Zagreb's Museum of Illusions will take over the city's famous Grič tunnel for the 2018 edition of the annual UNICEF Museum of Reality. Following three years of being held in the main museum, this year the presentation will occur in the subterranean, city centre tunnel, as part of the Zagreb-wide Advent celebrations.Promising an interactive experience with installations, virtual reality and 'live exhibits', it will present visitors with strikingly different realities faced by children in Croatia and around the world. The tunnel takes its name from the city centre neighbourhood under which it is situated (also known as Gradec or Gornji Grad) and runs from Mesnička Street in the west and Stjepan Radić Street in the east, with four passageways extending to the south. It was built during World War II. The exhibits of this year's Museum of Reality can be seen in Grič Tunnel from Saturday 1 December to Tuesday 11 December. On an opening day – Saturday – the working hours of the Museum are 12 noon to 10 p.m., while on all other days the Museum doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Entrance is free.
Time restaurant is on a mission to make the start of the week more exciting. Every Monday, you can feast on as much nigiri, temaki and sushi rolls as you want. The chef will prepare everything fresh before your eyes, while you chow on a platter of all the sushi you can handle for 200kn. The restaurant also unveiled their new lunchtime bento boxes, priced between 80-120kn. Big enough for two, they're fantastic value for money. Look out for Time's stall at this year's Advent Christmas market - the sticky pork belly bao buns are unmissable.
Croatia's capital city Zagreb reached a not unpleasant high temperature of 14 degrees on Wednesday 14 of November. But those who have been enjoying the warm, sunny afternoons may have to say goodbye to them for quite a while. The first widespread snows of winter have been predicted to arrive in Europe as early as next week. Cold winds from the east are expected to bring the first seasonal snowfalls to the continent within the next seven days. Snowfall could occur in Croatia as early as Sunday, but is more likely to take place on Tuesday or Wednesday. This will not be a localised stint of weather; the cold air will cover all of continental Croatia. Nor will it be a temporary freeze. It has been predicted that by the end of November, much of Europe will have experienced significant snowfall, as the cold winds from the east are set to be joined by a displaced Polar vortex stretching down across northern Europe during the second half of of the month, delivering extremely cold air. It's not all bad news though. The month of December brings the start of Advent season in Croatia, not least in the capital city of Zagreb. You might have to swap your sneakers for boots and invest in some gloves, but there are few prettier backdrops for wandering round the Christmas lights and markets than having the rooftops and trees branches covered in white.
Great news for travellers between the UK and Croatia. One of the leading European budget airlines is in talks to open new routes from the UK to both Split and Zagreb. There is currently no budget airline route between the UK and Zagreb, since the collapse of Monarch airlines. Budget airline Eurowings do currently fly into Zagreb, but not from the UK. Ryanair were one of the first budget airlines to offer flights to Croatia, when it started flying to Zadar airport over ten years ago. Since then it has faced tough competition from other airlines offering routes to the Croatian coast. Ryannair has previously tried to expand its portfolio in Dubrovnik, including talks of a year-round route, however, the desired fee concessions for providing such a route have not yet materialised. Dubrovnik airport is currently seeing a huge amount of growth, due to new international routes being introduced from the US and Ireland with discussions also underway for a new route from Canada. This winter, Dubrovnik airport is undergoing large works to cater to this expansion of capacity.Franjo Tuđman airport, Zagreb News for travellers to Croatia and for Croatian airports is almost wholly optimistic at present. Croatia's only major airport that seems to be falling behind such trends is Osijek airport, which lost its only flight to the UK over one year ago. Again, unsuccessful negotiations over the concessions asked by the budget airline running the route were given as the reason for the removal of
The sixth annual CIHT Conference took place this year on 8th and 9th November in Crikvenica, Vinodol, near Rijeka in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar county. The first Crikvenica International Health Tourism Conference was held in 2013 to mark the 125th anniversary of tourism in Crikvenica. Since then, it has grown to become one of the key annual conference events on health tourism within Croatia. The two-day conference gathered together over 150 management level professionals from the worlds of medicine and tourism, both domestic and international. The conference took place at Hotel Omorika, with views of the Adriatic ocean and of the island Krk and was presented by the Tourist Board of Crikvenica, Thalassotherapia Crikvenica and Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster, with the cooperation of the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Opatija, University of Rijeka. CrikvenicaPrimorje-Gorski Kotar county, frequently referred to as Kvarner, is well known as a traditional destination for medical and health tourism. The Kvarner town of Opatija can rightfully claim to be the first destination of modern tourism in Croatia; it was connected, by rail, to the heart of the Austro-Hungarian empire in the 1870s. By this time the town was already a destination for sections of the empire's elite, but after the railway opened Opatija gained a widespread reputation as a wonderful overland getaway, catered for by opulent hotels, which held a strong accent on health and wellness. Royalty from all o
