We had finished with Istria and were making our way to Eastern Croatia. To get there, we had to pass through Zagreb. We decided to stay one night, see the city a little and go back to our favourite food spots.
Zagreb is the capital and largest city in Croatia. It is becoming easier to travel in Croatia and Zagreb is seeing a rise in the number of hostels and rooms for tourists. We booked a boutique hotel about 10 minute walk from the centre for 1 night. At night, we booked in for a ghost tour which took us to a cemetery and some other scary dark places.
The following day we were ready to leave for Eastern Croatia but made a beeline for the centre for some food. We also took in some history with 2 important parts of the city.
St Mark’s church is in St Mark’s square and was built in the 13th century. On the roof, the tiles represent the coat of arms of Zagreb. There are also many more symbols both inside and out of the church.
Another important tradition in Croatia is the market known as the Dolac market. It is a farmer’s market in the gornji grad or upper town of Zagreb. It has both stalls and undercover areas and along with fresh produce, you can also do your souvenir shopping here.