40 Sights in Zagreb, Croatia (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Zagreb, Croatia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 40 sights are available in Zagreb, Croatia.

Sightseeing Tours in Zagreb

1. Well of Life

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The Well of Life is a sculpture by the Croatian sculptor and architect Ivan Meštrović installed in front of the Croatian National Theatre on Republic of Croatia Square in Zagreb, Croatia. It depicts people in various phases of life that crouch and twist their bodies around a well which symbolizes life, youth, and the source of eternal beauty.

Wikipedia: Well of Life (sculpture) (EN)

2. Manduševac

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Manduševac is a famous fountain on Ban Jelacic Square in Zagreb. It has a great historical significance, and according to legend Zagreb was named after him. Manduševac is depicted by heraldic symbols as the source on the coat of arms of Zagreb County.

Wikipedia: Manduševac (HR)

3. Museum of Broken Relationships

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Museum of Broken Relationships

The Museum of Broken Relationships is a museum in Zagreb, Croatia, dedicated to failed love relationships. Its exhibits include personal objects left over from former lovers, accompanied by brief descriptions.

Wikipedia: Museum of Broken Relationships (EN), Website

4. Lotrščak Tower

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The Lotrščak Tower is a fortified tower located in Zagreb, Croatia, in an old part of town called Gradec or Gornji grad. The tower, which dates to the 13th century, was built to guard the southern gate of the Gradec town wall. The name is derived from Latin campana latrunculorum, meaning "thieves' bell", referring to a bell hung in the tower in 1646 to signal the closing of the town gates.

Wikipedia: Lotrščak Tower (EN), Website

5. Zagreb Funicular

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The Zagreb Funicular is the funicular in Zagreb, Croatia, operated by ZET, situated in Tomić Street, connecting Ilica with Strossmayerovo šetalište to the north . Its 66-metre (217 ft) track makes it one of the shortest public-transport funiculars in the world.

Wikipedia: Zagreb Funicular (EN)

6. Savski most

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The Sava Bridge, also known as the new Sava Kolna Bridge or Sava pedestrian bridge, is one of the bridges on the Sava in Zagreb. It was built in 1938. According to the project of Milivoj Frković, on the site of the older red bridge, as steel filled continuously groan construction. Above two steel brackets was made by a reinforced concrete pavement panel, which together with its consoles gives the total width of the 9 m bridge. The Nivelet Bridge is a convex curve with an ultimate longitudinal decline of 1.65 %, and this roundness is accompanied by the Intradosa line, which is why it was obtained by the formation obtained a harmonious bridge. The construction of the bridge is extremely lean (1:21), considering the height of the carrier of 250 cm. For the construction of the bridge, steel of ST44 quality was used, problematic to weld the thick lamel of 95 mm thick, but despite this, the exceptional quality of the deceivation corresponds to the used steel was achieved using the preheating. Due to the complete conflict with Celik, the proven load -bearing capacity of the reinforced concrete slab later exceeded its predicted role as a mere load transmission. All of the above did the bridge with exceptional realization, notable in the world's professional literature. The Bridge was placed under monumental protection in 1975. Today it serves pedestrian and cycling traffic as the other increased traffic needs of the area has taken over the Adriatic Bridge near it.

Wikipedia: Savski most (Zagreb) (SH)

7. Museum of Arts and Crafts

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Museum of Arts and Crafts

The Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, Croatia, was established in 1880, by the initiative of the Arts Society and its former President Izidor Kršnjavi. Drawing on the theoretical precepts of England's Arts and Crafts movement and the intellectual postulates of Gottfried Semper, the museum was devised with the aim of creating a collection of models for master craftsmen and artist to reinvigorate the production of everyday use items. The strategy of the museum's activity was focused on preservation of traditional crafts, as well as creation of a new middle class aesthetic culture. Therefore, in 1882 the Crafts School was founded along the museum. The building, constructed in 1888 by Hermann Bollé, is one of the first purpose-built edifices devised to merge the functions of the museum and the school. Stylistically, the building is a grand historicist palace in the spirit of the German Renaissance.

Wikipedia: Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb (EN), Website

8. Museum Natural History

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The Croatian Natural History Museum is the oldest and biggest natural history museum and the main body for natural history research, preservation and collection in Croatia. Located on Dimitrije Demeter Street in Gornji Grad, one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the Croatian capital Zagreb, it owns one of the biggest museum collections in Croatia, with over 2 million artefacts, including over 1.1 million animal specimens. It was founded in 1846 as the "National Museum". The National Museum was later split up into five museums, three of which were in 1986 merged as departments of the newly named Croatian Natural History Museum. The museum contains a large scientific library open to the public, and publishes the first Croatian natural history scientific journal, Natura Croatica.

