What to do in Zagreb

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Botanical Garden which includes a garden and a pond

Zagreb Attractions

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Zagreb must see attractions

1. Ban Jelacic Square

Ban Jelačić Square (Trg bana Jelačića) is the focal point of Zagreb’s modern-day city center. Grand works of architecture give it a regal aura while cafés offer superb people-watching opportunities. Visit Ban Jelačić Square to experience the atmosphere of the city’s commercial heart. Attend cultural events such as concerts and advent markets.
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Ban Jelacic Square showing night scenes and a city

2. Croatian National Theatre

The Croatian National Theatre is an architectural masterpiece and renowned performance venue. Many world-famous opera singers and ballet dancers have performed on its stage since it first opened more than a century ago. Marvel at the exterior splendor and book tickets for a performance or a tour to see the auditorium’s sumptuous décor.
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Croatian National Theatre featuring heritage architecture as well as a small group of people

3. Zagreb Cathedral

In a prominent position in the Upper Town in Kaptol Square, Zagreb Cathedral is visible from almost every part of Zagreb. It is known for its striking neo-Gothic architecture. It’s an active place of worship, but the number of worshippers is usually matched by tourists gaping at the magnificent architecture. Gaze up at its iconic twin towers and admire the décor of its sacred interior, which features exquisite stained-glass windows, intricate reliefs and neo-Gothic altars.
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Zagreb Cathedral showing interior views and a church or cathedral

4. Museum of Broken Relationships

The Museum of Broken Relationships is a bittersweet love letter to the collective shattered heart. Many of its exhibits comprise sentimental relics that remained at the end of relationships. Read the accompanying descriptions in English for insight into the emotional value behind each piece. Enjoy this pleasant and unexpected change of tone from the more traditional art museums in the city.
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Museum of Broken Relationships showing signage

5. Jarun

With a large lake, landscaped park spaces and trails for cycling and hiking, the recreational area of Jarun is an appealing retreat. City dwellers looking for a break from their urban environment come here to stroll, sunbathe and take part in water-related activities. Take a daytrip to lounge on its stony beach, try a range of outdoor activities or just people-watch near the lake’s edge.
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Jarun which includes a park and cycling

6. Zagreb Zoo

Zagreb Zoo is a veritable animal kingdom located in Maksimir Park, which is more than 200 years old. Bring the kids along and spend several hours wandering around the enclosures, where you can observe numerous interesting species, ranging from big cats and monkeys to reptiles and birds.
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Zagreb Zoo which includes zoo animals and marine life as well as children

7. Zagreb City Museum

The Zagreb City Museum tells the long story of this region, from prehistory to present day, in the magnificent 17th-century surroundings of the former Convent of the Poor Clares. Venture through exhibits relating to local culture, economics, politics and the arts to get a thorough understanding of the community of Zagreb.
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Zagreb City Museum featuring interior views

8. St. Mark's Church

With checkered tiles depicting colorful coats of arms, the roof of St. Mark’s Church is visually striking. In addition, investigate the church’s interesting mixture of architectural styles and several significant artworks. Take photos of its famous exterior, watch a changing-of-the-guard ceremony and view sculptures by lauded artist Ivan Meštrović.
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St. Mark\'s Church showing a church or cathedral

What to do in Zagreb

Free Things to Do in Zagreb

A break in Zagreb need not blow your budget. You can leave your wallet at home if you check out:

Stone Gate - Stop at this historic site and learn a few things about the cultural heritage of the area.

Ban Jelacic Square - Meet some local people and discover the true personality and energy of this special place.

Jarun - Just being close to the water is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and calm.

Dolac - Open up your guidebook and find out why this place is worth a spot on your must-see list.

Zagreb Cathedral - Do some quiet contemplation and learn a thing or two about this site's spiritual significance.

Zrinjevac - Organize a picnic and enjoy a stroll around the trees and shrubs.

Things to Do in Zagreb with Kids

There's fun for all the family wherever you go in Zagreb. Here are some family friendly experiences you can do together that'll make your vacation a blast:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Zagreb on a sunny day?
What to do in Zagreb on a rainy day?
If it’s bucketing down outside and you’re on the hunt for something to do, throw down your umbrella and join a Private Istria Day trip from Zagreb.
What should I not miss in Zagreb?
You’ll want to put these sights at the top of your to-do list to make the most of your visit:

  • Zagreb Cathedral
  • Ban Jelacic Square
  • Croatian National Theatre
  • St. Mark’s Church

Are there cheap things to do in Zagreb?
Take a peek at these favorite activities and tours that won’t blow your budget:

What can you do in Zagreb for free?
You’ll barely have time to dig your wallet out of your bag with so many incredible free attractions:

  • Zagreb Cathedral
  • Ban Jelacic Square
  • St. Mark’s Church
  • Dolac

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