Experience Zagreb Unique Places

Explore Grounded Solar System
Scattered around the Grounded Sun, a 2-meter diameter bronze sphere built by academic sculptor Ivan Kozaric in 1971, are the 8 planets of the Solar System, and Pluto, in scaled dimensions and at scaled distances, scattered around the city, created by Davor Preis in 2004.
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Visit Medvednica mountaintop Sljeme by Cablecar
The highest peak of Medvednica mountain is peak Sljeme, 1035 m, reachable by public transport, i.e. cable
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Check out the Museum of broken relationships
One of the most unique museums in the world is situated in the upper town and devoted to broken relationships. The "museum" began as a world-traveling collection of donated items until 2010 when it settled at the place of its origin – in Zagreb. It hosts mundane items donated by people from all over the world followed by their broken relationship storyline related to the item (e.g. there is a hatchet with a very interesting story!). The museums set is constantly updated by fresh items and stories.
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Visit St. Marko’s church
Considered by many as the most beautiful church in Zagreb, this gothic church that dates from 13th century is famous for its richly decorated rooftop that hosts coat of arms of Zagreb and the Triune Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia. The church is situated at the square surrounded by the Government and the Parlament buildings on the west and east.
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Hear the Gric cannon shooting to mark the noon
If you are strolling around the city center around noon don’t be afraid when you hear a strong blast – it’s the Gric cannon marking the noon (since 1877). Today it is located in the Lotrscak tower on Gric in the upper town, medieval city core just next to the funicular.
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Take a ride with Zagreb funicular
Zagreb funicular located at the very heart of the old city is the oldest example of public transportation in the city and drives to the upper town, the medieval city core. It is the shortest funicular in the world, with a track length of 66 meters. Due to its original appearance and construction, Zagreb Funicular is protected as a monument of culture.
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Walk through the Gric Tunnel
Gric Tunnel is a part of a Zagreb tunnel network in the Upper Town and is the only one open to the public. The Tunnel was built during World War II (1943) to shelter civilians from frequent bombings. It also served the purpose during the Croatian War of Independence. In 90’ it hosted “Under City Rave” parties, and nowadays different types of amazing events and exhibitions are held there.
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Stroll through Lenucci (Green) Horseshoe
The Green Horseshoe or Lenuzzi's Horseshoe is the name for an urban ensemble consisting of a series of squares-parks in the Lower Town of Zagreb, built during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Horticulturally arranged squares are called "horseshoes" because they are formed in the shape of the letter "u", with the south, east and west sides surrounding the center of Zagreb's Lower Town.
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Check out the Croatian National Theatre
The Croatian National Theater is neo-baroque-style opera house, representing a classic example of the late 19th century Austro-Hungarian empire architecture. The square around the theatre is considered by many to be the most beautiful one in the Lenucci horseshoe. In addition to its classic repertoire the theatre also offers guided tours ‘the secret history of the theatre’ which includes its famous hidden underground passage.
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Chill out in the Botanical Garden
The botanical garden stands out as a special unit of Lenucci (green) Horseshoe. The garden has 10,000 species of plants and plenty of restful corners and paths.
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Check out the Art Pavilion
The Art Pavilion, established in 1898, it is the oldest gallery in Southeast Europe. The Pavilion is located on one of the squares of the Lenuci Horseshoe.
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Walk through Oktogon
Oktogon is Zagreb's first covered pedestrian passage with a central glass dome and stained glass. It was designed by architect Josip Vancas and it connects Petar Preradovic Square (flower square) with Ilica street through the building of the former First Croatian Savings Bank.
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Visit Zagreb Cathedral
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saints Stephen and Ladislav located on Kaptol (city center) is a Roman catholic cathedral. Its prominent spires are landmarks as they are visible from most parts of the city. The history of the cathedral dates back to 11th century, but the church was rebuilt, reconstructed or redesigned several times in history, owning its current visage of the neogothic style to famous architect Herman Bolle.
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Experience Museum of Contemporary Art
The biggest and most modern museum in the country, the contemporary art museum, is located on Avenija Dubrovnik in Zagreb. It contains about 12,000 works of contemporary art works by domestic and foreign authors. The museum often hosts thematic exhibitions and events, and is also known to host conferences as well as rock concerts (on its rooftop).
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In case you stay one or couple days

Take a hike at Medvednica nature park
Mountain Medvednica, most of which is protected as the nature park, is located just north of Zagreb. It has natural, cultural, and historic places of great importance such as medieval castle Medvedgrad and dark and chilly underground, Veternica Cave.
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Have a kremsnita in the town of Samobor
The small and beautiful medieval town of baroque architecture situated just next to Zagreb, overlooked by the ruins of the ‘old town’ from the nearby hill. The town is most famous for its “kremsnita” cake. Samobor has also been well known for its craft makers that produce various goods – clothing, hats, leather, wood, and crystal items, but also “licitar” hearts, probably the most unique souvenir to buy in Croatia.
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Visit Andautonija archeological site
Andautonia was a Roman settlement in the province of Pannonia, located southeast of the city of Zagreb next to today’s village Scitarjevo. It is arranged as an an open-air museum.
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Explore your history in the Krapina Neanderthal Museum
For all history and archeologic enthusiasts, this is a “must-see”. This modern museum hosts a permanent exhibition that shows the complex story of the origin of life on Earth. The museum is located near the excavation site Husnjakovo where the world’s largest collection of Neanderthal fossil bones was found. The site dates back to 125 000 BC and it is certainly one of the most significant paleoanthropological localities worldwide.
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Walk around the town of Ozalj
Ozalj is small city built around an old medieval town, dating from 13th century. The old medieval town was rearranged into the castle of famous old Croatian noble families Frankopan and Zrinski in 18th century and is a museum today. The city also hosts one of the oldest powerplants in Croatia, more than 100 years old hydroelectric plant called “Munjara” which is still operating!
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Visit the Trakoscan Castle
Trakoscan is a 13th century castle located in northern Croatia, around 80 km from the city of Zagreb. It is a protected historical and cultural asset consisting of a castle, auxiliary buildings, garden and a forest park with a lake. The castle is today a museum open for public.
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Admire the famous Plitvice lakes
Probably the most breathtaking natural site in Croatia, the national park of Plitvice Lakes is located an hour and a half drive from Zagreb. The Plitvice Lakes are on the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its outstanding beauty and unique tufa barriers and lakes that are subsequently formed by tufa formation.
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