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Zagreb in Spring

The capital comes to life when Spring arrives. Here's some great things to do in Zagreb as the days grow warmer

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Spring is finally sprunging, and the Croatian capital is blossoming with new life. Here's some ideas for awesome things to do as the days grow balmier.

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Take a stroll through Maksimir Park, with its tree-lined avenues, densely forested corners and boating lakes.

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Pose for photographs beside the flowerbeds of Trg maršala Tita, with the National Theatre, Zagreb’s most stately building, in the background.

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Throw a do-it-yourself barbecue party at Bundek, the riverside park on the south side of the river Sava, where concrete hearths are provided for fire-lighting.

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Cycle your way around Jarun, the artificial lake south-west of the centre. There’s a bike-hire booth at the entrance, and a plethora of café-terraces facing the water.

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Enjoy a coffee during the Saturday-morning Špica, Zagreb’s weekly outbreak of caffeine frenzy that fills the pavement terraces along the pedestrianised zone of Bogovićeva and Cvijetni trg. 

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Spend Sunday morning browsing the collector’s market at Britanski trg before enjoying a coffee or late breakfast at Kava Tava, the café on the square’s eastern flanks.

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Catch an alternative gig at Močvara or Medika, where milling around in the courtyard on a warm spring evening is as important as the on-stage action itself.

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Buy fresh local strawberries from the Dolac market  or the stalls opposite the main railway station.

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Spend an afternoon in Samobor, the cute riverside town famous for its kremšnite creamy pastries.

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