I arrived in Zagreb in Croatia from Ljubljana in Slovenia by train for 18 euros (£14). It took 2 hours and 30 minutes and I bought my ticket from the train station on the day of departure with no problems.

Zagreb, Croatia’s northwestern capital, is distinguished by its 18th and 19th- century Austro- Hungarian architecture. At its center, Upper Town is the site of the Gothic, twin- spired Zagreb Cathedral, 13th century St. Mark’s Church and cafe- lined pedestrian Tkalčićeva Street. Lower Town contains the city’s main square, Ban Jelačić, as well as shops, museums and parks.

Zagreb is a city full of pretty architectural buildings as well as some different fun museums such as the broken relationships and museum of illusions.

Hostels and Hotels were reasonably priced in Zagreb as was everything else.

Zagreb is a city that has a lot to offer from exciting museums to great nightlife and streets packed full of coffee bars to sit back and relax.

The food is a very good price, you should expect to find a lot of pasta dishes across the  menus.

Zagreb really is a beautiful city packed with things to do in order to keep you active.

Zagreb is a very nice city and certainly has enough to keep you entertained for a couple of days.

Getting from Zagreb airport to the city centre of Zagreb

Zagreb Airport

Zagreb’s Airport is approximately 17 km from the city centre.

Zagreb’s Bus service will take you to the city centre for 30 HRK (£2) and will take 30 minutes and can be bought from the driver.

A taxi will take you from the Zagreb’s airport to the city centre for around 180 HRK (£19) and will take 15 minutes.

Travelling Around Zagreb

For travel within the city of Zagreb, the Zagreb Travel Card gives unlimited free travel on the underground, trams and buses.

A 72 hour travel pass costs 12 euros (£9)

A 24- hour travel pass cost 8 euros (£6)

Do not forget to activate your travel card on the first journey or face a big fine.

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Croatia’s, Zagreb Card

The Zagreb Card is your best companion when in Zagreb, entitling you to free travel on all Zagreb’s public transport and great discounts at over 150 different locations.

24 hours: 8 euros (£6)

72 hours: 12 euros (£9)

If you’re in Zagreb for a few days I really would recommend getting the Zagreb card as each attraction itself can cost around 4 euro’s (£3), around 4 attractions at a discounted price and you’ve saved.

My perfect hotel in Zagreb, Croatia.

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Highly recommended, with just a few minutes walk to the centre.

Accommodation, Eating and Drinking in Zagreb, Croatia

Hotels and hostels budget for every price range with:

Hostel’s in the centre of Zagreb can be found for around 75 HRK (£8) per person.

3- star hotels with 2 sharing a double room with breakfast can be found from around 334 HRK (£35).

4- star hotels with 2 sharing a double room with breakfast and spa facilities can be found for around 573 HRK (£60).


If you’d rather, you could find a 5- star hotel for 2387 HRK (£250).

Restaurants are in the central area of Zagreb and are not too expensive.

If you’re looking for a 3- course meal in a mid range restaurant you could expect to pay 110 HRK (£12) and a beer for 13 HRK (£1.40).

If you were to look for a single course meal in an inexpensive restaurant you could expect to pay 40 HRK (£5).

For nightlife in Zagreb

Zagreb has great night live with good bar crawls, look for the “ Zagreb Pub Crawl” at Maraschino bar. For 109 HRK (£12) for a local party guide, 3 welcome shots, drinking games, free club entry, and skipping the lines.

This pub crawl really makes for a good night out in Zagreb.

Museums worth a visit In Zagreb, Croatia

 No trip is complete without visiting a few fun museums Zagreb has a great selection of museums and a few different museums, but with many entry fees around 12 euros, the costs can add up quick. There are ways to save, most museums have reduced price tickets for students and seniors, and good discounts with the Zagreb Card ranging from 10% to 80%.

The Museum of Broken Relationships is a museum in Zagreb, Croatia, dedicated to failed love relationships. Its exhibits include personal objects left over from former lovers, accompanied by brief descriptions.

 Explore the world of illusions in Zagreb and experience the impossible at the Museum of Illusions

The Mimara Museum is an art museum in the city of Zagreb, Croatia. It is situated at the Roosevelt Square, housing the collection by Wiltrud and Ante Topić Mimara. Its full official name is the Art Collection of Ante and Wiltrud Topić Mimara.

Zagreb City Museum or Museum of the City of Zagreb located in 20 Opatička Street, was established in 1907 by the Association of the Brethren of the Croatian Dragon.

Things to do and must see’s whilst in Zagreb, Croatia

Gradec or Grič is a part of Zagreb, Croatia, and together with Kaptol, it is the medieval nucleus of the city. It is situated on the hill of Gornji Grad.

Tkalčićeva Street is a street in the Zagreb, Croatia city centre. Extending from the vicinity of the central Ban Jelačić Square to its northern end at the Little Street, the street flows between the Gornji Grad in the west and Nova Ves in the east.

A guided tour of The Mirogoj Cemeter, a cemetery park that is considered to be among the most noteworthy landmarks in the City of Zagreb.

The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, commonly referred to as HNK Zagreb, is a theatre, opera and ballet house located in Zagreb.

Zagreb Eye with a stunning 360 degrees view.

Free things to do Whilst in Zagreb, Croatia

The Changing of the Guard takes place every Saturday & Sunday from 12  noon on St. Mark’s square and is marked by a parade through the city centre with trumpeters and drummers.

Maksimir Park is the oldest public park in Zagreb, Croatia. It forms part of the city’s cultural heritage and is a habitat for many different plants and animal species.

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.

Stone Gate is one of the best- preserved monuments of old Zagreb . It is a building shaped like a rectangular tower with road passage. Part of the defense system of the Zagreb Gradec and the only door that still exist today.

The Church of St. Mark is the parish church of old Zagreb, Croatia, located in St. Mark’s Square.

Also plenty of churches and cathedrals to pop in, however, a few have an admission fee.

After a few days in Zagreb, I then headed home for the U.K.