Zagreb things to do
Zagreb things to do
- Zagreb is Croatian Capital and with it's wider region counts more than a million people what is 1/4 whole country population.Come to Zagreb means visiting the classical continental, middle european town. With its contents and particularly with historical altitudes, Zagreb will not make you apathetic. Nightlife is rich, and here exists many (different musical accents) clubs, it's possible to dinner in some quality restaurant, than dance Rumba, Samba or Tango, taste cocktail in some bar, in the morning drink coffee at the main square of Ban Jelačić and read some of the world's newspapers...maybe from your country and at your language.
In Zagreb touristic season lasts twelve months; the one of the reasons for that is the sports part of the offer which is in the different time in the year: „Snow queen“- ski spectacle at the Medvednica mountain placed very near to the town, hockey league competitions or matches in european rank others Zagreb's sports clubs. After the finnish of the handball world championship, newly built Arena in Lanište quart, today is an ideal place for organizing big concerts of domestic and foreign artists, and various other events. There's a lot of theatre plays and events connected with theatre.Against the main National theatre house, placed in the very centre, in Zagreb exists many theatres which with its activities encompassed very rich theatrical content in this town; „Exit“ at the Ilica street or „KNAP“ at the Pešćenica quart will be quite enough for those who like independent expression and there's also few children theatres and theatre of blind and amblyopic actors. During summer's months at the Upper town (Zagreb historical nucleus), there's an event „Amadeo“; at the open space offers different plays. Few streets further is newly opened Museum of broken relationships which with its actuality obtains attention of the international publicity last few years.
Zagreb have more than 24 museums, indeed. The one of the most interesting is Museum of the naive art (the world's unique) in which are stored the pictorial acts of Croatian naive paint expression; this is very specific style which is, seems, inherent only at this areas and the most known authors are Ivan Generalić, Ivan Lacković Kroata and Ivo Rabuzin. There is zoo in Zagreb; with its decoration and presented animal attractivity really leaves impression, located in beautiful, large Maksimir park which is anyway favorite Zagreb esplanade and recreation area; whole families with children comes there during weekends, lots of barbecue happenings and informal gatherings.The same thing is with Bundek lake at the south part of town which is also large recreation area with hippodrome beside.
It's possible to go to Jarun, another public esplanade and lake, close to river Sava which separate Zagreb on two parts; the older and newer. In the older part (in the very centre and almost in nucleus) is pretty interesting Tkalčićeva street which is some kind of promenade; there's lot of coffee bars, small clubs and pubs, one follows the other, many people sit there, hanging around, drink popular drinks and eat something small, finely.Walking to the end of Tkalčićeva street, you'll come to the Kaptol centar, building with shops, butiques and multiplex cinema.Another big shoping point is under the main railroad terminal – Importanne centar – and another multiplex cinema is very close, from the railroad to the main bus terminal – Cinestar multiplex. Regarding the Hostel for young bagpackers is in Petrinjska street, many of them reaching fun in some near by club such as Purgeraj in Ribnjak park or Hard place in Šubićeva street. Those older their fun find in club Gjuro II at the Medveščak street. Of course, there's many lounge bars and discoteques; specific charm you can feel if you enter in one of several alehouses with the old atmosphere of wooden interior; there you can taste light or dark beer, order some domestic meal like turkey with mlinci (specifically processed noodle) and spend few pleasant hours.
In Zagreb you'll always know when is noon; a cannon pops than, from the Lotršćak tower at the Uper town; it's tradition since 1. january 1877; so, if you are somewhere in the wider centre surely you'll be hear that noisy sign. You can use the funicular railway to avoid the stairs, get on the Uper town just to check what was that, sightsee the mentioned tower and the others historical details such as Stone gate (Kamenita vrata) or St. Marko church. Finally, you can rent a bike and drive almost whole Zagreb; according to its location under Medvednica mountain, Zagreb is placed quite flat and bike is one of the often ways for moving around. Almost every important roads have arranged paths for bicyclists. Maybe that is the best way for you to sightsee town and figure out your personal affinities.
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