Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is home to a number of ancient buildings, fascinating museums and other interesting attractions that will make you come to this lovely city again and again. It is interesting to note that although Zagreb is not an expensive city by European standards but it is still the most expensive city in Croatia. Outlined here are the 5 things to do on a trip to Zagreb, Croatia.
Zagreb City Museum
There are many models and exhibits in this museum which showcases the progress of the city from early days to the present age. This is a fascinating museum as one can easily learn the history of this wonderful city.
Zagreb’s Flea Market
One of the coolest things to do in the Croatian capital is to visit the Jakusevac – the biggest flea market in the city. Here you will come across people who are selling all kinds of wares such as bikes, books, coins and clothes. There is no compulsion to buy anything but even hanging out in this place is a cool thing to do and should not be missed by any tourist.
Zagreb Botanical Garden
The best time to visit Zagreb is during summer as the weather is nice and it is easier to head down to the Botanical Gardens in downtown Zagreb. The garden houses more than 10,000 different species of plant including close to 2,000 exotic species.
The Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art is free to the public on the 1st Wednesday of every month. The museum opens at 11:00 in the morning and receives a great number of tourists throughout the year. The museum has an excellent collection of art pieces by international and local Croatian artists.
The Ethnological Museum
Staro Selo is an ethnological museum in Zagreb which every tourist must see. There are thatched houses which have been beautifully preserved. These houses were actually built in the 19th century. One will come across artifacts and tools that were needed for making candles and blacksmithing.