The Zagreb City Museum was founded by the Croatian Battalion of the Croatian Dragon in 1907.
In ninety years of its existence, in 1997, the Museum opened only a sixth permanent exhibition, and for the first time in a restored and appropriate space, appropriate to the achievements of contemporary museum technology. The museum handles topics from the cultural, artistic, economic and political history of the city in continuity from Roman findings to the modern times. Fundus consists of 75,000 items systematized in collections of art and utility objects characteristic of the city and its history.
Since 1991, the Museum has an archaeological collection of objects found in research at the Museum site.
The permanent exhibition consists of more than 2,500 exhibits which portray the city of Zagreb through 45 themes.
The museum is open:
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The last entrance to the Museum is half an hour before closing.
The museum is closed for holidays and public holidays:
New Year, January 1st
Holy Three Kings, January 6th
Easter and Easter Monday
Labor Day, May 1st
Anti-Fascist Fight Day, June 22nd
Statehood Day, June 25
Victory Day and Homeland Thanksgiving, August 5th Assumption of Mary, August 15th
Independence Day, October 8th
All Saints, November 1st
Christmas, December 25th and 26th
Full name of the museum is: Public institution ” Ante and Wiltrude Topić Mimara’s Art Collection” – Museum Mimara, based at Roosevelt Square 5 in Zagreb. The founder of the museum is the Republic of Croatia and the museum is under jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia. It was founded in 1980 and was opened to the public on July 17, 1987. The Museum fundus contains once a private collection of artworks by collector Ante Topić Mimara (1898 – 1987), which he has given to the Croatian people for permanent ownership, provided that the space for its permanent exhibition is up and running. Fundus is expanding with new acquisitions. In the museum you can view various collections. Some of them are:
• The collection of ancient civilizations
• Collection of European sculptures
• Icon collection
• Glass collection
• Collection of furniture
… and a variety of interesting exhibition specimens.
Access to the museum by public transport:
Tram:. 12, 13, 14 and 17 (Roosevelt Square station)
City parking on Klaićeva Street and Kršnjavoga Street.
Only shorter stoppage of tourist buses is allowed in front of the museum building. Open for visitors
October 1 to June 30:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m,
Thursday 10 a.m. – 19 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
July 1 to September 30:
Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and Feasts.
The Tomislavac Park is part of the Square of King Tomislav. It is located right behind the Art Pavilion and is one of the favorite parks of Zagreb. The park is bordered by the famous palaces, one such as of Vlaho Bukovac and the famous Feller house, which preserve intriguing historical events and stories, and is very popular and visited at all times of the year.
In winter Tomislavac turns into an ice fairytale, bathed in Christmas spells and ornaments and the Christmas Fair, and this year the park also became the location of the largest winter ice rink, cheering up many fans of winter surprises.
Forest Park Maksimir, the first in south-eastern Europe, was opened in 1794 at the initiative of Bishop Maksimilijana Vrhovac. In 1839 Bishop Juraj Haulik ordered that the park would be arranged in English landscape style.
Park Maksimir is the place where, despite its small area of 316 hectares, many plant and animal species have found their shelter. Due to the preserved centuries-old oak forests, its value for the protection of endangered species living in old lair is priceless.
At the time of its creation Park Maksimir was the most modern, most elite and most popular project in and around the city area, connected with the names and policies of the current period. Today, it represents the first-class antique live part of the city space that should be kept and preserved in a prestigious place among European historical monuments with a contemporary approach to protection and use.
Museum of Broken Relationships is a museum dedicated to unsuccessful love relationships. It contains personal items left by former lovers, accompanied by brief descriptions.
The Museum of Broken Relationships originated from a traveling exhibition with the concept of broken relationships and their ruins, and after a while settled on a permanent location in Zagreb on May 21, 2011. Unlike destructive self-help instructions on how to recover from unfulfilled love, the Museum gives everyone an opportunity to overcome emotional breakdown in a creative way – by donating to Museums’ collection. The European Museum Forum has awarded the Museum with the prestigious Kenneth Hudson Prize at the Bremerhaven ceremony as the most innovative museum in Europe.
Museum Address: Ćirilometodska 2, Upper Town
Working Hours: In the summer (June 1 to September 30):
Every day from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
In winter (October 1st to May 31st):
Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In recent years, nightlife in Zagreb has become one of the best in Europe, mainly due to the increasing arrivals of guests from abroad looking for places to have good fun.
Events are interesting, innovative and sometimes unexpected, so having fun, if you choose to visit one of the nightclubs, is guaranteed.
The Botanical Garden is located on Marulić Square, not far from the Main Railroad Terminal in Zagreb.
1889 is considered to be the year of foundation of the garden, when his architectural drawing has been made, and Professor Heinz is considered to be his founder. Since 1971, the garden is protected by the law as a monument of nature and culture, and for the last few years its greenhouses and fountains are subject to constant renovation and decoration.
In the Botanical Garden there are about ten thousand plant species from Croatia and the world, and it is also interesting that in 1911 a marine aquarium was built within the garden, which today, unfortunately, no longer exists.
Park Zrinjevac is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. It is the first in a range of seven parks from the famous Lenuzzi’s Horseshoe, spreading over a surface of 12,540 square meters.
Throughout history, it served as a promenade for the higher class society, who were proud to show their new hats and talk about key topics in Zagreb. Today, the park is a popular gathering place for numerous citizens and tourists, as well as a venue for various cultural events, festivals and concerts.
Sljeme is the name of the highest peak of the Medvednica mountain and for the peak ridge reminding of the slope of the roof because it steeply separates southern Zagreb from the northern Zagorje slope. It is located at 1033 meters above sea level. You can get to Sljeme by asphalted road and numerous hiking trails,
The top itself has the shape of a plateau on whose edge stands a television tower well visible from both Zagreb and Zagorje. The top point is located 50 meters further along the well-groomed path leading to the upper cells of the new three-seater lifts and anchors on the Činovnik lawn. At the top is the House of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Station Zagreb, several ski huts and the catering facilities Vidikovac and Zlatni medvjed. There is also a ski trail on Sljeme, one of the locations for the FIS World Cup racing (Snow Queen).
Sljeme represents the ideal destination for active vacation, business meetings or relaxation, and with its beauty it delights visitors each season.
On Mali Plazur, a top of the southern part of Medvednica, a picturesque medieval burg nested and it watches over Zagreb for eight centuries. It was built in 1254, after the catastrophic invasion of the Tatars, which devastated these areas demolished and burned the then Zagreb, which consisted of the civic Gradec and the episcopal Kaptol. Although built primarily for the protection of citizens, bishops and church treasures, Medvedgrad, due to its perfect strategic position, was constantly at the center of ownership – political turmoil. In its history it has changed a number of masters who have gained or lost it in various marital combinations, acts of buying and selling, pettifogs or even conspiracies. Although fantastically fortified and always ready for battle, Medvedgrad has never been attacked.
With more than seven kilometers of branched canals, Veternica is the sixth largest cave in Croatia, and its length is constantly “growing” after research visits of zealous Zagreb speleologists. However, “ordinary” tourists with the guidance of a professional tour guide can visit the first 380 meters of the cave and discover some of its secrets.