First Impressions of Zagreb, Croatia

First Impressions of Zagreb, Croatia

 First Impressions of Zagreb, Croatia

 

Views of the historic center in Zagreb, Croatia

Views of the historic center in Zagreb, Croatia

I had no idea about what Zagreb would be like outside of some initial research and viewing some pictures of the Croatian Capital. Not really grabbing my interest, I still placed in my travel destinations for access to various parts of Croatia that I wanted to visit and Zagreb is the central axis as a transit hub.

Arriving the main train station was pleasant enough, but I thought the main station was fairly compact and nondescript. No worries, I’m not here to hang out at the station so I eagerly ventured outside and was immediately greeted with a wonderful flower and fruit market in the nearby square. It didn’t take too long to find my lodgings for the night with exceptional vistas of the city. It looked like most of the city especially in the historic district had a fairly low skyline except for the main cathedral sticking out boldly in the central area.

 

 

 

 

Panorama of the capital at Zagreb

Panorama of the capital at Zagreb

 

 

 

 

 

The exterior facade of Zagreb Cathedral

The exterior facade of Zagreb Cathedral

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpture facing the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb Cathedral

Sculpture facing the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb Cathedral

 

 

 

Main square at Zagreb, Ban Jelačić Square

Main square at Zagreb, Ban Jelačić Square

 

The main market in the historic district is wonderful to visit and very colorful with all the fall harvest produce and finished products that you can sample and take away for a picnic or gifts of your visit to this lovely capital city.

 

Dolac market in lower town, Zagreb

Dolac market in lower town, Zagreb

 

 

Native dance at the Dolac market in Zagreb

Native dance at the Dolac market in Zagreb

 

 

Shopping for some treats at the Dolac market

Shopping for some treats at the Dolac market

 

It’s really fun to walk around a very compact and historic city like Zagreb in both the upper and lower town or the old center.  I’m sure there are many wonderful discoveries and cool places to visit in the capital city and I’m sure you will find this city quite fascinating and worth visiting when you are in Croatia.

 

People watching in a pedestrian zone at Zagreb

People watching in a pedestrian zone at Zagreb

 

Thanks for joining me for this first impression of Zagreb, Croatia. I hope that you enjoyed the visit and please do share the post with any of the social media buttons located around the post. Thank you.

 

 

 

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  2. Els October 26, 2014 at 11:04 pm #

    Zagred is gorgeous – you must visit the Dalmation Coast – its breathtaking!

  3. Renuka October 25, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    Zegreb looks pretty! I like such cities that have colorful rooftops, and gorgeous fruit and flower markets. Croatia is the latest hot favorite with travelers. How are the locals like? Are they friendly?

    • Noel October 26, 2014 at 12:08 am #

      They are friendly and easy going, at least the few that I met that are not in the hospitality trade

  4. Marilyn Armstrong October 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

    It looks like a model railroad world. So colorful!

  5. Marilyn Jones October 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    As always, your photos are so beautiful!! I really enjoyed your blog!!

  6. Rhonda Albom October 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

    It looks beautiful. I really like the pictures at the market, especially the dancers colorful and fun.

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