We stayed only a few hours in the Croatian capital. The coastal towns of Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik are more worth exploring than the capital. The renovated downtown has no charm, but there is some historical monuments to discover. The city center is relatively small and there are many pedestrian streets.
How to get to Zagreb?
Trains run between Zagreb and Budapest.
Buses run between Zagreb and all major cities of CROATIA.
The bus station is a little outside of the city but within walking distance and accessible by trams (tickets must be purchased at newsstands).
What is worth seeing in Zagreb?
There is a market called Dolac Market, at the heart of the city from Monday to Friday (8am to 6pm). It lies between Donji Grad and Kaptol, it is composed of two overlapping markets: meats, cheeses, wines and honey covered market, and fruits and vegetables on the Dolac square. Do not miss it, it is really very nice with a very authentic atmosphere. You can buy what you need for a picnic.
(from l’Internaute voyage)
Start your visit at the district Gornji Grad. The Piazza San Marco is the nerve center of Zagreb. You can admire the splendid St. Mark’s Church and its multicolored roof. Two other buildings lining the square: the Palace of Bans hosting the Presidency and the Parliament.
Cross the square of the Jesuits, you arrive at the charming Strossmayer promenade. Nearby, do not miss the view from the top of Lotr?ak Tour. If you continue your path, you will fall in Ilica, the busiest street in Zagreb. Feel free to have a drink at one of the many terraces or enjoy a typical meal.
A little further south, you arrive in the lower town called Donji Grad. Take the street Masaryk. It will lead you to the National Theatre, which dates from the nineteenth century.
After crossing places Mauranicev and Marulicev, you will see the National Archives. They are installed in a building of Viennese Art Nouveau style, built in 1911. Take, then, the Mihanoviceva street that takes you to the Arts Building. It hosts contemporary art exhibitions.
Continue your way north. You arrive in the medieval quarter of Kaptol. Here you will discover the magnificent Gothic cathedral of the city. For olfactory and visual ride, make a detour to the Dolac market which takes place every day on the plaza of the same name.
Good to know
In July stands in Zagreb the folk dances festival.