It’s blue, Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb airport is a very small one with our flight being the only one as we landed. The immigration took fifteen minutes. Our wait for the checked in baggage was another five minutes and soon we were out through the green channel.

Exchanged some Euros, bought a cigarette lighter and looked around for our chauffeur. He was nowhere to be seen. Had booked our pick up to take it cool after a longish journey.

Michael came after five minutes profusely apologizing for the next few minutes, one ‘extremely sorry sir’ every ten seconds till we reached our car. We were off soon and the next ten minutes or so gave us a feel of this capital city. Lots of green, huge open areas, parks, tall trees and as we started approaching the city area, the trams. I love trams and so you can guess, I was happy. Nice place, I told my wife and she nodded. She loves trams even more than me. Probably that’s the reason she nodded without any second thoughts. The dark clouds looked a little threatening as we reached our hotel.

Trams in Zagreb are most frequently used mode of transport in Zagreb
The Blue Trams. Blue is Croatia’s National color

We had our booking in ‘The Loop Hotel’ a three star property in Otona Zupancica, a residential locality on the green outskirts of the city. Mia at the reception extended us a warm welcome and she was such a sweetheart. With a smiling face she took us through the smooth check in process and in the next few minutes guided us on all we needed to know to move around in the city and get the best from our trip. It was great interacting with her over the next few days. The room was huge and nice with a great view of the highway. We freshened up quickly and were soon on our way to the city center. The clouds had cleared. The sky was blue.

The hotel is conveniently located with a few minutes walk taking you to the nearest tram stop and then a fifteen minute ride to the center of town. We were soon at Republic Square, the heart of Zagreb city.

Republic Square, Zagreb, Croatia
Republic Square

Republic Square, Zagreb, Croatia

Had a quick bite at McDonalds and got going. To explore on foot. Our first stop, Zrinjevac Park.

Zrinjevac Park. Zagreb, Croatia
Zrinjevac Park

Zrinjevac Park. Zagreb, Croatia

Zrinjevac Park. Zagreb, Croatia

Zrinjevac Park was the first park in Donji Grad (Lower town or Downtown) and it brought a dash of modern times to Zagreb. The construction of a park on this location was a turning point in Zagreb’s urban development. It is a part of known “Green horseshoe” or “Lenuci’s horseshoe” – conceived in 1882 by Croatian Urbanist Milan Lenuci, building a series of parks bordering the Lower city in a shape of a horseshoe or letter “U”. Zrinjevac is enlisted as a monument of landscape architecture due to its design being preserved for more than 100 years!

Today Zrinjevac is a favourite part of the city for people to walk and rest and for tourists like us to be amazed at the beauty of the surroundings. Because of the buildings around it, today this park is like an entrance to Croatian history and art. On the north side you have The Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia, The Zagreb Archaeological Museum on the west side, The Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts on the south side, and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and the Zagreb County Court on the east side.

End of the 19th century witnessed an incredible enthusiasm of Zagreb citizens towards Zrinjevac. Meteorological column and music pavilion were gifts of wealthy citizens, and everyone wanted to contribute. Ones with enough money and influence were building magnificent palaces around the park, but the common folks gave it the final touch. Ordinary citizens participated in selection of trees that were to be planted in newly founded park. In 1872 two hundred and twenty ‘platanus’ were planted. Now these trees are under special protection and the most preserved ones from that time, when platanus were very popular.

Zrinjevac Park. Zagreb, Croatia

Zrinjevac Park. Zagreb, Croatia

Meteorological column on the northern part of the park was a donation from known army doctor Adolf Holzer in 1884. Herman Bolle made blueprints for it and it was made from Istrian marble. Meteorological column still works today and people often stop at it and check on the temperature and air humidity. But as column doesn’t meet today’s standard measurement by World Meteorological Organisation, data isn’t considered as official.

Meteorological column, Zrinjevac Park, Zagreb, Croatia
Meteorological column

The centerpiece of the park is the Music Pavilion, donated in 1890 by Eduard Prister, a wealthy trader. It was placed on 6th February 1891 on the exact spot where a monument to Nikola Subic Zrinski, the famous Croatian-Hungarian nobleman and general was supposed to be. By the end of 19th century, regular concerts were held in the bandstand. In memory to past times, concerts are still held during the summer time.

