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Night of the Museums in Zagreb
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Night of the Museums in Zagreb

The doors of Zagreb’s museums and galleries are thrown open, free of charge, for one night only at this incredibly (and increasingly) popular annual event. Most institutions take part, and frequently one-off exhibitions and concerts are organised especially for the event. This will be the event’s 15th annual occurrence and its success in Zagreb has prompted cities across Croatia to join in, meaning that these days over 200 museums, galleries and other cultural institutions in 100 Croatian cities and towns now take part. Here in Zagreb, shuttle buses run between the main locations. Attracting big crowds who create a vibrant atmosphere, it can be a hugely enjoyable evening and for many, a highlight of the year.At Zagreb City Museum, renowned classical music ensemble Zagreb Soloists perform at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm alongside an exhibition to mark the 65th anniversary of the ensemble. It contains photographs, posters, awards and records from their illustrious and lengthy career.At Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, you will be able to see the permanent exhibition plus Davor Grünwald: Industrial Design in the Context of Technology, with lectures in two separate spaces including the planetarium.At the Archaeological Museum, they are honouring the first curator of their Prehistoric Department with an exhibition titled 'Ksenija Vinski-Gasparini - Lady of Croatian Archeology'.At the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, all areas of the faculty will be open and there's a special look at the faculty'

10 essential films to see at the 2020 Zagreb Oscar Revue
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10 essential films to see at the 2020 Zagreb Oscar Revue

Zagreb's Kaptol Boutique Cinema will this year hold a 2020 Oscar Revue over 10 days. During that time, you'll be able to see 10 of the best films in the running for an Oscar at this year's awards. Kaptol Boutique Cinema will present the movies with the full film star treatment of red carpets, interior decorations and overall elegance which will give a true flavour of Hollywood. Here are the films you can see at the 2020 Oscar Revue in Zagreb. Joker Joaquin Phoenix gives a career-best performance in this origin story for Batman's greatest nemesis. 1917 Filmed using only two consecutively-running shots. Made by seasoned director Sam Mendes, 1917 is a gritty epic set in the trenches of World War I. Once Upon a time... in Hollywood Starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a time... in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino's best film since Inglourious Basterds. Jojo Rabbit Jojo is a shy, timid and lonely child, hence his nickname, but he finds belonging in the 1940s within the Hitler Youth movement, accompanied by his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler himself. However, Jojo must confront his new political ideologies when he discovers his mom is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Little Women An all-star cast including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, Bob Odenkirk and Meryl Streep feature in this telling of the classic American coming-of-age drama set in the mid-1800s. Parasite In this dark comedy from South Korea, the down-on-th

Great things to do in Zagreb this week
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Great things to do in Zagreb this week

Discover the hottest happenings in Zagreb from the latest art exhibitions, museum shows, DJ dates, gigs and live concerts to food and drink events, here you'll find the very best Zagreb has to offer over the next several days. If you've got a tip for something fun happening in Zagreb, get in touch by email or Facebook and help spread the word. RECOMMENDED: More great things to do in Zagreb.

Stories of Romani People
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Stories of Romani People

Prejudice has shaped the lives of the Roma people since their first migrations from the Indian sub-continent into Europe, affecting the amount of integration possible and establishing cultural boundaries which persist. As a result, the Roma people very often live on the fringes of society, their lives and culture obscured from their relative neighbours. Nevertheless, their presence in the lands they inhabit has had great, positive effect on culture. In the Balkans, the region's rich and unique musical output has been impacted massively by the Roma, helping to produce many fascinating musical hybrids the likes of which the rest of Europe could only dream about. At this event in the Student Centre Gallery, the Zagreb-based Fade In association have collaborated with the Roma Resource Centre from Darda, near Osijek, to produce an exhibition that will take place in both Zagreb and in Slavonia. Stories of the Romani people is an exhibition of 18 personal stories from Roma people, most of whom are members of the Muntenci / Munćani, Ludari and Ardeljani / Erdeljci sub-groups of the Bajaši branch who have settled in Slavonia and Baranja. Although their personalities and stories are obviously unique and different from each other, brought together as a whole they provide a rare insight into the contemporary life and problems of their communities. One of the main tasks of the exhibition is to contribute to breaking prejudices and assisting in the ongoing attempts to integrate Roma into t

