Croatian Natural History Museum


This museum houses a collection of prehistoric tools and bones excavated from the Krapina cave, inhabited by neanderthals, as well as exhibits showing the evolution of animal and plant life in Croatia. Temporary exhibits often focus on specific regions.

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1. Meštrović Atelier

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Croatia’s most recognised artist is Ivan Meštrović. This 17th-century building is his former home, where he worked and lived from 1922 to 1942; it houses…

2. St Mark’s Church

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The 13th-century St Mark’s Church is one of Zagreb’s most emblematic buildings. Its colourful tiled roof, constructed in 1880, has the medieval coat of…

3. City Museum


Since 1907 the 17th-century Convent of St Claire has housed this museum which presents the history of Zagreb through a hodgepodge of exhibits. The…

4. Sabor


The eastern side of Trg Svetog Marka is taken up by the Croatian sabor (parliament), built in 1910 on the site of baroque 17th- and 18th-century town…

5. Zagreb 80's Museum

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Take a trip back in time within this four-room museum devoted to Zagreb in the 1980s. There are reconstructions of typical lounge and kitchen interiors in…

6. Croatian Museum of Naïve Art

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A feast for fans of Croatia’s naive art (a form that was highly fashionable locally and worldwide during the 1960s and ’70s and has declined somewhat…

7. Stone Gate

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Make sure you take a peek at the Stone Gate, the eastern gate to medieval Gradec Town, which is now a shrine. According to legend, a great fire in 1731…

8. Museum of Broken Relationships

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From romances that withered to broken family connections, this wonderfully quirky museum explores the mementos left over after a relationship ends…