Skip to content

Best things to do in Zagreb

Park
“One of the biggest parks in Zagreb. Has four lakes, cafes, restaurant and a zoo. Beautifull place to jog, read, walk, sit, spend the afternoon.”
142local recommendations
Opera House
“The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb commonly referred to as HNK Zagreb, is a theatre, opera and ballet house located in Zagreb”
83local recommendations
Museum
“Now a world-famous museum with pop-ups around the globe and a new Broken Relationships museum in Los Angeles was first opened here in Zagreb and by a good friend of mine. Not much to say but, it's a must. Enjoy a coffee, fresh juice or a glass of wine after on the terrace.”
123local recommendations
Church
“The Zagreb Cathedral on Kaptol is a Roman Catholic institution and not only the tallest building in Croatia but also the most monumental sacral building in Gothic style southeast of the Alps.[”
91local recommendations
Historic Site
“Ban Jelačić Square stands at the centre of Zagreb’s social life and the most popular meeting points are “under the clock” on the west side of the square, and “under the horse’s tail” - a reference to the equestrian statue of Ban Jelačić in the square’s centre. ”
99local recommendations
Pedestrian Plaza
“Tkalčićeva Street is Zagreb main hub for cafes, restaurants and casual nightlife. Also known as Tkalča (Tkalcha), it features dozens of places where you will find something to your liking. Tkalčićeva is filled with life. Numerous boutiques, traditional shops, restaurants, cafes and outdoor events will fill your day. Once it was a stream that divided two oldest Zagreb settlements, Gradec and Kaptol. Because of contamination by all the shops, the stream was diverted. In the period 1899 to 1941, almost every house in Tkalčićeva street was a brothel. or this reason, Zagreb was the first city in Europe with the proper red light district. ”
123local recommendations
Performing Arts Venue
“Upper Town Zagreb: Where Present Meets the Past Did you know that Zagreb’s roots can be found in early 13th century, when it was actually called Gradec? In history, cities were usually built on the hill and this was also the case with Zagreb whose first center was placed on raised ground now called the Upper Town Zagreb.”
76local recommendations
Plaza
“Just around the corner from the central square is one of the most romantic places in Zagreb, Zrinjevac Park. Your first impression will be of a green and floral promenade – this is where art lovers flock in droves. There are few towns where streets and greenery live as closely intertwined as they do in Zagreb. Zrinjevac, named after the Croatian viceroy, Nikola Šubić Zrinski, is the first in the string of eight green spaces, perhaps even the most beautiful.”
60local recommendations
Museum
“Welcome to our fascinating world of illusions. Thrilled yet bewildered you will enter a world that will blow your mind but also give you an opportunity to learn all sorts of things...”
37local recommendations
Lake
“Bundek -The park extends from the Liberty Bridge to the Youth Bridge, and it consists of two lakes, walking paths, leisure park with 10 barbecue areas (concrete barbecues with with benches and tables), which can be used free of charge, 1650 m long bicycle and roller-skating park, three playgrounds (for kids under 12, over 12, and one for children with special needs), two volleyball and handball sand courts, and water stage on a western part of a lake for numerous cultural events. ”
71local recommendations
Historic Site
“Lotrščak Tower was built in the middle of the 13th century to protect the south city gate. Today is the best-preserved building within the old city walls and provides a wonderful view of Zagreb and its surroundings. Every day, for over a hundred and ten years, the cannon fire from the top of tower Lotrščak exactly at noon, because of a memory of an event from Zagreb history. Also, according to the legend, exactly at noon, the Grič cannon fired a discharge from Lotrščak to the Turkish camp located across the Sava and blew out a rooster (or a turkey) which the cook was taking to Pasha on a platter. After this event, the Turks retreated and did not attack Zagreb.”
53local recommendations
Farmers Market
“If you are in to grocery shopping then Dolac market has everything you need, walk trough the city and explore the offer on the market”
71local recommendations
Museum
“The Mimara Museum is an art museum in the city of Zagreb. First of all, it is located at Roosevelt Square, housing the collection by Wiltrud and Ante Topić Mimara. Also, its full official name is the Art Collection of Ante and Wiltrud Topić Mimara. The building itself is certainly magnificent. You can enjoy artwork, explore the museum and also exhibitions. Furthermore, you can sit in front of the Museum and enjoy the view or have a drink in one of the nearby coffee shops. As a result, you will feel great.”
38local recommendations
Mediterranean Restaurant
$$
“Trraditional continental and Mediterranean cuisine. Meals are prepared according to traditional recipes, with a modern approach,”
53local recommendations
Church
“The 13th-century St Mark’s Church is one of Zagreb’s most emblematic buildings. Its colourful tiled roof, constructed in 1880, has the medieval coat of arms of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia on the left side, and the emblem of Zagreb on the right.”
52local recommendations
Establishment
“Museum of Contemporary Art -Dubrovnik Avenue 17 -The Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 1954 with the aim of following, documenting, and promoting events, styles, and phenomena in contemporary art. -The collections of the museum include some twelve thousand contemporary artworks, created by Croatian and international artists between 1950 and the present day. The Museum includes the following collections: Drawings, Prints, Posters, and Works on Paper; Film and Video; Photography; Media Art; Sculpture and Painting. ”
57local recommendations