Croatian National Theartre in Zagreb

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Located on the Sava River, Zagreb is both the largest and the capital city of Croatia.  As such, when the country began to put extra effort into building its tourism industry, the number of visitors to Zagreb multiplied exponentially.  Today, there are literally hundreds of hotels, apartments and other forms of accommodation in Zagreb for tourists to choose from.  Whether you are looking for a 5 star luxury suite or a more basic place to stay, you have plenty of options throughout this fine city.

Top things to do in Zagreb

When visiting any foreign city, the two most important things on a visitor’s mind is all the sightseeing and shopping for souvenirs.  One of the best ways to get out of your hotel room for the best part of a day is by signing up for a guided tour.  The guides in the area offer a range of services including walking tours, bike tours and even kayaking adventures out to Zlarin Island.

Of course, you can also explore the city yourself by taking a stroll down scenic streets and locations of historic importance such as Tkalciceva and Jelacic Square, which is the main square in the city. 

Lotrscak Tower is another popular landmark in the city.  Not only is this 13th century tower a lovely sight but it is also home to a cannon which is shot every day to mark noon.

The city is filled with history in the form of monuments so keep your eyes open!  Keep your camera handy and make a note of the location of these monuments should you wish to conduct some more research at a later stage.  The Ban Josip Jelacic Monument is located in the main city square and, if you book your hotel in this area, you can wake up to this lovely view every day!

For a superb view of the city, make your way to one of the top tourist attractions in the area, the Zagreb Eye viewpoint.  The city looks amazing during the day but, if you visit later in the afternoon, you will notice how the landscape is even more picturesque at dusk with the warm glow of the setting sun.

The city also offers its residents a number of outdoor locations to enjoy some time away from the busy streets.  Zrinjevac park is located in the centre of town which makes it one of the easiest green areas to access.  It’s perfect for a picnic lunch and to let the young ones play. 

Depending on when you visit, you could enjoy some skiing and snow fun at Medvednica mountain.  Even in the warmer weather, the fresh air is amazing and there is even a castle at the top!

Markets, Bars, Pubs and Evening Entertainment

There is no better way to experience a culture than by visiting the local markets.  Leave your hotel room early in the morning and make your way to Dolac Market for a wonderful selection of fresh produce, souvenirs and more!  Fresh fruits and vegetables are always best bought in the mornings and you can make some delicious and healthy lunches instead of eating at a restaurant three times per day.

There are also a number of bars, clubs, pubs and similar establishments where you can enjoy a drink and perhaps a bite to eat to bring your day to an end.  What better way to reflect on your favourite sights than by looking through some of the photos you took that day and reminiscing about all the best parts?

For those seeking evening entertainment, check the local listings at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb.  The theatre is medium sized with less than 1,000 seats.  It is located in the city centre and is pleasing to the eye from an architectural standpoint too.