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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.

Nightclub
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“Clubbing, Cocktails, Nightlife | Petrinjska ulica 4 | 23h00 – 06h00 (Check website) ”
17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great italian food and great energy + the place is owned by a famous football player Zvonimir Boban”
25 locals recommend
Night Club
“Vintage Industrial Bar is one of the youngest nightclubs in Zagreb, but it instantly imposed itself as top hangout spot with great ambient, ”
26 locals recommend
Museum
“The museums permanent exhibition shows the past of the City of Zagreb, from prehistory, traces of which were recently uncovered under the very building of the museum itself, to the present day.”
21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The richness of Dalmatian Zagora cuisine stems from its geographical, national and cultural diversity. This cuisine has been influenced in rich and different ways – it appeared as a characteristic mixture of Bosnian-Herzegovinian and Mediterranean cuisine.”
38 locals recommend
Route
“This courageous warrior defended the continental part of Croatia from Hungarian attacks and for the first time united all Croatian lands into one country. Tomislav successfully sought papal recognition of his realm, and was crowned as king in the year 925. Despite dying mysteriously three years later, his status as founder of the Croatian state has never been in doubt. The railway arrived in Zagreb in 1862, connecting the cultural centres of Vienna and Budapest. Travellers coming out of the railway station are confronted with one of the most beautiful views in Zagreb, which takes in the statue of King Tomislav, the Art Pavilion, the cathedral’s spires and the green slopes of Mount Medvednica”
24 locals recommend
Establishment
“Well-known Zagreb's art gallery. Current exhibitions can be found on their home page.”
17 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Huge shopping center, you will find everything here from clothes, shoes to supermarkets.”
17 locals recommend
Establishment
“Go for a short ride to one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world, Mirogoj Cemetery. To get there take a bus standing in front of the Cathedral, and enjoy the city from the other perspective. During your scenic ride, you’ll spot numerous examples of beautiful architecture, little narrow streets and local café bars. The moment you reach this beautiful cemetery park, you’ll understand why it’s a must-see. Mirogoj Cemetery is not only the final resting place of many historically significant Croatians but also home to inter members of all religious groups. You can even find irreligious graves. Some of the notable names buried at the park are the architect Hermann Bole, writers Miroslav Krleža and Ivana Brlić Mažuranić, the popular basketball player Dražen Petrović, the singer, and composer Arsen Dedić, the noble-prize winning chemist Vladimir Prelog, and many other great names. Thanks to the magnificent work of Herman Bole, the whole cemetery is decorated with monumental arches, beautiful arcades and cupolas, and luscious greenery. A true work of art. Visiting Mirogoj is not only one of the things to do in Zagreb for free, but also a great opportunity to admire the architecture, and find contemplation.”
31 locals recommend
Establishment
“This archway was one of the four original entries into the walled Gornji grad of the feudal period. In 1731 a terrible fire destroyed much of the town, and legend has it that a vision of the Virgin Mary could be seen in the burnt ash that remained in this entry. It was reconstructed in 1760 and hasn't been touched since.”
26 locals recommend
Museum
“For all those hungry of culture, Art Pavilion that is located nearby hosts different large-scale exhibitions. If you’re spending 2 days in Zagreb during the warmer months, you will notice that the large meadow in front of the Pavilion serves as a picnic spot for many locals and tourists as well. If you’re coming during Christmas time, this amazing place becomes Winter Wonderland with huge ice-skating point and lots of cute stalls selling boiled wine and hot tea.”
18 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Around the corner is Stone Gate, another spot favored by locals. A shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary is also a pilgrimage site for religious Croatians.”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fires with truffles and cheese are amazing. Everything else is also great. Not so big on the veggie menu. Great food, great staff.”
23 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Offers a spectacular view of Ban Jelačić (main) square, Manduševac fountain, Kaptol, Gradec, Upper and Lower town, and the most important cultural and historic structures in Zagreb, including its squares, streets and parks.”
27 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“The Central Park of Zagreb. Huge park in the middle of the city with forest and 6 lakes full of walking/jogging trails. There is also a ZOO in the park.”
22 locals recommend
Flower Shop
“The best thing to do to stay awake after lunch is a slow walk among nature. Get down to the Lower Town and go explore an amazing park called Zrinjevac. One of the city’s most famous and prettiest parks is also among the top things to do in Zagreb. In the center of the park, you will find the 19th-century music pavilion surrounded by luscious greenery, several fountains and colorful flowerbeds. This architectural beauty also serves as an open-air concert stage during various music events, food festivals and art projects.”
20 locals recommend