At the hotel
Bustling with life, Dolac Market is where locals come to buy their fruit and veg as well as any hams, cheeses and artisanal products that they fancy. Great fun to peruse, this daily farmer’s market is only open in the mornings; consequently, you’ll have to wake up early to really experience the local side of the city.
Mostly featuring fresh produce from farms surrounding the city, it is often called the ‘Belly of Zagreb’ by locals, as so many of them rely on the market for their food. A delightful spot to visit, Dolac Market offers up an authentic side of Zagreb that many visitors don’t get to see.
Zagreb Bike Tour
Discover Zagreb old and new, and see many of the city’s main attractions, when you sign on for this half-day bike tour of the Croatian capital. Meet your guide in central Zagreb, and grab your bikes and helmets before heading off on your trip around town. Tackle the hills to reach Zagreb’s historical Upper Town, see the neoclassical splendor of its Lower Town, and bike to the city’s most modern districts, too. As you go, learn more about the city and its landmarks from your guide. See all of Zagreb in 4 hours
Nikola Tesla Statue, Croatian National Theatre, State Archives, Sava River, Museum of Contemporary Art, Park Bundek, Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata),
Upper Town (Gornji Grad), Lower Town
Lunch at the Park Zrinjevac
Commonly referred to as Zrinjevac, the Nikola Subic Zrinski Square is located in the center of Zagreb and is a wonderful place to wander around. It attracts both tourists and locals with its beautiful monuments, tree-lined walkways, and impressive buildings.
Acting as both a park and a square, the sculpted landscape is perfect if you want to kick back and relax in nature; there are some lovely fountains and busts of famous people for you to inspect. Numerous important buildings line Zrinjevac; among them are the city’s fantastic archaeological museum and the country’s Supreme Court. Indeed, art meets architecture, history, and nature in this leafy, peaceful park.
Museum of Broken Relationships
If you hadn’t already guessed by the name, the Museum of Broken Relationships is devoted to break-ups and is a fun and quirky place to visit. Located in Zagreb’s Upper Town, the museum’s collection seems like a hodgepodge of random items.
In a way, it is, as they have all been donated by lovelorn people following a painful break-up. With display panels explaining the importance of the item and how it symbolized or defined the failed relationship, the exhibits range from the tragic and sad to the humorous and poignant. A slightly bizarre place, the Museum of Broken Relationships is definitely unlike anything you’ve ever seen before!
Museum of Naive Art
Dedicated to works of art by naive artists, the Croatian Museum of Naive Art houses nearly two thousand paintings, sculptures, and drawings, although only around a hundred of them are on display at any one time. As such, it doesn’t take that long to go around, although it is well worth the effort, as there are some fantastic works on show by Ivan Generalic and Mirko Virius, amongst others.
While the majority of the works exhibited are by Croatian artists, there are a number of pieces by international artists that are showcased – all of them are from the 20th century. With such a unique collection, it is an interesting place to stop by. This was actually the first museum in the world specifically dedicated to naive art.
Return to Hotel
Depart Hotel for Dinner
Restaurant Okrugljak, probably one of the 'most Zagreb', but also the most traditional restaurants in northern Croatia, recently celebrated its first century of existence. Almost everything that is best in Croatian gastronomy in a certain form appears in Okrugljak, a restaurant that is also an indispensable part of the culture of Zagreb city life, but also one of the very few restaurants that are passed down from generation to generation.