Wikipedia: Croatian Natural History Museum (EN), Website

9. Home of Croatian Visual Artists

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The Meštrović Pavilion, also known as the Home of Croatian Artists and colloquially as the Mosque, is a cultural venue and the official seat of the Croatian Society of Fine Artists (HDLU) located on the Square of the Victims of Fascism in central Zagreb, Croatia. Designed by Ivan Meštrović and built in 1938, it has served several functions in its lifetime. An art gallery before World War II, it was converted into a mosque under the Independent State of Croatia and was subsequently transformed into the Museum of the Revolution in post-war Yugoslavia. In 1990, it was given back to the Croatian Association of Artists. After extensive renovation, it has served as a space for exhibitions and events since 2006.

Wikipedia: Meštrović Pavilion (EN)

10. Hrvatska narodna banka

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Hrvatska narodna banka

The Croatian National Bank, known until 1997 as the National Bank of Croatia, is the central bank of the Republic of Croatia. Initially established in 1972 under the decentralization of the National Bank of Yugoslavia, it became a fully-fledged central bank in late 1991 with the independence of Croatia. The National Bank was subsequently responsible for the former national currency, the Croatian dinar from 1991 to 1994 and subsequently the Croatian kuna, until Croatian adoption of the euro and the National Bank's entry into the Eurosystem on 1 January 2023.

Wikipedia: Croatian National Bank (EN), Website

11. Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary

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Zagreb Cathedral, located at Kaptol, Zagreb, is a Roman Catholic cathedral-church. It is the second tallest building in Croatia and also the most monumental sacral building in Gothic style southeast of the Alps. It is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and to kings Saint Stephen and Saint Ladislaus. The cathedral is typically Gothic, as is its sacristy, which is of great architectural value. Its prominent spires are considered to be landmarks as they are visible from most parts of the city. One of its two spires was damaged in the 2020 Zagreb earthquake.

Wikipedia: Zagreb Cathedral (EN)

12. Palača Dverce

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Dverce Palace is a palace owned by the City of Zagreb, and is used for ceremonial receptions and other representative purposes organized by the Mayor and the City Assembly. It is located on Katarina Square, in Zagreb's Upper Town. The building leaned against the city rampart, and got its present appearance in the 19th century after remodeling carried out by architect Kuno Waidmann. Since 1912, the palace has been used for ceremonial receptions after its then owner, Countess Klotilda Buratti, left it to the City for representative purposes.

Wikipedia: Palača Dverce (HR)

13. Zagreb Botanical Garden

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The Zagreb Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located in downtown Zagreb, Croatia. Founded in 1889 by Antun Heinz, Professor of the University of Zagreb, and opened to public in 1891, it is part of the Faculty of Science. Covering an area of 5 hectares, the garden is situated at an altitude of 120 metres (390 ft) above sea level. It is home to over 10,000 plant species from around the world, including 1,800 exotic ones. It has large ponds for aquatic plants. Some of Slava Raškaj's most notable works were painted by the garden ponds.

Wikipedia: Zagreb Botanical Garden (EN), Website

14. Medvedgrad

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Medvedgrad is a medieval fortified town located on the south slopes of Medvednica mountain, approximately halfway from the Croatian capital Zagreb to the mountain top Sljeme. For defensive purposes it was built on a hill, Mali Plazur, that is a spur of the main ridge of the mountain that overlooks the city. On a clear day the castle can be seen from far away, especially the high main tower. Below the main tower of the castle is Oltar Domovine which is dedicated to Croatian soldiers killed in the Croatian War of Independence.

Wikipedia: Medvedgrad (EN)

15. Mala scena

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Mala scena I would appreciate being notified if you use my work outside Wikimedia. More of my work can be found in my personal gallery. / CC BY 3.0

The Mala Scena Theatre is a theatre in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. It is credited as Croatia's leading theatre for children. It is also the oldest private theatre for young audiences in Croatia. In 1996, the first Croatian president Franjo Tuđman awarded the founders Vitomir Lončar and Ivica Šimić with the Order of Danica with the figure of Marko Marulić for special merits to culture. In 2009, the theatre received the City of Zagreb Plaque for its work.

