Zagreb Tourist Information

Zagreb Travel Guide

Situated at the base of Mount Mevednica, Zagreb lies between the north and south banks of the River Sava. The capital city of Croatia is easily reached with flights servicing its airport from all European cities, facilitating the country's fledging tourism industry. As a holiday destination, Zagreb has gained popularity with visitors over the last few years as the country rebuilds its economy after years of civil war.

In the city centre, you will find major hotels, café bars, restaurants, and the Croatian national landmark: Jalacic square. The architecture of this square is an eclectic mix of Gothic, Baroque, Classical, and neo-Classical styles. The cathedral and market are on the main tourist track, from where you can head north to the upper town to the Stone Gate and visit a shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Zagreb Tourist Attractions

Also worthy of a visit is St Mark's Church, which is a grand and imposing Gothic building erected in the 14th century. The church has impressive exteriors and boasts an equally awe-inspiring interior that was designed by national hero/sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. The church is also home to many works by the artist and is located in a neighbourhood that is lined with leafy trees where you can enjoy an afternoon stroll.

On foot, you can explore Zagreb at a leisurely pace while having the freedom to stop wherever you like to take in the sights. Walking is also the best way to soak in the atmosphere of the city, which has numerous charming town square. Try Zrinski square, which features a music pavilion built in 1895, from where you can continue on to the Archaeological Museum.

Gajeva and Bogoviceva are entertainment districts populated by bars and cafés where locals and tourists go for an afternoon or evening of relaxation. To enjoy cultural performances like ballet or opera, take in a show at the National Theatre. When the sun goes down, Zagreb's nightlife takes over. Choose from trendy bars and nightclubs to traditional pubs with live music.

Transport Around Zagreb

The international airport at Zagreb lies less than 10 miles from the city centre. Linking the airport to Zagreb are regular shuttle bus and taxi services which are fast and efficient, taking you to the city centre in just 20 minutes.

When visiting Zagreb, be mindful of the need for comprehensive travel insurance for you and your family. Should unforeseen situations or medical emergencies arise, it will be comforting to know that you are adequately covered.