- Discover Zagreb
Enjoy a macchiato (type of coffee) on a terrace on a Sunday morning. Zagreb is most definitely worth a look, the old world collides with the new in Zagreb, the East with the West. Galleries and museums, restaurants and clubs, reside in the old buildings. With the coast only three hours away for the summer and the mountains and skiing close by for the winter, there is always plenty to do. There is great shopping here too.
The Church in the middle of the square was built in the 14th Century. Two large crests were painted in 1880, one representing Zagreb, the other Croatia’s medieval independent kingdom.
Experience some daily Croatian life at the Market in Dolac, where you can buy meat, fruit, veg, and handicrafts.
The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a 13th Century Gothic cathedral with influences from over the centuries adorning the interior.
Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe, Mirogoj is also unusual, in that people of all religions are buried here. Mirogoj is also a park and houses an art gallery. Take tram no. 14 from the main square.
Jarun Lake is a 2km long artificial lake 6km from the city centre. Take a boat out on the lake, cycle around it, or just enjoy a coffee in one of the many cafes. There are also nightclubs here.
The cannon of Lotrscak fires every day at noon. It is a loud bang and most certainly will give you a fright.
Zagreb International Airport (ZAG) is located 17km from the city. Many major airlines such as British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa an Easyjet fly in here. There is a bus that will bring you to the main bus station in the city that leaves every half hour from just outside the arrivals hall. It takes around 20 minutes and costs around €4 ($5).
Flight times to Zagreb
Dublin 2.5 hours | London 2 hours | Hong Kong 11 hours | New York 9.5 hours | San Diego 12.5 hours | Sydney 19 hours
Zagreb Central Station has services to and from many major European cities such as Munich, Zurich, Vienna, and Budapest. You can also get domestic services to most towns in Croatia.
Bus services operate between Zagreb and London, Paris, Amsterdam and many more cities through Europe. Buses run from the central bus station, Autobusni Kolodvor.
There is a 24 hour tram network which has maps at each station. The bus covers areas outside the centre and uses the same ticket network as the trams. You can get tickets at ZET stands, newspaper stands or from the tram or bus drivers.
Try to stick to the three main companies, Radio Taxi, Taxi Cammeo or Ekotaxi. This way you will avoid exorbitant prices from unregistered taxis.
Zagreb is considered to be a very safe place to visit.
There have been reports of racism towards non-white people.
Be mindful that there can be hooligan led violence at local football matches.
Diall 112 for all emergencies.
The hospital is called the University Hospital Centre.