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Zagreb is a city known for its rich coffee culture, with many cafés welcoming guests on a regular basis at any time of day. Coffee time is not so much part of the waking up routine for the residents as it is a ritual that usually goes on for several hours, and each neighbourhood has a number of cafés that provide a setting for these daily and weekly get-togethers.
On an interesting journey of discovering the spirit of the magical and charming city of Zagreb and the life of its hospitable inhabitants, taking a stroll down the popular Tkalčićeva Street, many take a pause drawn by an interesting statue.
Covered in bronze, this life-size statue blends in perfectly with the surrounding architecture of the old city of Zagreb and the heroes of long written stories in the favourite street of the citizens of Zagreb, alongside the beautiful promenade and former home of city artisans and merchants, today a vivid “street of cafés” and eternal home of a special figure in Croatian history and legacy…
“Walking the streets of the attractive and historically very interesting old parts of Zagreb, you will in an instant, come across the favourite pastime of the people of Zagreb. Rows of tables and chairs stretch as far as the eye can see, and the most often mentioned sentence is: “Shall we have a coffee?”, as the 53 year old Australian tourist Arthur Penlington describes on his blog his most distinct impressions of Zagreb on his travels around the globe. And he wasn’t wrong.
Most of the guests to Croatia’s capital, besides the numerous attractions, monuments, museums, galleries, beautiful parks and promenades, theatres and monumental buildings, the endless catering establishments where one can enjoy the taste of coffee and other hot drinks will take a special place in one’s memory. From wherever in the world they arrive, very few will not be delighted by the everyday life of Zagreb’s inhabitants, which could not be imagined without the nurtured tradition of generations.