Zagreb – Quick Look On The Capital Of Croatia

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia with a population of about 790,000 (2011). It is the largest city in Croatia and is located in the heart of the country, around 170 kilometers from the Adriatic Sea.

Zagreb is well-connected by public transportation, with buses and trains arriving daily. The bus station is a little outside of the city and requires a 20-minute walk to the main train station, Glavni Kolodvor. From there, it is another short walk to the city center, which leads through a small park and past some beautiful buildings.

Zagreb fountain
Art Pavilion Zagreb next to the train station
Zagreb parc
Parc on the way to the city

One of the most famous attractions in Zagreb is the Cathedral of Zagreb – Zagrebacka katedrala, although many buildings including the Cathedral were under construction when I visited. In the city center near the Cathedral, you will find a small market called Market Colac – Trznica Dolac, selling fresh fruits and vegetables.

Cathedral Zagreb
Cathedral of Zagreb
Zagreb market
Market Colac

The city is divided into an Upper town and Lower town, which are connected by a small Funicular – Uspinjaca, although it is also easily walkable. In the upper town, you can find the well-known St. Mark’s Church – Crkva sv. Marka with its distinctive roof ornamented with the city’s coat of arms.

Furnicular Zagreb
Funicular connecting upper and lower town
Zagreb Church
St. Mark's Church Zagreb

Additionally, the Museum of Broken Relationships is located in the upper town. It is an interesting museum that displays personal items and stories from relationships that have ended. It features a mix of funny and sad stories, and I would highly recommend visiting. The entry fee is 7€ (2023).

Zagreb Museum of broken relationships
Museum of Broken Relationships with St. Mark's Chruch in the background
Zagreb Museum of broken relationships
Some items of the museum

Zagreb has many other museums worth visiting, including the Zagreb City Museum, the Mushroom Museum, the 80s Museum, the Museum of Illusions, the Museum of Hangovers, the Art Museum, the Chocolate Museum, and many more.

I also visited the Chocolate Museum – Muzej Cokolade, which is divided into different rooms, each with a unique theme. At the beginning of the tour, visitors receive a box with something to taste for each room and a spoon for the chocolate tasting in one room. The first room was about the history of cocoa beans, another was about the history of chocolate and was all pink, and another was about the history of well-known chocolate brands. The highlight was definitely the room where you can eat as much melted white, dark, and milk chocolate as you want, although visitors are not allowed to take any with them. Overall, I enjoyed the visit and would recommend it, although I did find the admission fee of 9€ (2023) a bit pricey.

Zagreb Chocolate Museum
Entrance of the Chocolate Museum
Zagreb Chocolate Museum
Box given in the beginning for a tasting in every room
Zagreb Chocolate Museum Room 1
Room inside the Chocolate museum
Zagreb Chocolate Museum
Room inside the Chocolate museum
Zagreb Chocolate Museum Chocolate tasting room
Chocolate station for unlimited chocolate pleasure
Zagreb Chocolate Museum
Sign to not take the chocolate with you

I enjoyed my stay in Zagreb and think it is an underrated city in Croatia. I would definitely recommend stopping by when you are in Croatia.

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