24 hours in Zagreb
While walking around Zagreb, we came up with the idea to present Zagreb in 24 sweet hours and to inspire you on how to spend them. More below :)
Where is Zagreb?!
As some of you already know, Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia. Croatia is a small country located on the Adriatic Sea. It is located in the southern part of middle Europe, in the northern part of the Mediterranean. On the land, Croatia borders Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro and on the sea with Italy. Apart from being the capital, Zagreb is also the largest city in Croatia. Zagreb was formed from two settlements, Gradec and Kaptol which today are a historical centre of the city. Likewise, Zagreb is Croatia's cultural, scientific, economic and administrative centre. https://www.infozagreb.hr/&lang=en
Your 24 hours in Zagreb
You can start your day by drinking coffee at Flower square (Cvjetni). Cvjetni is known for kiosks with flowers, it is filled with cafes and that is the place you go if you want to be spotted! It is called „špica“ (The IT place in town). On „špica Cvjetni you'll see people wearing their best clothes and showing them off whilst enjoying their cup of coffee. So, it is time to show off your best clothes. And if your outfit is „wow“, the photographers will „catch it“. Don't be surprised if you see a lot of people drinking coffee at local cafes because that is a culture in Croatia, whether you are in Zagreb or any other city. While you are there, we suggest you go shopping in Ilica or the shopping mall Cvjetni. After you had your coffee and done some shopping, it is time to visit Gornji grad (the Upper Town). The best way to get to the Upper Town is Zagreb Funicular. It connects the downtown and the upper town. The funicular is located about 280 m from Flower Square. It is legally protected as a cultural monument. It is the shortest rail line in the world. The ride only lasts 64 seconds. You'll experience one of the most beautiful city views when you get to the Upper town.
While you are there, be sure to visit: St. Mark's Church, Kula Lotrščak (Lotrščak Tower), Galerija Klovićevi Dvori (Klovićevi Dvori Gallery) and Museum of Broken Relationships (a museum inspired with failed romantic relationships). While descending from the Upper town, make sure to go to the tunnel Grič. It is 350 m long and it's wide between 3,2 and 5,5 m. In the past, it was used as a shelter for citizens and today's public it was opened in July 2016.
After that, we suppose you'll be hungry, so make sure to exit the tunnel at the entrance/exit Radićeva and go to Tkalčićeva Street. It is one of the most famous streets in Zagreb, it's filled with restaurants and bars. After sightseeing and lunch, it is time for dessert. The pastry shop is called „Torte I to“ located in multiple locations, closest to you at the moment is one at „Kaptol centre.“
All of these places are located in the town centre, so it is time to go a little further.
One of the best places to visit outside the city centre, is Maksimir Park, the oldest public park in Croatia. It was opened in 1794. at the initiative of bishop Maksimilijan Vrhovac by which he got the name. The park has preserved flora and fauna and is home to many different species. There are also 5 lakes in the park (natural and artificial). A zoo is located on the southern end of the park. The park stretches to 316 hectares and is perfect for resting your mind and body.
The last stop of your day in Zagreb can be the Museum of illusions. The museum is located in Ilica, the main Zagreb street. It will for sure be an interesting experience.
That would be our short idea of how to spend 24 sweet hours in Zagreb.
For more information, be sure to visit:
- Events: https://www.infozagreb.hr/events#ne-propustite
- Restaurants: https://www.infozagreb.hr/lifestyle-566aaf54ac9fa/gastronomy/restaurants/national
- Advent Zagreb: https://www.adventzagreb.hr/?lang=en