The colourful and cultural capital city of Croatia offers something enticing for every visitor: from its vibrant art scene and gothic architecture to its extraordinary skiing opportunities. Thankfully, Likibu has the perfect accommodation of every type and location to suit each individual need. Begin your search online and discover the full range of holiday apartments and lettings on TripAdvisor or Airbnb today.
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Visit Zagreb, cultural as well as political capital of Croatia
As one of the most artistic cities in the entire world, Zagreb is by no means dull, as the murals, vast selection of museums and vivid markets bring these ancient streets alive no matter what the weather. Zagreb is not only the country's capital, but it is also the cultural capital of Croatia, so do not wait for a second longer to immerse yourself in the beauty this city has to offer. Reserve your accommodation in this multicoloured hub of activity by booking a holiday rental or private room in Zagreb on Likibu right now.
When is the best time to go?
If you want to enjoy Zagreb at a mild temperature but without the summer crowds, aim to visit around April or May, when the late spring climate is ideal for taking in the many attractions. Visitors are also attracted to the city in the colder months of September and October because of the winter sports opportunities around the mountains of Sljeme. Though the climate and rainfall vary throughout the year, the vast range of possibilities in Zagreb means there is never really a quiet time, so remember to book your holiday accommodation in advance.
How to get there?
Located in the north-west of Croatia, the capital city is only accessible from the UK by air, directly into Franjo Tuđman Airport Zagreb. With British Airways and Croatia Airlines offering year-round flights several days a week from London and Dublin and with a flight time of just 2 hours and 40 minutes, this city is even closer than you think. Remember to leave an average transfer time of around 30 minutes when you arrive, as the airport is 15 kilometres south of the city centre, but can be reached by taxi, bus or your car rental.
Where to stay in Zagreb
Gornji Grad–Medveš?ak (Upper Town)
For any visitor who has travelled to Zagreb for its rich history and ancient architecture, this is the best place for you to stay. Find your ideal accommodation in amongst some of the oldest buildings in the city, including the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Kravi Most bridge and the iconic Lotrščak Tower, where a cannon is fired every single day. There is an abundance of Croatian history in this side of town which is just waiting to be explored, so reserve an apartment or other holiday rental and know that you can relax after a day of walking.
Donji Grad (Lower Town)
While the upper town is focused around the fascinating history and landmarks of Zagreb, the urban lower town is for the artistic visitors who want to immerse themselves in all the colours Croatia has to offer. Why not stay in a youth hostel and save money yet still wake up in the cultural heart of this unique city. Spend your days exploring Donji Grad's various murals, galleries and theatres which will undoubtedly spark any creative mind into action.
Although Kaptol is officially part of the famous ‘Upper Town', this historic neighbourhood can stand alone as a place which is worth staying in, as securing accommodation here will leave you just a stone's throw away from some of the ciy's most prestigious buildings. Be sure to search for a holiday letting or bed and breakfast here if you have an interest in religious history, as this district is home to the seat of the Roman Catholic archbishop of Zagreb and the Cathedral.
As one of the longest streets in the entire city and home to both independent and chain stores and cafes, this stretch is a shopper's haven and is a location which cannot be missed from any label lover's itinerary. Discover a reasonably priced private room or apartment for rent and spend your savings in the many shops which are waiting right there outside your accommodation door.
You will be right in thinking that Zagreb is a city break destination, but it may come as a surprise that visitors flock to the Croatian capital for the slopes. Yes, the ski resort of Sljeme is a hub of winter sports with a peak that rises thousands of meters above the city. Reserve a holiday letting or apartment deep in the natural beauty of this region and hit the slopes before any of the crowds.
Another district which boasts stunning natural wonders which are very rare in a traditional city getaway is that of Jarun. This area boasts a lake which is used by visitors who are looking for some adrenaline pumping activities while staying in Zagreb. Finding an apartment, homestay or youth hostel on this waterside will place you in the very best location for some of the best water-sports, hiking and biking opportunities in the city.
Things to do in Zagreb
Get lost in Gornji Grad–Medveš?ak
Unsurprisingly, the very heart of Zagreb is the city's ‘Upper Town', as it is where you will come across the most recognised historic structures, cathedrals and houses. There is no better way to learn about the rich history of the city than by exploring these unique landmarks by foot. Whether you want to walk at your own pace, or you would rather be even more informed by a local tour guide, embracing this city's history is essential to any Zagreb getaway.
Museum of Broken Relationships
Yes, you read that correctly, Zagreb boasts a museum which is entirely dedicated to broken love affairs. Here you can discover the stories of failed relationships through its exhibitions of personal possessions. This museum intrigues thousands of visitors every year enough to make them visit, which crowns it as the most popular attraction in the city.
Cathedral of Zagreb
The awe-inspiring beauty of this cathedral is just one of the many architectural masterpieces which grace the Upper Town skyline, but you only need to take a look at this structure's grand twin peaks to understand why it is one of the most beautiful attractions in Zagreb. If you have chosen accommodation in this side of town, then you can wake up in a room with a view of this stunning cathedral.
Admire the art in the Mimara Museum
This museum is an unmissable stop for any art enthusiast, as Mimara proves that this colourful city has a prestigious art scene which reaches beyond the urban street art and murals. This museum is home to a collection of the most exquisite European art, with exhibits from the likes of Lorenzetti, Georges de La Tour and Velázquez. Mimara can be accessed by tram easily from the arty Lower Town, so choose an apartment for rent in this vibrant side of town to enjoy the diverse painting scene which this city has to offer.
Ski in Sljeme
You don't need to enjoy a holiday letting in the ski resort of Sljeme to embrace the vast selection of winter sports this region has to offer. Just a 20-minute drive outside the centre of Zagreb you can turn your Croatian city escape into a skiing holiday by hitting these mountainous slopes. Even if sports are not your thing, it is worth visiting this sublime region for its unforgettable natural scenery.
Take in the views from the Zagreb 360° Observation Deck
The only thing better than taking in this picturesque destination by foot is catching the impressive scenery from 16 floors above the city. Be sure not to leave your camera in your holiday rental as the panoramic views are ones which you will want to capture and remember forever. There is even a bar on sight, so you can stay out and enjoy the views long into the night before returning to your accommodation.