‘Advent on Zrinjevac’ is a part of ‘Advent in Zagreb’ programme. The Music pavilion comes live again and again and sounds of classics and waltz take over the park. Unique christmas ornaments during winters by selected artisans are sold and the whole park smells of Zagreb specialties – fried apples, baked strukle and cabbage cloths. The theme of ‘Advent on Zrinjevac’ is to live, hear and taste. There are stalls selling Croatian speciality fast food including Croatian Strukla meals everyday around the pavilion.

Music Pavilion, Zrinjevac Park, Zagreb, Croatia
Music Pavilion, Zrinjevac Park

Zrinjevac Park, Zagreb, Croatia

Water fountains in the park have a very interesting story attached. There are three fountains but the one with the most ironic story is “The Mushroom”.

The fountain was designed by Hermann Bolle and made by students of School of Crafts out of stone. It was placed in 1893 and citizens immediately nicknamed it “Bolle’s mushroom” out of mockery and laughter. It was proclaimed a fiasco because the fountain tended to flood the whole part of the park or splash people walking by. In 1975 Restauration Institute remade the fountain out of granite, fixed flaws and made it functional. The irony in the whole story is that mushroom became one of symbols of Zagreb and a common motive on postcards, after all the object of laughter.

Zrinjevac Park, Zagreb, Croatia
The Mushroom Fountain

We had opted for a walking tour and our guide Tomislav Stefanic was a young enthusiast with quite a good knowledge of Croatian history and Zagreb. We now walked back towards Republic Square and on to Ilica Street. This street is one of the longest streets in Zagreb. The busy street is home to many shops and cultural sites and spans through most of the northwestern part of the city, from the Ban Jelacic Square or Republic Square in the city center westward to the Vrapce district. Almost six kilometers long this is the busiest and most popular shopping streets in Zagreb. This place is ideal for shopping lovers, for a couple of drinks and dining out. You will find everything from the most expensive to the cheapest shops and some well known addresses including Metropolitanate of Zagreb, British Council, The Toso Dabac Archive and Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts among others. And also, the first business Scyscraper in the heart of lower town at landmark 1, Ilica Street.

Zagreb Skyscraper, 1 Ilica Street
Zagreb Skyscraper, 1 Ilica Street

We took a different route to catch on to Ilica Street. Through the Gric tunnel. One that was used by natives during the time of World War II for safe shelter during bombings and also as a promenade. The tunnel consists of a central hall, which is connected by two passageways to Mesnicka Street in the west, Stjepan Radic Street in the east and four passageways extending to the south. Later it started being used as a short route to reach the funicular towards Upper Town, Gradec. In 2016, the tunnel was remodeled and opened to the public serving as a tourist attraction and for hosting cultural events.

Gric Tunnel, Zagreb, Croatia
Gric Tunnel

Gric Tunnel, Zagreb, Croatia

As we came out on Ilica street, walked a bit and turned towards the famous Zagreb funicular there is this not to be missed cute little Ice Cream, Cake, Pastry & Coffee shop with a romantic terrace. Vis-à-vis by Vincek. Vincek Slasticarnica, the famous brand of Zagreb is on the other side of the street and this shop offers a new approach to cakes and pastries for all those who follow the newest nutrition trends, whether for health reasons of out of curiosity. The major novelty is the fact that all the cakes and pastries are gluten-free, and only brown sugar, stevia and agave syrup are used as sweeteners. You must check out their yummy stuff without fail.

Vis-à-vis by Vincek, Zagreb, Croatia
Vis-à-vis by Vincek

Vincek Slasticarnica, Zagreb, Croatia

Almost all of us in our small group picked up an ice cream quickly and moved towards the funicular. The Zagreb Funicular is situated in Tomic Street, connecting the Ilica Street (Donji Grad) with Strossmayer Promenade to the north (Gornji Grad). Its 66-meter (217 ft) track makes it one of the shortest public-transport funiculars in the world.

The funicular was initially propelled by a steam engine and in 1934 its steam propulsion was replaced by an electrical engine. The funicular has two cars for 28 passengers each (16 seated and 12 standing places). It runs at a speed of 1.5 m/s (4.9 ft/s) requiring 58 seconds to cross the distance. Its rides are scheduled every ten minutes every day till midnight. Come let’s take the ride to Upper Town, Gradec enjoying the views.

