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Welcome to Zagreb

Usually passed over in the stampede to seaside Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia’s capital undoubtedly deserves more of the tourist spotlight. Replete with gardens, this leafy city’s wonderfully strollable Upper and Lower Towns offer copious things to do. Most visitors admire Ban Jelacic Square, Zagreb Cathedral, and vibrantly tiled St. Mark’s Church before discovering the bustling food markets, cafés, offbeat museums, and restaurant-lined piazzas. For time out, try Jarun Lake’s water sports or tour the nearby countryside to view fairy tale–like castles, the Plitvice Lakes, or neighboring Slovenia’s Lake Bled.

Top 10 attractions in Zagreb

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Ban Jelacic Square (Trg Bana Jelacica)

Ban Jelacic Square (Trg Bana Jelacica)

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The social and geographic center of Zagreb, Ban Jelačić Square (Trg Bana Jelacica is a lively gathering place where locals and visitors alike gather to shop, dine, and enjoy seasonal markets. Free from traffic, it's a popular place to stroll among historic monuments against the backdrop of elegant and arcaded Baroque buildings.More
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St. Mark's Church (Crkva Svetog Marka)

St. Mark's Church (Crkva Svetog Marka)

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A brightly patterned tiled roof makes this Catholic church one of the most distinctive buildings in Zagreb. Fires and an 1880 earthquake destroyed most of the church’s original 13th-century construction, though an ornate Gothic doorway remains. Devotional sculptures and frescoes by leading Croatian artists adorn the interior.More
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Dolac Market

Dolac Market

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At Zagreb’s much-loved, indoor-outdoor Dolac Market, all manner of edible supplies and artisanal products are trucked in from the fertile farming regions of Croatia and displayed in myriad stalls sheltered by red umbrellas. The capital city’s premier market has been bustling for 80-plus years and attracts a loyal crowd of grocery-shopping locals as well as hungry visitors on the hunt for a cheap meal. In addition to being a great place for food shopping, it is also an excellent people-watching spot.More
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Mirogoj Cemetery

Mirogoj Cemetery

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Mirogoj Cemetery isn't your typical graveyard, and the carefully designed 7-acre (2.8-hectare) property feels more like an elegant park with its tree-lined walking paths, neo-Renaissance arcade, and scenic Mt. Medvednica backdrop. Visit this popular attraction for a relaxing stroll, and feel Zagreb's bustling urban energy melt away.More
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

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With narrow cobblestone streets, red tiled roofs, and gorgeous medieval squares, Upper Town (Gornji Grad) is Zagreb’s historic district and most picturesque part. Many of the city’s most visited tourist attractions are here, including the Stone Gate, Zagreb Cathedral, and the Bloody Bridge.More
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Stone Gate (Kamenita Vrata)

Stone Gate (Kamenita Vrata)

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One of Zagreb’s oldest and most renowned landmarks, the Stone Gate (Kamenita Vrata) dates to the 13th century. The atmospheric entryway leads to the medieval Upper Town and hosts a shrine to the Virgin Mary. In addition to tourists, the landmark attracts religious devotees, who come to pray and light candles.More
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Lotrscak Tower

Lotrscak Tower

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Standing sentinel over Zagreb’s historic Gornji Grad (Upper Town, Lotrščak Tower dates back to the 13th century and has been used as a defense tower, prison, warehouse, fire station, and even a billiards club over the years. Today, most visitors scale the tower’s spiral staircase for 360-degree views over St. Mark’s Church and the red roofs of Zagreb.More
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Zrinjevac Park (Nikola Subic Zrinski Square)

Zrinjevac Park (Nikola Subic Zrinski Square)

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Dotted with landscaped gardens, century-old trees, and lovely fountains, Zrinjevac Park (also known as Nikola Subic Zrinski Square) is a popular relaxation spot for Zagreb locals. Take a break from exploring the city and stroll along the tree-lined paths or simply rest on a park bench, watch the fountains, and enjoy the aroma of fresh flowers.More
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Jarun Lake

Jarun Lake

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Nicknamed the “Zagreb Sea” by the locals, Jarun Lake is a pleasant oasis just outside the city center. This popular year-round recreation area offers city dwellers a break from the bustling urban center with pebble beaches, cycling paths, and a range of outdoor activities. Take a day trip and relax by the beach, try your hand at windsurfing or paddleboarding, or just people-watch at one of the waterfront cafes.More
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Museum of Broken Relationships (Muzej Prekinutih Veza)

Museum of Broken Relationships (Muzej Prekinutih Veza)

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This quirky museum zeros in on heartbreak and failed relationships, both romantic and platonic. Relics of relationships past, from photographs to unusual mementos such as an ax, are displayed alongside explanations of their significance, sending visitors on an emotional roller coaster—at times comical and at other points heartrending.More

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All about Zagreb

Currency
Croatian Kuna (HRK)
Time Zone
CEST (UTC +1)
Country Code
+385
Language(s)
Croatian
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