Solo Female Travel in Zagreb

Situated in the heart of Europe, Zagreb is the vibrant and captivating capital city of Croatia. Known for its culturally rich history, this city is a unique blend of old-world charm and modern attractions. The city proudly showcases its mid-18th century neo-Gothic Cathedral, vibrant Dolac market, and the well-preserved medieval district of Upper Town, filled with quaint cobblestone streets and historic buildings. Explorers in the city can also venture into numerous high-quality museums, such as the Museum of Broken Relationships and the Zagreb City Museum. The lively street cafe culture, enriching art galleries, and pulsating nightlife, further amplify Zagreb’s appeal to travelers. The city is also home to many parks and green spaces, including Zrinjevac Park and Maksimir Park, providing a quaint escape from the bustling city life.

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Is Zagreb good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is generally safe for solo female travelers. Locals are friendly and helpful, and most areas are well-lit during the night. Petty crime like pickpocketing can occur, particularly in crowded places and on public transit, so keep an eye on your belongings. It's advisable to stick to main streets and avoid less crowded areas during the night.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Zagreb offers a range of options for solo travelers, including walking for shorter distances as the geographical layout is pretty compact. Biking is another popular means due to well-designated lanes. The city has an efficient public transportation system including trams and buses, however, signboards might be in Croatian so prepare to use a translation app or ask locals for help. Always ensure to stay in well-populated areas, especially at night.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is an enchanting city filled with remarkable history and culture. Impactful architecture is omnipresent, and attractions such as the Mirogoj Cemetery and Grič Tunnel draw many visitors. The city also boasts numerous museums like the Museum of Broken Relationships and the Museum of Illusions which provide unique experiences. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy Mount Medvednica for hiking or skiing. The local cuisine is another highlight, with numerous local restaurants and farmers' markets serving traditional dishes. Despite being less famous than the coastal towns, Zagreb has its distinct charm. However, limited nightlife and a somewhat tranquil ambiance may not appeal to everyone.
Food:

Food:Above average

Zagreb offers a splendid array of diverse cuisine. From traditional Croatian dishes like 'strukli' and 'pasticada' to sushi and street food, this city certainly does not disappoint. While there's always room for more ethnic cuisines, it already covers many regional and international tastebuds. Traditional restaurants, modern bistros, and food markets make sure that a food lover will feel gastronomically enriched after visiting here.
Budget:

Budget:Affordable

Zagreb is quite budget-friendly for travelers. Accommodations, food, and public transportation are very affordable. However, attractions like museums, historical landmarks, and cultural events may have entry fees. Despite this, compared to many other European cities, your money will go a lot further in Zagreb.

Is Zagreb worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 9 experiences

Things to do

3.7/5

Safety

4.5/5

Food

3.8/5

Budget-friendly

3.9/5
Eirini

Eirini

Greece

Solo travel experience

I went to Zagreb twice and spent most time alone. I felt very safe in the city centre. There are many interesting museums and parks to visit. I loved the botanical garden, cat cafe and museum of broken relationships. I suggest eating at HERITAGE. It's a bit expensive and crowded but it's amazing. The public transport is very easy and works at night as well. Overall a good place to travel solo and friendly to meeting people.

Posted: April 27, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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My first solo trip was to Zagreb. The city is very walkable and clean, and everything touristy is within a short distance. It has a great choice of museums, from the Chocolate Museum to the Museum of Broken Relationships (which turned out to be my favorite). Also stunning architecture. As a woman traveling alone, I felt very safe.

Posted: February 8, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Kara

Kara (21)

United Kingdom

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I was in zagreb for 2 days. It was pretty and there's a selection of things to do. If you like cats, there's a cat caffee (reasonably priced), a zoo and plenty of parks. Sadly a lot of the architectural buildings are being renovated and have been for 3 years but they are still nice to go see just a lot of scaffolding. There's an amazing food place called Kaptolska Klet the staff are wonderful :))

Posted: September 23, 2023Experienced: August, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Zagreb is underrated, it's not focused on tourism and it's really worth visiting. During my stay, I did a really interesting walk, the food was affordable and delicious, and I felt very safe. Last year, I traveled solo through Croatia for 2 weeks.

Posted: August 1, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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People often say that they didn't like Zagreb, but I personally enjoy this city. It is quite different from the coastal areas, but I still recommend spending a whole day and night there. I also noticed that the prices in Zagreb are much more affordable compared to the coast.

Posted: May 15, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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People are nice and kind, loved the museums! Still i have time to left to see other things, but its ok until now :)

Posted: April 13, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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To do: - Ban Jelačić Square - Cathedral in Zagreb - Dolac Market - Strossmayer Promenade - Lotrščak Tower - Museum of Broken Relationships - St. Mark's Church - Stone Gate Safety: I felt incredibly safe. Recommendations: Zagreb is simply a great little city for walking around, and the prices are very reasonable.

Posted: September 13, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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To do: - Main Market Square - Dolac Market - Cathedral in Zagreb - Lotrščak Tower - Strossmayer Promenade - Museum of Broken Relationships - Stone Gate Safety: This is a really safe city, especially the city center. Recommendations: Zagreb is okay, but it didn't seem particularly special to me.

Posted: September 6, 2022
Things to do: 3/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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To do: - Museum of Broken Relationships - Cathedral in Zagreb - St. Mark's Church - Maksimir Park - Lotrščak Tower - NENO Dolac Butchery - Museum of Contemporary Art - Mimara Safety: Really charming place, cheap and very safe. Recommendations: Zagreb is one of my favourite cities. Incredibly underrated. People are friendly, prices are affordable, transportation is easy.

Posted: August 30, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Zagreb safe for women?

Zagreb is a clean and safe city. People are kind and helpful, and I have never felt threatened in any situation anywhere in Croatia. I highly recommend it to solo travelers and digital nomads seeking an easy going way of life.

Posted: May 23, 2024
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Ana

Ana

I live in Zagreb since I was born. It is very safe city, I am walking at night sometimes solo and I never have any problem. People are very friendly to each other and strangers. Good town for solo girls travelers.

Posted: March 6, 2024
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