First Time Tourists Guide in Zagreb

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Zagreb is the capital of Croatia

It is located in the northwest of the country

As one of the oldest cities in Central Europe, this beautiful city offers a great escape from your busy life with its richness of cultural attractions and culture

The best attractions in the city are Gornji Grad, St

Mark's Church, Zagreb Cathedral, and many more to discover

Also, don't forget to taste the Croatian culinary in the city!

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SIGHTSEEING

Have a sightseeing tour around Dalmatian Coast. Enjoy walking around the coastal area with the beautiful view of the 3,600 miles of coastline and the natural decoration of limestone cliffs along the coast.

Dalmatian Coast

Dalmatian Coast has view of shimmering water & nude beaches

Address : 21000, Split, Croatia

DOWNTOWN

Centered in Upper Town (Gornji Grad), the city downtown is filled with beautiful buildings decored in cobblestone streets and red-tiled roofs. In the area, you will find the famous Kaptol Square built in the center of the town. You can also visit St. Mark's Church. On the inside, this cathedral has a beautiful interior decored with the stunning statues by famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic and a mural painting made by Jozo Kljakovic.

Kaptol Square

A Tourist attraction and meeting point for tourists and Zagreb’s citizens

St. Mark's Church

Monumental, medieval-style, Catholic church constructed in the 13th century

Address : Trg Sv. Marka 5, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

SHOPPING

Stroll and shop at Arena Centar for a high-end shopping experience in the city. This shopping place is filled with plenty of retail shops from famous global brands, a cinema, and a food court. But if you want to get mingled with locals, Dolac fruit and vegetable market is where you go. The locals from the city's villages sell their home-made foods, fresh fruits, and vegetables in the market.

Arena Centar

Mall featuring retail shops for popular global brands, a cinema & a food court with diverse options

Address : Ul. Vice Vukova 6, 10020, Zagreb, Croatia

Dolac fruit and vegetable market

Large market with many stands offering flowers, fruits, veggies & meats in an indoor/outdoor setup

Address : Dolac 9, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

FOOD & DRINK

Taste the amazing Croatian culinary in the city. The top recommended food to try is crni rizot or black risotto. It is basically a squid risotto with squid ink color on the rice. And for the drink, you can try the authentic taste of Croatian wine. The wines are even worth bringing back home as souvenirs.

CULTURE

Once you step in the city, you can feel the city has a different vibe of culture to explore. From the architecture and food, it is mostly influenced by Austrian and German cultures. But, the way people live and the rural area is influenced by the Mediterranean culture.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The city has warm summers and cold winters with a lot of snow. If you want to enjoy an outdoor trip with the most beautiful sky in the city, it's good to visit the city in the summer.

HOTEL

Choose the most suitable hotel to stay in Zabreg. If you want to save your budget for your trip, Centar can be one of your options to stay in the city. The hotel offers the best deal for a comfortable stay and affordable prices for you. But, if you are looking for a more luxury stay in the city, Design Studios Svi-Mi is one of the top recommendations for you. This hotel gives the best access to the city's center. Every room in the hotel is nicely decorated and featured with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and coffee machine

Centar

Strategic hotel with super-nice room

Address : Vlaška ul. 7, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

Design Studios Svi-Mi

Just couples minutes from downtown you can find the greatest stay in town

Address : Martićeva ul. 35A, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

RESTAURANT

If you are looking for a local vibe restaurant, Heritage Croatian Food is where you go. This restaurant is known to be one of the best spots to enjoy the local vibe with a wide range of traditional Croatian foods and even the street foods. But if you want to have a luxury dining experience in a more modern decoration restaurant, Zinfandel's Restaurant is where you go. Not only serving the local foods, but this restaurant also serves International cuisines. Located in a hotel, you can have a seat near the windows so you can see the view of the great view of the city's life.

Heritage Croatian Food

Enjoy the local vibe with a wide range of traditional Croatian food

Address : Petrinjska ul. 14, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

Zinfandel's Restaurant

One of the best restaurant in Croatia

Address : Ul. Antuna Mihanovića 1, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

CAFE

Zagreb has a great vibe for its coffee culture. They have plenty of good coffee shops to stop by. You can stop by and take a rest from your long trip to Amelie cafe. With the rustic and modern interior, this cafe offers an ideal place to have a cup of tea or coffee. The cafe also serves plenty of tasty cakes that will boost mood. But if you are a coffee addict and looking for the city's best coffee bean roaster, Cogito Coffee is where you go. Located in the Lower Town, this coffee shop focuses on making high-quality coffee only. Though, you may still find some juices ad cookies on their menu.

Cogito Coffee

Cogito Coffee is an independent, quality-driven coffee company, established in Zagreb, Croatia in 2014

Amelie cafe Zagreb

Wonderful cafe and the cakes were some of the best in Zagreb

Address : 10000, Vlaška ul. 6, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

For nightlife, the city has numerous bars to visit. One of the recommendations in the city is the Rock Beer Club Alcatraz! With fancy decoration, this place is perfect for those who are looking for some fun and party in the city. But, if you are looking for a place to please your drinking experience in the city, Aperitivo Bar serves is where you go. This bar serves craft cocktails and various bar snacks. With friendly bartenders and a nice bar atmosphere, you can enjoy drinking with locals and other tourists here.

Rock Beer Club Alcatraz

If you feel so rock, here's perfect place for you to spend your night in Zagreb

Address : Ul. Ivana Tkalčića 15, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

Aperitivo Bar

Enjoy your cocktails with friendly bartenders

Address : Vlaška ul. 9, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

INTERESTING PLACE

Discover a brand new experience of the city's most popular monuments in Zagreb. The first place to visit in the city is Zagreb Cathedral. It is a Roman-Gothic style cathedral the highlight of the building's architecture is its two ornately decorated spires. The cathedral is very huge that makes the museum can bee is seen from anywhere in the city. Discover the beauty of the cathedral inside. Another interesting place in the city to visit is The Museum of Broken Relationships. It is a unique museum built for failed relationships. The museum displays personal objects left from a broken relationship along with a brief description in every collection. The collections show the sad, funny, and heartbroken of the broken relationship.

Zagreb Cathedral

Huge Roman Catholic edifice that was restored to its former glory during the 1990s

Address : 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

The Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum in a baroque palace displaying personal objects from former lovers along with brief synopses

Address : Ćirilometodska ul. 2, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Picture the great and iconic medieval-era architecture in Zagreb. Lotrscak Tower is located in the upper part of the city. From the upper part of the tower, you can picture the view of the city from the skyline. Once being the city's best defense fortress in the middle of the 13th century, this tower is now being a historical and cultural site of the city and open for public. The highlight of the tower is the cannon. Another place with instagrammable spots to capture in the city is Maksimir Park. This beautiful green space is filled by nice paths, manmade lakes, wooded areas, and flower gardens that are indeed very picturesque to capture.

Lotrscak Tower

Large tower with daily cannon blasts & an observation area providing panoramic city views

Address : Tomićeva ul. 9, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

Maksimir Park

Family-friendly park with shaded trails, lakes & diverse wildlife, plus playgrounds & a zoo

Address : Maksimirski perivoj, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia