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Currency is kuna (HRK, kn) but Croatia is switiching to euros (EUR) at the beginning of 2023.
Kuna (HRK, kn) is the currency in Croatia. One kuna equals 100 lipa.
There are coins of 1, 2, 5 and 25 kuna and 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 lipa. Banknotes have denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kuna.
Exchange Rates: 1 EUR = 7,5 HRK, 1 US$ = 6,5 HRK
Trams and buses transport passengers in Zagreb.
Zagreb has 15 tram lines that can be used for quick travel around the city. Tram lines are not the only option of urban transportation. Zagreb’s bus system is designed to transport residents to and from the outlying neighbourhoods and suburbs, but are also used in the city. For more information about tram and bus lines please visit: zet.hr/en
Zagreb is covered by several Taxi companies and app-based transport platforms.
Embassies in Zagreb
You will find the information about diplomatic-consular missions located in the Republic of Croatia on the web-pages of Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Useful phone numbers
Croatian country code – 385
Zagreb city code – 01
Croatian exit code – 00
Police – 192
Fire brigade – 193
Ambulance – 194
Emergency Call Service – 112
Zagreb and its surroundings offer a great variety of sports and leisure activities for anybody’s taste. If you like spending time in nature, try Medvednica Mountain, which extends just above the city. It is a favourite excursion area for the city people not only because of its protected nature but also because of a dozen cosy restaurants situated on its slopes serving tasty and inexpensive domestic food. Medvednica is equally popular in winter when it turns into the biggest ski-centre in Croatia. Apart from having a mountain nearby, Zagreb can equally boast of its own “Zagreb sea”, the Jarun Sports and Recreation Centre comprised of a number of lakes and an impressive rowing course. If, on the other hand, you prefer indoor sports try the sports centres “Mladost”, “SRC Šalata”, “Dom Sportova” etc.
Zagreb is full of different kinds of restaurants offering various cousine types. There are many restaurants with national as well as international food. Zagreb Restaurant Guide can be found at the following link inyourpocket.com/croatia/city/zagreb.
For the most popular local foods such as Štrukli please visit – likealocalguide.com/blog/5-classic-foods-to-try-in-zagreb
Culture and Entertainment
Zagreb is the cultural centre of Croatia and is proud of many theatres, galleries and museums. There are plenty of opportunities for entertainment – many bars, pubs, cafés and clubs where one can dance all night or have coffee. If you want to know where the locals party click on the link – likealocalguide.com/zagreb/nightlife.
Additionally, if you want to find out what’s on? and where? visite the web site of the ZAGREB – In Your Pocket Guide.
Learning Croatian language
While you are staying in Croatia, it will be useful to you to learn some Croatian. Although your courses are taught in English, basic knowledge of Croatian will make your stay easier (don’t worry, most people and businesses in Zagreb are well versed in English language).
University of Zagreb offers Croatian learning courses. For detailed information please visit: unizg.hr/homepage/learn-croatian
International students have to find and organize accommodation on their own. Rents can vary greatly according to location, room size, facility etc. The best way to do this is to search for different offers on the web.