Zagreb Journals

Zagreb -- the delight of Croatia

A July 1999 trip to Zagreb by mtk

Quote: A pearl in its mountain shell, Zagreb has tons to offer the experienced traveler who to go off the beaten path for a bit.

Zagreb -- the delight of Croatia

Overview

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Zagreb offers both beautiful nature, good dining, and excellent clubbing.

Quick Tips:

Zagreb can be visited all year round. Every season has different sights and I haven't yet decided which I prefer . . . but if you're single, you'll enjoy the girls on the streets of Zagreb during the summer for sure.

Exchange currency to euros and, if at all possible, pay with that through your stay -- you'll get a MUCH better rate than at the official exchanges.

Best Way To Get Around:

Streetcars run often and cover most areas of the city that tourists could possibly visit. I'm sure they supposedly cost money, but I have yet to find out how and where to pay, so I ride for free!

Balkan Pizza at Tomislav's

Restaurant | "(Balkan Pizza at) Tomislav's"

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It’s a pizzeria, maybe a bit seedy and definitely well-worn with a big Italian dude throwing dough, right? WRONG! Tomislav's is the essence of elegant dining in a casual, yet very romantic and very classic setting. No Mediterranean clichés like checkered tablecloths, candles stuck in old wine bottles, or any such gimmicks. Private booths for two, four, or eight people with soft lighting, cushioned seats, and marble inlayed tables give the first hint that something more than "just a pizza" is about to served for you. When the food arrives, you are not disappointed in any way -- this is the pizza the Italians never learned to make! The crust is made to perfection, with toppings in abundance, yet n...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 2, 2004

Balkan Pizza at Tomislav's
Avenue Franklina Roosevelt
Zagreb, Croatia

BP Club

Attraction

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BP Club is a small club, easily missed but of outstanding quality, located right off Zagreb's main square. It distinguishes itself by being Croatia's ONLY true jazz club, and true to the concept of such, it's a little smokey, seems maybe a bit worn, but with a warm, cozy atmosphere, friendly waiters, and amazingly high quality in its performers. The owner himself is a renowned jazz artist and because of his background, he's able to get big names to play on a small stage. For jazz-lovers, this is probably as close as you'll ever get to internationally reknowned jazz stars and a visit an ABSOLUTE must; it's also good for people who simply like to enjoy a cold beer in a friendly, relaxed setting. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 2, 2004

BP Club
Main Square
Zagreb, Croatia

Walk the Bowl

Attraction

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Zagreb is situated in a "bowl" surrounded by mountains. If you find yourself there, make sure you take time to go for a walk in these mountains, as the nature is absolutely, positively STUNNING, especially during the summer (June/July/August), but also during the fall, when the many colors make the mountainside look like a canvas for Monet or even during the winter, when the mountainside is covered in its blanket of snow, absorbing the sound of your walking. Although there are no hiking trails per say, the many small back roads leading into the mountains are well connected and maps are readily available to help you plan your walk, whether you're going for the extreme or the leisurely walk. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 2, 2004

Walk the Bowl
Surrounding Zagreb Area
Zagreb, Croatia