Zagreb flawlessly curates your first glimpses of Croatia: stunning, stone architecture, a skyline sprinkled with red roofs and streets humming from the din of outdoor cafes and bars. Sample unique Croatian culture and cuisine before delving into the countryside. This charismatic capital is your gateway to a lake-laden national park crossed by waterfalls and walkways, and the country’s dreamy coastal towns.

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Start your Croatian vacation here, in Zagreb. Our picks for top Zagreb attractions include St. Mark’s Church, the Zagreb Cathedral and the Presidential Palace, as well as quirky Zagreb museums like the Museum of Broken Relationships and the medieval district of Gornji Grad. Book Zagreb packages with us, or opt for tours that include stops in Plitvice Lakes National Park and more.

ZAGREB TRAVEL GUIDE

Zagreb
DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGE

Croatian

WHAT TO EAT

Zagrebački odrezak (breaded and fried veal stuffed with ham and cheese), roast turkey with mlinci (flatbread), štrukli (pastries filled with cottage cheese) and knedli (sweetened, fruit-stuffed potato dumplings).

WHAT TO BRING BACK

Rakija of your choice (a variety of fruit or herb brandies), traditional Croatian neckties, handmade crystal glassware from nearby Samobor and Croatian Bajadera chocolates.

Fun Fact

During the changing of the guard ceremony in St. Mark’s Square (every Saturday and Sunday at noon!), you might notice the guards’ bright-red neckties. In fact, Croatia is the birthplace of the necktie—or cravat. They were worn by Croat mercenaries in the 17th century and the word “cravat” stems from “Croat.” Think about that when you’re getting dressed for work.

IMPORTANT INFO

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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