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Zagreb, the capital and largest city of Croatia, is a destination that will enchant you with its beauty, culture, and charm. Zagreb is a city that has a rich and diverse history, dating back to the 11th century, when it was founded as a settlement of two medieval towns on the hills of Gradec and Kaptol. Today, Zagreb is a modern and vibrant metropolis, that offers a variety of attractions, activities, and experiences for every traveller. Here are some of the reasons why you should visit Zagreb on your next trip to Europe.


Zagreb’s Museums

Zagreb is a paradise for museum lovers, as it boasts some of the finest and most diverse collections in Europe. You can admire the masterpieces of Croatian art at the Croatian Museum of Naive Art, which showcases works by self-taught artists, who used vivid colours and simple forms to express their emotions and visions. You can also visit the Muzej Mimara which houses a stunning collection of paintings, sculptures, and artefacts from various periods and regions, donated by the Croatian art collector Ante Topic Mimara. Another must-see is the Museum of Broken Relationships, which displays objects and stories that represent the end of romantic or platonic relationships, ranging from poignant to humorous.

If you are interested in more modern and contemporary art, you can head to the Museum of Contemporary Art, which features works by Croatian and international artists, exploring the social and political issues of the 20th and 21st centuries. You can also explore the Zagreb 80’s Museum, which recreates the everyday life and culture of Zagreb in the 1980s, with original furniture, gadgets, clothes, and music. For a more quirky and interactive experience, you can visit the Museum of Illusions, which offers a fun and educational journey through optical illusions, holograms, and puzzles.


Zagreb’s Attractions

Zagreb is not only a city of museums, but also a city of attractions, where you can enjoy the beauty and charm of its architecture, nature, and culture. One of the best ways to experience the city is by taking a stroll through the Upper Town, the oldest and most historic part of the city, where you can see the Gothic Cathedral, the colourful St. Mark’s Church, the Stone Gate, and the Lotrščak Tower, which fires a cannon every day at noon. You can also take a ride on the Funicular Railway, the shortest and steepest cable car in the world, which connects the Upper and Lower Towns.

If you are looking for some green space and relaxation, you can head to Maksimir Park, the oldest and largest public park in the city, where you can enjoy a picnic, a bike ride, or a visit to the Zagreb Zoo, which houses over 2,000 animals from around the world. You can also visit Jarun Lake, a popular recreational area, where you can swim, sail, row, or skate, depending on the season. For some more exotic and adventurous attractions, you can check out the Zagreb Botanical Garden, which boasts over 10,000 plants from different climates and continents, or the Zagreb Eye, which offers a panoramic view of the city from a 16th-floor observation deck.


Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb’s Nightlife

Zagreb is also a city that knows how to have fun and offers a vibrant and diverse nightlife scene. You can find a variety of bars, pubs, clubs, and venues, catering to different tastes and moods. You can enjoy a drink and a chat at a traditional pub, such as Tolkien’s House or Sheridan’s Irish Pub, which has a cosy and friendly atmosphere. You can also sample some of the local craft beers, wines, and spirits, at a trendy bar, such as Craft Room or Swanky Monkey Garden, which have modern and stylish decor. If you are looking for some live music, you can head to one of the many concert halls and theatres, such as Lisinski Concert Hall or Zagreb Youth Theatre, which hosts performances by local and international artists, ranging from classical and jazz to rock and pop. You can also dance the night away at one of the many nightclubs and discos, such as Opera Club or Boogaloo Club, which feature DJs, light shows, and themed parties.

Zagreb is a city that will surprise and delight you with its history, culture, and charm. It is a city that offers something for everyone, whether you are a history buff, an art lover, or a party animal. Zagreb is a city that you will never forget.


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