Zagreb, Croatia

Funicular Station, Zagreb, Croatia
Funicular Station
Funicular car, Zagreb, Croatia
The ride..
Funicular ride, Zagreb, Croatia
The views..

Funicular ride, Zagreb, Croatia

Funicular ride, Zagreb, Croatia

Funicular ride, Zagreb, Croatia

As we reached the top, the views were even more spectacular. But before that an interesting bit of history around Gradec. In 1242, Gradec was declared and proclaimed “A free royal city on Gradec, the hill of Zagreb”. The citizens engaged in building defensive walls and towers around their settlement, fearing a new Mongol invasion. They completed the defensive system at a time between 1242 and 1261. It could be rightly assumed that by building its fortification walls in the middle of the 13th century, Gradec acquired its outward appearance that can be clearly seen in today’s Upper Town (Gornji Grad). The defensive walls enclosed the settlement in the shape of a triangle, its top located near the tower called Popov Toranj and its base at the south wall (today’s Strossmayer Promenade) and Lotrscak tower, which could be explained by the shape of the hill. In some places, rectangular and semicircular towers fortified the defensive walls. There were four main gates leading to the town: the west gate in the Mesnicka Street, the new north gate, later known as the Opaticka Street gate, Dverce in the south and the Kamenita vrata (Stone Gate) in the east. Kamenita vrata is the only gate still preserved to date.

Views from Strossmayer promenade, Zagreb, Croatia
Views from Strossmayer promenade

Views from Strossmayer promenade, Zagreb, Croatia

Views from Strossmayer promenade, Zagreb, Croatia

Strossmayer promenade, Zagreb, Croatia
Strossmayer promenade
Lotrscak Tower, Zagreb, Croatia
Lotrscak Tower

The Lotrscak Tower, in an old part of town called Gradec or Gornji grad (Upper Town). The tower, which dates to the 13th century was built to guard the southern gate of the Gradec town wall. The name is derived from Latin campana latrunculorum, meaning “thieves’ bell”, referring to a bell hung in the tower in 1646 to signal the closing of the town gates. The Gric Cannon is one of the Zagreb landmarks. In the 19th century, a fourth floor and windows were added to the tower and a cannon was placed on the top. Since 1 January 1877, the cannon is fired from the tower to mark midday. The cannon was to give the sign for exact noon for the bell-ringers of the city’s churches and the tradition continues even today. Come let’s take a walk around and move towards the main square.

Romantic Street, Zagreb, Croatia
Romantic Street
Statue of Antun Gustav Matos, one of Croatia's most famous writers and a critic at Strossmayer promanade
Statue of Antun Gustav Matos, one of Croatia’s most famous writers and a critic. At Strossmayer promenade
Upper Town, Croatia
Mementos of Love from Croatia
Upper Town, Croatia
Love Locks. A school being nearby, it is believed they were the ones sailing in love..
Views from Upper Town, Croatia
View of the Cathedral from Upper Town

Upper Town, Zagreb, Croatia

Upper Town, Zagreb, Croatia
The scientific bent of mind and creations

Upper Town, Zagreb, Croatia

Upper Town, Zagreb, Croatia

The focal point of Gornji Grad (Upper Town) is the square around St. Mark’s Church that is called St. Mark’s Square for years. St. Mark’s Church is the parish church of Old Zagreb. At the west end of St. Mark’s Square, the mansion called Banski dvori, the former residence of the Civil Governor of Croatia was built at the beginning of the 19th century and yet, it can be classed among the Zagreb antiquities. Banski dvori, along with the Baroque mansion beside it, is the seat of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. Since 1734, the Croatian Parliament has taken up the east side of St. Mark’s Square.

Walk to St. Mark's Square, Zagreb, Croatia.
As we walk to St. Mark’s Square..

