10.19.2018 - 10.16.2018 65 °F
There isn’t much to say about Zagreb except that it’s one of the nicest metropolitan cities that I’ve been to. They have everything from beautiful old buildings to modern glass buildings. The food was excellent and as with all the Croatian cities, impeccably clean. I’m amazed how clean the cities in Croatia are with all the tourist. There is an old town with great little outside cafés and bars where you can enjoy a drink, relax and people watch. The most appealing part of Zagreb are the alluring buildings, squares and parks in a bustling metropolitan city. I know, you are thinking, well, there’s Paris or London - which I will answer - I’ve never been to London so there’s that and as far as Paris goes, I don’t see “Paris” as a working metropolitan city. I see Paris as a romantic, fantasy, artistic getaway for the rich. Yes, I know that I am totally simplifying a wonderful city, but this is my blog so there you go. 😉
Bottom line, I’m glad I came but I won’t be putting this city at the top of my favorite cities to revisit, after all, I still have to visit London. 🙃
Funicular - Its 217 feet of tracks makes it one of the shortest and steepest public-transport funiculars in the world.
The Mushroom Fountain - When it was first set up, the citizens didn’t really like it. Quite contrary, they mocked it and gave it its funny nickname. But, in time it became one of the symbols of this square and of the whole city. It is often to be found on Zagreb postcards.
Trg bana Jelačića is the central square of the city of Zagreb. The square is colloquially called Jelačić plac.
Ilica Street (nearly 4 miles long), is one of the longest and one of the busiest and most popular shopping streets in Zagreb.
View of the Old Town
The Zagreb Cathedral on Kaptol is a Roman Catholic institution and not only the tallest building in Croatia but also the most monumental sacral building in Gothic style southeast of the Alps.
Church of St. Mark - On the roof, tiles are laid so that they represent the coat of arms of Zagreb (white castle on red background) and Triune Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia.
Marija Juric Zagorka, Croatia’s first female journalist and one of its most widely read authors. Born in the village of Negovec, she was married early in her life to a much older Hungarian man, only to escape to Zagreb some years later. In addition to publishing nineteen novels, she also founded Women’s Papers, the first magazine in the Austro-Hungarian Empire to focus on women’s issues.
The Croatian National Theatre - commonly referred to as HNK Zajc, is a theatre, opera and ballet house.
Old next to the new
Dolac Market - Every day they set up and take down this market