Summer season in Croatia is coming to an end. Tourists are leaving the country and my LT team and I are packing our suitcases, because our journey is ready to start. After working all summer it’s our time to “enjoy” 🙂.

Sight inspection is part of our winter season in Croatia. What I’m going to represent to You in this next few blog’s on our page is what we saw, how did we meet and what we ate of course :).

With that I will represent You the best of every city that we will visit and from my personal point of view give You some “tips” what you definitely shouldn’t miss in Croatia. Our first stop was of course, our capital city  Zagreb.

Every time I have a problem how to start new story. This time it was easy – Amazing Capital city of Croatia, I don’t have to say much, the words “capital city” is saying for itself. Big city with lots of architectural, cultural and historical stories to tell You, Zagreb is a fun, great for walking with the prices that are friendly, just like the locals.

Visit great museums where I want to highlight Museum of Mestrovic (famous Croatian artist) and Museum of Naïve Art, great museum, where you can find the works of self-taught amateur and folk artists, recognizable by their personal style and poetic singularity. One specific museum that I would highly recommend for younger population is Museum of broken relationship. Museum offers a chance to overcome an emotional collapse through creation. Take a peek and see that broken relationship don’t need to be a sad story.

Just few meters of museum of Broken relationship You will find yourself in front of the Lotrscak Tower. This tower is known in all of Zagreb, and even Croatia, because on the fourth floor it houses Gricki cannon. Gricki cannon goes off every day at high noon to citizens of Zagreb. Even thou it is something so see (and hear) my sincere advice is that you don’t find yourself there at noon – it’s a little bit loud. 🙂

Another interesting thing in the area is that You can get down from tower to the city with town funicular that is one of the city’s most famous symbols, and although it is not its original purpose, eventually has become the must-see tourist attraction.

While You take a walk through the many streets of Zagreb stop and enjoy in its great monuments like – Cathedral, St. Mark’s square , main  Jelacic square, market Dolac (which its must see location, if You love organic food, local specialties and handmade souvenirs – You will definitely find something for yourself). While You are at the main square I recommend to head off to Zagreb Eye viewpoint that is situated in the heart of the Croatian capital. On the 16th floor, at the top of the Zagreb skyscraper in Ilica Street, it offers a unique view of the Capitol, Gradec, Upper and Lower Town and the most important cultural and historical buildings of Zagreb, its squares, streets and parks.

If You are lover of long walks through the parks I definitely recommend Park Zrinjevac, the most beautiful park in Zagreb. In summer time You can enjoy in open air shows and live music. Something that is also unusual to visit but we recommend is cemetery Mirogoj, central cemetery in Zagreb that is situated on the slopes of Medvednica hill. It is considered as one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe. However, Mirogoj is also a beautiful park and an outdoor art gallery. Due to the large number of prominent people buried Mirogoj is called Croatian Pantheon.

At the end of this story I want to point out my favorite part of visiting new places – food. 🙂

Zagreb has a large number of quality restaurants with local food and great Croatian wines. I would single out some local restaurant like Kaptolska klet or Vindol with local cuisine with lower prices, or restaurants Gallo and Agava that are fine restaurants if You want exclusive approach.

Something to point out as a traditional Croatian specialty are “Strukli” unique traditional dish served in most households across Hrvatsko Zagorje and Zagreb. It is made from special dough and fresh cow cheese and it’s a place where my colleague Andrea and I were immediately drawn to at the end of our visit to Zagreb. So don’t miss it  La Struk is the first and one of a kind type of restaurant that serves only traditional Croatian specialty – strukli.