Zagrebculture & arts
Zagreb is a city deeply rooted in the European cultural space to which it contributes immeasurable cultural value. Take a walk through the streets and squares whose excellent monuments have become symbols of the city and among them the work of a famous sculptor, Ivan Meštrović. Make an appointment in the city centre, next to the monument of Nikola Tesla, the inventor who determined the development of civilisation with his inventions or visit galleries and museums to take in all the creations of these two greats with a Croatian and an American address.more
From Rich Cultural Heritage of Zagreb
Theatres: Universal Language of Art
The Zagreb theatre scene is exceptionally rich and varied so schedules of around thirty theatres offer plays which cater to everyone’s tastes.
Museums: in Zagreb and around the World
The museums of Zagreb tell their own story about the city, Croatia but also about the important heritage of the modern civilization.
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On the initiative by the HTV's Music Department, a collaboration was made with music producer Anto Gelo, who prepared a new arrangement for the well known song "Zagrebačkim ulicama" ("Zagreb Streets") by Jadranko Črnko, composed exactly 40 years ago (1980).
The Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb offers on its website a virtual tour of its collections and exhibitions that serve an educational purpose as well and include the traditional musical instruments exhibition, travels and more.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb (MSU) has set up a virtual live program #MSUNonStop on its official website and social media.
The public can take a virtual tour of the permanent exhibition on three floors of the Museum of Arts and Crafts via the Google Museum View website from the comfort of their homes.
Hermann Bollé: Architect Who Designed the City
Zagreb is a city remembered for its architecture and above everything else, unique atmosphere. This is what visitors say, and citizens agree with and for this to a great extent give Hermann Bollé the credit.
LADO: Excellent Performances of Croatian Traditional Music
Top professional singers, musicians and dancers from the National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia have thrilled audiences worldwide with their impressive repertoire of traditional songs.
Nikola Tesla: A Monument and a Museum to Honor the Great
Nikola Tesla, 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943 was inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
WE LOVE ZAGREB
Known as the “Špica”, the pedestrianized stretch between Ban Jelačić Square and Petar Preradović Square (also known as Flower Square) is Zagreb's celebrated cofee strip.
Hotel Esplanade was built in 1925. It provided luxury lodging to Orient Express passengers on their route from Paris to Istanbul.
The Zagreb funicular is the world's shortest cable railway used for public transport. The 64-second ride covers a distance of 66 meters.
On one night every year museums stay open late and entry is free. The event is known as the Night Of Museums, and is held in Zagreb and other cities across Croatia.
The aluminium statue of this great Croatian writer was made in 1972 by sculptor Ivan Kožarić. It is a fiting tribute to a true aficionado of Zagreb.
Animated series Professor Balthazar is the bestknown product of the Zagreb School of Animated Films. The broadcasting rights to this children’s classic have been sold in 30 countries worldwide.
The Botanical Garden prides itself on a collection of more than 5,000 plant species and subspecies, 300 of which are protected.
Surrounded by landscaped greenery, Zagreb's largest cemetery Mirogoj is also a wonderful openair sculpture park.
Opened in 1794, Maksimir is the oldest and, according to many locals, the most beautiful of Zagreb’s parks. Maksimir stretches across 316 hectares, an area almost equal in size to that of New York's Central Park.
Gas lamps were first introduced in Zagreb in 1863. Today, more than 200 of them are still in use.
Street Art: New Face of the City
Did you know that Zagreb hosts one of the top 10 murals in the world? In 2016 at the Festival d’art public in Montreal this flattering title was awarded to the Zagreb mural the Blue Whale of the French street artist Étien.
Slavoljub Penkala: from Zagreb to the World
In 1906 Slavoljub Penkala patented a mechanical pencil called Penkala, and in the same year he opened his first shop in what is today Praška Street. This was where the mechanical pencil and the fountain pen started their world trip…
Ivan Meštrović: the City as a Gallery
Did you know that two great sculptors, a Croat Ivan Meštrović and a Frenchman Auguste Rodin were friends? Even more, the French great said that Meštrović was “a miracle among sculptors” describing Meštrović as an even greater sculptor than himself.
Marija Jurić Zagorka: Chronicler of Zagreb Who Challenged Stereotypes
Many were impressed with her talent which allowed her to write using her analytical and sharp mind, but according to social norms of the late nineteenth century it was simply unacceptable for a journalist to be a woman.
Lifestyle: The Joy of Life
Many tourists speak enthusiastically about the atmosphere and lifestyle in Zagreb, this wonderful combination of business and leisure, the fact that is both vibrant and safe, which is very important.
Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra: Beauty and Joy of Music
In the renowned Carnegie Hall in New York the performance of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra was met and accompanied by a long applause. The orchestra was admired in concert halls of numerous other cities on all continents. Nevertheless, stages of the City of Zagreb are its most frequent and dearest destination.
Open-Air Events: When the City Becomes a Stage
For many musicians, Zagreb is a famous, renowned and indispensable destination.
Stories created by locals
September Food Festival Blockbusters
Oh, yes, we love outdoor food festivals, especially in quite possibly the best time of the year – late summer. At the moment, two very popular festivals are overlapping on locations right next to each other, which is a perfect opportunity to tell something more about them.
Tea Time in Zagreb
Coffee is without the slightest doubt the most widely consumed hot beverage in Zagreb. So hugely important, it's not just a drink, it's one of the pillars of our urban culture. Tea stands no chance next to coffee, although it's also a common, familiar and popular drink found everywhere.
The Croatian Soundscript
Sound-based app triggered by BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) beacons, mounted at most streetcar and bus stops in Zagreb, as well as throughout Zagreb’s historical attractions and city parks. The app features primarily the unpublished short stories by Croatian writers and a selection of outstanding short stories written by high school students.
Zagreb Be There
Want an insider to show you around Zagreb? Our free iOS and Android app takes you to the coolest places in the city. Sightseeing with a character