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Another drive-in cinema pops up in Zagreb

Another drive-in cinema pops up in Zagreb

As reported in Time Out Croatia's news story of last week, drive-in cinemas seem to be making a comeback in Zagreb. Now, Croatia's cinema giants CineStar have also decided to enter the 'arena'. Well, actually, not so much enter as leave. The largest cinema chain in Croatia, CineStar has 23 multiplexes around the country and one of the most popular is in the Arena Centar shopping mall, located to the west of Zagreb city centre. With the indoor cinema currently unable to open, CineStar have decided to move its operations outside the complex and into the Arena Park area for a drive-in cinema. The CineStar pop-up drive-in will run between May 21 and June 14, showing films every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All films start at 21.30 and entrance is 120 kuna per car. The entrance fee includes two free bags of popcorn and two free drinks.   © Warner Bros   Films in the CineStar Arena Park pop-up programme include the latest Star Wars movie 'The Rise of Skywalker', Matthew McConaughey in Guy Ritchie's 'The Gentlemen', 'Joker' starring Joaquin Phoenix (pictured), Ang Lee's latest movie '21 Bridges' starring Will Smith and the Agatha Christie-esque murder mystery 'Knives Out'. Also being shown in the series are Sam Mendes' harrowing First World War movie '1917', the latest John Wick film with Keanu Reeves, Captain Marvel, the latest Mission: Impossible movie starring Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford in 'The Call of the Wild', Luc Besson's latest, 'Anna' and the inventive dark come

VIDEO: The little-known winemakers of beautiful Zagreb County

VIDEO: The little-known winemakers of beautiful Zagreb County

Despite its reputation as the land of 1000 islands, brilliant beaches and crystal-clear seas, the most-visited tourist destination in Croatia is Zagreb. Yet few who come to the capital city venture beyond its suburbs and into beautiful Zagreb County which surrounds.Zagreb is famous for having some of the best hotels, restaurants and bars in the country. While dining in a Michelin-recommended eaterie or a 5-star hotel, visitors are guided round the homegrown wine menu by Croatia's greatest sommeliers. You might already know about the rich red wines of south Dalmatia and the sophisticated white wines of Istria and Slavonia, but it usually takes the recommendation of a true expert to discover the wines of Zagreb County. This new video by Zagreb County Tourist Board serves as a brilliant introduction to the wines, the landscape and the welcome you can find there. Pop a cork at any celebration in Croatia and, if you know anything about wines, the bottle you've just opened comes from Zagreb county. There is simply no argument that this continental part of the country makes the best sparkling wines. Not only that, but it is also in this region that you'll find some of the best preservation of traditional winemaking techniques - avoidance of harmful pesticides and a reliance on organic methods. Some of Croatia's unique grape varieties, such as škrlet, Portugizca plešivice and kraljevine zeline, are also best preserved here.Zagreb County is one of the best d

Zagreb gets drive-in cinema
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Zagreb gets drive-in cinema

With the reopening today of cafés and bars across Croatia, another much-missed option for getting out of the house will shortly return to the country's capital, Zagreb. This weekend, the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum will host a drive-in spectacle with movies and a music programme. From Friday to Sunday, film fans will have the opportunity to recapture the iconic feel of the 1950's by watching movies from their cars. The programme kicks off on Friday with 'Zagreb Equinox' by Svebor Mihael Jelić, a hit from last year's Pula Film Festival about Zagreb's alternative. This will be followed by a performance by local band Ljetno Kino. On Saturday, the main event is Nebojša Slijepčević's 'Gangster Of Love' (2013) about a matchmaker from Imotski. Finally, on Sunday, 2013's 'Vis-à-Vis' by Nevio Marasović, a story about the relationship between the director and an actor on the set of Marasović's 2018 movie 'Comic Sans'.   © Chris Boswell   Alongside the main titles, in true old-school fashion, each evening will also screen a short, opening film. These are comprised of selected works from young directors of the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art. Drive-in cinema programmes have recently returned to Germany and are an inventive response to social distancing directives. Although the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum programme is due to last only for the weekend, there are separate plans to hold another drive-in experience in a car park on Zagreb's Radnička street. This proposed 'Drive-IN Fest'

Zagreb's Lisinski Concert Hall begins 24/7 outdoor music programme
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Zagreb's Lisinski Concert Hall begins 24/7 outdoor music programme

Concert goers may not currently be able to go and watch their favourite performers, but Zagreb's renowned Lisinski Concert Hall believes that doesn't mean we have to go without their music. From today, the venue started serenading neighbouring streets with a new soundtrack. The music will be played 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until performances at the venue resume.Lisinski Concert Hall has been hosting concerts of every musical genre for almost 50 years. Well known for showcasing world-standard classical music and ballet, they have also welcomed international stars of rock, jazz and pop music. The new musical programme - which can be heard coming from Lisinski's sound system all around the hall, on Vukovarska and Trg Stjepan Radić - is comprised of past guests to the venue, such as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Pat Metheny Group and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra.    © Borislav Marinic  

New optimistic video reminds us of wonderful Zagreb city life

New optimistic video reminds us of wonderful Zagreb city life

Zagreb Tourist Board have released a new video reminding us of the wonderful city life and visitor experience that can be had in the Croatian capital. Using archive footage, the short video (which is in English, with subtitles in Croatian) recalls the unique urban aspects of everyday life in Zagreb, such as extended meetings over coffee on sunny cafe terraces, or travelling around on public transport and bicycle. Several iconic Zagreb buildings are shown in their best light, including the Croatian National Theatre, Mirogoj cemetery, the Art Pavillion, St Mark's church and Zagreb cathedral. There are also images of the Grič Tunnel, Zrinjevac park and Medvednica Nature Park. You can check out the video here to see some of the city's best-loved facets.

The best of Zagreb

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
Nightlife

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.

See more great Zagreb restaurants

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
Bars and pubs

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
Shopping

The best shops in zagreb

In Zagreb, shopping has undergone a makeover.

Zagreb event calendar