Zagreb – A City of Many Faces

Like any true Central European capital, Zagreb has managed to preserve a lot of the rich heritage over the course of its long history. The architecture and landscape exhibit different styles, which give Zagreb its unique character. Ideal for sightseeing on foot, Zagreb reveals most of its attractions in the old part of the city which is divided into Upper Town and Lower Town. The Upper Town is the historic centre of Zagreb and has changed very little since the 13th century. It is sitting on two hills: Gradec and Kaptol. The Lower Town is considered the centre of modern Zagreb, built in the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. The heart of the Lower Town is Zagreb’s main square – Ban Jelačić Square is serviced by a tram which takes you around the city and villages close by. 

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For an immersive experience, try one of the many workshops and presentations on the local culture.  The Licitarsko srce workshops (to master the art of making the traditional gingerbread heart). No list to Zagreb is complete without seeing the National Folk Dance Ensemble at the LADO or going to the Croata shop, where you can learn about the history of the necktie originating from Croatia.

Croatia’s biggest open-air event, INmusic has been listed among the world’s best music festivals on several occasions. It takes place every year in June on three islands at Jarun Lake.

Destination Highlights 

  • Craft Beer Tours – Zagreb has a long brewing tradition with several renowned beer brands to show for it
  • Wine tasting tours are a great opportunity to taste many of Croatia’s own wines
  • Explore the splendid Croatian foods by joining one of the many food tours
  • Take a tour; Secret Zagreb Walks, The Upper Town Witches Tours, Nocturnal tour & Secrets of Grič
  • Zagreb solar system, visit the planetarium, the mine, the exhibition of numerous vehicles etc. 
  • Zagreb Zoo, the oldest in Southeastern Europe and home to 300 animal species from all over the world
  • Backo Mini Express, the largest model railway layout in Southeastern Europe with over 100 items of rolling stock rattling their way along 1,050 metres of track
  • Minipolis, an interactive small-scale city for children
  • Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, to know more about Tesla, and our famous inventor with demonstrations of his work at weekends
  • Museum of broken Relationships
  • Museum of Illusions, Museum of Illusions & Zagreb City Museum

Top Tip – get a Zagreb City Card 

A 24-hour or 72-hour Zagreb Card offers unlimited access to public transportation (ZET), free entry to four city museums (Broken Relationships Museum, Museum of Arts And Crafts, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Zagreb City Museum), and the Zoo. Furthermore, you can benefit from substantial discounts at numerous city museums, restaurants, shops, and various services.