Zagreb's award-winning Advent will occur in three new areas of the city in 2018. Maksimir Park, the location of Zagreb's zoo, the famous bar trail of Tkalčićeva and Prolaz Sestara Baković (the passage of the sisters Baković), which runs down the side of Kino Europa cinema. Advent in Zagreb has been voted the Best European Christmas Market for the last three years and has grown substantially since first introduced. It already takes place on Zagreb's main square, Ban Jelačić, central parks Zrinjevac and Tomislav plus Bogovićeva street, Strossmayer and the European Square. The new districts for Zagreb Advent are a novel addition to the sprawling city centre celebrations. The new area at Maksimir Park, run in conjunction with the zoo, is designed for children and families: expect pride of place to be reserved for the zoo's resident reindeer. Tkalčićeva lined with bars, cafes and restaurants, is one of the city's oldest streets and will hosts artisan workshops. With the inclusion of Prolaz Sestara Baković, one of the most underrated routes in Zagreb, the city's cult cinema will be brought into the calendar. Kino Europa will be showing seasonal films throughout the period. Zagreb's Advent begins on Saturday 1 December and runs until Sunday 6 January. It will see much of the city centre spectacularly decorated with lights, serenaded by free outdoor concerts and adorned with an ice skating rink and splendid nativity scene. Hundreds of wooden-roofed huts will line the city's routes
Summer has long faded, and autumn brings the return of crisp days, cold nights and falling leaves. There are worse places to be than Zagreb, what with its beautiful Habsburg centre and a generous smattering of public parks. So grab a scarf, button up your coat and wander around in all the autumnal beauty of Zagreb's parks. Art Park View this post on Instagram A post shared by mariakopke (@mariafkopke) on Oct 10, 2018 at 9:59am PDT Botanical Garden View this post on Instagram A post shared by Inked Fairy (@petrunjela_pepe) on Sep 29, 2018 at 6:59am PDT Bundek View this post on Instagram A post shared by Antonio Ivičević (@antonio.ivicevic) on Jun 12, 2018 at 7:11am PDT Jarun View this post on Instagram A post shared by moranamarincic (@moranamarincic) on Oct 2, 2018 at 1:45pm PDT Medvednica View this post on Instagram A post shared by Stef Sharifić (@stefsharific) on Oct 15, 2018 at 12:21pm PDT Mirogoj View this post on Instagram A post shared by d_macri (@d_macri_) on Oct 16, 2018 at 1:56pm PDT Grič
Hideout Festival, one of the biggest international music events to take place annually on Pag island, have announced their line up for 2019. Headliners at what will be their eighth edition include Rudimental (pictured), Bicep, DJ Hype, Jamie Jones, MK, Hannah Wants, Mall Grab, Fisher, Shy FX, Charlotte De Witte, Mella Dee and Monki.Hideout holds a vibe that's distinct within Croatia's festival season and draws international visitors, including many from London and the wider UK, with a varied soundtrack that takes in house, techno, disco, grime, drum n' bass and UK garage. Sam Divine, Paul Woolford, Sonny Fodera, Solardo, MK, My Nu Leng, Shy FX, Flava D, Holy Goof, Klose One, Redlight, Maribou State, Skream, Camelphat and George Fitzgerald. The festival takes place between 1st - 5th July at Zrce Beach on island Pag Island. More artists for the event are yet to be announced. Tickets for the festival are already on sale.
Visitors are often drawn to Croatia by its otherworldly Plitvice national park, a series of cascading waterfalls and colour-shifting lakes that change with the growing algae. From island-studded waters to wooded wonderlands, there are dozens of beautiful lakes in Croatia beyond Plitvice. Here's a small selection of our favourites. Trakošćan Lake, Zagorje View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sandra Bransberger Prelog (@sandrabransberger) on Oct 31, 2017 at 8:35am PDT Baćina Lakes, Ploče View this post on Instagram A post shared by Life and Ventures (@thelifeandventures) on Nov 4, 2018 at 8:40am PST Plitvice Lakes, Lika-Senj County View this post on Instagram A post shared by Michael Block (@mblockk) on Jul 28, 2018 at 12:27pm PDT Mljet Lakes View this post on Instagram A post shared by Croatian Nomads (@croatiannomads) on Oct 26, 2018 at 9:59am PDT Lokve Lake, Gorski Kotar View this post on Instagram A post shared by FranV (@vladfran.croatia) on Nov 2, 2018 at 4:00am PDT Vransko Lake, Cres View this post on Instagram A post shared by Croatia Explore (@croatia_explore) on Nov 28, 2017 at 3:30am PST Prokljan Lake, National
One of leading Croatian artists working within the field of photorealism, Zagreb-born Jadranka Fatur is currently receiving her first hometown retrospective. The exhibition is taking place at the city's Museum Of Contemporary Art. Fatur has been exhibiting her works of hyperrealism since 1972. She is known across the globe for her longstanding and refined dedication to this field of art and she has previously been exhibited in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, France, Great Britain, USA, Canada, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Hercegovina and Japan.Photorealism is a genre of art in which an artist intensely studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image, as realistically as possible, in another medium. In this special tribute to Jadranka Fatur, Zagreb's Museum of Contemporary Art has placed her work centre stage, but also within the wider context of photorealism. Alongside Fatur's works are placed pieces by younger generations of Croatian artists, such as Zlatan Vehabović, Stjepan Čandrk and Stipan Tadić, who work in this distinct area and who have been inspired by Fatur. The exhibition also includes work by some of the best known international artists working in photorealism, including Malcolm Morley, Richard Estes and Don Eddy. The work of these artists has never previously been shown in Croatia. The exhibition contains around 50 of Jadranka Fatur's large oil paintings on canvas, as well as a multitude of drawings, watercolours, ph