Photo Credit: Francisco Anzola
It was eight in the evening when I was strolling around the center of Zagreb with a Croatian guy my couch surfing host had set me up with. After seeing a group of Chinese people passing by, Ivan, my date, said “Zagreb is getting too many tourists lately. It was not like this five years ago. I like it.”
And rightly so – before, most people opted to visit cities like Paris, Rome or Berlin. Lately, however, more and more people are venturing into the more “unknown” side of Europe. And why is this? Because Zagreb is bustling, filled with culture, history, street musicians, scrumptious food and, let’s face it, some of the best wine in Europe (if not the whole world). Croatians are perhaps the most hospitable people I have encountered and always willing to lend a hand to someone in need.
The city is small and can easily be explored in a few days. Most of the things to see and do are in the center.
But how to experience this city in the local way? While now you can find hostels, tourist information centers, free WiFi in the main square and anything else you might need during your stay, there is no better way to feel a city than to follow a local’s advice. After all, they live here and know the ins and outs of their home. For that reason, Daniela from Tripedia ventured into the city and asked Zagrebians for their best recommendations. What Daniela found about Zagreb read at Tripedia's article.
FREE TRAVEL GUIDES WRITTEN BY LOCALS