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Zagreb Travel Guide

A Quick Guide to Zagreb Travel Ideas

There are numerous beautiful and interesting cities in Croatia to see and enjoy. The capital of Croatia, Zagreb, is one of the most interesting. In addition to being the capital city, it is also the largest city in the country. There are numerous reasons to see Zagreb, including the historical tradition which has remained strong as well as the fabulous urban planning that allowed this city to be designed somewhat like a horseshoe.

When traveling in Zagreb, you will certainly want to take advantage of the opportunity to soak up the cultural as well as the religious significance that can be found in this charming city. In addition to numerous cathedrals, you will also find numerous sights that pay homage to the country’s cultural heritage. To learn even more about the culture of the country, tour one of the ethnic villages that lie on the outskirts of Zagreb.

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a major
tourist attraction
and possibly the best known of Zagreb's landmarks.

Culture and Heritage

Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to attend one of the many operas, theatre performances, operettas, jazz concerts and festivals that frequently take place throughout the city.

The architecture of Zagreb is nothing short of astonishing. One of the more popular activities in the city is to simply wander through the streets and enjoy the many open air markets that abound while gazing at the fine examples of architecture that are on display throughout the city.

Don't forget to visit Zagreb's best known landmark - the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with its 108m tall twin spires. The cathedral has one of the longest cathedral names in Europe and it's home to Croatia's oldest museum, full of religious antiquities. This impressive cathedral can accommodate up to 5000 people inside. It's one of the most visited tourist attractions in Zagreb.

Tours around Zagreb

If you are up for a short day trip, there are numerous areas surrounding the city that are also certainly worth touring as well. Consider taking a tour through one of the beautiful vineyards or tour one of the Baroque and medieval castles that dot the rolling hills. You can even get pampered at one of the numerous medicinal spas that are so popular.


Zagreb's architecture can be astonishing, with many old buildings
lining the city streets,
including Croatia's Parliament building.

Café culture in Zagreb

Of course, there is no shortage of options for socializing in Zagreb. The pedestrian zones, which are designed to be conveniently wide, are home to numerous open air cafés with street and garden terraces. Croatian cuisine is known throughout the world while the many domestic wines that are produced throughout the country are known for their high quality.

Accommodation options

Whether you are traveling on a budget or you are looking to splurge, there is a wide variety of different accommodation options in Zagreb. You can stay at one of the many world famous hotels or choose a family run hotel that is quaintly small for an intimate experience during your stay in the country.

Read our other Zagreb articles below about different hotels in Zagreb that offer many hotel accommodation options throughout the city.

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