Discover our local Gay Zagreb Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …
Along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain, Zagreb is an ideal destination for a romantic weekend, with plenty to explore, endless beauties to discover and hidden jewels.
With almost 1.1 million inhabitants, Zagreb is the center of cultural, economic, political and gay life of Croatia.
Zagreb is a pretty small but dynamic capital, which you can easily explore walking, on your own or with a local to show you around.
Moreover, the city is pretty cheap compared to West European or American standards, so you can have a great time there without getting broke.
The historical part of the city to the north of Ban Jelačić Square
is composed of the Gornji Grad (Upper town) and Kaptol, the medieval core of the city. Gornji Grad can be reached by a funicular.
Take your time walking and admiring the old city, crammed with beautiful churches, elegant palaces, historical districts, remarkable museums such and exquisite gardens and parks …
National Museum and the Museum of Contemporary holds the most important and comprehensive collection of paintings, sculptures, and drawings by Croatian artists.
The Museum of broken relationships is located in the beautiful baroque Kulmer palace in the Upper.
An unavoidable sight in your exploration of Zagreb and a unique emotional journey around the world through hundreds of break-ups.
The hill of Grič overlooking the city is a unique place to admire labyrinthine alleyways, steeples, domes, and breathtaking views on the surroundings.
After a full day visiting, have some rest and joyful time in the trendy area of Zagreb, packed with creative restaurants, hipster cafés, art galleries, antique shops, and young designer stalls.
The gay area in Zagreb
Zagreb is the only city in Croatia where you can find dedicated gay bars. There is no specific gay district in Zagreb.
Even if there aren’t as many gay bars, the atmosphere is very friendly, and people are very welcoming with tourists.
As anywhere, Zagreb’s gay bars and clubs get extremely packed on Fridays and Saturdays.
The biggest gay event in Slovakia is the Zagreb Gay pride
which takes place every year in June, attracting participants from all the country and an increasing number of gay travelers.
The biggest gay event is the Zagreb Gay pride, which takes place every year in June, attracting 10,000 participants from all the country and an increasing number of gay travelers, especially from other Balkan countries.
Gay beaches close to Zagreb (well … a few hours by car)
Croatia is famous for its astonishing coast and its 1,000 islands.
There are plenty of nude and gay beaches around the country.
The most famous ones are Kasjun beach, Jerolim islet, Kandarola bay or Lokrum island.
Day trip from Zagreb
Some of the Croatian most exciting attractions are right on Zagreb’s doorstep.
Kumrovec, close to the Slovenian border, it is a traditional village and an open-air ethnographic museum. It is surrounded by charming vineyards, and you can buy fresh products and local specialties from farmers.
Plitvice Lakes National, a UNESCO World Heritage, it is famous for its different lakes and waterfalls, was added to the register.
Exciting museums, lovely walks in the city, gay bars and trendy restaurants …
Zagreb is a perfect destination for a cultural or festive weekend, traveling alone, with friends or with your beloved one.
Finally, Zagreb is a strategical position to visit Croatia, as it is only a few hours trip by car to enjoy fascinating and gay-friendly Croatian Cities such as Split, Zadar or Dubrovnik, or to enjoy other Balkan capitals such as Belgrade or Ljubljana