Wikipedia: Mala Scena Theatre (EN)

16. Umjetnički paviljon

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The Art pavilion in Zagreb is an art gallery in Zagreb, Croatia. The pavilion is located on the Lenuci Horseshoe, Lower town area of the city, south of Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square, on the northern side of the King Tomislav Square which flanks the Zagreb Central Station. Established in 1898, it is the oldest gallery in the Southeast Europe and the only purpose-built gallery in Zagreb designed specifically to accommodate large scale exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Art Pavilion, Zagreb (EN), Website

17. Moderna galerija

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Moderna galerijaFred Romero from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

Modern Gallery is a museum in Zagreb, Croatia that holds the most important and comprehensive collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings by 19th and 20th century Croatian artists. The collection numbers around 10,000 works of art, housed since 1934 in the historic Vranyczany Palace in the centre of Zagreb, overlooking the Zrinjevac Park. A secondary gallery is the Josip Račić Studio at Margaretska 3.

Wikipedia: Modern Gallery, Zagreb (EN), Website

18. Ethnographic Museum of Zagreb

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The Ethnographic Museum is located at 14 Ivan Mažuranić Square in Zagreb, Croatia. It was founded in 1919 by Salamon Berger. It lies in the Secession building of the one-time Trades Hall of 1903, designed by the architect Vjekoslav Bastl. The statues in the central part of the façade are the work of Rudolf Valdec. The frescoes on the interior part of the cupola were painted by Oton Iveković.

Wikipedia: Ethnographic Museum, Zagreb (EN), Website

19. Hrvatski povijesni muzej

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Croatian History Museum is a museum of history located in the Vojković Palace on Antun Gustav Matoš Street in the historic Gornji Grad district of Zagreb, Croatia. The museum holdings consist of around 300,000 objects divided into 17 collections. In addition to a part of the Meštrović Pavilion, it also administers the Ivan Goran Kovačić Memorial Museum in Lukovdol.

Wikipedia: Croatian History Museum (EN), Website

20. Lauba House

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Lauba is a private-owned contemporary art gallery in the Črnomerec district of Zagreb, Croatia. It houses exhibits from the Lauba collection, a large private collection of works by modern and postmodern Croatian artists. The venue is also used for exhibitions of foreign contemporary artists and for hosting various arts-related events.

Wikipedia: Lauba (EN), Website

21. Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord

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The Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord is a Serbian Orthodox cathedral located on the Petar Preradović Square in Zagreb, Croatia. It was built in 1865–66 according to designs of architect Franjo Klein. It is ecclesiastically part of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana and is known as the Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral.

Wikipedia: Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Zagreb (EN), Website

22. Zagrebačko kazalište lutaka

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Zagreb Puppet Theatre was founded in 1948 by the City of Zagreb, and is the oldest professional Croatian puppet theatre. The theatre is geared primarily towards children, which has also performed abroad and has participated in charitable work. Notable members of this theatre include Velimir Chytil and Krešimir Dolenčić.

Wikipedia: Zagreb Puppet Theatre (EN), Website

23. Museum of Naïve Art

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The Croatian Museum of Naïve Art is a fine art museum in Zagreb, Croatia dedicated to the work of naïve artists of the 20th century. The museum holdings consist of over 1,900 works of art - paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, mainly by Croatians but also by other well-known international artists in the genre.

Wikipedia: Croatian Museum of Naïve Art (EN), Website

24. crkva svetog Ćirila i Metoda

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The Greek Catholic Co-cathedral of Saints Cyril and Methodius is the historicistic co-cathedral church of the Greek Catholic Eparchy of Križevci. It belongs to the Vicariate of Diocese of Žumberak-Križevci. It is located in the Street of St. Cyril and Methodius on the Upper Town in Zagreb, near St. Mark's Square.

Wikipedia: Greek Catholic Co-Cathedral of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Zagreb (EN)

25. Blaise of Sebaste Church

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Church of Saint Blaise is a Catholic parish church located in the Lower Town of Zagreb, Croatia. It is dedicated to the Saint Blaise, and was designed by the Croatian architect Viktor Kovačić in the eclectic style. It is notable for its cuppola, made out of reinforced concrete, first of its kind in the region.

Wikipedia: Church of Saint Blaise, Zagreb (EN)

26. Kazalište Komedija

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Kazalište KomedijaDonatus Darko Tepert / CC BY-SA 4.0

Komedija Theatre is a theatre in Zagreb, Croatia which specializes in musicals. It was opened in 1950 as a legal successor to the Zagreb Drama Theatre and the Vedri Kerempuh Theatre. Notable pieces that premiered there include the 1971 musical Jalta, Jalta and the first Croatian rock opera Gubec-beg (1981).

