Zagreb is the political and cultural center of Croatia, the capital of the country, and a prosperous and vibrant city with some top (most fashionable) museums, shopping, dining and cafe culture. Zagreb is also a wandering city, most of the main activities are in the city center. This consists of two main parts: Gornji Grad (Uptown) and Donji Grad (Downtown) . Gornji Grad sits on a plateau, where you will find Zagreb’s cathedral and parliament building, while Donji Grad is a more modern area known for its world-class museums and is home to the Croatian National Theatre.

Trg Bana Jelacica is a good place to start adventure of Zagreb , the city is on the city and meet under the city main square . Here, you will also find the colorful Tkalciceva Street, full of sidewalk cafes, restaurants and boutiques. And, if you like museums, you will love Zagreb, where there are some truly unique museums. Find the best sights in the city through our list of popular sights and attractions in Zagreb.

St. Mark’s Church

The magnificent cobblestone streets and red tiled roofs of the medieval Gornji Grad in the upper part of Zagreb provide a beautiful place to start exploring the Croatian capital. Gornji Grad used to be two small towns called Kaptol and Gradec, and is home to many of the city’s inaccessible tourist attractions, including the cathedral, the parliament building, and numerous museums and churches.

Make sure to stroll along its most famous street, Tkalciceva Street , full of sidewalk cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Other highlights include Caputor Square , with its notable many early 17th-century buildings, and the Dolac Fruit and Vegetable Market .

However, the most eye-catching feature is probably the Church of St. Mark , whose brightly colored tiled roof is easily recognizable with the coat of arms of Croatia, Dalmatia, Slavonia, and Zagreb. Be sure to look inside to see the statue of the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic and the frescoes painted by Jozo Kljakovic for this stunning interior Add luster and luster.

Address: Trg Sv Marka 5, Zagreb

Zagreb Cathedral and Ministry of Finance

Zagreb Cathedral was built on the site of a previous building destroyed by the people in the early 1200s. The cathedral is known for its two ornately decorated spires, and was built in the second half of the 13th century, although many alterations and renovations have been made since then, which greatly changed the structure. The most recent 1880 earthquake destroyed a large area, including the dome and bell tower, although the reconstruction still retains the original medieval design. Be sure to visit the treasury of the cathedral, where there are many exquisite religious art, costumes and holy relics.

Museum of Broken Relationships

In addition to numerous art and historical institutions, Zagreb also has some truly unique and quirky museums that are well worth a visit. At the top of the list is the sad and interesting “Museum of Broken Relationships” (Muzej prekinutih veza). Here, you will find a collection of exquisite personal items and cultural relics donated by old lovers and partners from all over the world. They are displayed in an all-white room, and each donation is accompanied by detailed information about the failed relationship. After visiting the museum, there is a shop nearby with some truly unique gifts and a cafe with sidewalk seating. In summer, there will even be jazz music on Thursday nights.

Address: Sv Cirila i Metoda 3, Gornji Grad, Zagreb

Lotrscak Tower

Kula Lotrscak was built in the 13th century and has been guarding the south gate of the Graz city wall. It has long been one of Zagreb’s most famous landmarks. Legend has it that this huge square Roman-style tower used to ring a bell every night before closing to warn residents outside the walls to return (people who stay outside must stay there overnight). In the 19th century, a fourth floor was added to the tower, windows were added, and cannons were placed on the roof, which was fired at noon every day thereafter. Visitors can climb the tower, enjoy the magnificent view of the city, and visit its exhibition hall and gift shop.

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Another important medieval building is the famous stone gate (Kamenita Vrata), which is the last of the five original city gates and is also found in the upper city. This 13th-century building and its paintings of Mary and Jesus survived a fire in 1731. To commemorate important cultural relics, a small church was built to store the painting, and it has been the subject of pilgrimage ever since and can still be seen behind the metal grille.

