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Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and is located in the northwest of the country. This city is home to eight hundred thousand residents and welcomes many tourists annually. Zagreb is a popular destination due to its stunning cityscape and impressive landmarks.
The most iconic landmark is the Zagreb Cathedral. This church was built in the 11th century and is the tallest building in the city. One of the most unique attractions is the Museum of Broken hearts! If you’re a fan of sob stories, you’ll love this museum. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city with a visit to Maksimir Park, the oldest park in Zagreb and home of the Zagreb Zoo!
The city is popular with couples thanks to its many attractions, restaurants and romantic backdrops to choose from. Like most capital cities, there are plenty of child-friendly attractions which make Zagreb a perfect holiday destination for families too.
Croatian airlines offer a direct route from Dublin to Zagreb twice a week.
To learn more about things to do in Zagreb, the best time to go and local info see here.
Zagreb has a thriving nightlife. The city is home to many nightclubs, bars and pubs. Whether you want to dance the night away or enjoy a quiet drink, there is a club scene to suit every taste.
In Zagreb you will find plenty of restaurants that offer international cuisine such as Italian, Indian and Chinese. However, don’t forget to try the many delicious traditional dishes such as Strukli, a dough filled with cottage cheese and sour cream. This is very popular with the locals.
You will find many designer stores on the high streets of Ilica and Tkalčićeva. The Arena shopping center is also a great destination for some retail therapy!
Zagreb World Theatre Festival takes place annually between the end of September and the start of October. Many of the world’s leading theatre companies come to the capital of Croatia to perform at this festival.
If you’re looking for some sun during your city break, the summer season is the best time to visit Zagreb as temperatures average in the mid to high 20’s. December is also a great time to visit Zagreb as the city’s Christmas market is considered one of the best in Europe.
The Croatian Kuna is used in Zagreb.
The city is an hour ahead of Ireland (GMT+1).
Zagreb is an easy city to get around due to its efficient tram and bus systems, which are both frequent and affordable. Many tourists like to rent bikes, as this is a great way to explore the city’s cobbled streets. Taxis can be easily hailed throughout the city too.