WHAT TO SEE IN ZAGREB, CROATIA:

Zagreb was an interesting city to visit. We didn't get to spend a lot of time there, and we were exhausted from a 6:30 AM bus ride while exploring the city.  However, as always, we managed to have a good time. Everyone dressed so stylishly.  Also, we got verbally harassed in a laundromat, so it is obvious that Croatians are intelligent, because they don't trust scruffy vagabonds like us.

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, and a great stopping point between other cities in the country. For example, we bused into Croatia from Slovenia via Zagreb.  We also flew to Dubrovnik via Zagreb.  I felt satisfied only spending one day there, but I am sure there was plenty more to do.  

During our 18 hours in Zagreb we ate a lot and saw a few sights. We visited the Museum of Broken Relationships, which we loved! The museum displays relics from past relationships (books, necklaces, hoodies, shoes...) that people have submitted from all over the world.  Every item has a small story (written by the person who submitted it) about the relationship, the person, or the breakup.  Very different from any other museum we've ever been to, and made us think a lot about what deserves to be memorialized. A sad, yet comforting place. 

  PHOTO COURTESY OF  THE MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS IN ZAGREB, CROATIA. 

PHOTO COURTESY OF  THE MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS IN ZAGREB, CROATIA. 

We ate at  Kava Tava, where I got a stack of silver dollar pancakes with chocolate and strawberries for $5.  That was obviously great. 

A lot of people paid money to ride a pretty funicular up a steep hill.  We walked to the funicular, looked at it, and then hiked up the hill. It wasn't that bad. 

One of my favorite things to do when exploring a new city is to visit a park.  Parks are a great place to relax and people watch, plus they are free.  In Zagreb, the Park Zrinjevac was very beautiful.  

The famous church in Zagreb is the Cathedral of Zagreb, located in the center of the city. However, I preferred St. Mark's Church.  It has a charming tiled roof, which is my favorite type of church roof (see: St. Stephens in Vienna).  It is also located very close to the Museum of Broken Relationships.  

  ST. MARK'S CHURCH, ZAGREB, CROATIA - M.QUIGLEY

ST. MARK'S CHURCH, ZAGREB, CROATIA - M.QUIGLEY

We stayed at The House Hostel . We liked it because it had a nice kitchen (with free coffee and tea), and was only a few blocks from the bus station.   Overall, a nice place to stop over!  

HAPPY GALLIVANTING!

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