12 Photos that Show Why Zagreb is one of the Best Cities in Europe

It's hard to put my finger on why I dug Zagreb so much. 

Walking along the Strossmayer Promenade in Zagreb.

Walking along the Strossmayer Promenade in Zagreb.

The Strossmayer Promenade in Zagreb, Croatia.

The Strossmayer Promenade in Zagreb, Croatia.

If you couldn't tell from my numerous posts on hiking or my love of all things tree, I love nature and green spaces. Zagreb is full of parks and tree-lined walkways. 

Tree and pond at Maksimir, the a popular park in Zagreb.

Tree and pond at Maksimir, the a popular park in Zagreb.

Whenever I'm in a new place, I love walking through the streets and discovering street art. It's one of my favorite things to photograph and gives me a real feel for a place. I found the street art in Zagreb to be playful with its palette of primary colors. 

"Gulliver" by artists Boris Bare and Dominik Vuković at Opatovina Park. You can read more about it here. 

"Gulliver" by artists Boris Bare and Dominik Vuković at Opatovina Park. You can read more about it here

The top of Street Art park in Zagreb.

The top of Street Art park in Zagreb.

An alleyway in oldtown Zagreb. 

An alleyway in oldtown Zagreb. 

Zagreb isn't slacking in the architecture department either. It's an interesting mixture of Austrian, Italian, and eastern European influences.

The eye-catching red roofs of Zagreb, a style found throughout Croatia.

The eye-catching red roofs of Zagreb, a style found throughout Croatia.

St. Mark's Church 

St. Mark's Church 

Zagreb has the most diverse food scene in Croatia, as well as the staple caffe bars, gelato, and pizza joints.

Tuna prosciutto at Mali Bar. 

Tuna prosciutto at Mali Bar. 

Mushroom, ham, and basil pizza.

Mushroom, ham, and basil pizza.

My friends enjoying their gelato.

My friends enjoying their gelato.

Coffee in Croatia. Have I talked here yet about the coffee? Damn, it was awesome.

Coffee in Croatia. Have I talked here yet about the coffee? Damn, it was awesome.