I never thought of street art while I was planning my trip to Zagreb. Wait, I never planned my trip to Zagreb. It just happened to be on the way, so I said yes to it. After a brief affair with the Croatian capital I’d say everyone who passes by should give it a try. Croatia is more than the Adriatic, the coast, and dreamlike islands. Let’s give Zagreb justice and pay it a visit. Or more visits.
I stopped by on the way from Bosnia to Prague. I didn’t have much time and unexpected freelance assignments were chasing me everywhere, but I still managed to see a big part of the city. I explored the famous and slightly odd Museum of Broken Relationships, I watched life pass by while sipping lemonade in some of the cafes on Tkalčićeva Street. I wandered around empty streets of the Old Town.
I was waiting for the town to show me around. I ditched all the walking tours and guidebooks. I wasn’t in the mood for being systematic and organized. I was after the street life.
If you follow this blog, you know how much I appreciate street art. I was hoping to find some in Zagreb and the city didn’t disappoint me.
Sometimes street artists play hide and seek with you. Sometimes you really have to try hard to find the best murals, hidden in narrow alleyways. Well, Zagreb is not the case. There is nothing easier than a street art walk in the Croatian capital.
Just go to the main Railway Station. Get your gear ready. Walk, admire, take photos.
Which one is your favorite?