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Best things to do in Zagreb

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Toy / Game Store
“Shopping mall in the Novi Zagreb (New Zagreb) with many different international brands and cinema. Reachable by tram.”
28 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Located on the old highway, Arena Shopping Centre is a two-storey building with over 200 stores. In the centre You can get everything You need, from clothes, electronics, groceries or books. You can even enjoy a movie at the cinema or go bowling on the top floor!”
28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Coffee, Drinks, Nightlife | Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 9 | 08h00 – 02/04h00 (Open every day) ”
36 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Enjoy beautiful nature and fresh air at the doorstep of the Croatian capital Hike up to the highest peak Sljeme at 1033 m (3389 ft) and admire amazing views over Zagreb and the region of Zagorje on the other side”
42 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“This glorious garden is home to over 10 000 plant species, numerous park benches, lily pads galore and ducks that quack. ”
37 locals recommend
Zoo
“The 18 hectares of lush greenery and forest. Maksimir Park was opened to the public in 1794 and was the first of its kind in this part of Europe. An added bonus, Zoological Garden of Zagreb is housed within it. Catch tram No. 11 or 12 from ban Josip Jelačić square to the Bukovačka stop. The entrance to Maksimir park is on the north side of the street. ”
22 locals recommend
Bistro
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“A street food restaurant that soon became one of the most popular places to dine out when in Zagreb. Walk ins accepted. Known for their BBQ ribs.”
42 locals recommend
Dog Run
“South of the city center is the Jarun lake also called "Zagreb Sea". With its cycle tracks, lakes for water sports and sports grounds for team sports, Jarun lake is the largest entertainment center in Zagreb. During the summer people swim in it.”
60 locals recommend
Mountain
“Hike one of the many trails on Medvednica mountain. My favourite is Bikcevic trail (Bikceviceva staza) to Puntjarka restaurant. ”
27 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Museum of Arts and Crafts -The Square of the Republic of Croatia no. 10 -The Museum was founded in 1880, the intention being to protect works of art and craft against the new predominance of industrial products. With its 160,000 exhibits, the Museum is a national-level museum for artistic production and the history of material culture in Croatia. The Museum has an important library with more than 50,000 titles. ”
23 locals recommend
Museum
“You can watch a demonstration of Nikola Tesla's experiments with electricity and magnetic field tue-fri at 15.30 h, sat & sun at 11.30 h”
31 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Vibrant market with food suppliers from surrounding places around Zagreb offering home made products”
39 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“ A stroll down Strossmayer Promenade is important, not only for the view and perspective it provides, but also to allow you find out about one of the most important figures in Croatian history. Bishop of Djakovo, Slavonia, political party leader and founder of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, Strossmayer had a huge influence on events while Croatia was still a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. He used income from his episcopal estates to fund other important projects. His promenade was designed in the mid 19th century, named after him some years later.”
38 locals recommend
Museum
“Archaeological Museum -Trg N. Š. Zrinskog 19 (Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square no. 19) -The Archeological Museum in Zagreb was founded in 1846. It is located in the historicist Vranyczany-Hafner Palace. The valuable museum holdings of circa 460,000 items are systematically arranged in appropriate collections. -The numismatic collection is one of the biggest and most important in Europe and indeed in the world. The Museum has a fine library with more than 50,000 titles. In the courtyard of the museum lies the „Lapidarium“ with an interesting collection of Roman stone monuments. ”
27 locals recommend
Pie Shop
“If you want to try local cuisine. They serve only strukle which is a popular traditional Croatian dish composed of dough and various types of filling (cottage cheese is the most common) which can be either cooked or baked.”
41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Visit this Upper Town Restaurant which is located in a picturesque small street just above the main square and taste delicious Italian flavours and aromas.”
30 locals recommend