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Uspinjača, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Get whisked away to the Upper Town in just 64 seconds on Zagreb’s emblematic blue funicular. Connecting the Lower and Upper Town areas since 1890, the cable railway is said to be the world’s shortest for public transport. Once you...
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Ćirilometodska ul. 3, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Naive art—the work of untrained artists, also known as outsider art or primitive art—has a long and respected tradition in Croatia. The Croatian Museum of Naive Art is where these untrained yet perceptive artists are celebrated. The names will be...
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Gundulićeva ul. 18, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Gostionica Tip Top is an old bohemian hangout—Croatian poet Tin Ujevic used to hang out here. They serve inexpensive but delicious Dalmatian cuisine in downtown Zagreb, and are known for their set menus—in particular, octopus stew on Thursdays and...
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Ilica 63, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Zagreb is a coffee town, certainly. Cafes abound. But the espresso isn't always quite up to the standards of third-wave coffee snobs who require 3 to 5 perfectly pulled ristrettos per day while on holiday (ahem). The clean lines and white motif of...
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Trg žrtava fašizma 7, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
5/4, or the Fifth Quarter, or Peta četvrtina in Croatian, is the newest restaurant from Dino Galvagno, who also runs the celebrated Prasac. The food is beautiful, impeccably sourced (right down to the bread, baked in-house using yeast they...
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Nova ves 4, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Just look at those scampi! They were delicious. Baltazar is a seafood restaurant with a sister place called Melchior, that's more of a meat restaurant. You can order from either menu, which causes a certain amount of confusion (and a lot of...
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10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Who would guess that the sunset in Zagreb will be so beautiful? The sky was changing it's color constantly using every possible shape of pink and purple. I literally couldn't leave the square in front of the Zagreb Cathedral on Kaptol till it got...
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Trg bana Josipa Jelačića, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
An elegant square lined with grand, 19th-century buildings, Ban Jelačić is a great spot to feel the city’s pulse. It often plays host to fairs and performances, as well as locals chatting under the sculpture of Ban Josip Jelačić or the...
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Aleja Hermanna Bollea 27, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Mirogaj is the central cemetery of Zagreb. The mortuary, and the impressive arcades with the church of Christ the King made it one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. This is where Dr Franco Tudman, Croatia's first President was laid to...
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Zrinjevac, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
The leafy Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square, known locally as Zrinjevac, is a verdant escape from the bustling city. Lined with historical mansions and neo-Renaissance palaces, it’s technically part of the Lenuci Horseshoe—a feat of...
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8, Preradovićeva ul., 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

The collection of Croatian jams, liqueurs, olive oils, and spirits at this sliver of a store in Zagreb is vast. Every item can be sampled, so be sure to ask for a taste of maraska (sour cherry) liqueur or the country’s famous Maraschino liqueur,...

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Tomićeva ul. 5, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

Wine has been made in Croatia for centuries. Explore the country’s newfound dedication to quality winemaking at the grape-focused restaurant, Bistro Karlo, and the easygoing wine bar Basement. Some grapes to look for include the white Graševina...

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Every September, Park Bundek swells with visitors when local restaurants, breweries and musicians set up camp for RujanFest, an 11-day feast on hearty Croatian specialties. Giant cast-iron cauldrons cook pork cutlets, sausages, chicken, veal and...
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Tomićeva ul. 2, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Cap a night in Zagreb with a serving of Zagrebačka kremšnita, a coma-inducing layered dessert of custard, cream and a firm chocolate top. Husband-and-wife duo Stjepan and Ankica Vincek offer the tastiest slice of Zagreb's namesake cream cake, as...
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Avenija Dubrovnik 17, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
For top contemporary art from Croatia and abroad, don’t miss a trip to this fascinating museum, located in a modern building a short cab ride from the city center. Start with the permanent exhibition Collection in Motion, which features...
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Trg Republike Hrvatske 15, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
The theatre received Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence for 2014; and it continues to show world-class performances at affordable prices for everyone to enjoy.
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Mletačka ul. 11, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
"Didovs san" translated means Grandpas dream and dreamy is exactly how I would describe the food here. I grew up around my Croatian Grandmothers table and this place certainly brought back some memories. Everything on the menu is a speciality of...