Croatia > Zagreb
The City of Zagreb, the Croatian capital, has always attracted tourists’ attention.
Recently, this interest has been growing faster than ever before. Today, on
the eve of Croatia’s accession to the European Union, this cosmopolitan city
is an attractive destination for all visitors. At the same time, the number
of business partners who include it on their agenda is also on the rise.
Obviously, the popularity of Zagreb lies in the constant efforts of the hosts
to provide their future guests with the richest possible offerings. In every
part of the year there are many events that will make your stay in Zagreb pleasant
and even more attractive. When these events are combined with the places of
historical interest, museums and cultural events, the rich gastronomic offer
and shopping opportunities, it is absolutely certain that this city will always
be interesting, new and exciting.
Zagreb has a large number of hotels, some of them members of international
hotel chains and the others part of the local hospitality tradition, but even
the latter ones meet the highest international hotel standards.
The professionalism of the staff in the hotels and tourist agencies, the different
city tours and excursions into the surroundings of Zagreb, the treasures that
Zagreb has to offer and its atmosphere are all an excellent starting point for
cooperation with existing and future business partners. When this is teamed
up with the proverbial hospitality of Zagreb’s citizens, which has been confirmed
over and over again in practice, it is absolutely clear that Zagreb’s door is
wide open to all visitors and to you, our business partners.
The Zagreb Tourist Board will continue to be your reliable partner in designing
and creating the tourist offer of the Croatian metropolis.
Zagreb is a city with a million hearts, a city with warmhearted and spontaneous
people who express their welcome clearly and loudly and who are more than willing
to show their guests both their city and their great hearts, which is also the
symbol of Zagreb.
For ten years now, the Zagreb Card has been offered to the guests of Zagreb.
By purchasing a card, you are availing yourselves to numerous benefits and savings
between 10 and 50 per cent on payments for various services. Besides free public
transportation, discounts are valid in nearly all the city’s museums, theatres,
concert halls, hotels, restaurants, shops and for different services. The list
of participating companies includes sports and medical services, different service
providers and car rental. The card also entitles its holder to discounts on
payments for various events that take place
in the city, and it can also be used in the city's surroundings. With the
card, the holders get a booklet featuring the addresses of all the participating
businesses, their telephone and information centers, hotels and travel agencies.
It is non-transferable. The card is valid for 72 hours from the date and time
indicated on the card and the price is only 90 Kn. Besides the three-day card,
there is also a day card (valid for 24 hours) which can be purchased for 60
Walking tourist informants
While roaming the squares and streets of Zagreb these days you are more than
likely to come across tourist informants who are helping tourists get their
bearings and offering them interesting information about Zagreb. They help them
find hotels, hostels or private accommodation, choose a classical music concert
or the best techno party in the city... They can be recognized by their special
blue uniforms with a capital letter I featured on them. In addition to English,
German, Italian, French and Spanish, they can also speak Portuguese, Dutch and
even Flebrew. They walk around the city in pairs, along four selected routes
in the broader city center and they have appropriate promotional materials on
them. Many tourists have benefited, not only from their foreign language skills,
but also from their knowledge of Zagreb’s culture and its way of life which
have developed over the centuries-long city’s existence.
Tourist Information Center
In the heart of the city, located at number 11 of Zagreb’s central Ban Josip
Jelacic Square, tourists can get additional information about the city’s different
landmarks, its idiosyncrasies, accommodation and other services provided to
tourists. In addition to receiving information from the staff, tourists can
also get free promotional material, including three brochures on Zagreb and
its surroundings, a city plan indicating cultural institutions, museums, tram
lines, etc. The working hours of the center are from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm, from
9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sundays. During
major sports or similar events, as well as during the summer months, the Tourist
Information Center (TIC) is open until 9:00 pm.
Zagreb Time Machine
From mid-April to late autumn, a series of events are organized in Zagreb
under the name of Zagreb Time Machine. The events are all based on the rich
cultural traditions of Zagreb and its surroundings. Every Saturday morning,
the squares and streets of the old part of the city come alive with the sound
of music when folk groups in their original costumes descend upon the city,
singing, dancing, displaying customs and giving away apples, the symbol of health.
Different programs take place at locations across the old town, where every
house has its own story that spans a thousand years of Zagreb’s past. The oldest
and the most beautiful city park, Zrinjevac, is the venue of promenade concerts
which take their audiences to th< past with songs, dancing, historic costumes
and the revival of old customs and habits.
The more romantic people should visit Zagreb’s Upper Towr where the Potepuhi
band awaits them with their repertoire of Zagreb chansons.
Welcome to the city with a million hearts!