Zagreb is a beautiful city. A beautiful balance between the old world and modern times, the capital city of Croatia has its fair share of picturesque shots. And they're the ones you'll want to capture for your Instagram! There's no doubt that your online followers will be enamored when they see the grandiose beauty of the Art Pavilion. Or the idyllic charms of Zrinjevac Park. Not to mention the paradisical vibe of the Botanical Gardens. And the fascinating Zagreb Cathedral too! Those aren't even all of them! Zagreb boasts a treasure trove of Instagram-worthy shots just waiting to be captured!
St. Mark’s Square
St. Mark’s Square, specifically St. Mark's Church, is one of the most iconic sights in Zagreb. Not to be confused with another famous St. Mark’s Square, Piazza San Marco, which is also an Instagram-worthy spot in Venice
. The one in the Croatian capital, however, is admittedly not as grand. In fact, you can even say that it's downright plain compared to its Venetian counterpart. But it's still a fascinating spot nonetheless! The church itself, with its colorfully tiled roof that bears the city's coat of arms, looks straight out of a fantasy novel. Or even a video game!
Source: Wikimedia Commons
If you prefer the more grandiose church that Europe is famous for, look no further than Zagreb Cathedral! Boasting classic Gothic architecture, it's actually one of the tallest structures in the country. So much so that the perfect vantage point to get a great Instagram shot of it would probably be a few kilometers away! And when you got that picture, you'd do well to check what's inside. The Gothic design is even more evident in its stone and steel interior. You'll even feel like you got smaller when you went inside such a massive church.
Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Larisa Uhryn
Speaking of grandiosity, the beloved Art Pavilion is defintiely worth capturing. Regal in its Baroque-style architecture, it's one of the most famous exteriors in all of Croatia. You'd especially want to take its picture around spring when the flowers that surround it have all bloomed. With the bright blue sky in the background, the yellow-hued art gallery shining its stately appearance, and the bright hues of the blossoms nearby, the shot you'll get here will be nothing short of beautiful! And since it's a museum, the works of art you'll see inside might also fascinate your social media followers!
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Do you know what's a great thing to do on a day in Zagreb
? Visit the Botanical Gardens. What better way to spend time in the bustling Croatian capital than to immerse yourself in the fabulous flora of the city? The place is beautiful, relaxing, and smells oh so sweet! Whether you're on your own, with your special someone, or with friends and family, you'll definitely have a pleasant time in these gardens. You'd also get to shoot some amazing pictures too. The kinds that might just go viral the moment you post them on your Instagram!
Source: Wikimedia Commons/ MOs810
It's important to remember that what makes a place Instagram-worthy is more than just that it's beautiful. It also has to show what it's all about. Take the famous Dolac Market in Zagreb, for instance. It's definitely eye-catching with its array of big red umbrellas that shade the various street stalls. Shooting it from a good distance will definitely give you the most eye-catching results. But if you visit the market itself, you'd also capture what local life in Zagreb is like. Who knows? Your Instagram post might just inspire someone to even relocate to Zagreb
Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Rilegator
You'll have to climb a total of 106 steps to reach Lotrščak Tower but rest assured that all your efforts will be worth it! This 13th-century fortress is one of the most famous spots in the city. Tourists and locals alike love going here. The building itself is a historical site that has lots of stories to tell. It's not the most picturesque tower in the world, sure, but it's not bad either. And when you get to climb all the way up, the views from there will take your breath away!
Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Fred Romero
The gazebo at Zrinjevac Park is definitely a picturesque spot that's Instagram-worthy. It has such gentle scenery, almost like it came straight out of an Impressionist painting. And if you go here around springtime, the place filled with sunshine makes an even more pleasant image. When the sun is out and shining bright and people are out and about, an Instagram snapshot of Zrinjevac Park will undoubtedly grab attention. Your followers will be curious about the place, and perhaps even become inspired to travel all the way to the Croatian capital to see it in person!
Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Sharon Hahn Darlin
Out of all the many great places to eat in Zagreb
, Botaničar Cafe is definitely the most Instagram-worthy! Though it shows off an industrial interior design style, the various plants that decorate the place add a touch of botanical bliss. They create a nice, chic contrast between a more modern aesthetic and the idyllic nature of the Mediterranean. And at times, the cafe also serves as a mini art gallery, showing off the latest and most fascinating works of local artists and creatives. It's here where you can get an Instagram shot that shows present-day Zagreb!
Source: Botaničar Facebook Page
Let this Instagram guide to Zagreb lead you to the most picturesque spots in the Croatian capital. You'll no doubt get the best shots of this beautiful city and will make for great social media content!