Address: Zagrebstros Majerovo setaliste 9, 10000

Mimara Museum

The Mimara Museum (Muzej Mimara) was established to store collections donated by private collector Ante Topic Mimara in 1972. In the 1895 Neo-Renaissance building specially designed for the museum, the collection covers different locations and time periods, including exquisite archaeological collections, which contain items from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia , Persia, Middle East, Far East, India, and Inca and pre-Inca South American works. In addition, there is a large collection of glass from Europe and other Mediterranean countries, as well as furniture from the Middle Ages and sculptures from ancient Greece.

Paintings include works by Dutch painters Rembrandt and Rustel, Italian painters Raphael and Veronese, Flemish painters Rubens and Van Dyck, and Spanish painters Velazquez and Goya. The works of Renoir, Degas, Boucher and Delacroix represent French and British artists, and famous sculptures include works by Auguste Rodin and Jean Antoine Houten.

Address: Trg Franklina Roosevelta 5

Art gallery

The Zagreb Art Gallery (Umjetnicki Paviljon) was built for the international exhibition held in Budapest in 1896 and lived here permanently after the original iron frame was transported and rebuilt in its current location. Museum of Art with its colorful yellow appearance of new artistic movement known now for changing exhibitions of contemporary art, and include respected Croatian artists Ivan May · Manchester Petrovic ( Ivan Me strovic) of important works.

This impressive facility is the oldest exhibition hall of its kind in Croatia and faces Trg Kralja Tomislava, a large public square famous for the statue commemorating the first Croatian king. The Atelje Mestrovic Gallery (Atelje Mestrovic) also attracts art lovers. The gallery is located in the 17th-century house where Ivan Mestrovic once lived and sculpted. On display are about 300 types of wooden, stone and bronze sculptures, as well as paintings, furniture, and lithographs, representing various themes such as religion and portraits, respectively.

Mestrovic is Croatia’s most famous artist and a world-famous sculptor in the 20th century. He later moved to Paris and became friends with Auguste Rodin (one of his most famous works, Pieta (Pieta Romana exhibited at the Vatican).

Address: Trg kralja Tomislava 22, 10000, Zagreb

Croatian Museum of Naive Art

One of the other weird museums in Zagreb, the Croatian Museum of Naive Art (Hrvatski Muzej Naivne Umjetnosti) is also very popular. It showcases the works of many famous “naive” artists, such as Ivan Generalic, Mraz, Mirko Virius and Smaljic. Also on display are works of similar styles by international artists, sometimes referred to as “primitive” art. Despite the name, naive art is actually a style that was popular in Croatia and the world in the 1960s and 1970s. It is not so popular nowadays, but it refers to an artistic genre with dreamy colors and rich colors.

Address: Cirilometodska 3

Croatian National Theatre

The Croatian National Theatre (Hrvatsko Narodno Kazaliste) was built in 1895 by the Viennese architects Hermann Helmer and Ferdinand Fellner and is located in the northwest corner of the “Green Horseshoe” in Zagreb, Donji Grad. The Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph I officially opened in 1894. This majestic yellow building in Trg Marsala is a landmark in the Lower City .

Built in Neo-Baroque and Rococo styles, with the first two small domes and a larger dome towards the back, the building also has superb interiors containing Vlaho Bukovac and artwork . The Well of Life by Ivan May Strovic. If possible, try to participate in one of the venue’s regular opera, ballet or theater performances.

Address: Trg marsala Tita 15, Zagreb, 10000

Maximir Park

Maksimir Park (Maksimirska) is designed in the style of an old English garden and is a beautiful green space covering about 45 acres. The largest park in Zagreb has two pavilions: the Bellevue pavilion built in 1843 and the Echo pavilion added according to a Swiss design. The park also has many excellent trails and trails, as well as man-made lakes, forest areas and gardens. It is a good place for leisure or picnics. For those traveling with young people, there is also a small zoo.

