Even a 10-minute ride north of this city centre (or perhaps even a 30-minute walk through leafy roads ) takes you to one of the most gorgeous cemeteries in Europe, sited at the base of Mt Medvednica. Austrian-born architect Herman Bollé, that generated numerous buildings around Zagreb first initially designed in 1876 This. The royal arcade, topped by a string of cupolas, looks from the outside, but seems stylish and calm .
Paths criss-cross the cemetery and dotted with figurines and sculptures designed tombs. Highlights include the grave of poet Petar Preradović and the bust of Vladimir Becić by Ivan Meštrović.
Museum of Broken Relationships
From romances that invisibly into family connections that are split, this quirky museum investigates the mementos left over after a relationship ends. Displayed amid a string of rooms have been donations from all over the planet, each with a story. Exhibits include the humorous (the toaster some one nicked therefore that their ex could never make toast ) into the tragic (the suicide note by someone’s mother). In turns funny, moving and poignant, it is a of their human condition.
Croatian Museum of Naïve Art
A feast for fans of Croatia’s naive art (a form which has been highly trendy locally and worldwide throughout the 1960s and’70s and it has declined somewhat since), this small museum exhibits 80 artworks (a smidgen of this museum’s most total 1900 holdings) that exemplify the complete range of colourful, and often dreamlike, fashions within this genre. The area’s most significant musicians, including Generalić, Mraz, Rabuzin and Smajić, are all exhibited here.
Right in the heart of the city, Zagreb fruit and vegetable market was trader-central since the 1930s once the city governments set up market space to the’border’ between the Lower and Upper Towns. Sellers from all around Croatia descend here to hawk fresh produce.
This very short, and extreme, funicular railway line joins the Upper and Lower Towns of Zagreb.
Croatian Association of Artists
East of this middle, this gallery has been housed in one of those couple architectural functions from Ivan Meštrović and has a hectic and diverse rolling program of exhibitions and events during the entire year. It’s a must in the craft circuit of Zagreb; test out what’s on as you are in town. The construction itself has had several fascinating incarnations, representing the region’s history in a nutshell.
Lotrščak Tower was built at the midst of the 13th century to protect the south west city terrace. You climb around the most effective for a sweeping 360degree view of the city and can input, but it was shut for restoration work in 2018, without a date set for re opening. Directly next door is the funicular railway, assembled in 1888, which links the Lower and Upper Towns.
Trg Bana Jelačića
Zagreb’s main orientation point and also its geographical heart is Trg Bana Jelačića — it’s where most people organize to meet up. If you like people watching, sit in one of those cafes and watch the tramloads of folks greeting each other, getting out and spreading among the newspaper – and – flower-sellers.
The artefacts placed here stretch from the prehistoric age into the medieval age. The 2 nd floor holds the most interesting — and also well-curated — shows. Here, exhibits of metallic curse pills, and complicated little arts, such as petroleum lamps and paints, are given as the show-stopping marble statuary that was customary. An exhibit devoted to the early-medieval of Croatia Bijelo Brdo culture exhibits a wealth of finds found at the 1920s.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Housed at a city icon made by neighborhood celebrity architect Igor Franić, this museum shows both the solo and thematic group displays by Croatian and international performers in its 17,000 sq metres. The permanent display, Collection in-motion, showcases 620 edgy functions by 240 artists, roughly half of whom are Croatian. There’s a packed program of performance art and film, theatre, concerts.
Maksimir Park is a peaceful wooded enclave covering 18 hectares, readily accessible by trams 11 and 12 by Trg Bana Jelačića. It was the very first people promenade in Europe. It’s landscaped with artificial lakes and alleys, yards. One of the most photographed structure in the park is the exquisite Bellevue Pavilion, assembled in 1843. This is the Echo Pavilion, along with a house built to resemble a bucolic cottage that is Swiss.
Jarun Lake in Zagreb is a popular getaway for residents at any given moment of the year, but specially in summer, once the waters are great for swimming. Although part of this lake is discounted to sailing contests (rowing, kayaking and canoeing), there’s plenty of space to enjoy a leisurely swim. Other options include biking, roller blading and kids’ parks. Head left to Malo Jezero for rental or swimming and canoe, or directly to Veliko Jezero, where there exists a beach and windsurfing.
St Mark’s Church
The 13th-century St Mark’s Church is just one of Zagreb’s most emblematic buildings. Its bright tiled roof, constructed in 1880, has got the coat on the side, and also the logo of Zagreb on the best. The portal, composed of 1-5 figures in niches that were shallow, was sculpted in the 14 th century. The interior contains sculptures from Ivan Meštrović, although the church is open just at Mass times.
