Welcome to Zagreb
Usually passed over in the stampede to seaside Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia’s capital undoubtedly deserves more of the tourist spotlight. Replete with gardens, this leafy city’s wonderfully strollable Upper and Lower Towns offer copious things to do. Most visitors admire Ban Jelacic Square, Zagreb Cathedral, and vibrantly tiled St. Mark’s Church before discovering the bustling food markets, cafés, offbeat museums, and restaurant-lined piazzas. For time out, try Jarun Lake’s water sports or tour the nearby countryside to view fairy tale–like castles, the Plitvice Lakes, or neighboring Slovenia’s Lake Bled.