Best bits: Zagreb

Zagreb is a gorgeous city with fantastic café culture, unique museums, great nightlife and beautiful architecture. There’s plenty to keep you occupied long after the festival frivolities have finished.

The Museum of Broken relationships

The Museum of Broken Relationships has become something of a global cult and undoubtedly one of Zagreb’s top visitor attractions.

Founded by two Zagreb based artists, the Museum exhibits the personal items that remain in the wake of a broken relationship. Each object is accompanied by a brief description of its origin and its former owners. The items relate stories from across the globe and throughout recent history. The Museum is a fascinating insight into Human nature and the concept of love and loss.

In 2011 the museum won the “Kenneth Hudson Award” for Europe’s most innovative museum. If you only visit one museum during your time in Zagreb, the museum of broken relationships has to be it.



When it comes to nightlife Zagreb has got it all! Whether you want shabby or chic, modern or traditional, DJ’s or live music, Zagreb has something to tickle every fancy. You could spend days bar-hopping and still have only scratched the surface. The list of bars is endless but here are just a few that we think are something a little bit special.

  • Sedmica (Ulica Andrije Kacica Miošica 7A) Beer and art collide in a tasteful bohemian extravaganza. Mingle with local artists and drink the local brew in this eclectically designed bar.
  •  Vintage Industrial Bar (Savska cesta 160) Situated in a former button factory, the design retains an authentic feel with exposed brick walls, metal girders and original factory floor. The jaw-droppingly long bar also houses a range of fabulous beers and brews.
  • Kolaž (Amruševa 11) Kitsch but cool. This red brick basement bar has a fine range of local liquors and boasts a sophisticated bohemian crowd.



Croatian’s love their coffee so it’s no surprise that Zagreb is home to some fabulous cafés where you can grab some of the world’s finest coffee. Some of our favourite stops include:


Although we adore each of these cafés individually, we have a bit of a soft spot for Velvet. The co-owner, Sasa, is a florist and illustrator and is always looking for inspiration amongst the cafés guests.


The Flea Market

Zagreb’s Flea Markets are a treasure trove of Balkan history and eclectic curiosities. At the Saturday/Sunday morning flea market on Britanski trg (British Square) you’ll be swamped by nick nacks, coins and stamps. However, Zagreb’s biggest Flea Market is a bus journey away from the centre (bus 295 to Hrelic/Jakusevac ) where you will surrounded by an enormous range of clothes, cars, bikes and all number of wonderful frivolities.


The Parks

Zagreb is home to a range of a glorious parks and green spaces. As soon as the sun is out the residents of Zagreb head to the park to relax and enjoy the outdoors.  Four of the best parks include The Botanical Gardens, Ribnjak, Maksimir and Opatovina, each hosts a range of water features and plant life, in the summer months Opatovina also houses a temporary stage where theatrical performances are held.

The Lake

In the hot summer months what could be better than a leisurely swim in the azure waters of lake Jurun? Located just outside the city the lake is ideal for swimming and boating, in the right conditions you can even windsurf. Lakeside clubs such as Aquarius mean that you can continue your lake festivities long into the night.


22-24 June 2020

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