How to Spend Three Luxurious Days in Zagreb

As the only Croatian city with a population of more than one million, Zagreb is both the capital and historical center of the country. Nestled in the north of Croatia bordering Hungary and Slovenia, it’s also within traveling distance of both Italy and the Adriatic Sea. While no one knows exactly where its name comes from, the city has a rich history dating all the way back to Roman times. Zagreb has transformed into an urban metropolis with a diverse population and countless museums, cultural sites and more. This modern city is also well known for its luxurious fine dining and wine selections from the local wineries. Here are some of our favorite sights to make your next trip to Zagreb even more memorable.



museum of illusions zagreb
Source: Museum of Illusions


One of our must-see museums in Zagreb is the Museum of Illusions. Filled with mind-bending illusions and educational experiences, this tour allows you to interact with the displays and explore its many puzzles. Looking for a more historical tour of the city? The Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park features permanent exhibits of Egyptian, Roman and Greek collections along with other cultural monuments. It holds more than 450,000 artifacts with the ‘Zagreb Mummy’ being its most famous. Take a cultural tour through the Museum of Contemporary Art consisting of Croatian and international artists of photography, film and video, paintings, sculptures and more. The gallery also acts both as a museum and educational institution by providing seminars and workshops. Spend your day gazing at the art while you take in Croatia’s history.



zagreb bike tours
Source: Zagreb Tourist Board


Want to make the most out of your trip to Zagreb? Take a sightseeing tour by bus, bicycle or horse-drawn carriage! Visit theaters such as the Croatian National Theatre to see best-selling dramas, operas, ballets and other performances throughout the city. Take in panoramic views of Zagreb at one of the many observation decks such as Maksimir Park or see a total 360 degree view from the Zagreb Eye observation deck which also hosts dance parties and other events. Get in touch with the city’s history by touring the various churches and cathedrals or witness the modern European architecture of the Croatian State Archives – home to artwork, exhibitions and events. With so many places within walking distance, it’s easy to explore Zagreb and it’s culture.



Zinfandel's Restaurant zagreb
Source: Zinfandel’s Restaurant


With so many different cuisines from around the world, Zagreb is full of restaurants featuring French, Indian, Japanese, Italian and so many more dishes. Zinfandel’s Restaurant has been named “one of the best Zagreb restaurants” with terrace views and an a la carte menu for its guests.  Both stylish and elegant, Zinfandel’s combines local ingredients with world-wide flavors along with a wine list of more than 200 wines to choose from. Enjoy breakfast at Le Bistro Esplanade for a delicious French cuisine of seasonal specialties and premium wines. Explore the tastes of Japan with Gyoza Sake Bar for the best noodles, fresh salads and sake! We recommend trying the gyoza dumplings that are also available in vegetarian.

Throughout history, Zagreb has remained a cultural hub and urban metropolis of Croatia. This capital city is full of history reaching across the globe. With so much culture, activities and sights, it’s no wonder Zagreb is also frequently visited by celebrities such as Snoop Dog and the Pixies. Actor Jesse Eisenberg calls the city “an incredible town. I enjoyed sightseeing the old parts of the town, and at night I went to the clubs.” It can be difficult sometimes to experience a whole city in just three days – want to explore even more of Croatia? Head to our Luxury Tour of Croatia for more sights of this beautiful country!

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