Tkalčićeva Street is the most beautiful vibrant street in Zagreb. It is filled with small boutiques, traditional shops, restaurants and cafes.
TIP: LOCALS CALL IT TKALČA. IN THE PAST, IT WAS THE FIRST PROPER RED LIGHT DISTRICT IN EUROPE.
ON SUNDAYS, AROUND NOON, YOU CAN SEE THE CAVALRY RANK MARCH OF THE HONORARY CRAVAT REGIMENT.
Tkalčićeva Street is Zagreb main hub for cafes, restaurants and casual nightlife. Also known as Tkalča (Tkalcha), it features dozens of places where you will find something to your liking.
Tkalčićeva is filled with life. Numerous boutiques, traditional shops, restaurants, cafes and outdoor events will fill your day.
Once it was a stream that divided two oldest Zagreb settlements, Gradec and Kaptol. Because of contamination by all the shops, the stream was diverted.
In the period 1899 to 1941, almost every house in Tkalčićeva street was a brothel. Because it is in the centre, all windows had to have opaque glass and red lanterns. For this reason, Zagreb was the first city in Europe with the proper red light district.
Today Tkalciceva Street continues its century-old tradition of Zagreb craftsmen and traders and is one of the most attractive streets in the city.
What to see and do in Tkalčićeva Street?
At the beginning of Tkalčićeva street, you can see the old sundial that always shows the right time and the statue of Mary Juric Zagorka, a famous Zagreb journalist.
It is one of the top Zagreb spots for everyday meetups, daily gossip and drinking coffee.
You will see locals and tourists enjoying their day as it is a perfect place to share a meal or a few drinks with friends.
You can also shop at the local boutiques and traditional shops.
When is the best time to visit Tkalčićeva Street?
It depends on whether you are here with family or friends.
If you are with a family, we recommend coming around noon. You can enjoy lunch and see the cavalry rank march of the Cravat regiment.
Whilst, if you are with friends, then we recommend visiting in the afternoon. Since it is the best place to kick off your night. You can have a bar or pub crawl as everything is close by.
Best bars and restaurants on Tkalčićeva Street
We would like to share with you this short list until we make our guide to Best Bars and Restaurants in Tkalča.
Rakhia Bar Zagreb
Otto & Frank
Melin Jazz Bar – Kožarska street, near Tkalčićeva
How to get to Tkalciceva Street?
Accessible on foot from Zagreb ban Jelačić square. Just head north pass the Dolac Market. If you are kicking off your night at Tkalcha, then we definitely recommend taking a Taxi or Uber.
The closest parking garage is the Kaptol Center. Lango Square parking garage is some 10 minutes walking distance.
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