The Maksim Park is called Zagreb’s “Monument of Life” by the locals. It is named after Bishop Maksimilijan Vrhovac (Bishop Maksimilijan Vrhovac), who built it in 1794. Construction was carried out. Opposite Maxim Park is the Dynamo Football Stadium , where Croatia hosts international matches.

Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography

The Archaeological Museum of Zagreb (Arheoloski Muzej) focuses on Croatia’s rich history and has five main collections containing approximately 400,000 works, many of which are local. The Egyptian mummies in the museum (the cloth of the mummies in Zagreb shows undecrypted text), the Greek vases, and the medieval part that focuses on the great migration of people are particularly attractive.

One of the most important works is the Plautilla head from the ancient town of Salona, ​​and a large collection of coins, including Greek, Celtic, Roman, Byzantine and modern works. The Etnografski Muzej (Etnografski Muzej) is also of great interest. Its extensive collection showcases Croatia’s cultural history through exhibitions of ceramics, jewelry, gold, musical instruments, textiles, tools, weapons and fine clothing. Traditional folk costumes alone are worth a visit. The various colors and styles illustrate the country’s regional diversity.

Address: Box 13, No. 19, Nikolai Subiczlinsky Square, Zagreb

City Museum

The City Museum (Muzej Grada Zagreba) in Upper Zagreb consists of St. Clair’s Monastery, a tower built in the 1100s and a 17th century granary. The museum was built next to the East City Wall and has been in operation since 1907. It houses 12 collections, including nearly 75,000 pieces. These collections describe the history of Zagreb through documents, maps, artworks, archaeological finds and other historical works (including superb scale models of the Old Town of Gradec).

The City Museum also provides interactive exhibits for interested children, including fun hands-on workshops and playrooms.

Address: Opatika ulica 20, 10000, Zagreb

St. Catherine’s Church

Interior details of St. Catherine’s Church

The Jesuit Church of St. Catherine was built in the first half of the 17th century and is considered one of the best churches in Zagreb. Highlights include beautiful interiors and many exquisite examples of Baroque art, as well as stucco reliefs created by Italian artist Antonio Quadrio in the 1720s. It is also worth noting that there are many medallions on the ceiling of the nave, which depict Giulio Quaglia’s life of Saint Catherine.

Other interesting features are the St. Ignatius altar by Francesco Robba, behind the main altar is Alexander philosopher and writer Christophe Ander The fresco of St. Catherine by Kristof Andrej Jelovsek , built in 1762.

Address: Zagreb, Katarinin trg bb, 10000

Zagreb Botanical Garden

The Botanic Garden (Botanicki Vrt) was originally established as a research area of ​​the Faculty of Botany of the University of Zagreb. It covers an area of ​​approximately 50,000 square meters and is part of a series of parks that form the “green horseshoes” of Donji Grad . On the ground there is a botanical garden, two ponds, there are many aquatic plants in the pond, an ornamental bridge and about 10,000 different plants, so that people can escape from the city happily, and it is a good place to relax or take a walk.

Then, if you still have the energy to go to another museum, go to the nearby Natural History Museum (Hrvatski Prirodoslovni Muzej). The museum is located in the Amadeo Palace (Amadeo Palace) built in the early 1700s. It has about 2.5 million works, including minerals from all over the world, a large collection of zoology materials, and records various activities in Croatia. Plants and things obtained from local archaeological excavations.

Address: Marulicev trg 9A, Zagreb

Modern Art Museum

Zagreb’s Modern Art Gallery (Moderna Galerija) is located in Donji Grad of the splendid Vraniczany Palace and was built in 1882. Home to numerous exquisite works by Croatian artists in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Modern Art Gallery opened in 1973, although the institution’s history can be traced back to the early 1900s, when it began to receive titles from artists such as Ivan Mestrovic, Mirko Racki and F Bilak. Important works. The collection has grown over the years, and now Ljubo Babic, Miljenko Stancic, V are on display. Karas, M. The works of Masic, Emanuel Vidovic and many other famous Croatian artists are often exhibited temporarily.