Croatia Travel Weekend Away

Why visit Croatia’s Capital Zagreb

October 10, 2016

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Many travellers often overlook Zagreb and head straight to Croatia’s Dalmatian coast. I decided to stop here for one day before heading to the coast and I am so glad I did as its a lovely city with plenty of shops, museums and buildings to explore.

St Marks Church

This church has an elaborate patterned roof representing the coat of arms of Zagreb. It is just around the corner from the museum of broken relationships.

The Museum of Broken Relationships

I thought I’d try out this museum as it has good reviews and is different to any other museum I’ve seen. The concept is that people around the world send in items from previous relationships with a message about that relationship. Some of the items and letters are very sad and moving and others are funny.

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The Museum of Illusions

Fun museum that kids will enjoy as there’s lots of different activities. It’s not very big so you don’t need to spend that much time here.

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Cathedral

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View from Upper Town

You can get the shortest funicular in the world from lower town to upper town. It costs 4 kuna (£0.48) Alternatively you can walk to the top this is what I did and its not very far. Once at the top you can admire the views over the city.

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Trg Josipa Jelacica

The main square in Zagrebs lower town with beautiful coloured buildings this area is ideal for people watching.

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Accommodation

Chill Out Hostel Zagreb

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Photo from Hostelworld

  • Very close to main square and shops
  • Check out at 12pm
  • Each bed has a locker
  • Free towel and wifi
  • Pub crawls
  • Bar and restaurant downstairs but wasn’t loud so could get a good nights sleep

Information

  • Currency: Kuna
  • Tram line runs throughout the city 30 kunas for a day ticket (£3.60) or 10 kunas for 90 minutes (£1.20)
  • Good times to go: July & August’s hot climate attracts the most visitors to Croatia November & December are good for the Christmas markets

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18 Comments

  • Reply ArtIs3Dots October 10, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Enjoyed your post 🙂 Wish I read before I went there 🙂

  • Reply The Cooking spoon October 11, 2016 at 11:15 am

    What a wonderful post, thank you for the detailed information.

  • Reply fatimasaysell October 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    We went to Croatia in the summer of 2015 and really enjoyed it, but didn’t visit Zagreb. After reading this, I think I would like to visit it next time we are in the country. Thank you for sharing, Jess. 👍

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  • Reply aquacompass7 October 12, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Thank you for stopping my blog.

  • Reply Daal October 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Wow! Lots of fabulous historical architecture in addition to fun new stuff! thank you for letting us know 🙂

  • Reply Joyce Pak (@thejpak) October 13, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Whoa this looks beautiful! Another city and reason to add to my list of reasons to visit Croatia, I can’t wait!!

    Characters & Carry-ons

  • Reply emotionsoflife2016 October 13, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Marvelous post

  • Reply ickarus1976 October 15, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Beautiful pictures, informative, thanks

  • Reply joliesattic October 15, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Love those beds in the hostel. And…the toaster. LOL

  • Reply MilaShy October 17, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and like the post…. Your write ups are very inspiring… Keep going and let’s try to get acquainted more

  • Reply faridahcrafts October 23, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Really awesome facts. Thank you. It makes me want to go there

  • Reply breeziejohnson October 30, 2016 at 3:13 am

    That church is pretty darn cool.

  • Reply Anja Ben November 8, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Hi Jess!
    I?m glad you like my hometown. 🙂 It really is worth visiting, and this December should be even better than last years (there will be more Christmas markets, instalations, a skating rink in the center…).
    I like your blog design, romantic and simple to navigate!

    happy travels!
    Anja

  • Reply houseofrogue December 13, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    What a nice post!

    I’m working on some travel-posts about Croatia as well since our last visit so it’s really nice to get some inspiration from blog-posts like yours 🙂

    Keep it up!

  • Reply Anonymous December 26, 2016 at 6:46 am

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    Or also all informations about Zagreb Zagreb guide

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