houses a collection of personal trinkets that are reminders of failed relationships. The museum is situated in the Upper Town. As you browse the items, you’ll feel connected to the person who had their heart broken. Thanks to the Museum and Ana Opalic for the use of their images.
Whilst the inside of St. Mark’s Church may appear to be fairly standard as small churches go, its roof is a visual masterpiece. The roof proudly displays heraldic shields of the White Castle (Zagreb’s coat of arms) and the national coat of arms of red, white and blue tiles.
The recently opened museum shows the fascinating story of how salt is made today, and how it was made in the past. The salt factory actually dates back to Roman times. If you’re visiting Zagreb in August, the museum stages a salt festival with events that allow you to participate in salt production and creative workshops.
6-9. Zagreb Museums
You can never get enough culture when you’re in Zagreb. Whatever your interest may be there is a museum that will appeal to you.
Visit the Technical Museum for historic aircraft exhibits, cars, machinery, and equipment.
The Museum of Illusions, opened in 2015, is a great place for kids of all ages, adults included. Watch water flow upwards, climb onto the ceiling, and see your friends shrink in front of your eyes!
The Torture Museum offers an up close gory encounter with instruments of torture. Touch a genuine guillotine and find out what it’s like to be locked in a dungeon.
Or visit the Croatian National Theatre for wonderful ballet, theatre and opera productions
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