Zagreb vacations take you to the capital of Croatia, a scenic city on the Sava River, at the foot of Sljeme Mountain. Choose Zagreb hotels in the Upper Town to be within steps of 18th-century buildings and many cafes, bars, and shops lining narrow, hilly streets. Stay in the Lower Town instead and enjoy easy access to most of the city's museums and extensive parkland.
Among numerous fine museums in Zagreb are the Archaeological Museum, with its renowned Egyptian collection the Modern Gallery, displaying some 10,000 works of art the Croatian Natural History Museum, boasting one of the world's most important Neanderthal collections and the Museum of Contemporary Art, housed in a modern architectural landmark. Learn about the city's heritage at the Museum of the City of Zagreb, and then enjoy a 360-degree view of its landscape from the 13th-century Lotrscak Tower. Hear a canon fired at noon from the tower, a daily occurrence for the past century. Nearby, ride a circa-1888 funicular railway linking the Lower and Upper Towns. See the spires of Zagreb Cathedral, the tallest building in Croatia, from almost anywhere in the city. Book Zagreb vacation packages in winter and hit the slopes at Sljeme Mountain ski resort. In warmer months, climb to the summit of the mountain, or head to Jarun Lake, a 20-minute tram ride away, for swimming and sailing.
Zagreb is a great destination for music lovers. The three-day INmusic Festival, held beside Lake Jarun in late-June, attracts some of the biggest names in rock music. In July, hear traditional Croatian folk music at the International Folklore Festival, and in November, the Zagreb Jazz Festival is in town. Find car rentals in Zagreb and drive to the historic town of Samobor in late January to see its Fasnik (Carnvial), which has been celebrated annually for almost 200 years with street performers and a parade.
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Buying a Day Trip to Rastoke & Plitvice Lakes National Park is a wonderful way to begin your Zagreb vacation.