Described as a little Vienna, Croatia’s capital Zagreb is a mishmash of elegant Austro-Hungarian buildings and cobbled medieval streets just waiting to be explored. Often overlooked by tourists who prefer to sun themselves on Croatia’s stunning beaches,
Zagreb is a great choice for a city break destination with a difference. Think beautiful squares packed with Art Noveau and Baroque buildings, parks full of locals soaking up the summer sun and an atmosphere that combines a mix of Balkan and Central European cultures. And even though it has all the beauty of Prague and Budapest, it doesn’t quite have the reputation – yet – meaning you’ll be able to explore to your heart’s content, minus the tourist crowds.
Head to Hrelic - Zagreb's largest flea market is a feast for the senses and real window into local life. Great for unusual souvenirs.
Upper Town - This cobbled oasis of baroque beauty is awash with museums, cafes and restaurants. Save plenty of time for exploring and don't miss the Museum of Broken Relationships, guaranteed to make you laugh and cry.
Mount Medvednica - In Winter it's all about the skiing, but autumn sees hikers and mountain bikers enjoy gorgeous seasonal colours as they bash around the slopes of Zagreb's mountain. Epic views too.
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