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Autumn in Zagreb

As we already mentioned in one of our previous blogs, life returns to Zagreb in Autumn. The citizens are back from their summer vacations at the sea and there are many more tourists and events in the city.

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Events in Zagreb in Autumn

You can see and visit numerous events in Zagreb this autumn from music and culture to film and sports activities. Here we will give you the list of the most interesting ones:

3.11. Zagreb night run „Cener“ race

The race goes through the city center. Moreover, it includes must-see places in Zagreb like the Jelacic square, Ilica Street and the British Square. So, if you decide to visit Zagreb during the race, you can join the race and do the sightseeing all in one! Just make sure to register for the race prior to your arrival because the number of runners is limited. You can do it at the following link Zagreb night run "Cener" race.

Ilica street in ZagrebIlica street in Zagreb

7.11.-17.11. Zagreb film festival

This is one of the most popular international film festivals in the country with more than a hundred of the most recent films and presenting of the new authors. It takes place in several locations in cinemas, museums and culture halls. If you are interested. you can find more information on their official website: Zagreb film festival.

12.11.-17.11. Interliber for book lovers

Interliber is the largest national literary event with more than 300 publishers and booksellers from Croatia and the region. It takes place in the Zagreb Fair and it includes entertainment with popular musicians.

17.11. to 25.11. Zagreb Jazz Festival

Jazz fans will be thrilled to hear that this festival is returning to Zagreb. It will take place in the Tvornica Kulture music club and Zagreb's Music academy. You can find additional info about the performers and dates at the following link: Zagreb Jazz Festival.

One of the main events in Zagreb is the awarded Christmas market in Zagreb, but we will not write about it this time as we already have a useful blog about the Advent is Croatia. Just check this link and you will get all the important info about the locations and the offer of the Zagreb Christmas market there.

Zagreb Christmas market

Let it snow, Christmas market in Zagreb, Photo:

What to see in Zagreb?

  • The Upper Town is the oldest part of Zagreb with a lot of historic sites and tourist attractions. The main sights in the Upper town are Dolac and Tkalciceva street. Dolac is the vegetable market and Tkalciceva Street is a pedestrian street famous after its cafes and restaurant. You can reach the Upper town by a simple walk from the main square.

Zagreb Upper town

Zagreb Upper Town atmosphere

  • Lotrščak Tower is a fortified tower from the Middle Ages. It includes a Gric cannon that still fires every day at noon. We promise you great views from the top if you climb it.

Lotrscak Tower in Zagreb

Lotrscak Tower with the Gric cannon

  • Zagreb funicular is situated next to the Lotrščak Tower. It is the shortest funicular in the World and the oldest public transportation in Zagreb. In the past, its purpose was to link the Upper and the Lower town and today it is a tourist attraction.

Zagreb Funicular

Zagreb funicular, photo credit to

  • The Museum of Broken Relationships is a unique museum that exhibits failed love affairs. It is situated in a baroque palace and it displays items from former lovers with brief explanations from the owners.
  • Park Maksimir is the oldest public park in Zagreb with a ZOO that stretches over 7 hectares. We definitively recommend you to visit it in case you come to Zagreb with kids because they will love it.

Where to eat in Zagreb?

Finally, after all these events and sites you will need a good place to eat. We give you top 5 Zagreb restaurants according to VIP holiday booker:

  • Restaurant Zinfandel is the restaurant of the hotel Esplanade and it is the best choice for fine dining in Zagreb. It is known after its innovative cuisine, great setting, terrace views, and alfresco dining.

Zinfandel Restaurant in Zagreb

Zinfandel Restaurant in Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb, photo credit:

  • Dubravkin Put is a restaurant and a wine bar with a modern interior and a terrace view. The food there is made from local ingredients and it is situated close to the city center.

Dubravnik put Restaurant in Zagreb

Teracce of the Dubravkin Put restaurant in Zagreb, photo by

  • Tač restaurant is the place where you go when you wish to taste the traditional Croatian cuisine. It is a family-run restaurant with seasonal ingredients. They serve mainly Istrian and continental meals. The restaurant is situated on Sljeme slopes.

Tac restaurant in Zagreb, photo by

  • Otto & Frank – this is a small bar and bistro located in the center of Zagreb. They serve comfort food from ingredients bought daily at Dolac market. They are known after fusing the home meals with modern cuisine and are constantly in pursuit of the new flavors.

Otto & Frank bar in Zagreb, photo by

  • Our final recommendation goes to Sofra, a traditional Bosnian restaurant with an authentic Bosnian atmosphere. Bosnian cuisine is quite different from the continental Croatian cuisine despite the fact that Croatia and Bosnia are neighboring countries. Bosnian dishes are influenced by Turkish cuisine as Bosnia was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire for centuries.

Restaurant Sofra in Zagreb, photo credit to

We hope you will find our recommendations for the Autumn in Zagreb useful and that we have inspired you to visit it in the Autumn time. If you do, do not forget to share a photo with us on social media or just use the #vipholidaybooker hashtag. Finally, we wish you a pleasant in our capital.

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