Zagreb City Guide: Best Hotels, Restaurants & Shopping

If you have never been to Zagreb, you’ll be amazed at everything this city has to offer! Bars, Restaurants, Hotels, Shopping Centers, Nightlife and beautiful nature. Zagreb is a vibrant city with a population of over 1 million citizens, 125+ Hotels, many of them on elite locations; Shopping Centers filled with world’s latest fashion brands, variety of bars, pubs, bakeries and restaurants where they serve delicious mediterranean food.

Zagreb By Night

Getting Here and Around

Zagreb is well connected with major European cities and you can get to this lovely city by car, train, bus or a plane. Zagreb Airport is a well connected hub and a home of Croatia Airlines. There are also low cost airliners that fly to Zagreb so make sure to check latest flight deals to Zagreb. Public Transport is well organized with buses and trams connecting all parts of the city. Taxis are also available if you want to travel faster or more privately.

Best Hotels in the City

Do you like to stay in luxury hotels? You will feel like superb in Zagreb! Try Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, Sheraton Zagreb , The WestIn, Best Western Premier,  Hilton, Arcotel. All of them are 5 star Hotels located on elite locations in Zagreb. There is plenty of mid range, budget hotels, youth hostels and apartments sprinkled all over the city. Zagreb really offers accommodation for every pocket. You can book zagreb hotels from our website.

Things You Have to See in Zagreb

Here are 5 things you have to see while in Zagreb

Jelacic Square

Jelacic Square

  1. Jelacic Square – large square with a statue of Ban Jelacic in the center of it riding a horse.
  2. Tkalciceva  – a great lane where with bars and cafes where you can just sit, relax and watch people walking by. Great Atmosphere!
  3. Funicular – Don’t miss the best view in the City! Costs only 5 HRK.
  4. Ilica Street – Is the longest and busiest street in Zagreb with shops and bars along the way.
  5. Museum of Broken Relationships – looking for something different? You have just found it:)
Ilica Street in Zagreb

Ilica Street in Zagreb

Check the Tripadvisor’s list of Zagreb Top things to do.

Shopping in Zagreb

With over 20 Shopping Malls Zagreb is the place to go for Shopping. If you are located in the City Center  go to Importanne Centar, Avenue Mall or Kaptol Centar. You will find all the popular fashion brands in there. On the suburbs there is a popular shopping mall among Zagreb citizens called City Center One, with lots of parking space. If you go a bit further towards the Slovenian border in direction of Maribor, you will find one of the largest shopping malls in the region – WestGate Shopping City. You could easily spend a whole day there, so take your time. Here is a list of all malls in Zagreb at the Zagreb Tourist Board website.

Westgate Shopping Center From Air - it's Huge!

WestGate Shopping Center From Air – it’s Huge!

If you are not into shopping malls, you will not be disappointed either. Zagreb City Center is full of small boutiques and souvenir shops and I am sure you will find something for yourself in there. And one last thing: Have fun!

Bars and Restaurants

Lower Town is full of bars and pubs for all the occasions and tastes – business meetings, casual chat with friends, ice cream bars, refreshing smoothies, english pubs – you name it! While at Zagreb you must go to one of their local bakeries and taste their croissants and pastries. They are delicious and very cheap! Croatia is well known for it’s sea food and Zagreb as Croatia’s capital gets the best fish from the seaside daily. Try it! Here are Trip Advisor’s Top Ranked Restaurants in Zagreb to help you out.

Nightlife in Zagreb

Maraschino - Zagreb Night life

Maraschino – Zagreb Night life

Croatians are known to be very outgoing and friendly. They love good music and a good party! City Center is full of pubs, bars all in walking distance, where you can meet with your friends, have a few drinks before going to one of the night clubs Maraschino, Lemon bar, Thalia or Saloon. If you want something fancier try Khala, Groove or Hemingway. If you would like to go out of the city, go to the lake Jarun where you will find a clubs Aquarius, IN bar and Mansion.