Upper Town, Zagreb, Croatia

St. Mark's Church, Zagreb, Croatia
St. Mark’s Church
St. Catherine Church, Zagreb, Croatia
St. Catherine Church
Gormjogradska Gimnazija, the first school of Zagreb, Croatia at St.Mark's Square
Gormjogradska Gimnazija, the first school of Zagreb. 5, Katarinin Trg, St. Mark’s Square
The Prime Minister's Office, Zagreb, Croatia at St.Mark's Square
The Prime Minister’s Office
Manually lit Oil Lamps, St. Mark's Square, Zagreb, Croatia
The traditional Oil Lamps are still lit manually every evening at St. Mark’s Square
Stone Gate, Upper Town, Zagreb, Croatia
Stone Gate

Many years ago, Virgin Mary of Stone Gate became the most significant oath site where pious find comfort and hope, light candles as a token of gratitude or a prayer. There are many citizens of Zagreb who got their prayers answered to and plates with engravings of gratitude stand as a testimony. During centuries you can hear people in Zagreb saying: “I’ll light a candle in Stone Gate if Virgin Mary hears my prayer.” Such words are not a figure of speech but are seen every day in Stone Gate, where citizens of Zagreb stop by, light candles and pray for health, happiness, good luck and love. Even in the times when praying publicly was forbidden, citizens of Zagreb continued visiting the Stone Gate, which testimonies the significance of the Gate in everyday life.

Stone Gate, Upper Town, Zagreb, Croatia

Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
Virgin Mary

It is sure that Stone Gate exists since 1266 despite the first mention dating back to 1492. In 17th and 18th century, Stone Gate was damaged in fires four times: 1645., 1674., 1706. and 1731. The city was mainly made out of wood and fires were a frequent occurrence. During the last fire in 1731, Stone Gate was damaged badly but one painting remained intact – the painting of Virgin Mary with baby Jesus. Widow Modlar, the owner of it built a chapel inside of Stone Gate where it still stands named “The Virgin and Child”.

Virgin Mary Oath Site,Stone Gate, Zagreb, Croatia
Virgin Mary Oath Site, Stone Gate
Statue of St. George, Zagreb, Croatia
Statue of St. George fighting the dragon

St. George is one of the few figures that has two statues dedicated to his name in Zagreb, both placed in prominent locations in the city. People in Zagreb, as is the case throughout Europe, always had an appreciation for Saint George, a Roman military tribune turned Christian martyr.

In this instance, a dragon had made a nest for himself next to a spring that provided water to the city of Silene. In order to get the water the people of the city lured the dragon away from the spring with sheep. When they run out of sheep, maidens would be used. They were picked by drawing lots. So it came one day that the king’s daughter was to be offered to the dragon. As the princess was being offered to the dragon, George stumbled into the city, found out what was going on and rushed to slay the monster wearing the sign of the Cross. After he defeated the dragon, the king and all his people turned to Christianity.

Statue of St. George, Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia

As we walked down the street from the statue towards Republic Square, it was time for some coffee. There are few small cafeterias around which are nice and quiet to rest a bit.

Republic Square, Zagreb, Croatia

We saw our tram approaching and boarded. Blue, my favorite colour. ‘It’s blue’, I said looking at her. She looked back, smiled and said ‘It’s Zagreb, Croatia’.

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90 Comments Add yours

  1. chandrima roy says:

    Very good read and informative too. Zagreb seems to be quite a popular destination now. I see a number of people going there for a week long vacation or so. They have a beautiful national colour.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Chandrima. Happy that you enjoyed reading.

  2. Anand Mahindrakar says:

    Nicely elaborated Croatia and Zagreb

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Anand.

  3. Trish says:

    What a fascinating city. You’ve given a really good flavour of the place. I’d love to go to Croatia.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Trish. Yes it is a lovely city & we loved it 😊

  4. Brianna S says:

    What a beautiful city!! I need to visit.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes you must Brianne 😊

  5. sjd68 says:

    In a previous job I worked with a few Croatian guys who were part of our maintenance staff and they were some of the nicest people i had ever met. They shared with me stories of their country and pictures. Zagreb is beautiful. I love the concept of the Gric Tunnel but I think I might be claustrophobic in there! I’m glad you got a chance to take in some of the local cuisine at McDonalds. 🙂 . Great information post on Croatia. A place I would love to visit one day.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      The tunnel having many outlets is actually quite well ventilated with a breeze flowing all the time. It was a short walk for us though.

  6. Wow….you must have kept on your toes all time! Zagreb is a nice city, I guess. I would love to visit it.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Michael it was quite a walk but very enjoyable learning and seeing the unexplored.

  7. Zagreb Sounds like a great trip! So many beautiful parks!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes a lovely place truly 😊

    2. travelwisesr says:

      Yes it’s a lovely green city with a lot of interesting history attached.