27 incredible images from the current Zemlja exhibition
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27 incredible images from the current Zemlja exhibition

Klovićevi Dvori Gallery in Zagreb is currently holding an exhibition celebrating the Zemlja association of artists. Founded in 1929, the socio-political art group is one of the most significant to have appeared in Croatia during the last century. In Croatian, zemlja can mean 'earth' or 'country', although in the association's case, its closest translation would be 'soul'. The exhibition celebrates 90 years since the group's birth.Marijan Detoni 'Prehrana (Food)', 1935. Private collectionMarijan Detoni 'Pijana kočija (Drunken carriage)', 1935. Museum of Contemporary Art, BelgradeKamilo Tompa 'Siromah (Poor man)', 1928. Private collection Petar Smajić 'Majka i kći (Mother and daughter)', 1933. Croatian Museum of Naïve Art, ZagrebA collective of professional painters, sculptors and architects, the Zemlja group may have only been active for six years before their radical manifesto and endeavours ensured they were banned, but their influence had a huge impact on Croatian art and even internationally. The group believed that art should not be made for art's sake. Instead, they believed it should mirror the social surroundings whence it came.Marijan Detoni 'Muzikaši (Musicians)',1935. Private collectionVanja Radauš 'Žetelica (Reaper)', 1935. Private collection / HAZU Glyptotheque (Plaster Casts Museum)Ivan Tabaković 'Football match', 1927. Gallery of Matica srpska, Novi Sad Ivan Generalić 'Funeral of Štef Halaček', 1934. Modern Gallery, ZagrebTherefore, Zemlja believed that it was

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The 71 best things to do in Zagreb
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The 71 best things to do in Zagreb

Compact and easy to navigate, Zagreb contains plenty of historic sights and fascinating galleries, bars and numerous live-music venues.

The 100 best Zagreb restaurants
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The 100 best Zagreb restaurants

This ultimate guide to Zagreb restaurants covers it all: from splash-out fine dining to street food, bistros and east-west fusion. Our critics are constantly on the look-out for brilliant new restaurants (which we visit anonymously, of course) to bring you this list of our favourite tables in town. A few words on the selection criteria: our choice doesn't reflect only the expensive, upmarket restaurants that Zagreb has to offer. We're looking for originality over exclusivity; value for money over fancy frippery. Our pick is a mix of daring, cool, cosy and downright tasty eateries to satisfy every spectrum of diner. Dobar tek! RECOMMENDED: our guide to restaurants in Croatia.

The 80 best Zagreb bars
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The 80 best Zagreb bars

Discover the best places to sip across town.

Zagreb nightlife guide
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Zagreb nightlife guide

Vienna? Budapest? Ljubljana? Zagreb nightlife is matched by few places owing to the range of regular live music on offer – and for the sheer number of venues to stage it.

Essential Zagreb attractions
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Essential Zagreb attractions

Zagreb attractions number plenty of stately icons among their ranks, owing to the city's status as a former Habsburg hub and capital of a new nation. Towering cathedrals, a venerable zoo and a stately cemetery all provide plenty of things to do in Zagreb. Our experts pick out the best.

Zagreb's best restaurants and cafés

The best cafés and coffee shops in Zagreb
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The best cafés and coffee shops in Zagreb

Coffee-drinking is taken seriously in Zagreb.

The best cheap eats in Zagreb
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The best cheap eats in Zagreb

Gather your pennies and hit the streets – filling up in Zagreb's best restaurants needn’t empty the wallet.  

The best cake shops in Zagreb
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The best cake shops in Zagreb

When it comes to sweet treats, Zagreb really takes the cake. Croatians love to indulge their sweet tooth and as a result, you'll find plenty of excellent cake shops and patisseries spread across the capital. From old school bakeries serving traditional treats to smart new patisseries selling exotic creations, we've tracked down the best cake shops in Zagreb. RECOMMENDED: The best cafés and coffee shops in Zagreb.

The best bistros  in Zagreb
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The best bistros in Zagreb

Like a traditional French bistro, those in Zagreb master a breezy, intimate atmosphere.

