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3 Days in Zagreb - Perfect 72 Hours Guide

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia. What makes Zagreb one of the unique places in the world is its one-of-a-kind museums, Austro-Hungarian architecture, musical concerts, and gastronomical delights. If you are going to spend 3 days in Zagreb, you will see that the city provides endless opportunities for the tourists with its incredible sights and entertainment. So, for looking into the heart of Croatia’s rich heritage, history, and culture, have a look at this 3-day Zagreb itinerary and explore the city like a pro!

What to see in 3 days in Zagreb?

Day 1

You would like to start your 3-day trip in Zagreb by visiting the Zagreb Zoo that not only houses a large number of exotic animals from around the world also provides plenty of useful information about them. Just at a short distance from the zoo, there is Maksimir Park which is considered the oldest public park in the city. Walk through the winding paths lined by the lush canopy of trees and you will feel refreshed like never before. In the afternoon, you can take a trip to the castle of Medvedgrad which is located on the Medvednica mountain. Come back to the center of the city at evening and visit the art gallery Glyptotheque for taking a tour of Croatia’s sculptures, frescoes, and cultural assets.

Day 2

This will be a little hectic day of all your 72 hours in Croatia. Start by visiting the famous Zagreb Cathedral and walk through the Dolac Market laden with all the local vegetables and fruits. Next, you can take a walking tour of some of the unique museums of Zagreb that include Tortureum - Museum of Torture, the Mushroom Museum, and spend some time admiring the beautiful interior of St. Catherine's Church. You can also visit the nearby attractions like Klovićevi Dvori Gallery, Croatian Museum of Naïve Art, and take a dip into the history of Croatia at the Stone Gate. Come back to where you began and enjoy the 360-degree view of the city from Zagreb 360° observation deck. At evening, see the spectacular fountain of Manduševac and take a stroll on the streets of Ban Jelačić Square gazing at its beautiful buildings and gorging on the delicious food at one of its exclusive restuarants.

Day 3

Explore the most famous attractions of the city on the final day of your 3 days/ 2 nights in Zagreb. Take a morning walk by the lake on the wooden bridges of Zagreb Botanical Garden. Take a walking tour of the nearby places like Ethnographic Museum, Mimara Museum, and Museum of Arts and Crafts. Have a fun-filled time on Backo Mini Express and get puzzled at the Museum of Illusions. The historic tunnel of Grič can be your next stop. Stop by the iconic Lotrščak Tower and head to the Museum of Broken Relationships that will tell you the quirky stories of broken relationships with the help of its hilarious collection of personal items. St. Mark's Church, Banski dvori, Croatian Natural History Museum etc. can be your next stop. If you get time, the art gallery of Lauba will also be worth visiting.

Once you start to explore the city of Zagreb, you will see how the city has become the true symbol of Croatia’s culture and way of life.

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