Where to Stay in Zagreb

The vibrant Croatian capital of Zagreb offers an outstanding mix of modern and historic, with everything from art galleries, theaters and museums to the medieval district, a castle and hilltop fortress. When it comes to where to stay, you’ll want to choose the neighborhood based on what you’d like to do.

The Upper Town and historic district makes up half of the city center. It’s a maze of little streets stretching between Gradec and Kaptol hills, first settled in the 11th century. It’s a fabulous place to explore, home to some of the most fascinating museums in the city, along with great bars, cafes, and restaurants. The Lower Town makes up the other half of the city center, sitting below the Upper Town. It’s a hub for business, art, dining, shopping, and parks, with the streets mostly wide.

Britanski trg is a trendy area popular among college students. There are many hip bars and terraced cafes for sipping coffee or grabbing a refreshing cocktail. It also hosts lots of fun events from street fairs to markets. Jarun is ideal for families. Located in the western part of the city, it’s a sprawling residential neighborhood with lots of pretty parks and areas to play.

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