Dolac market is always on my list of places to visit when in Zagreb. Last month we had some stuff to do in the city so we went one morning to check the offer and to buy some local delicacies (home made cream, butter…) before heading south.
Zagreb is usually quite “gray” in the winter months with fog covering the entire city. Here, it started to clear and only the tall bell towers of Zagreb cathedral are still in the mist.
No mater what direction you take, all roads take you to Dolac. Many people do their shopping at Dolac as the best and finest produce from all over Croatia can be found there.
It is also a very popular tourist attraction.
There are several sections of the market and most popular is the colorful, outdoor part where all the vegetables and fruit stands are. It is the hart of Dolac and a typical, lovely green market full of people, noise, smiles…
Besides vegetables and fruit, there are several stands that sell traditional wicker baskets and other traditional objects that are now mainly serving as souvenirs.
And then we went to a lower section of the market. Most of the shops and stands below are selling more perishable stuff. There are some unique little stores that sell their own pasta, butchers selling meat, imported fruits…
But the real treasure is in a cool hall that sells mostly local home made cream, cheese, butter… This is something Zagreb folks (and all of us Croatians) are very proud of and
But the most interesting person in all of the market is the granny
Poplar are also the flower stands just between the main square and Dolac. A great variety of flowers is available and, in December, lots of Christmas flower decorations are on offer.
Zagreb is a very fun place all year round. Christmas time is especially popular and lots of people are flocking to Zagreb to enjoy the city. It’s been voted best Christmas destination in all of Europe in 2015!
While the nights are lit by all those lovely decorations and Christmas lights, days are, typically for this part of year, gray. But, at this time of year, it is still fun and there are lots of people on the streets: shopping, drinking mulled wine, sipping coffee outdoors or inside many bars…
Zagreb is a great place to visit. Any time of year!