Zagreb fun facts


Zagreb has the shortest funicular in the world, whose track is 66 meters long, while the ride lasts only 64 seconds. Funicular connects Upper Town and Lower Town and a one way trip will cost you less than €1.


For 150 years, the streets of Zagreb’s Upper Town have been illuminated by gas lanterns. Just like in the old times, they are manually turned on and off by gas lamp men.


The Lotrščak Tower is a fortified tower located in Zagreb Upper Town and it is one of the symbols of capital city. On the top of tower there is cannon named Grički top. Every noon since 1877, the cannon is fired from the tower to mark midday.


The Museum of Broken Relationships is a museum in Zagreb, Croatia, dedicated to failed love relationships. Its exhibits include personal objects left over from former lovers, accompanied by brief descriptions.


Zagreb Cathedral in the center of the city holds the title of the tallest building in Croatia. When facing the portal, the building is 46 meters wide and 108 meters high. The cathedral was severely damaged in the 1880 Zagreb earthquake but restoration of the cathedral in the Neo-Gothic style was led by Hermann Bollé, bringing the cathedral to its present form.


Zagreb owns a famous eating location called the Dolac market and it is the largest green market in Zagreb. It becomes the best place to eat Croatian cuisines and locals even call it as the belly of Zagreb. The Dolac market is definitely a must-visit attraction in Zagreb.


The citizens of Zagreb have very popular slang name Purgeri and 'purgerski' dictionary is a mixture of Turkish words, Germanisms and Anglicism which is expressed in the world of gastronomy.  They grind meat in 'flajšmašina' for faširanci and their favourite sandwich is made of kaiser rolls.


The main meeting place for citizens of Zagreb is under the clock on the main square named Ban Josip Jelačić Square. All City clocks are maintained and repaired by clock and watch shop Lebarović from Maksimir, which encompasses six generations of masters. 


There's this funny thing that happens in Zagreb ― špica (shpitza) is a social phenomenon going on every Saturday morning and early afternoon in the center of the capital city. In other words, Saturday mornings are not for sleeping, they're for getting glam and strutting yourself at the markets and getting a coffee downtown between 10:00 and 14:00h.


The Lenuci horseshoe is a complex of seven squares and parks in central Zagreb that was build in the 19th century. Lenuci or green stream is representative of an area that provides an important feature of Zagreb's urban identity.