Zagreb Travel Grabs The Guardian’s Attention

Lauren Simmonds

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July the 4th, 2023 – The capital has managed to grab The Guardian’s attention. The British publication has placed Zagreb travel for younger people on a very positive list.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the British newspaper The Guardian recently published a list of the best destinations for young travellers, and Zagreb travel is firmly on it. There are a total of nine cities on the list, meaning that Zagreb found itself listed alongside El Palmar, Biarritz, Granada, Lisbon and others, as N1 reports.

The Guardian showers praise on “pocket-sized” Zagreb

The Guardian writes: The Croatian capital is the perfect “pocket size” city, says Ivana Shiell of the country’s tourist board. It’s walkable and is said to have the highest number of museums per square metre in Europe. Stroll around the narrow cobblestone streets of the historic upper town: in summer, there are regular open-air concerts and stalls, and every year for 10 days in July (12-23 this year), the Courtyards festival opens up some of the area’s palatial buildings to the public.

Year round, there’s the landmark Zagreb cathedral and the much-loved Museum of Broken Relationships, which was set up by two artists – and exes – as an ode to all the strange and funny objects left behind after breakups. Other quirky offerings include the Cannabis Museum, which opened last year and is boldly placed opposite the city’s police headquarters, as well as the Chocolate Museum, and the Croatian Museum of Naive Art.

Browse street art and vintage shops at Martićeva Street, nab a gablec (cut-price lunch) at eateries around the Dolac farmer’s market, and take a nature break at Maksimir park. The restaurants, bars and nightclubs on Tkalčićeva Street attract locals and tourists; get an ice-cream and coffee there in the day, and drinks in the evenings. Croatia’s most popular attraction, the emerald-green lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice lakes national park, is a two-hour drive from the city. Buses to the park run from Zagreb daily, and some hostels, such as the Chillout Hostel (from €35 a night), arrange day trips for guests.

Zagreb travel is becoming more and more appealing in summer

Not so long ago, Zagreb was a ghost town during the hot summer months as we residents flocked to the coast for our annual holidays. This is still more or less the case now, but it is becoming less so thanks to the up and coming Zagreb becoming a tourist destination of its own, and not to mention thanks to Ryanair’s Zagreb Airport base which facilitates cheap Zagreb travel throughout the year. Read more here for what you can find in a typically much emptier Zagreb during the sweltering Croatian summer.


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