Wikipedia: Komedija Theatre (EN)

27. Koncertna dvorana Vatroslav Lisinski

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Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall is a large concert hall and convention center in Zagreb, Croatia. It is named after Vatroslav Lisinski, a 19th-century Croatian composer. The building has a big hall with 1,841 seats and a small hall with 305 seats. A large lobby doubles as an exhibition area.

Wikipedia: Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall (EN), Website

28. Narodni dom

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The National Home Palace is a palace located in Gornji Grad, the old town of the Croatian capital of Zagreb, at Opatička Street 18. The palace is currently owned by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and hosts its Institute for the History of Croatian Literature, Theatre and Music.

Wikipedia: National Home Palace (EN)

29. Strossmayerova galerija starih majstora

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Strossmayerova galerija starih majstoraDonatus (Darko Tepert) / CC BY 2.5

The Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters is a fine art museum in Zagreb, Croatia exhibiting the collection donated to the city by Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer in 1884. Located at 11 Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square, it forms part of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Wikipedia: Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters (EN), Website

30. Teatar EXIT

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Exit Theatre, sometimes stylized as EXIT, is an independent theatre in Zagreb, Croatia whose productions are mainly oriented towards adults. The theatre has won hundreds of awards and frequently performs abroad. In 2009, it was declared as one of top Croatian brands.

Wikipedia: Exit Theatre (EN)

31. Kuća Kallina

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Kuća Kallina

The Kallina House is a historic residential building in Zagreb, Croatia. The house is located in the city centre on the corner of Masarykova and Gundulićeva streets and is regarded as "one of the finest examples of Secessionist-style street architecture in Zagreb."

Wikipedia: Kallina House (EN)

32. Bundek

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Bundek is a park in the Novi Zagreb - istok city district of Zagreb, Croatia. It is located north of the Zapruđe and Središće neighborhoods. Bundek was renovated during 2005 to turn a badly maintained lake into a tourism and events center of Novi Zagreb.

Wikipedia: Bundek (EN), Website

33. Galerija Klovićevi dvori

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Galerija Klovićevi dvori Suradnik13 / CC BY-SA 4.0

Klovićevi Dvori Gallery is an art gallery in Zagreb, Croatia. Opened in 1982, the gallery is named after the 16th century Croatian-born artist Juraj Julije Klović, considered to be one of the greatest manuscript illuminators of the Italian Renaissance.

Wikipedia: Klovićevi Dvori Gallery (EN), Website

34. Tehnički muzej Nikola Tesla

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The Nikola Tesla Technical Museum is a technology museum located in Zagreb, Croatia, which collects and showcases scientific and technical appliances used in the country's history. It exhibits numerous historic aircraft, cars, machinery and equipment.

Wikipedia: Nikola Tesla Technical Museum (EN), Website

35. Dvorac Brezovica

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Drašković Castle is a late Baroque castle in the Zagreb neighborhood of Brezovica. It was built in the mid-eighteenth century by Josip Kazimir Draskovic and decorated with frescoes about the Seven Years' War in which he himself participated.

Wikipedia: Dvorac Brezovica (HR)

36. Muzej Mimara

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The Mimara Museum is an art museum in the city of Zagreb, Croatia. It is situated on Roosevelt Square, housing the collection by Wiltrud and Ante Topić Mimara. Its full official name is the Art Collection of Ante and Wiltrud Topić Mimara.

Wikipedia: Mimara Museum (EN), Website

37. bazilika Presvetog Srca Isusova

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bazilika Presvetog Srca Isusova

The Basilica of the Heart of Jesus is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Palmotićeva street of Zagreb, Croatia. It is dedicated to the Sacred Heart, and was designed by the Croatian architect Janko Holjac in the neo-Baroque style.

Wikipedia: Basilica of the Heart of Jesus, Zagreb (EN), Website

38. Arheološki muzej

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The Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, Croatia is an archaeological museum with over 450,000 varied artifacts and monuments, gathered from various sources but mostly from Croatia and in particular from the surroundings of Zagreb.

Wikipedia: Archaeological Museum in Zagreb (EN), Website

39. Starčevićev dom

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Starcevic's home is a building in today's Ante Starcevic Square in Zagreb. It was built by voluntary contributions of citizens. Today is the City Library and the Parent Service of the Zagreb City Library.

Wikipedia: Starčevićev dom (HR)

40. Satiričko kazalište Kerempuh

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Satirical Theatre Kerempuh or Kerempuh Theatre, is a theatre in Zagreb, Croatia founded in 1964 by the notable theatre and movie director Fadil Hadžić. It is located on a slope behind Ilica street 31.

Wikipedia: Satirical Theatre Kerempuh (EN), Website


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