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The capital of Croatia may be inland, away from the famous Dalmatian Coast, but there are plenty of reasons to book flights to Zagreb and enjoy it as a city break or before heading to the sea. It is dominated by fairy tale style Austro-Hungarian architecture, with spires and terracotta tiled roofs dominating the skyline. At ground level, the history is just as evident, making it a fascinating place to spend a few days.
A jewel yet to be discovered by the tourist masses, Zagreb has a laidback attitude and a very authentic feel. Its pedestrian streets, outdoor cafes and parks make it a wonderful place to stroll, while a plethora of museums and galleries mean there is enough art and aestheticism to keep culture vultures entertained. Zagreb city centre is only 12km from the airport - approximately 20 minutes by car so you can be can be enjoying everything Zagreb has to offer in no time.
April: Visit Zagreb in April and you will be just in time to visit the Croatia Open - an international
rowing regatta held just outside of the city.
June: Get your dancing shoes on in June! Held in early June, Dance week is a celebration of contemporary dance, movement and mime across the city.
July/August: In July and August enjoy the warm summer evenings with the title Summer Evenings concert series and enjoy piano and violin recitals amongst other things.
September: Mid-September hails the arrival of RujanFest which is a combination of a gastro and drinking event, featuring Croatian cuisine and live music.
Like most capital cities, Zagreb has many attractions to suit different tastes, but here are a few of the best:
Among the quirkier sights in Zagreb is the Museum of Broken Relationships, which does exactly what it says on the tin. It displays objects left behind by former lovers with brief descriptions to accompany them and won an award for being Europe’s most innovative in 2011.
See Double Slide by the Belgian artist Carsten Holler and 12,000 other works at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The modern building, designed by Igor Franic, is instantly recognisable in the Novi Zagreb area of the city.
For great 360-degree views of the city, climb the spiral staircase of the Lotrscak Tower and gain access to the wooden deck. The structure itself dates back to the 13th century and was built to protect Zagreb from invasion by the Turks. Since 1877, a cannon has been set off at noon daily.
Some of the best places to pass the time in Zagreb are:
This area of the Lower Town is the beating heart of Zagreb and is centred on a large square surrounded by buildings from the Habsburg period. An independence statue in the middle represents Josip Jelacica, the 19th-century ruler who the square is named after. It’s a fabulous place for people watching, as it’s an important meeting spot for locals.
The Upper Town neighbourhood of Dolac features an elevated square and is best known for its market. Having been running since the 1930s, it’s a popular place to go and stock up on produce, as well as handicrafts. The surrounding area One of the places within easy reach of Zagreb is a small town famous for its custard cake. Take in Trg Kralja Tomislava, the main square of Samobor, before finding a bakery to sample the samoborska kremsnita. Also worth a visit are the Stari Grad Castle and City Museum. Close to the borders with Slovenia and Hungary is Varazdin, the former capital of Croatia and beautifully preserved Baroque town. It is home to stunning examples of a town hall, cathedral and palace.
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