Destination #1: ZAGREB, CROATIA
We loved our time in Zagreb and were pleasantly surprised with its charm! Starting in the Capital allowed us to learn the history of the war that wreaked havoc throughout Croatia in the 90s. When traveling, we find it is important for us to understand the history of where we were visiting!
Places in Zagreb we enjoyed visiting include:
- Museum of Broken Relationships *
- Museum of Contemporary Art *
- Zagreb City Museum *
- Museum of Naive Art
- Dolac Market
- Gornki Grad area
- Stossmarte area
- Lotrščak Tower
- Zagreb 360 Tower *
*TRAVEL TIP: A 72 hours Zagreb card covers entry to everything with ‘*’
The second day, we rented a car and headed to Trakošćan castle, 1 hour north of Zagreb near the Slovenia border. It rained the entire way, so we were excited when the sun peeked out and we got to enjoy the entire castle by OURSELVES! We had an ENTIRE CASTLE, just the two of us! It definitely made for a memorable experience.
Whole entire castle to ourselves! 🤴🏽👸🏼
Trakošćan castle– Trakošćan, Croatia
After a wonderful day of exploring Trakošćan castle, we headed back to the Zagreb 360 observation tower for a drink and sunset views. This top floor bar had wonderful 360 views of Zagreb and Jelacic Square from above!
*Our Airbnb was on the Jelacic Square and is the building with the red fabric construction coverings (to the left of the yellow building), but our room faced the back side, directly towards the Dolac Market (see below).
Our rental ended up having a *perfect* overview of the Dolac Markets, so we were able to watch the iconic red umbrellas go up in the morning, and come down in the evenings! It was a wonderful place to stay and I would recommend these Main Square Residences if visiting Zagreb.
Link to booking in Zagreb, Croatia:
Wandering around the Dolac market— Zagreb, Croatia
We loved our time in Zagreb and are so glad we stopped here first in our roadtrip through Croatia!
Next stop –> Motovun, Croatia