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Accommodation in Zagreb, Croatia

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Tourist information

Even though it’s the capital of Croatia, Zagreb is from time to time overlooked as a vacation destination by travelers to the country, which is a real shame, because it has much to provide! Sure, it doesn’t have the ocean or sandy beaches, although it has a number of fine landmarks, a number of dining establishments, cafeterias and clubs, tons of enjoyment and typical events, a monumental variety of accommodation (lots of budget hostels and private apartments), some good shopping malls and is quite simple to reach from elsewhere in Europe. Those other favourite Cental European towns – Bratislava, Prague, Ljubljana and Budapest – have a powerful competitor!

Visually, Zagreb is a blend of straight-laced Austro-Hungarian architecture and rough-around-the-edges socialist constructions, its character a sometimes uneasy fusion of the two elements. This little metropolitan area is made for roaming the roads, drinking coffee in the permanently full cafeterias, popping into art galleries and museums, and savoring the theatres, performances and cinema. It’s a year-round outdoor town: in early spring and summer months everyone scurries to Jarun Lake in the south west to swim or sail, or dance the evening away at lakeside clubs, while in fall and winter months citizens go snow skiing at Mountain Medvednica (only a tram ride away) or treking in close by town of Samobor.

Safety in Zagreb

It is usually safe to travel in key towns and vacationer districts. Brutal crime concerning guest are rare. Taxis, buses and trams are safe and sound and as well proficient. It is recommended to follow a couple of simple precautions to make vacation more comfy and safe.

When to visit Zagreb

As a vibrant town, Zagreb has a wide range of adventures, events and pleasures all year round. There is no "wrong season" to visit Zagreb; each season has its pleasures. Summer months are hardly stifling and is a exceptional time to enjoy Zagreb's parklands. The town empties out in July and August, because inhabitants head to the coastline and islands. The lack of cramped trams can be relaxing although dining establishments and cafeterias may be sealed and night life comes to a halt. The season gears up in fall with a full menu of performances, exhibitions and special manifestations. As the leaves slowly turn color and the air grows chillier, Zagreb acquires a melancholy air. Cold winter months temperature levels make it the perfect time to duck into a comfortable coffee building and linger over very warm chocolate. In early spring, cafe life blossoms as everyone heads outside for lunch on a outdoors terrace or an after-work drink on among the town's incomparable plazas.

Zagreb Card

Travellers who are staying for a couple of days should think about buying the Zagreb Card. The card features unrestricted travel on public transportation in Zagreb, price cuts at practically all of the town's art galleries, reduced costs at a number of museums, eating places, stores, and service providers and a number of other concessions. It costs 12 euros and is valid for 72 hrs from the date and time entered on the card. Holders of the card as well receive a special booklet with a list of all of the establishments and the price cuts available to them. The card can be picked up at any of Zagreb's Tourist Information Centers and at the reception desks of most of Zagreb's hotels and resorts.

Accommodation in Zagreb

The accommodation offer in Zagreb is abundant and assorted, and thus appropriate for everyone’s price range. The hotels range between spacious premium hotels operating within famous chains to little private apartments and budget hostels. The accommodation categories are marked by stars and the prices of rooms and other services depend on the category. Among the advantages of Zagreb is the availability of accommodation in the very centre of the towns. This is where you will discover the most luxury hotels and resorts such as the Westin, Hilton, Sheraton and Esplanade, in addition to much more affordable ones. Normally speaking, the hotel accommodation is at a high level, the rooms are neat and the service is decent. Most hotels and resorts offer a car parking lot and some have a garage. Tourists can as well choose between innumerable private rooms and holiday apartments, while a couple of hostels are available for younger people arriving in the Croatian capital while exploring Europe.

Parks in Zagreb, Croatia

  • Zrinjevac Park, (just south - east of the prime square). the park of the Academy (connecting the Zrinjevac and Tomislav parks).
  • Maksimir Park & Zagreb Zoo - The largest park in Zagreb. Exceptional place to chill out, drink coffee, eat lunch or take great long walks via the forest or by the little lakes. Best for joggers, bikers, also child and dog friendly. The 85-year old ZOO is situated in the Maksimir Park.
  • King Tomislav square.
  • Mazuranic square.
  • Botanical Gardens, near the Hotel Esplanade.
  • Square of Marsal Josip Broz Tito.
 

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