Hotel Dubrovnik

Your hotel in the heart of Zagreb

Ljudevita Gaja 1, PP 246, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Is Zagreb, Croatia safe for tourists?

 

 

 

How safe is Zagreb for tourists visiting this beautiful city? 

A European country considered a hidden gem, Croatia's capital and largest city is Zagreb.

The population of this beautiful city is estimated at 1,000,000, with streets and buildings resembling other capitals of Central Europe like Vienna Budapest Prague , and others.

In addition to the 1,500,000 tourists, it also attracts people wanting to explore the culture and traditions of the city and country that is famous for tourist destinations.

Zagreb's Upper Town and Lower Town, both of which have great restaurants and museums, are some of the safest locations in Zagreb, Croatia.

Tourists are generally safe in these places, though they should still be on high alert for pickpockets.

There are a few safe places in Zagreb, including the mountain and the fortress nearby, Medvedgrad, both during the day and at night. They deserve your attention.

Criminal activity in Zagreb is rather rare, especially when it comes to serious crimes or anything other than petty theft. The crime rate is low.

In contrast to other major cities and European cities, Zagreb is a very safe Croatian city - and the city center is a safe area as well.

Except for if you leave your bag open in the Dolac Market on a Saturday morning, or if you are bragging out loud about your wealth and swinging you credit card around the wrong people, you will almost always be safe as a tourist.

Zagreb is generally a safe city, where violent crime is rare, and non-serious ones like theft or pickpocketing are the most common crime types.

In order to avoid unnecessary casualties while traveling, avoid carrying large quantities of cash in tourist areas where pickpocketing is known to happen.

Keep in mind, when you will be sitting on an outside terrace enjoying a nice meal or a cup of coffee, it is often expected that the biggest issue you may encounter is people coming up to and ask for money.

In general, they are not aggressive, but, you would rather wish for those situations not to happen while you’re enjoying yourself, but expect it just in case. 

Croatian travelers should exercise normal safety precautions when it comes to pickpockets' risk.

Taxis and public transportation are safe in Zagreb and Croatia.

In regards to taxis, you'll find them all in tourist areas. That is not to say that you won't have trouble finding one in a non-tourist area.

Most taxis in Croatia display the name of the city where they operate on the side. You'll see them driving in popular areas or standing in lines at taxi stands.

It is not the best place for taxis currently. Taxi drivers here don’t like Uber that much Uber. So when you're at the airport, check if an Uber is available instead of a taxi.

As you would in any other country, exercise common sense and watch your behavior for suspicious behavior.

Zagreb is relatively safe from muggings and kidnappings.

Croatia is statistically safer than both the UK and the US, resulting in a country ranked 19th in the world for safety.

In Europe there are a lot of scammers on the streets, especially in big cities.

Unlike Budapest and some other cities in nearby countries, Zagreb is not famous for striptease/table dance clubs.

Zagreb lacks a tradition of traditional clubbing with table and stag dances - We recommend to avoid stip clubs in Zagreb. You will certainly find better things to do.