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What to see in Zagreb

Zagreb Attractions


Tourist attractions in Zagreb, Croatia's capital, are manifold. The area with the most things to see in Zagreb is the old town, where a stroll through the cobbled streets is in itself an experience. One of the main attractions in Zagreb's delightful medieval centre is the Croatian History Museum, which is 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, which are a must see for visitors; each square boasts its own historical features and attractions, making the area a veritable party pack for tourists.

For those intrigued by ancient history, the Roman town of Andautonia is close to Zagreb and well worth a visit. This very interesting archaeological site has excavations open to the public and an informative little museum where artefacts from the town and greater region have been collected. For a walk through centuries of Zagreb's proud but turbulent history visit the Mirogoj Cemetery. Many prominent Croatians are buried here and it is said to be one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe.

Another popular attraction in the city is the off-the-wall Museum of Broken Relationships, which won an award in 2011 for being the most innovative museum in Europe. As the name suggests this museum collects and 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 are flocking to see these ordinary objects and read the stories that make them significant, and the museum is earning rave reviews.

For a break from the bustle of the city go hiking or biking on Medvednica Mountain, which looms above Zagreb, and promises beautiful scenery and numerous well-maintained trails. From several vantage points on the mountain you can get impressive views of the city below.


Andautonia Archaeological Park

Near the village of Scitarjevo, close to Zagreb, are the remains of the ancient Roman town of Andautonia, which have…

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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,…

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Croatian National Theatre

The building housing the Croatian National Theatre (commonly referred to as the HNK Zagreb) is as much a national treasure…

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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…

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