It’s that time of the year again. Although it may sound as a catchy phrase (because it is), Advent puts some magic on us all, as it can make absolutely anyone smile. We are inviting you to come smile with us in Zagreb, proclaimed the Best European Advent Destination in 2016. (UPDATE: Zagreb has won again, now it’s the best destination in 2017, too!) You will, trust us, fall in love with Advent in Zagreb which starts on 26th of November, 2016 and lasts until 8th of January 2017.
Zagreb is not just about history, it offers a lot more. The cultural assets Upper town holds provide some astonishing sights, but Zagreb, like Croatia, has yet another privilege – untouched nature, and the best example are parks in Zagreb. Continue reading Parks in Zagreb
Our staff decided to gather the most interesting, least known and most amazing Zagreb facts we could come across. A little bit of everything is in here so everybody will, hopefully, be pleased – but bare in mind that this is not a guidebook to Zagreb, but something meant to spark up your desire to visit it. Continue reading Amazing Zagreb Facts
Museum Night in 2016., which is the eleventh in a row, starts Friday 29.01. at 18.00 hours. As of then, more than 250 cultural institutions, museums and libraries across Croatia are opening their doors to public requiring no entrance fees, and also accompanied with special programmes through the night, lasting until 1.00 in the morning. Continue reading Night of Museums
There are many reasons why Croatia is such a seductive country, but two are maybe the most expressed ones. First one, the people, often praised for their hospitality and love towards others, and second are natural wonders this country possesses. It really is small, but almost every step of it brings something special to see – and today we bring you a complete guide to Plitvice Lakes. Continue reading A Complete Guide to Plitvice Lakes
Let’s start off with the big news: Advent in Zagreb is the best one in Europe! And no, this isn’t exaggerating – this is award given to Zagreb from European Best Destinations. In tough competition against twenty most beautiful European cities, with voters from 176 different countries, Zagreb managed to get on the top. Even the Daily Mail states: “Forget Vienna and Prague, head to Zagreb”. Apparently, our capital makes great progress each year, offering inspiring ambience to visitors. Continue reading Advent in Zagreb
Hotel President Staff has already reviewed five best cakes in Zagreb, but if we would tell you to pick a single meal that will keep you fed up through the whole day, what would it be? For lots of people, it would be a certain type of hamburger. First introduced in a restaurant in the late 19th century in Texas, USA, it spread its popularity around the world rapidly. And of course it found its way into Zagreb! Whether it’s after a business meeting or a night out, a burger always come in handy. So, here are the great 5 that will spice your stay in the capital. Continue reading Five mind-blowing Burgers in Zagreb
Good news keep coming for Hotel President in Zagreb. Last week The New York Times, probably the most well known newspaper on the globe, decided that they simply must write an article about Hotel President Pantovcak. In their weekend travel review column, called “36 Hours in Zagreb, Croatia”, they listed us as a place you should not miss on your visit to this magnificent capital of Croatia. Continue reading New York Times writes about Hotel President!
For the next six days Zagreb city center will be hosting the biggest street performers’ festival in this part of the world! You can enjoy in breathtaking shows by clowns, street performers, acrobats, musicians, actors and dancers. This festival is dedicated to turning the streets of Zagreb city center into a circus show. Continue reading Cest is d’ Best – Zagreb
When planning your stay, besides researching best hotels in Zagreb, it’s always worthwhile to know places to visit, what to do and most importantly, where to eat. Thankfully, your faithful staff from Hotel President Pantovcak eagerly accepted the mission of visiting several best pastry shops in Zagreb to bring you our top five cakes you can eat while staying with us.
It is well known that people living in Zagreb love pastry shops. Overtime, they became one of our city’s trademarks. Takeout our sit-down, with friends or alone, in sun, snow or rain, cakes are a great comforter and these will definitely pump up your mood! We have visited Orijent, The Cookie Factory, Amelie, Torte i to and Le Kolač.
Hotel President in Zagreb and all our staff wish you a very happy Easter! I would like to say a few words about what Easter looks like in Zagreb and Croatia, and how we celebrate this great holiday. Just a 3-4 hour ride by car from Zagreb is Dalmatia and Adriatic Sea. Here I am in Split at the moment, sitting in wonderful small café by the sea, having an espresso and a short people watching session. Crowds flow down from the main Split bazaar, everyone carrying small cardboard boxes which keep producing this high-pitched squeaking sound. Being naturally curious I follow the crowd in the opposite direction to find out what are they buying, and stumble upon countless merchants selling adorable little baby chicks and ducks. Yellow, black, little clumps of soft fur huddled together to shelter from a spring morning breeze. As it turns out, it’s a local custom in Dalmatia for every family to buy a baby chicken or duck as an Easter present for their youngest members.
Sometimes other small presents (like candy and chocolate bunnies) are hidden around the garden or house so children should find them themselves. This often results in finding previous-year presents, which were not found the year before and parents forgot that those were ever hidden in the first place. Continue reading Easter in Zagreb and Croatia – people, food and customs