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    The capital of Croatia is one of the Eastern Europe’s best hidden secrets. Here tradition and modernity go hand in hand.

    Wherever it is you are in the city, it’s likely that you can see the spires of the Gothic Zagreb Cathedral. Another emblematic buildings involve St Mark’s Church, due to its unique rooftop, and museums – some of them rather unusual, like the Museum of Broken Relationships Museum and the Museum of Naïve Art. While walking on the streets, full of students and local chats, you’ll understand why Zagreb is unique. Traditional street markets with local products, restaurants that serve the great Croatian food, monuments telling us years of history, and a laid-back ambiance.

    Meanwhile, your travel buddy Farol City Guides will mark the best places for you to go to.

    Mirogoj Cemetery

    This landmark shows that Croats don’t facilitate when it comes to honour their loved ones. Here you’ll find historical memorials, graves representing different religions, and some dead notable Croats.

    Dolac Market

    Zagreb’s most traditional market has stalls full of local products, like honey, meat and ornaments. Distinct aromas and voices announcing goods make an ambiance that will make you want to stay around.

    Zagreb Cathedral

    The tallest building in Croatia is a Gothic style sacral building and landmark. It is dedicated to the assumption of the Virgin Mary into heave, and to the kings Saints Stephen and Saint Ladislaus.

    St. Mark’s Church

    Church from the 13th century and being one of the most famous landmarks of Zagreb. Its colourful tiled roof has Croatia’s medieval coat of arms and Zagreb’s emblem. Inside, highlights include sculptures and frescoes.

    Baltazar

    Chic restaurant in the city centre, where the best of Croatian and foreign cuisines can be accompanied by a local selection of wines. The price is an investment in a meal that won’t disappoint you.

    La Struk

    This is the place to try Croatian Štrukli, a traditional pastry with various filling options. Every bite of this dish is a taste of tradition, and La Struk provides you that for a convenient price.

    Lanterna na Dolcu

    This 18th century vaulted brick cellar is a paradise for meat eaters. Its Croatian specialties include pork loin with mushrooms and rump steak. Lighter and fish dishes are also available.

    Tip-Top

    Former haunt of one of Croatia’s most famous poets, Tin Ujević, this small, cosy and antique restaurant serves us old fashioned Croatian food, bringing us the best of tradition at low prices.

    Necktie

    It’s said that a French man started to wear a necktie after seeing a similar one on Croat soldiers in Zagreb. Though Croats were not necessarily Croatians, it became known as the homeland of neckties.

    Folklore Festival

    Held in the middle of July, this event gathers folklore groups from different continents. It displays folklore performances and exhibitions, making it an interesting event for folklore enthusiasts.

    Zagorski Štrukli

    One of Croatia’s favourite dishes is Zagorski Štrukli, from Zagreb. It consists in dough with different types of filling, and it can be either cooked or baked. A must try while you’re in Zagreb.

    Slavoljub Penkala

    The mechanical pen we use on our daily live was in fact invented by Slavoljub Penkala, an engineer who lived in Zagreb. When considering buying this for a souvenir, make sure to buy a TOZ Penkala pen.