Worlds within the blocks - a fading ingredient of a utopian city life
Zagreb is a city with back doors into hidden worlds. Have you noticed that the buildings in Zagreb are arranged in big blocks? It takes as much as 10 minutes to walk around one of those. You could feel a bit suffocated by the busy city on a regular stroll. However, there's a little secret: the spacious areas are well-hidden. Just one look at Google Maps will unveil a world by itself inside each of the blocks.
Long October evenings overtaking the Upper Town
October has walked into the town. It’s not your most typical Zagreb October. We’ve been blessed with sunny days and only the best of autumn so far. However, not even the warm weather can stop the quick changes in the year’s cycle. The days are getting visibly shorter. If you like long walks, prepare to get caught up by the nightfall.
Sightseeing, people-watching, window-shopping, and detail-spotting in Masarykova Street - now is the time
A part of Masarykova Street in the city center has recently become a car-free zone, now reserved for walkers and cyclists. The experience of the street has completely changed since. People are taking a small break from life to enjoy the city buzz. They grab a coffee, sit on one of the benches, look around... This brings me to my favorite pastime - sightseeing and detail-spotting, even here in Zagreb, my home-town. Why don't we all take a better look at Masarykova Street?
5 special treats of Novi Zagreb
As promised in the previous article, we are staying on the south bank of river Sava for yet another post about Novi Zagreb area. The recent article was about the must-sees, and now is the time for my choice of special treats that you might like to visit.
5 things to see in Novi Zagreb
With this article, we are taking you across the river Sava to the area of Novi Zagreb (New Zagreb). Explore it with the help of these recommendations for must-see places!
Welcome to the playful shade of Krešimirac Park
We all tend to admire historical parks. The older they are, our appreciation grows stronger. Now, what if I told you that one of the most notable parks in Zagreb is only 85 years old? This youngster is unique for many reasons. Why not take a look at some of its prominent features?
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Rokov perivoj - sense of overwhelming serenity
This text is for all of you flaneurs, to answer the questions that arise when you discover the lovely Rokov perivoj (St Roch’s Park). This is not an invitation to search for the spot. You will really enjoy it only if you stumble upon it. There’s nothing sensational about it at first glance, so if you hurry up to go there only to check it off of your list, it could even disappoint you. But if you are wandering around the town, it will be your perfect discovery.
A walk in the company of whales and historical rebels
Widespread on the north side of Zagreb, mount Medvednica holds the city in its arms, her green slopes resembling a warm embrace that keeps us all safe. Watching from a distance, you can still easily spot a massive pale shape that interrupts the greenery of the forest. It’s the fortress of Medvedgrad watching down at the city from its heights.
Which tram do I take?
Is there a scenic tram line that I could take? That's a question I get asked by tourists a lot. You are in Zagreb, the perfect town for wandering. If you hop on any tram, you will reach some curious sites, distant neighborhoods, and the real city.