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
This cathedral spires — seemingly forever under fix — soar across the city. Formerly called St Stephen’s, the cathedral has however the sacristy comprises a cycle of frescos .” An earthquake in 1880 damaged the construction, and reconstruction in a neo-Gothic style began around the turn of the century.
Housed in a imposing neo-Renaissance former school is the eclectic, globe-trotting personal art collection of Ante Topić Mimara, who forfeited over 3750 priceless objects to his native Zagreb (even though he spent much of his life in Salzburg, Austria). Find glassware that is Ptolemaic from ivory and Alexandria, delicate jade Qing-dynasty ornaments, ornate wooden spans encrusted with semi precious stones and also a European painting collection together with works by Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Bosch, Velázquez, Goya, Renoir and Degas.
Officially called Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog but fondly called Zrinjevac, this lush square is an important hang-out during glowing weekends and hosts pop up cafe booths throughout summer time. Additionally, it is a venue for events and many festivals, many centred on the elaborate music pavilion that goes from 1891.
Medika Diving & Technicolour Dream Murals
Two of the pieces of street art in Zagreb are hidden off on the area of the Westin Hotel. The Medika Diving mural by Lonac depicts a diver in green and yellow tones that are vibrant and also comprises the chimney pipe coming out of the walls while the snorkel. On the wall that is opposite the huge Technicolour Fantasy mural, depicting a girl has been a collaborative endeavor between Chez and Lonac 186.
The mystery-laden Grič Tunnel that joins Mesnička along with also Radićeva streets opened to the people during the summer of 2016. Built in 1943 for usage being a WWII air raid shelter and rarely used since (except for its legendary rave party that took place here in 1993), that 350m-long tunnel is yours to cross.
Certainly one of the best views in town — around red-tile roofs throughout the palace — is using this square behind the Jesuit Church of St Catherine. It’s the right spot to begin or end the Upper Town drift. The square is also home to Zagreb’s most famous streetart; the Whale, gracing the facade of this deserted Galerija Gradec building, is just a 3D job by French artist Etien.
Croatian State Archives
The most majestic art deco building, with OWL-S of wisdom staring out from the corners of the roof of zagreb, was constructed to accommodate property archives and the library. It’s home to the nation archives today, and you are allowed a peek inside its insides by also two daily tours. The tour highlight is the fantastic Reading Room, decked out by huge chandeliers and Vlaho Bukovac’s Development of Croatian Culture painting depicting major amounts from history.
Galerija Klovićevi Dvori
Renting a swath of exhibitions this particular gallery, housed at a former Jesuit monastery, is among the town’s most prestigious art spaces. If anything is on as you’re in town Assess. Past exhibits have included Picasso and Chagall, as well as collections . The gallery’s atrium hosts concerts in July as a portion of the Evenings on Grič festival. There’s a nice cafe also.
This personal art collection, housed at a mill in an industrial area of Zagrebthat provides an insight into Croatian contemporary art from the 1950s to now. Works on display shift frequently. There exists a lively roster of events, including free creative workshops for kids (no reservations needed) on Saturday, and the trendy Lauba Bistro is located on-site.
Since 1907 the Convent of St Claire has set this tradition which presents Zagreb’s history through a hodgepodge of exhibits. The exhibits include archaeological finds discovered during the building’s restoration in the 1990s; lithographs older city plans and documents; rock masonry and altars from the Cathedral and St Mark’s; along with socialist-era paraphernalia. Summaries of the exhibits have been in English.
Museum of Illusion
This quirky museum delivers people of all ages a wonderful adventure that is sensory. Children particularly have been in for an excellent time. The Slanted Room and the Mirror of Truth are among hologram pictures, intriguing exhibits, puzzles and games which provide up a fun mental workout. The museum shop has Dilemma Games and fabulous 3D puzzles toys that create an excellent souvenir.
- 1 Mirogoj
- 2 Museum of Broken Relationships
- 3 Croatian Museum of Naïve Art
- 4 Dolac Market
- 5 Funicular Railway
- 6 Croatian Association of Artists
- 7 Lotrščak Tower
- 8 Trg Bana Jelačića
- 9 Archaeological Museum
- 10 Museum of Contemporary Art
- 11 Maksimir Park
- 12 Jarun Lake
- 13 St Mark’s Church
- 14 Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- 15 Museum Mimara
- 16 Zrinjevac
- 17 Medika Diving & Technicolour Dream Murals
- 18 Grič Tunnel
- 19 Katarinin Trg
- 20 Croatian State Archives
- 21 Galerija Klovićevi Dvori
- 22 Lauba
- 23 City Museum
- 24 Museum of Illusion