Now that Croatia’s summer tourist season is coming to an end, Zagreb is once again the destination of choice throughout autumn. Here are four reasons to visit this fantastic capital:
1. Culture Vulture: Famous for having more museums per square foot than any other city in the world, Zagreb is fast becoming known as Europe’s cultural Eden. The recently built Museum of Contemporary Art is the city’s largest museum, comprising of 5,000sq metres of exhibition space, showcasing national and world renowned collections. Or why not try the quirky Museum of Broken Relationships, a thought provoking yet surprisingly romantic exhibition of the world of love. Trust me, you’ll laugh and you’ll cry.
2. Dolac Market: Croatia’s most famous daily market is definitely a must for the city breaker. Just a stone’s throw from Jelacic Square, Dolac is a hubbub of local produce from local farmers. Upstairs is where you’ll find the freshest of fruit and vegetables while downstairs is everything from meat and fish to flowers and cheese.
3. Coffee, Cafes and People Watching: Act like a local (especially on a Saturday morning) and relax in one of the city centre’s many cafes. Order a coffee and watch the hustle and bustle of city life just pass by.
4. Gableci: Finding a quick, cheap lunch in between sightseeing can be challenging in an unfamiliar city, so we recommend finding a place that has gableci on offer. During weekdays, around Zagreb you’ll see boards advertising a choice of gableci for that day; basically lunchtime dishes that are half the price of a la carte dishes. Various cafes and restaurants around the Dolac market and in the heart of city is where you’ll find great tasting grilled trout with new potatoes or perhaps a hearty vegetable risotto.