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5 Unusual Museums Worth Checking Out in Croatia’s Capital Zagreb 

Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships

By Emma Smith

Although at first you would think of Zagreb as a typical historically rich capital, and its history actually dates from Roman times to the present day, it offers a quite unusual sights worth seeing. Among other interesting museums we choose 5 unique ones you should definitely check out when in Zagreb.


Museum of Broken Relationships
Ćirilometodska 2


The Museum grew from travelling exhibition of items deriving from broken relationships. Emotional breakup can be overcome by contributing to the Museum’s collection and everyone is invited to be part of this creative idea. It can be a therapeutic relief or just curiosity; in any case it brings some kind of a comfort. That’s why Museum is full of different objects, from wedding dress, axe to handcuffs. It was conceptualized in Croatia by Olinka Vistica and Dražen Grubišić and since then has toured internationally. This June it opened its second permanent display. People from LA now can enjoy in this idea!

Museum of Illusions
Ilica 72


Here you will see something you won’t believe your eyes. Literally! The Museum display includes over 70 exhibits that will make you explore the world of illusions and experience the impossible. Optical illusions, Holograms, Infinity room, Rotated room are one of the fun things you can enjoy. And a good fact is you can take photos with your personal camera so you won’t forget what you saw.

Tehnical Museum Nikola Tesla
Savska cesta 18



The Museum, established in 1954 in Zagreb, follows in the tradition of the great science and technology museums in the world. In addition to the several thousands items on permanent display, the Museum has 10, 000 items in storage. A lot to see and learn! Among them are objects of everyday use which are typical of the industrial era of 19th and 20th century. The most popular in the Museum are the Nikola Tesla Demonstration Workshops which are available to visitors every day with guidance.

Meštrovic Atelier
Mletačka 8


Ivan Meštrović is the most important Croatian sculpture and artist widely know for his work. Actually this atelier located in the charming historical Upper City was his home from 1920’s until 1942. Here you can see his beautiful work space with lots of lights and many of his sculptures he did in this period. Here is where he made famous monument The Indians which is now located in Chicago.

Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum
Ljudevita Posavskog 48


Even if you are not a big automotive fan, this vintage car collection is worth while seeing. Old cars, motorcycles and bicycles found their home in this huge hall as well as thousands photographs that are archived here. Museum also organizes interesting various workshops such as restoration/ conservation one.

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