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During June free open-air events take place on Strossmayerovo šetalište, a panoramic promenade overlooking the city from the Upper Town.
FROM AIRPORT TO CITY
Regular coaches run from outside airport arrivals to Zagreb’s main bus station for 30 kuna (€4.10) each way. A taxi should cost around 200-250 kuna (€30-35).
The Palace Hotel, Trg Strossmayerovo 10, +385 1 489 9600 Taking lunch in the restaurant of one of Zagreb’s most historic hotels is a rare pleasure. Treat yourself to the house strukli, a local pastry delicacy. Fillings vary (around 70 kuna/€10).
Aleja Matije Ljubeka, +385 1 383 1672 Set near Lake Jarun, a recreational area a tram ride west of town, this is what is known as a “national restaurant” i.e. it serves classic local dishes.
Radiceva 3a, +385 1 483 0889 Set in the former stables of local governor Ban Jelacic, whose statue stands on the main square, this is a great local pub for locals.
Preradoviceva 4, +385 1 487 2989 One of a handful of contemporary bars on and around Flower Square, Pif fills with young locals.
To grab that essential souvenir as you leave town, Bakina Kuca at Strossmayerov trg 7 near the Palace Hotel proffers local chocolates, figs, sweets, oils, spirits and liqueurs – halfway between the main square and the station. www.bakina-kuca.hr
Words Peterjon Cresswell