Best Things To Do in Zagreb, Croatia

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The cultural, religious and commercial cores of Zagreb are Donji grad (lower town) and Gornji grad. Most of the bars, restaurants and tourist sights are found here, making it a great place to start. Zagreb is a museum lover’s paradise and some of the better known ones include the Museum of Broken Relationships, the Mimara Museum and the Archaeological Museum home to over 400,000 objects. Also visit the central cemetery, Mirogoj one of the most impressive cemeteries in the world. 


  • Tolkien’s House is a stylish and unusual bar where you can drink some hot chocolate.
  • Crotian National Theatre presents opera and ballet performances.
  • Stadion Maksimir is a popular stadium where major football matches are played.
  • BP Club is also very popular with locals and some visitors. There are bands playing every now and again, you have to check in advance.
  • Bulldog Cafe is also a great place where you can meet with friends, great entertainment and lots of cool drinks.

Below we have a list of things to do in Zagreb and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Zagreb getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Zagreb with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Zagreb

Here is the list of things to do in Zagreb and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Museum Of Broken Relationships

    Specialty Museum

    This is just rad! What a concept! Originally a travelling exhibit, this museum is a like a morbid tribute to romance, sort of like what zombies are to living humans. Two Zagreb residents who’d been in love asked their friends (as a joke at first) to contribute memorabilia from their broken relationships. The idea snowballed into a successful world tour, culminating in Zagreb’s first...Read more
  2. Gornji Grad

    Walking Area, Historical Site, Leisure, Square

    Put on your comfiest footwear this is going to take hours and hours for you to do at a slow and leisurely pace. And yeah, take your time. Historically, this thousand year old neighborhood place is the heart of Zagreb and so walking along will take you past a good number of sights. There’s the Ban Jelagic Square wish is traditionally the starting point for any tourist visiting the city; th...Read more
  3. Mirogoj Cemetery

    4.7 (1812 Votes)
    Mirogoj Cemetery

    Historical Site, Memorial, Monument, Cemetery

    Ljudevit Gaj, a major Croatian linguist commissioned one of Zagreb’s leading architects, Herman Bolle, to build him A Town of The Dead. And so this Neo-Renaissance wonder was born in 1879, with the construction of some magnificent arcades and a chapel when you visit, it doesn’t feel like you’re entering a graveyard, but a citadel. The architecture emphasizes balance and symmet...Read more
  4. St. Marks Church

    4.7 (2039 Votes)
    St. Marks Church

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Deceptively understated to look at, this church actually houses some prominent treasures. Chief among these are the south portal by the Parler family of sculptors from Prague a brilliant gothic portal of 15 effigies in eleven niches. Approaching the roof from the square, you’ll see the coat of arms of the Triune Kingdom and for Zagreb city itself. The latter one is also engraved into the ...Read more
  5. Zagreb Cathedral

    4.7 (1837 Votes)
    Zagreb Cathedral

    Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    This building simply imoses its presence on all those who stand before it – as it well should; it’s the tallest building in the country. The original cathedral here was built in 1093 but it was destroyed a litte of 200 years later by the Tatars. It was built up again only to be destroyed by the 1880 Zreb earthquaker one which damaged a military defensive watch-tower beyond repair. G...Read more
  6. Dolac Farmer Market

    4.5 (1736 Votes)
    Dolac Farmer Market

    Flea Market, Street Market, Street Food

    There’s nothing like good ole farmer’s market to get you well and proper into the spirit of a place. The best of the local produce, the choicest of the local meats, the most authentic of the local people they all come together here. It’s right of the Ban Jelagic Square, so access isn’t a problem. If you’ve come around just to experience the bustle, then there are a...Read more
  7. Croatian Museum Of Naive Art

    4.5 (1587 Votes)
    Croatian Museum Of Naive Art

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery

    As far as fine art goes, this is a bit different. It’s not contemporary art either, as much as untrained art. The artists exhibited here have had no formal education in art, at least in principle. Most of them are 20th century artists and many of them are internationally famous. Still, most of the work here is a result of the artist’s own unbound creative expression and often builds...Read more
  8. Jarun Lake

    Outdoors, Beach, Water Body, Waterfront

    An incredibly popular hangout with the locals, the lake offers up a plethora of fun (at least, by the standards of Zagreb). Walk, jog, picnic, roller-skate or skateboard that’s the surface of it all. The lake itself is a poplar windsurfing venue; there are spectator stands from which viewers can watch rowing races; pebble beaches surrounding the water that host popular bars. In summer, th...Read more
  9. Maksimir Park And Zagreb Zoo

    4.8 (1041 Votes)
    Maksimir Park And Zagreb Zoo

    Park, Wildlife Park, Zoo, Walking Area

    Named after the man you conceived the park, this place is an excellent family day retreat with meadows, creeks, lakes and woods. It is THE place to relax, and a pretty one: it was landscaped extensively in Baroque, Romantic and Neo-classical styles. Picnic, walk, jog or whatever just chill at the park. Though the park itself has plenty of animals the real deal is the zoo at the southern end of ...Read more
  10. Medvedgrad And Medvednica

    4.2 (481 Votes)
    Medvedgrad And Medvednica

    Outdoors, View Point, Hiking Trail, Biking Trail

    A castle set atop a mountain classic. Though there isn’t much to see of the castle itself, but the views it allows over Zagreb is pretty special. A number of historical festivals are held here throughout the year. The main attraction here is the mountain itself though it rises steeply into the sky, has a great number of biking and hiking trails. It’s a popular getaway, so expect the...Read more
  11. Zagreb Eye

    4.4 (1387 Votes)
    Zagreb Eye

    Landmark, View Point, Observation Deck, Skyscrapper

    The most WYSIWYG attraction in town, this viewpoint on the sixteen floor of a skyscraper in the heart of the city offers the best views a 360-degree panorama. And there’s literally nothing else to do here. Bring your own snacks and prepare your camera for sights of Kaptol, Gradec, Upper Town, Lower Town,and pretty much everything else that’s important about Zagreb and the Medjevac m...Read more
  12. Mimara Museum

    4.6 (976 Votes)
    Mimara Museum

    Art Museum, Sculpture

    Housed in a neo-Renaissance palace and originally serving as a gymnasium, the museum houses fine art (paintings, sculptures and ornaments) right from prehistoric times to modernity. Most of it’s collection on permanent display are by Flemish, French, Dutch, English and German masters; the works ere donated to the Croatian nation by the collector Ante Topic Mimara. The collection continues...Read more
  13. Archaeological Museum

    4.6 (906 Votes)
    Archaeological Museum

    Specialty Museum

    They’re going for quantity over quality in this one. With over 400,00 artefacts from various sources, the museum combines ambience and philosophy with its exhibits. That’s not to say there are no famous items; there’s the Liber Linteus (the longest Etruscan inscription in the world with a mummy and the LumbardaPsephisma (a scroll telling the fouding of an ancient Greek colony ...Read more
  14. Stadion Maksimir
    Stadion Maksimir is a popular stadium where major football matches are played.
  15. Kaptolska Klet
    Kaptolska Klet offers an inviting environment, here you can have grilled meats and roasted lamps and pork. Phone Number :- +385 1 4814 838