The best vegetarian restaurants in Zagreb
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The best vegetarian restaurants in Zagreb

Croatian cuisine is famously meat-heavy, but that doesn't mean veggies will go hungry in the capital.

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Zagreb's best bars and pubs

The best craft beer bars in Zagreb
Bars and pubs

The best craft beer bars in Zagreb

The best bars serving craft in the capital.

The best best bars in Zagreb with drinking terraces
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The best best bars in Zagreb with drinking terraces

We've mapped out the city's best terraces for outdoor drinking in Zagreb.

The best non-smoking cafés and bars in Zagreb
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The best non-smoking cafés and bars in Zagreb

Let this list guide you to the best smoke-free cafés and bars in the capital where the air is clean and breathable.

Zagreb bars with the best views
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Zagreb bars with the best views

Here's our pick of places to take in a drink and a splendid view of the capital.

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Zagreb inspiration

Zagreb's strangest museums
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Zagreb's strangest museums

Zagreb is full of unique art galleries and museums, often set the grand Habsburg-era city centre.

Zagreb's best art house and independent cinemas
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Zagreb's best art house and independent cinemas

Offering diverse and well thought-out movies, independent cinemas can be the place to catch up on some of the best films made around the world or the place to introduce a friend or date to one of your most cherished old classics. Luckily, Zagreb has a crop of art house cinemas showing the best of world and independent movies - with many screened in English. Here's where to find them. RECOMMENDED: The best film festivals in Croatia.

Zagreb's best vintage shops and markets
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Zagreb's best vintage shops and markets

Snag a bargain with our guide to vintage shopping in Zagreb.

24 hours in Zagreb
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24 hours in Zagreb

Read our daytripper's guide to experiencing the best of Zagreb in one day.

Best restaurants by cuisine

The best breakfast in Zagreb
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The best breakfast in Zagreb

The best places to start the day.

The best pizza in Zagreb
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The best pizza in Zagreb

You can find margheritas in Zagreb that are every bit as good as what you'd get in Naples.

The best burgers in Zagreb
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The best burgers in Zagreb

In need of a burger fix? Zagreb has some serious beef.

The best Asian restaurants in Zagreb
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The best Asian restaurants in Zagreb

These days, Cro-Asian gastronomy packs real culinary clout.

The best sushi in Zagreb
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The best sushi in Zagreb

 From 5-star sashimi spots to quick nigiri joints, here are the best sushi restaurants in Zagreb.

The best vegetarian food in Zagreb
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The best vegetarian food in Zagreb

Here are the best veggie lunches and dinners to try in Zagreb and where to try them.

Day trips from Zagreb

The best day trips from Zagreb
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The best day trips from Zagreb

If you're looking for Zagreb day trips, you're spoilt for choice.

Everything you need to know about Plitvice lakes
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Everything you need to know about Plitvice lakes

Plitvice Lakes is one of Croatia's most alluring attractions. Just a few hours from capital city Zagreb, and easily reached by road, this remarkable feat of nature is very accessible.

The best things to do in Samobor
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The best things to do in Samobor

Samobor is an easy hop, only 20km west of Zagreb near the Slovene border.

The 20 best things to do in Varaždin
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The 20 best things to do in Varaždin

There’s more than enough going on any time of year to warrant the two-hour journey from Zagreb.

More great day trips from Zagreb

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The best galleries in Zagreb
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The best galleries in Zagreb

Zagreb’s many galleries come in many guises.

The best clubs in Zagreb
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The best clubs in Zagreb

As with neighbouring capital Belgrade, Zagreb's party scene has a hint of Berlin about it.

The best coffee in Zagreb
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The best coffee in Zagreb

We’ve trawled them all to bring you a definitive guide to the best coffee Zagreb has to offer.

The best neighbourhoods to visit in Zagreb
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The best neighbourhoods to visit in Zagreb

There are plenty of great things to do in Zagreb's city centre, but you’ll also find lots to delight you in the outer-regions of the Croatian capital.

The best live music venues in Zagreb
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The best live music venues in Zagreb

Zagreb may not have the star-power of other European capitals but the city punches well above its weight when it comes to awesome music venues.

The best shops in zagreb
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The best shops in zagreb

In Zagreb, shopping has undergone a makeover.