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ZAGREB CITY – GOTHIC, ART NOUVEAU, SOCIALIST STYLES OF ARCHITECTURE AND OTHER CHARMS IN THE CAPITAL OF CROATIA

Rating for ZAGREB by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com: 5 out of 5.

Last visit with friends in October 2017.

 

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Felt                  5 сърца от 5D Сензографа на placescases.com / 5 hearts by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com

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 See…

Mixture of architectural styles from different centuries- an enchanting time machine trip;

… Outdoor seating areas of cafes and restaurants on the pedestrian streets;

… Cute pavilions and stalls full of locally produced food, drinks, cosmetics, artisan products;

… Art miniatures, angels, drums, stages, etc. by Goran Martini, you can buy them at the central square Ban Jelacic;

… The Modern gallery on the next corner of the street;

The Art Pavilion in the central park, close to the hotel;

… Retro chic and modern art combination at Palace Hotel Zagreb.

 Feel….

… Active leisure life and full café outdoor seating throughout the day and night;

… Friendly people in the shops, bakeries, cafes.

Listen…

… To the melodic Slavonic speech of Croatians;

… People singing in bars and pubs- Croatians love to sing.

 

Monument in front of the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Zagreb, placescases.com
Monument in front of the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Zagreb, placescases.com
Roman Catholic Cathedral in Zagreb, placescases.com
Roman Catholic Cathedral in Zagreb, placescases.com
Pavilion with souvenirs at the central square in Zagreb, placescases.com
Pavilion with souvenirs at the central square in Zagreb, placescases.com
Pavilion with souvenirs at the central square in Zagreb, placescases.com
Sobarnik sold at a stall in the central square of Zagreb, placescases.com
Pavilion with souvenirs at the central square in Zagreb, placescases.com
Pavilion with souvenirs at the central square in Zagreb, placescases.com
Miniatures by Goran Martini  at the central square of Zagreb, placescases.com
Ban Jelacic monument at the central square of Zagreb, placescases.com
Art Pavilion of Zagreb, placescases.com
Art Pavilion inside, Zagreb, placescases.com
Art Pavilion inside, Zagreb, placescases.com
The ceiling of the Art Pavilion in Zagreb, placescases.com
Art Pavilion inside, Zagreb, placescases.com
Art Pavilion of Zagreb, outside, placescases.com
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Smell…

… The appetizing local pastry products- sobarnik, rolls, etc.

 

Taste… 

…. Local pastry from the bakeries;

… Local salami, sausages cheese, wine (try them at Miseria Nobile);

… Olive oil from Istria and truffles;

… The gourmet food of ManO and Noel.

 

Miseria Nobile outside, placescases.com / Мизерия Нобиле отвън
Platter at Miseria Noblie, placescases.com / Плато в Мизерия Нобиле
Platter at Miseria Noblie, placescases.com / Плато в Мизерия Нобиле
Mano, placescases.com
Burrata salad at ManO, placescases.com / Салата бурата в Мано
Home bread at ManO, placescases.com / Домашен хляб в Мано
Soparnik at ManO, placescases.com / Баница от хърватско в Мано
Soparnik at ManO, placescases.com / Баница от хърватско в Мано
Veal  at ManO, placescases.com / Крехко телешко в Мано
Crema Catalana at ManO, placescases.com / Крем Каталана в Мано
Tiramisu at ManO, placescases.com / Тирамису в Мано
Noel Entrance, placescases.com
Bread balls at Noel, placescases.com
Red Mullet with wild potatoes at Noel, placescases.com
Ravioli with goat cheese and snails at Noel, placescases.com
White chocolate ball with fennel center and orange sorbet
Oranz bistro, Zagreb, placescases.com
Oranz inside, Zagreb, placescases.com
Table at Oranz,Zagreb, placescases.com
Ice cream display at Oranz, Zagreb, placescases.com
Pavlova cake at Oranz,Zagreb, placescases.com
Pastry at Oranz, Zagreb, placescases.com
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I visited many interesting places in Zagreb, Croatia on my last trip there, with great cuisine, Mediterranean and traditional, offering fantastic wine list from all Croatian regions. I have to mention also, that Croatia produces really god olive oil, as well as truffles. You can read all other articles dedicated to Croatia using its name as search word in placescases.com.

I stayed in Palace Hotel, which is right into the heart of Zagreb. It was built in 1907 and it wears that exquisite retro chic typical for the time contrasting with contemporary art decoration.

I loved the time machine trip offered by Zagreb architecture. You can admire in awe the gothic spires of the Roman Catholic Cathedral on Kaptol, dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and to kings Saint Stephen and Saint Ladislaus. You can wonder the rough angularity of buildings from socialist times. You will be charmed by the abundance of art nouveau buildings in the center. The most impressive thing for me was the extensive outdoor social life on the pedestrian streets, which are full of parasols and seating areas of the various restaurants and cafes. Since early morning till late evening people are drinking coffee, having lunch, dinner and fun in the open. Croatians love singing so you may probably hear singing from the night clubs and bars in the evening.

There is a long main street, Ilica, starting from the very central square Ban Jelacic, featured by the statue of Josip Jelacic. Along the street passes the blue tram of the city. The streets around the center, which cross Ilica are pedestrian and offer diversity of places to dine, cafes, shops, souvenirs, bakeries, etc.

Mentioning souvenirs, do not miss to buy a shawl or neck tie from the distinguished local brand Croata or any product with traditional embroidery. You will find lots of other options on the central square Ban Jelacic.

Zagreb offers also extensive cultural life. The Art Pavilion and the Modern Gallery are very close to each other in the central city park, so you can visit them consecutively.

I had great time in Zagreb and I know that there are plenty other places in Croatia that are worth visiting, so I plan a come back!

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