Zagreb – Croatia’s Cultural Heart!

Aerial photo of Croatia's capital Zagreb

8th January 2020

Although Croatia is famous for beautiful towns on the coast, Zagreb, located in central Croatia, is breathtaking to everybody that visits. Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and the largest city in the country. It really offers the best of Croatia all year long, with beautiful lakes and mesmerizing cobblestone streets lit by gas lamps. The best thing about Zagreb is that it offers something for all budgets, be it accommodation, shopping spots, restaurants or cafes! If you’re there and wondering what to see and which restaurants to visit, look no further!

Tourist attractions in Zagreb:

If we were to list all possible attractions in Zagreb, this post would be huge! Instead, we’ll list just some of our favourites, encouraging you to go and explore the city yourself. Zagreb really is a place to go out and explore. It’s big enough to find lots and lots of beautiful and interesting things, but small enough for you to feel safe and to always be able to find your way back to where you first began. People there are welcoming and will gladly help you or give you directions when you feel like you don’t know where to go next. But, don’t worry! The city guides you itself and wants you to feel at home!

With beautiful scenery and welcoming people, Zagreb will feel like home to you in no time!

Upper Town

Upper Town is probably the first thing you’ll want to visit when in Zagreb. The reason for that is that it’s filled with tourist attractions such as the cathedral, parliament building, museums and numerous churches. Perhaps the most famous attraction is St. Mark’s Church, known for its colorful roof bearing the coats of arms of Croatia. Right next to it is the Croatian Parliament building, so be sure to check it out too!

The famous Saint Mark's Church in Zagreb


Lower Town

Lower town was laid out in the 1800s, consisting of wide avenues and big buildings. If you walk through Lower town, you’ll sure come by several popular museums and famous hotels. It’s a lovely part of town to sit and have a cup of coffee, while watching the locals go on about their business.

Ban Jelačić Square

The main square in Zagreb is named after Count Josip Jelačić, 19th century ruler. If you’re there, be sure to check out the statue of Count Jelačić which was erected in the square in 1800s, removed during communist times, and reinstated in 1990. Jelačić square is the most famous square in Zagreb, and the fact that traffic is prohibited on the square makes it perfect for afternoon walks. When you’re tired of walking around and getting to know the square, go to Tkalčićeva street for relaxation!

The statue of Ban Jelacic on Ban Jelacic Square


Tkalčićeva Street

Tkalčićeva street offers the best ways to relax. You can find some live music at a bar, or maybe a restaurant that serves both traditional and less-traditional foods. Our recommendation is that you go there when the sun goes down, because sitting at a local bar with a glass of local craft-beer in your hand and watching people go by is a real treat.

Dolac Marketplace

If you’re in need of some local groceries, Dolac is your place. This farmers market is the most famous market in Zagreb and it offers meat, dairy products, veggies and fruits, all grown locally. You can be sure you’re buying top notch products every day! Also, nearby is the city’s main flower market Optovina, so go and buy a flower for your loved one while you’re there!

The Christmas Market

The Christmas market is probably the thing Zagreb has been most popular for in last couple of years! The market is spread out throughout the city and the lights, decorations and festive foods make it the favourite tourist destination in the last couple of years. It really does have a fairytale feel to it! Some of the foods you should definitely try are:

  • Sarma – Boiled cabbage stuffed with beef, pork and rice simmered in in tomato sauce. What’s not to love?!
  • Fritule – Little doughnuts sprinkled with sugar, covered in chocolate.
  • Štrukli – Best served warm, Štrukli is essentially dough, cottage cheese and cream. This one is a must-try!
  • Rakija – Croatian national drink, Rakija is a spirit made from distilled fruits and herbs and sweetened with sugar or honey. We assure you it will keep you warm!

Wake up your inner child and go explore this wonderful market!

The Christmas market in Zagreb


How to get to Zagreb

Zagreb is in Central Croatia, which makes it easily reachable from whatever direction you’re coming from. It’s got an airport, so you can just fly there. If you’re on vacation at the coast and you just decided to go on an adventure to Zagreb, it won’t take you very long to get there! It’s only 285km away from Zadar which makes it a 3-hour drive. If you’re in Rijeka, it’ll take you less than 2 hours to reach Zagreb since it’s only 160km away. If you want to visit Zagreb, but don’t feel like renting cars and driving yourself, we’ve got your back!

Taxi Transfer from Zadar to Zagreb

Let’s Go is a Private Transfer company from Zadar serving all major airports and cities in Croatia. By booking our private transfer service your trip to Zagreb will be comfortable, fun and worry-free! Our car will be waiting to pick you up at the agreed location and our chauffeurs will safely get you to your destination with no hidden costs!

Zadar – Zagreb Taxi Transfer:

  • Distance: 292.1 km
  • Travel time: 3h 4min
  • Car ( 2-3 passengers)
  • Minivan ( up to 9 passengers)
  • Minibus (up to 18 passengers)
  • Minibus (up to 23 passengers)

Here are some of the reasons why to book taxi transfer from Zadar to Zagreb:

+ Easy online booking
+ Flat rates
+ Best prices
+ Professional, English-speaking drivers
+ Door-to-door transfer
+ Meet & Greet service
+ Help with your luggage
+ Free Wi-Fi
+ Comfortable vehicles
+ No waiting
+ Safe & reliable transfers
+ Flexible cancellation


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