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Golf & Country Club Zagreb

Golf & Country Club Zagreb (Jadranska Avenija 6, 10020 Zagreb) – this golf club, designed by renowned international golf architect, Howard Swan (UK) as an English styled course, welcomes both beginners and experienced players — operating on a spacious driving range with 40 bays and a chipping green.  When the weather is bad or at […]

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Funicular Railway

Funicular Railway (Tomić Street, Zagreb) – operated by the city’s transit authority (ZET), this hilly two-car cable car service is just 217 feet/66 meters (less than a football field) – making this one of the shortest funicular in the world, connecting Ilica Street to Strossmayerovo šetalište (Strossmayer promenade).  It has been in use since 1893 […]

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For Festival

For Festival (Sumica bb, 21450 Hvar) – located 470 km south of Zagreb (located on the Mediterranean island of Hvar), this event (held in late July) hosts live musical events at the Veneranda (a converted monastery) – with regional and international acts (previous pop & rock appearances included Neneh Cherry, Tame Impala, and others).  In […]

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Gavella Drama Theatre

Gavella Drama Theatre (Frankopanksa 8-10 10000 Zagreb) – named after Croat theater pioneer Branko Gavella (1885-1962), this venue hosts various theatrical and opera productions, many of which are familiar:  from “Amadeus”, to “Crime and Punishment”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” “Three Sisters” and many others.  See its website for upcoming shows and ticket info:  www.gavella.hr

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Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum

Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum (Kneza Ljudevita Posavskog 48, Zagreb) – located within a hangar-style building, this museum was opened in 2013 and has a collection of cars from different time periods (such as the post-World War II era).  It is named after the Croatian who opened the first auto repair shop and dealership in the […]

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Dvorista

Dvorista (Upper Town, Zagreb) – this festival, which takes place annually in mid-July for nine days at the historic district of Zagreb known as “Upper Town”, is the Croatian word for “courtyards”.  With a motto “each courtyard has its story”, this event offers to visitors a chance to experience part of the town that is […]

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Croatian National Theatre

Croatian National Theatre (Trg maršala Tita 15, Zagreb) – this venue is a relic from the days when Croatia was still part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.  Opened by Emperor Franz Josef in 1895, this theater house holds various local theatrical productions, operas, ballets, and other events.  See its website for info on future events:   www.hnk.hr

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Botanical Garden

Botanical Gardens  (Marulićev trg 9A, Zagreb) – located in the city center, these grounds, founded in 1889, consists of an Enlgish-style arboretum, rock gardens, ponds with lily-pads, French-inspired flowerbeds, and as many as 10 glasshouses.  Of the 10,000 plant species that are here, most come from Croatia, while others come from elsewhere (as far as […]

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Kaptol Centar

Kaptol Centar (Nova Ves 17, Zagreb) – this shopping center, located a short walk away from Zagreb’s central square, has as many as 85 retailers.  Among the retailers found here are:  Armani Jeans, Burberry, Douglas Perfumeries, Marks & Spencer, Max Mara, Porsche Design, Tommy Hilfiger, and various local and regional retailers.  In addition, there are […]

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Importanne Centar

Importanne Centar (Iblerov trg 10, Zagreb) — this is reputed to be Zagreb’s first major shopping mall.  With approximately 300,000 visitors a day, it has long ago become one of Zagreb’s urban symbols.  Located on Starčević Square, between the main railway station and Esplanade hotel, it offers supreme shopping and hospitality, evenly dispersed on 31,000 […]