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What to see in Zagreb

Zagreb Attractions

While a stroll along the aged cobbled streets is an experience in itself, most of Zagreb's attractions are found in the centre of its old town. One of the most prominent attractions in Zagreb is the Croatian History Museum, housed in an 18th-century Baroque palace called Vojkovic-Orsic-Rauch.

There is a sequence of town squares at the end of Praska Street in the old town, with each boasting its own unique character and fascinating past. For those intrigued by ancient history, the nearby Roman town of Andautonia is well worth a visit. For a walk through centuries of Zagreb's proud but turbulent history, travellers should visit the Mirogoj Cemetery where many prominent Croatians of all faiths are buried.

Another popular attraction is the quirky Museum of Broken Relationships, which displays mementos from failed relationships from all over the world. Each item is displayed with a story, some funny, some sad, some touching. It certainly is not a typical museum experience but people flock to see these ordinary objects and read the personal anecdotes that make them significant.

For a break from the bustle of the city, adventurers can go hiking or biking on Medvednica Mountain. Its great looming silhouette promises beautiful scenery and well-maintained trails, affording impressive views of the city below from several high vantage points.

Andautonia Archaeological Park

Close to Zagreb are the ruins of an excavated ancient Roman town named Andautonia. It was a prominent administrative, economic, cultural and religious centre between the 1st and 4th centuries. At the…

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Croatian History Museum

The building that houses Croatia's history is itself a part of that history. Situated in the historical town centre, is the beautiful Baroque palace, Vojkovic-Orsic-Rauch, built…

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Croatian National Theatre

The building housing the Croatian National Theatre (or HNK Zagreb) is as much a national treasure as the world-class theatre, opera, music and ballet productions that take place on its stage.…

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Town Squares

Praska Street, in the lower part of old Zagreb, leads on to a sequence of attractive park squares, each flaunting their own attractions and worth a walking tour. Zrinski Square…

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