Zagreb and Environs

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  • 1. Čigoč and Lonjsko polje Nature Park

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The Čigoč Information Center, in a traditional house of posavina oak, is situated on the main road that runs through the village center. It...Read More

  • 2. Crkva svetog Marka

    Gornji Grad | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The original building was erected in the 13th century and was once the parish church of Gradec. The Baroque bell tower was added in the 17th...Read More

  • 3. Dvor Trakošćan

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Croatia's most visited castle took on its present neo-Gothic appearance during the mid-19th century, compliments of Juraj VI Drašković, whose...Read More

  • 4. Gradsko groblje

    Cemetery

    Built in 1773 and thoroughly relandscaped in 1905 by Hermann Haller, a self-taught landscape architect who revolutionized traditional notions...Read More

  • 5. Kraneamus Krapina Neanderthal Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The new Krapina Neanderthal Museum is located near the world-famous site of the Krapina Neanderthals "Hušnjakovo," and its architecture evokes...Read More

  • 6. Kumrovec Staro selo

    Museum Village

    The old quarter of Kumrovec is an open-air museum with beautifully restored thatched cottages and wooden farm buildings, orchards, and a stream...Read More

  • 7. Lonjsko polje Nature Park

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    As a happier contrast to its labor-camp memorial, Jasenovac is home to the headquarters of Lonjsko Polje Nature Park. ...Read More

  • 8. Museum of Broken Relationships

    Gornji Grad | Museum/Gallery

    Opened in 2010, this museum displays objects connected to love stories that didn't work out. The entire exhibition is made up of personal belongings...Read More

  • 9. Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The park is right on the main highway (E71) from Zagreb to Split, and it's certainly worth the three-hour trip from the capital. This 8,000...Read More

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  • 10. Sljeme

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Sljeme is an ideal place for picnicking, but you may wish to save your appetite for dinner at one of the excellent restaurants on the road home...Read More

  • 11. Stari grad

    Museum/Gallery

    Today a historical museum, Varaždin's main attraction is the massive Stari grad, which assumed its present form in the 16th century as a state...Read More

  • 12. Tkalčićeva Street

    Gornji Grad | Promenade/Boardwalk

    This street was once a channel forming the boundary between Kaptol and Gradec, then known as Potok (the brook). Today, it is a charming, well...Read More

  • 13. Veliki Tabor

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Don't miss wandering around the interior of the impressive Veliki Tabor. The colonnaded galleries of the interior cast sublime shadows in moonlight...Read More

  • 14. Zagrebačka katedrala

    Gornji Grad | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and to the kings Saint Stephen and Saint Ladislaus, the Zagreb Cathedral was built on the site of a former...Read More

  • 15. Arheološki muzej

    Donji Grad | Museum/Gallery

    Museum exhibits focus on prehistoric times to the Tartar invasion. Pride of place is given to the Vučedol Dove, a three-legged ceramic vessel...Read More

  • 16. Botanički vrt

    Donji Grad | Garden/Arboretum

    Founded in 1889 as research grounds for the Faculty of Biology at Zagreb University, the garden includes an arboretum with English-style landscaping...Read More

  • 17. Crkva svete Katarine

    Gornji Grad | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built for the Jesuit order between 1620 and 1632, this church is the most beautiful Baroque church in Zagreb. It is a one-nave church with six...Read More

  • 18. Dolac

    Gornji Grad | Market/Bazaar

    Farmers from the surrounding countryside set up their stalls here daily, though the market is at its busiest on Friday and Saturday mornings...Read More

  • 19. Entomološka zbirka

    Museum/Gallery

    Housed in the Herzer Palace, the Entomološka zbirka museum has a fascinating presentation of some 50,000 different insect specimens. ...Read More

  • 20. Food market

    Market/Bazaar

    For a bite of Varaždin's specialty bakery product, a klipić (a salted, finger-shape bread), stop by one of the bakeries at the city's open...Read More

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