After visiting Krka National Park, we retreated to Split again because the weather was not cooperating. After a week of waiting for a nicer weather window, we headed back out with sights set on Zagreb and Plitvitce National Park.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Hmmmm, not the sunny skies we were hoping for. Haha.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Whenever we stay in capitals or large cities in Europe, we opt for parking in a city lot. This allows us to experience the city more like a local and also allows us to walk easily to downtowns, old towns and/or sites we want to visit. This particular lot was a short walk from the center of Zagreb and cost us 10 kuna ($1.48) a day from 7am-7pm. It was free between 7pm-7am. They even had one large spot that fit our 22ft van.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Luka likes it when his name appears in random places around Croatia. Today was no different.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Within a few minutes from our parking spot, we find ourselves at Trg Kralja Tomislav (King Tomislav Square). Part of the square is fenced off as they prepare for the upcoming Christmas festivities. It’s a big deal here in December. Looks like there will be a ice rink and ice path as well as the famous little wooden houses selling traditional winter food and drinks.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

It’s interesting listening and interacting with inland Croatians. I never really thought about how I was raised speaking with a Dalmatian dialect. So much so that I was having to ask people in town to repeat themselves so I could catch everything they were saying. Speak. Slowly. Please.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Our next stop in town was Crvka Svetog Marka (St. Mark’s Church). The glazed roof tiles were beautiful. The right side depicts the city emblem of Zagreb and the left side depicts the Croatian, Dalmatian and Slavonian coats-of-arms.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

The side of the church had the oldest coat of arms of Zagreb dated 1499. Today there is a replica of it on the church while the original sits in a museum.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

The front door of the church.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Off to find a place that the kids were really looking forward to visiting.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

The Museum of Illusions!

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Us in the Infinity Room.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

A family pass cost us 120 kuna ($17.75). Well worth the smiles and shenanigans from these happy kids.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Mila making her signature double chin face in a kaleidoscope.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Teeny kids. Huge daddy.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Oh oh. The roles have been reversed. Haha.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

What in the world?!?!

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

This is a half Mila half Ava creature.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Learning about color theory with the kids.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Look! We are ALL the same height!!

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Squishing her teeny siblings sitting in a chair.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Luka gives teeny mama a thumbs up.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

That completes our first day in Zagreb. Tomorrow, we will visit the Art Museum and see where else life takes us.

Zagreb. Saint Mark. Sv Marka. Museum of Illusion.

Here is little video I posted on Instagram of our first day in Zagreb.

Thanks for following along on our family’s adventures through Europe,
Marlene

Categories: Europe

2 Comments

Tara Sky · November 26, 2019 at 6:51 pm

Hello
I loved your video. 🧡💜❤️ Looks like you had a great day.
I am currently sitting in your airstream in Arizona reading “The Airstream Lifestyle” and realized it was your family featured in a story. Plus I recognized the airstream. Your place here is lovely. I particularly like Niko. He is so cute!!! We want to create a traveling lifestyle too. Thanks for the inspiration.
Tara💜🌲💦💙

    marlene · November 27, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Tara!
    Thanks for the sweet comment.
    I am soo glad to hear you are enjoying your stay at the farm and in our Airstream.
    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving,
    Marlene 🙂

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