  8. These photos are so lovely. I would love to visit Croatia some day and see all the history.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes you must Angelica 😊

  9. Eileen M Loya says:

    I love the color of the bus! It would be so nice to travel and see the beautiful country side views while riding!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Eileen. These are the trams and the ride is amazing as you can go far and out enjoying the beautiful city and green countryside.

    2. What a lovely place! I would love to visit somedat…that green countryside looks amazing!

      1. travelwisesr says:

        Do visit sometime Elizabeth. You will fall in love 💕

  10. Erin Knight says:

    I love taking trams when I arrive at a new place; it is such an amazing way to get to know the city and the people. Thanks for sharing your trip to Zagreb. It is a gorgeous place.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Erin. Yes I too find trams very cool.

  11. Croatia is a country I have never visited but everyone who has simply loves it. Thank you for sharing your amazing photos. Your insight into Gric Tunnel was interesting. A whole social gathering place underground. I enjoyed having a glimpse into the beautiful parks and cafes in your photos.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Jennifer 😊

  12. Heather says:

    It looks like a busy and amazing city to visit. I would love to try to go here someday, but until then I’ll just enjoy looking at your pictures.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Heather. Yes please try and make it sometime. You’ll love the peace of this not so crowded city.

  13. Wow this city looks like a wonderful place to visit. Really loved looking through all the pictures!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you. Yes Zagreb is wonderful.

  14. Tiffany La Forge-Grau says:

    It seems like you got out of the airport pretty quickly. It feels like it takes us ages to get out of there when visiting another country.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes that was the best part and I always keep praying that the immigration process does not take too long 😊

  15. emman damian says:

    Zagreb, Croatia is one of the places I want to visit. The Music Pavilion looks amazing! I hope to visit it soon!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Emman do plan out. You would love it.

  16. Terri Ramsey Beavers says:

    Wow, what a beautiful place to explore. I’d love to ride the blue tour bus, I can’t hike a lot due to back issues. Thank you for sharing all of these photos and the information.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Terri. My pleasure really. Happy that you liked reading.

  17. Lavern Moore says:

    I would love to visit Zagreb. From your review and images, is seems like an amazing experience!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes it is Lavern. Plan it out sometime.

  18. Lindsay Rae says:

    I’ve always thought trams were so cool, although I’ve never been on one as we don’t have many around where I live. Once again your post makes me feel that I am right in the midst of Croatia! The Music Pavilion in Zrinjevac Park looks beautiful! I love how the dark colour of the structure really stands out in the park. Thanks for sharing your awesome adventures with us, it is always a great pleasure to read your posts and experience the world through your eyes!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Lindsay so much. Happy to give you some happiness 😊

  19. I love that you’ve put so much detail. I especially love that you told us how you got around. So many people forget that, and if you’re going to a new place, or planning on it soon, you want to know ways to do so that work well!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Rose. So happy that you loved it 😊

  20. Frederique says:

    I love Croatia but I have not been to Zagreb yet unfortunately. Thanks for this virtual tour!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Frederique. Do plan it out sometime.

  21. Terri says:

    What a thorough description of your visit to the city. I love that bright blue of the trams. It would be easy to spot them! I also liked that they weren’t plastered with advertisements. I loved reading about the parks and particularly the Stone Gate. I love historical spots.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Terri. Happy you enjoyed 😊

  22. Lyosha Varezhkina says:

    Oh Zagreb and Croatia! In fact I envy you now, I want to visit it badly but still didn’t have it pulled (my husband prefers different destinations for summer). I loved looking through your photos, so very inspiring!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Lyosha. May be your next one could be here. And this is really the tip of the iceberg. There is lots more that you would fall in love with in Croatia.

  23. Kalyan Panja says:

    Your photos are enticing me to plan a visit to Zagreb soon and dive into this cultural paradise with so many unique things to do in this place.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Do plan out Kalyan sometime. You’ll surely love it 😊

  24. I would love to visit Croatia someday! I love learning about different towns around the world.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes plan out sometime Shannon . You would surely love being in this beautiful country 😊

  25. Snehal says:

    This place is beautiful! By the way what really caught my attention is the tunnel. It looks deserted and creepy and I like taking a look around such creepy places lol 😂

    1. travelwisesr says:

