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About Zagreb

Croatia’s capital of Zagreb is colorful and interesting with 18th- and 19th-century Austro-Hungarian architecture, museums, events and high quality of life. Locals are friendly and welcome tourists as they love sharing their culture. No wonder because Zagreb is a beautiful place and an ideal spot for a wonderful European vacation. 

Best Time To Visit And Weather

The best time to visit Zagreb is between the months of April and October, avoiding July and August if you don’t like crowds, but then you would miss the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. For a white Christmas, Zagreb is very beautiful, and you can sip mulled wine, go ice skating and shopping at the Christmas markets during the whole month of December. There are ski resorts not far from Zagreb, too, so a winter vacation can be action-packed and fun.

Keep this in mind when you book your flight to Zagreb from Toronto. There are lots of great Air Canada flights to Zagreb Franjo Tuđman Airport or Zagreb Airport, so you may as well start packing your bags now.

Where To Stay In Zagreb

In Zagreb, you can find all kinds of accommodation, from hostels to boutique and luxury hotels. Many international brands have hotels in the city, including the Sheraton, Hilton and Best Western.

For the height in luxury, book your stay at the Hotel President Pantovcak. This lovely boutique hotel in the city center, is all about style and luxury. With a lush garden and rooms tastefully decorated with modern art and old antiques, this is one of our top picks for Zagreb accommodation.

For a wacky place to lay your weary head, try the Subspace Hostel with blue capsule beds with alien vibes. A fun and affordable place to stay that will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Room rates are always super reasonable.

Swanky Mint Hostel is a trendy design hostel in a former dry-cleaner and textile-dye workshop, with a history dating back to 1887. Located centrally, it has cool dormitories, private rooms and the essential bar with a garden terrace. This is an excellent base for sightseeing and meeting new friends. Room prices are very affordable.

Things To See And Do In Zagreb

In Upper Town, you can discover the Gothic, twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral and 13th-century St. Mark’s Church, with a bright tiled roof. Both religious sites are significant to the history of Zagreb. The church is one of the oldest architectural monuments in Zagreb. The quaint-looking building with the distinctive tiled roof is small compared to the cathedral, which you can see from almost anywhere in the city. It’s actually the tallest building in all of Croatia. It is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and to kings Saint Stephen and Saint Ladislaus. 

Nearby is Tkalčićeva Street, full of outdoor cafes where you can enjoy great coffee and watch the world pass you by. Then head to Lower Town where you will find the main square, Ban Jelačić, which is surrounded by shops, museums and parks. 

There are many parks in the city with wide-open green spaces. Look for Maksimir Park with lakes and a zoo or The Zagreb Botanical Garden that was founded in 1889 by Antun Heinz, Professor of the University of Zagreb. There are over 10,000 plant species from around the world, including 1,800 exotic kinds. 

You can see colorful street art by Croatian artists adorning many of the city walls. Many are wacky, thought-provoking, and abstract as well as really photogenic works of art. 

There are also many museums to explore. Nearly everyone can relate to the Museum of Broken Relationships, which showcases displays about love lost. The unique museum won the Kenneth Hudson Award for Europe’s most innovative museum in 2011. Don’t forget your tissues. Mimara is a big museum on Roosevelt Square filled with European art. For a more modern experience, head to the Museum Of Illusions that has exciting interactive displays. 

When you get hungry, the Dollar Market offers all kinds of fresh local produce, including fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, flowers and more. Under bright red umbrellas, sellers serve up local flavors almost every morning. At restaurants, try local food like black risotto with squid, brudet (fisherman’s stew) and Buzara (mussels in a wine broth with garlic and breadcrumbs). Enjoy a shot of rakija with every meal like the locals do.

More Highlights Of Zagreb

  • Start the day with a traditional Croatian breakfast of polenta and cornbread with lard washed down by strong coffee
  • Buy souvenirs including Samobor crystal and lace products
  • Ride the funicular 
  • Listen to cover bands at the Vintage Industrial Bar
  • Visit the Zagreb Eye to see epic city views on the 16th floor of the 360-degree observation deck and grab a drink at the bar while you are up there
  • Hunt for treasures at the Britanski Trg Antique Market
  • Take a plunge in the lake at Bundek
  • Stroll along Opatovina to sample craft beers at local pubs
  • Take a yoga class at Velvet Pepper Studio
  • Climb the Bartol Felbinger stairs that connect Radićeva Street and Tkalčićeva Street
  • Explore the underground via Tunnel Grič which is 350 meters long

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