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Things to do in Zagreb

Zagreb – charming medieval city in Croatia

Zagreb, with its cobbled-stone streets and medieval architecture, can be compared to more popular cities like Vienna and Prague. Its diverse culture, strong economy, and varied points of interest make Zagreb a rising tourist hub in Europe.

 

Things to do in Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital and largest city in Croatia, and no matter what time of year you visit the city you’ll find that there are a lot of fun things to do in Zagreb.

 

Zagreb Tours

Various sightseeing tours are offered in the city. You can either explore the city by foot or by bicycle. Bike tours are extremely popular in Zagreb and locals will even guide you through to various tourist destinations.

 

Zagreb Zoo

Another holiday destination is the Zagreb Zoo which is located inside Maksimir Park. Inside the park are small lakes, walking and biking trails, and a forest.

 

Zagreb Film Festivals - Animafest & ZagrebDox

Film lovers will be delighted to know that Zagreb hosts two of the biggest and most impressive film festivals in Europe. One is the Animafest, a celebration and recognition of local and international animated films. The other is ZagrebDox, an annual documentary film festival.

 

Zagreb Nightlife

Several nightclubs, discos, and restaurants compose the nightlife scene of the city. Some clubs even remain open until four in the morning.

 

When to go to Zagreb

Zagreb has an oceanic climate with four distinct seasons. Drizzle and rain are frequent in autumn and snow is common in winter. Zagreb is very entertaining no matter the time of year. Spring and fall offer many cultural events and winter is the best time for skiing and winter activities.

 

July to August is the city’s peak season. When you take your trip to Zagreb during these months, expect large crowds and high accommodation rates. April to June is the off-season and you can enjoy fine weather and low hotel rates during this time.

 

Zagreb Marathon

If you like running then register to take part of the annual Zagreb Marathon that runs a scenic course throughout the city. The Zagreb Marathon is recognized by the International Association of Athletes Foundation and has hundreds of people running in it every year.

 

Things to do in Zagreb

Zagreb Facts

Population792 875
CountryCroatia
LanguageCroatian
CurrencyKuna
Longitude15.983333
Latitude45.816667
AirportZagreb, Croatia (ZAG)

Zagreb average temperatures

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OPERA

Zagreb Opera House

Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb

Designed by famous architects and masterminds Ferdinand Fellner and Herman Helmer who are responsible for many of the beautiful 19th century opera houses in Europe, the national theater of Croatia has been the main venue for opera in Zagreb since its opening in 1895. The opera house has featured some of the best artists in the world and continues to put on world class opera performances each season. Make sure to check out their schedule while you are in town!

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MARATHON

Zagreb Marathon

The Zagreb Marathon takes place in the Croatian pearl, Zagreb. The race features a main marathon and a half-marathon. The most popular race has traditionally been the half-marathon, but if you are looking to push yourself, running a marathon is one of those challenges that you just have to overcome! Held annually in the month of October, the Zagreb Marathon is guaranteed to be an event worth remembering!

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GOLF

Golf in Zagreb

There are two great golf clubs in Zagreb. Golf & Country Club Zagreb offers an 18 hole course and a 9 hole course. It is located very close to the city along the Sava River and is usually described as a rather difficult course to play on, even challenging professionals thanks to the back tees that can be chosen to make the course longer. Golf Club Schloss Mokrice features the other 18 hole golf course located near Zagreb. This course is also challenging, making sure that you use all of your clubs and your wit as you traverse the scenic course.

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