Lots to do in Zagreb
Zagreb Croatia bars restaurants
Zagreb Croatia bars restaurants are everywhere, what really surprised me however is the amount of outdoor seating with large heaters to keep you warm. I arrived March 6th and it was freezing.
Check out the temperature
Everyone is wearing coats
The cold days don’t seem to bother the locals in the outdoor bars.
Rugged up for evening drinks
The overhead heaters are very warm indeed, the problem is my back was freezing. Another problem for me is they smoke inside the restaurants as well.
From my hotel window is Main Square or Ban Jelačić Square.
Josip Jelačić was the Ban of Croatia between 23 March 1848 and 19 May 1859. He was a member of the House of Jelačić and a noted army general, remembered for his military campaigns during the Revolutions of 1848 and for his abolition of serfdom in Croatia.
Buskers in Zagreb
Three buskers doing their best to earn some money in Zagreb.
Here is a sample of their haunting music
The hotel is in a perfect location overlooking the Main Square. Nice rooms with free internet, I got a great rate by booking through Agoda.
The Zagreb Cathedral on Kaptol is a Roman Catholic institution and the tallest building in Croatia.
Good food and wine at a very reasonable price. Pasta and 2 glasses of Merlot for $18 aud.
A narrow lane in Zagreb.
Statue of Petrica Kerempuh
Standing in a small square filled with flower stalls is a mischievous looking statue of Petrica Kerempuh, the work of sculptor Vanja Radauš. A much-loved character from Croatian literature, Petrica Kerempuh is a plebeian prophet, rascal and cynical commentator on contemporary events, a sort of predecessor of modern standup comedians. His most notable incarnation can be found in “The Ballads of Petrica Kerempuh” (1936), written by Croatia’s leading 20th-century writer Miroslav Krleža.
I’m not sure what this simple sculpture represents.
Perhaps he is waiting for a bus. 🙂
The Corner Bar
A very nice cafe with good coffee, service and nice decor.
Late night drinks at the Corner Bar
This friendly bar quickly became my favorite spot in Zagreb
Bulldog Bar & restaurant
A very nice upmarket bar with one major problem, 70% of the customers are smoking which for me spoils the whole atmosphere.
The smoke nearly killed me, but is was so cold outside I had to grin and bear it.
A very good low price restaurant located about 200 meters from the Main square.
Cannelloni at Boban
Very nice food here, put it on your bucket list.
Dolac is a farmers’ market and is the most visited and the best known farmer’s market in Zagreb.
Main Square from my hotel
Fabulous view of the main square from my hotel window.
Zagreb Croatia bars restaurants
There were many restaurants only 10 minutes walk from my hotel.
Agava rated 3rd from 394 on tripAdviser
For me however I was not to impressed with the food. I have a feeling they cater for tourists and I guess they are the people who do the reviews on TripAdviser.
In a 2005 poll compiled by Vjesnik, a Zagreb daily newspaper, Zagorka came second in the list of most popular Croatian writers of all time.
Vinodol at Ulica Nikole Tesle 10
A very popular restaurant with good food and service. A short walk from the Main Square.
Super hero in Main Square
There was always something happening in main square.
Time to catch a train to Split
I actually had a terrible train trip to Budapest, I should have taken the bus. There were so many delays the journey took about 4 hours longer than it should have.
Hari krishna in Zagreb
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