Saturday, 22 July 2017

Furnicular, Botanical Gardens & The Zoo | Zagreb Day 3

Caught up with Day 1 & Day 2?


To end our time here in Zagreb, we decided to go for a very calm and relaxing feel for the day. First, we headed for the Botanical Gardens which is located just around the corner from our Air Bnb. It was the perfect day for a walk around the gardens, and although they weren't quite as impressive as ones we've been in before, it was great to add to our list of Botanical Gardens we've visited (is that sad?)


Anyway, take a look at these pics...






From there, we hopped on Zagreb public transport for the first time as everything up until now has been in walking distance for us. Within about 20 minutes of leaving the gardens, we were at the zoo, which is within a larger park. We were able to use the transport and get entry to the zoo for free with our Zagreb Card,* and again soak up the sun whilst seeing some amazing animals, fish and birds within this stunning zoo. It was surprisingly so quiet in there too, at times it felt like we had the place to ourselves. 


Of course whenever we come to zoos we automatically compare to James' hometown zoo in Chester and inevitably Chester will always rank higher, but putting that aside we still had a fantastic time here!


With the temperate touching 35 degrees whilst strolling around, clearly a lot of the animals didn't fancy it and must've been indoors, but we managed to get some snaps of those who did brave the weather...






Our final plan for the day was to head back to the city centre and go to a museum. This one is pretty unique as it is what is says on the tin... The Museum of Broken Relationships. We got off the tram at Ban Jelacic Square and took the quickest route which rather conveniently was the funicular. This connects the lower and upper town, and is the shortest in the world at just 66m. In about a minute we we went from the bottom to the top, again for free with the Zagreb Card, and were now just around the corner from the museum.



The museum contains contributions from the public of items that represent their previous relationships, along with short stories to go alongside it. We should put on record that we came here for the banter, and as far as I know at least, this isn't a secret message to you all! Jessica did say she would give them our camera memory card with all our blog photos and vlog clips, but of course she was joking. 

Right, honey?



It was a pretty fascinating way to spend an hour or so, and some of these stories really did cut deep! 

We now have just one more morning left in Zagreb before we get on a midday train to Ljubljana tomorrow, and it's been another great trip to a new city for us. Not as much to see and do here as in the likes of Budapest, but you can easily fill a great couple of days here, and now our next mission must be to visit other parts of Croatia! We're dying to go down to the coast and visit their national parks - they look like heaven!


Disclaimer: we were given complimentary cards to the asterisks (*) in exchange for a mention in this blog post and coverage on social media. However as always, all pictures and views are our own.


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18 comments

  1. This seemed like a fun day!! I love that you visited the museum of broken relationships, what a strange idea for a museum but one I'd visit nonetheless πŸ˜‚ I love the story from the photo of one of the items in the museum hahahaha what a story!!!

    Francesca | mylifeinrosetintedglasses.com

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    1. It was a fun day, more chilled but yes hah museum is very different!

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  2. Oh my gosh those gardens look amazing, such a beautiful place. Don't you find that that type of place is super relaxing.

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    1. We love visiting botanical gardens, such a peace and art to it!

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  3. Oooh I love botanical gardens! I'm always a bit wary of zoos abroad because of the cruelty element / standards but it sounds like the animals had lots of space to go about their business as they please!

    That museum looks SO cool, it's the kind of thing I would love to spend hours wondering around (although with my amount of shit relationships I'm surprised I don't feature 🀣)

    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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    1. Understandable! The animals seemed to be pretty free to be fair!

      The museum was a different one but very interesting! Haha

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  4. This seems like such a fun day!
    The botanical gardens look right up my street, and that museum definitely sounds like an experience!
    Hayley X
    Lifethroughtsg.com

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    1. It was a very good chilled day!

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  5. Ohhh the photos of the animals are so cute! Looks like you've had a great time, that museum looks really interesting, really unique!
    Hels xx
    www.thehelsproject.com

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    1. Aren't they just! Very unique, glad we found it!

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  6. Those flowers and the gardens are absolutely astounding!!!!!!!!!!!! I just love nature! And the zoo sounds and looks great! I love seeing all of the little animals <3 I just want to adopt them all!!

    Charlene McElhinney
    www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

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    1. It was a very beautiful garden, we do love our nature too don't we!

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  7. Those gardens look gorgeous, I would love to got there! I haven't been to the zoo in ages, must go back soon! I used the funicular in Hungary. Sounds like you had a great time!

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    1. Ah yeah, sadly we didn't use the funicular in Budapest but we're glad we did here!

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  8. It's definitely not sad to have a ranking of Botanical Gardens hehe, I absolutely love visiting those in Oxford! The zoo looks fantastic, the sea lion sunning himself looks so content haha! The Museum sounds fascinating too, really quirky and unique! Thanks for keeping us up to date with your adventures!

    Abbey 🌸 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Haha yay! We've been to our fair share of botanical gardens that we're judging them more than we should haha

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  9. Oh wow them gardens are gorgeous! I would love to just sit the day away there and relax. Thanks for sharing ! πŸŒΈπŸ’—✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
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    1. I know right, wish I had a book to read and just sit in the sun there!

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