Zagreb hits that short city break sweet spot. It’s big enough to entertain and enthral, but small enough to get around by foot. It is comfortable, not overwhelming, with friendly locals happy to point you in the right direction should you every get lost.
Zagreb is divided into two parts: Donji Grad (Lower Town) and Gornji Grad (Upper Town). While the Lower Town has some impressive Hapsburg building and lower garden squares, you’ll spend most of your time in the Upper Town. Cosy and colourful, it is here you’ll find most of the city’s most most striking sights, clustered in a medieval neighbourhood tucked between the Kapto and Gradec hills.
It is here you will find St Mark Square, dominated by St Mark Church and its distinctive tiled roof. The Old Town Gate is a great place to start your exploration of this historic quarter, as well as the Tkalciceva, one of the city’s most famous streets and home to countless cafes and bars. The markets in Dolac are worth checking out too. The fruit on sale here is fresh and cheap.