As heiress to the Austro-Hungarian empire, Zagreb resembles a “little Vienna”. Croatia’s capital often goes unnoticed by many travelers heading straight for the country’s coastline. But more and more people are marveling at the monumental architecture of the Croatian capital and its unique museums.
Historic street surfaces can still be difficult to navigate in a wheelchair, but Zagreb is making progress in making many of its tourist attractions accessible to people with reduced mobility.
The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Zagreb is unmistakable for its two towers and its neo-Gothic style. It is possible to get there on foot from Zagreb ban Jelačić square. However, according to Visit Zagreb, there is an elevator from inside the Dolac market for those who find it difficult to go up.
Pay attention to one detail. When you exit the Cathedral, you will see a clock standing on the right. It always marks 7:03, when Zagreb was shaken by the 1880 earthquake.
Behind the Cathedral is Ribnjak Park, a beautiful and peaceful place to unwind for a moment from the tourist visits. Lastly, walk down Tkalčićeva Street. It is full of traditional shops, bars, and restaurants with terraces.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Take an excursion to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is the largest national park in the country, and its lakes of exceptional beauty are part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
The official website offers information on how to get there by car via state roads or by bus. Regarding the accessibility of the park, there is very useful information on the “Handi’n’Happy: Traveling with Disability” blog.
Taking a ride on an electric accessible boat across the lakes will be an unforgettable experience on your trip to Croatia.
Museums in Zagreb
Take some time to explore some of the museums in Zagreb. Here are some options for you to choose the ones that are of interest to you:
- Typhlological Museum. This space seeks to raise awareness about people with disabilities. For example, one of the exhibitions invites you to see the world without visual information, in a way that will awaken your other senses. Of course, the exhibition spaces are suitable for people with reduced mobility.
- Zagreb City Museum. Visitors delve into the history of Zagreb from prehistory to the present day. The building is located in the Poor Clares’ Monastery monumental complex. In addition, it has ramps and an elevator so wheelchair users can visit.
- Archeological Museum. It is temporarily closed due to the damage caused by the 2020 earthquake. It houses the longest Etruscan inscription in the world, among other valuable objects such as the Zagreb Mummy or the Vučedol Dove. We recommend that you visit it when the opportunity exists.
- Mimara Museum. Paintings by Goya, Velazquez, El Greco, Tiziano, Botticelli… One of the largest private art collections can be found here.
- Cotrugli Business Museum. In this museum, you can learn how the business world has developed from the fourth millennium BC to the 18th century. The entrance is accessible and accessible restrooms are available.
According to the official website of the Zagreb Electric Tramway company, there are a total of 31 accessible vehicles for the public transportation of people with disabilities. The city’s new public trams and buses have been made suitable for wheelchair users.
During your stay, it is essential that you can adequately move to all the places you want to visit. Therefore, do not forget to take a look at the following links with information on transportation and rental of mobility equipment:
- Zagreb Electric Tram Company. Tram and bus lines.
- Taxi Cammeo. The vehicles have enough space to accommodate a wheelchair, and the drivers help make it easier to use this service.
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