One of Britain's biggest stars, Bryan Ferry first came to fame in 1972 as the frontman and songwriter for Roxy Music, whose first, eponymous album is seen as a classic in rock and pop history. The band’s catalogue of hits, including Dance Away, Jealous Guy and Angel Eyes, cemented its position in British pop culture throughout the 1970s and 80s. Ferry’s subsequent solo career saw him continue to churn out hits, including A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, The In Crowd, Slave to Love and Let’s Stick Together.
Russell Peters: Deported World Tour
Catch funnyman Russell Peters in the flesh as he comes to Zagreb with all-new material. The Canadian stand-up comedian last toured in 2015 and 2016 to sold-out houses, then took time off to film Almost Famous for Netflix and a yet-to-air series The Indian Detective – but he’s back and ready to leave you in stitches in this one-night-only show.
10 amazing sunset spots in Zadar
For once, the superlatives are justified: Zadar's sunsets are dazzling. An epic smouldering visage of red and pinks set against the Zadar archipelago, Alfred Hitchcock famously declared it the most beautiful sunset in the world. Zadar's Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun are galvanising visitors to this city of burning skies, but beyond its iconic sun-saluting sculptures there are a myriad of other beautiful places to watch the sunset. Have a look at this Instagram gallery to see our favourites. Five Wells Square and the Grimani Bastion A post shared by Sime Modric (@simon_cerulean) on May 8, 2017 at 3:33am PDT Discover this spot at the entrance to the gardens of Queen Jelena Madijevka, at the southern boundary of the Old Town. Spiridion Brusina A post shared by Mia (@wolandova) on Aug 3, 2017 at 3:50am PDT Ponder the universe with a founding member of the Croatian Society of Natural Sciences outside the beautiful philosophy department of the University of Zadar. The Riva A post shared by Petra Murić (@pe_tra_.art._ep) on Nov 6, 2015 at 9:40am PST Take a step back of the waterfront and sit in the park lining the Riva promenade to watch the sunset through the trees. Branimir A post shared by Mia (@wolandova) on Oct 17, 2017 at 9:38am PDT
Lee Scratch Perry, Mad Professor and Pharoahe Monch announced for new outdoor festival in Zagreb
The Garden Brewery has joined up with event organisers Pozitivan ritam to bring sunny vibes this year's Easter weekend with a fantastic lineup of live dub, funk and hip-hop. Spread over three days, the debut of the open-air festival will coax Lee Scratch Perry, Mad Professor and Pharoahe Monch and local legends to The Garden Brewery, set in an industrial estate in Žitnjak . Zagreb’s All Start DJ’s, including household names Felver, Sergej and Ivona Kovacevic will kick off the bloc-party on 'Dance Friday'. They’ll be joined in the brewery’s front yard by resident selectors Nick and Pepi and Ibiza's Grim - one half of Pikes residents The Brothers Grim. © Lee Scratch Perry Legendary dub pioneers Lee Scratch Perry and Mad Professor are set to headline 'Dub Saturday', accompanied by the rhythms of some of the most respected names in Zagreb’s dub and reggae scene; One Dread, Bass Culture Sound System, Dubolik & Lo Peaks and Dr. Obi & Anja G. © Mad Professor New York hip-hop hero Pharoahe Monch will be headlining the Sunday. Monch will be closing the weekend with the vinyl spinning No Fakin DJs and Croatian Funk Delagation, as well as the UK’s Mad Nice collective and local hip-hop authority Phat Phillie. © David Wallace Tickets for the three days cost 220kn, while day tickets start from just 70kn.
Things to do in Diocletian's Palace
Some 1,700 years on, the Emperor Diocletian would still recognise his palace – or the shell of it, at least. This vast, rectangular complex fell into disuse in the sixth century, 300 years after its construction as a grand retirement home by the locally born leader of the Imperial Guard. In AD 614 refugees flooded in from nearby Salona (Solin) and locals have been eking out a living in its alcoves and alleyways ever since. Today its two-metre-thick (seven-foot) walls hide any number of shops, bars and businesses. Wandering aimlessly around the palace is one of Split’s essential experiences. There is no ticket office or protocol – you just stroll in. Four gates guard its main entrances: Golden, Silver, Iron and Bronze. The latter gives access, through the basement of Diocletian’s old Central Hall, now filled with souvenir and craft stalls, to the Riva. Amid the chaos, added to over the centuries, two landmarks stand out: the courtyard of Peristil, a major crossing point, and, beside it, the Katedral Sveti Duje. Once the site of Diocletian’s mausoleum, and still guarded by a granite sphinx from ancient Egypt, this octagonal building was converted into a church by the refugees from Salona. Through the Middle Ages, it was given finely carved doors, an equally beautiful pulpit and eventually a belltower offering a panoramic view of the palace. The climb (5kn) can be quite dizzying, so only try it if you have a head for heights. In the north-east corner of the palace, the Split
Things to do in Croatia
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There are countless cultural things to do in Zagreb, and its compact size makes it easy for first time visitors to navigate. Attractions range from historic sights and fascinating galleries, complemented by destination restaurants, clusters of busy bars and numerous live music venues. Discover the very best things to do in Zagreb with our list of unmissable activities.
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Botanical Gardens • Zagreb
Just west of the train station and forming the east-west arm of the Green Horseshoe, these lovely gardens were founded in 1889. The first plantings took place in 1892. Since, the 4.7 hectares (11.6 acres), dominated by an English-style arboretum, and containing rock gardens, lily-pad-covered ponds, symmetrical French-inspired flowerbeds and ten glasshouses (closed to the public) have been an island of tranquillity in the city centre. It's an idyllic spot to grab a shaded bench in summer. About 10,000 plant species come mainly from Croatia, some from as far as Asia.