      I had a good laugh Snehal seeing your comment 😀

  26. I never think of Croatia when it comes to travel destinations, but you’ve given me a lot to see and think about from this trip! One of my favorite aspects of your posts is the history and pictures. I learn so much about places I’ve never seen or considered visiting until I’m reading your blog. I’m always impressed with how much I learn and how I want to start traveling again.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you so much Erica for your kind words. They mean a lot to me 😊

  27. I would definitely Croatia and Zagreb for that lovely greenery! Love the blue of that bus, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one that color before

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes you must. You would fall in love for sure with Croatia 😊

  28. tcleland88 says:

    I’ve never been to Eastern Europe; however, your this really allows me to experience a lot of it through your eyes. The park and the locks remind me of Paris.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Tc. Happy to provide you some moments of happiness traveling around with me 😊

  29. Ahhh, a post and a place I can 1000% relate to! We LOVE Croatia and I have photos of us in so many of these same scenes you show! We may try and go again next year!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      That’s great to know Debra. Even me and my wife loved it so much that we are game for another visit 😊

  30. Nilakshi says:

    The post was highly informative. Thanks for sharing it. I have seen quite of my friends going to Zagreb for vacation. It really has become one of the popular destination.

  31. Average Mom says:

    So awesome!! Looks like you guys saw and did a lot on your trip! Would love to travel there someday.

  32. Michael David Oyco says:

    Recently appreciated traveling and hope to be in more places. I’ll try to search more about this country.

  33. Viano Dee says:

    Nice post. It’s the first time I’m hearing of Zagreb. It’s really beautiful. I particularly like the Gric cave— very lovely.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Viano 😊

  34. Leeza Harrington says:

    Those pictures are stunning! My favorite is the statue of St. George and I never heard of his story before. Definitely going to check more into it later!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Leeza 😊

  35. Amazing trip! It is full of fun and a passionate traveler could enjoy it. I have never been to Croatia but would love too some day. Hopefully next year. I have heard its beautiful and not very commercialized.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks so much. Yes Zagreb has that very special charm of it’s own and not too crowded and commercialized.

  36. Jaana McEntee says:

    It looks such beautiful place with so much to discover! Thank you for sharing this story & your pictures are amazing!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Jaana so much. My pleasure really 😊

  37. Sharvina.y says:

    Wow! I enjoy visiting countries for a taste of their culture and history. I haven’t been to Croatia yet, but I’m noting some of the places you’ve shown… Thanks for the info!!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      You are welcome Sharvina. More on Zagreb and Croatia soon 😊

  38. Eliza Allen says:

    Amazing detail and pictures, absolutely love Croatia but this has made me want to explore more!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Eliza 😊

  39. You eleborated both Croatia and Zagreb so well that I just feel that I visited them in real. Lovely pictures. Saving this!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Arti so much 😊

  40. Jade Braham says:

    You have such a wonderful talent – your writing has really sold Croatia and Zagreb to me! My sister and I have been planning a trip to Croatia so I now have some new things on our list because of your detail! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Jade so much for your kind words. More on Zageb & Croatia follows soon 😊

  41. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    Years ago, Croatia sounded like a mysterious place to me, but not until recently that I have read about travel posts of people who have visited and I am impressed at how beautiful it is! The churches, St. Mark’s Square, the Lotrscak Tower, and the oil lamps! Wow. Definitely worth adding to my travel bucket list!

  42. Elena Toma says:

    I never been to Croatia before, but I would like to visit it some day. Looks like together with your wife you had a great time time there .

  43. I would love to visit Crotia one day. Heard a lot about the place. Looks interesting.

  44. So blue is the national color of Croatia? Wow! That’s awesome…my favorite color. Anyway, the park would be my favorite hangout spot if I visited Croatia. I’d particularly want to enjoy music from the locals while there.

  45. Lyosha Varezhkina says:

    I never new blue is national color of Croatia. I did thought it was something about white nad red checkers. I love that park. so pretty!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Lyosha. Red & white are the other two colors.

  46. Petr, Prague says:

    The blue tram is Czech 🙂 It’s always nice to see our trams around the world 🙂 Great pics you’ve got.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Petr. It’s so good to hear that. I have been to Prague too during the summer and loved it.

  47. Kelly Martin says:

    Zagreb looks like a great place to visit. I love the trams and the underground tunnels.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes Zagreb is very nice and I too love traveling on trams.

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