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Dolac Market

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Dolac Market is a farmers’ market located in the heart of Zagreb, Croatia, just a few steps away from the main city square, Ban Jelačić Square. It is a popular place for locals and tourists alike to buy fresh and local produce, such as fruits, vegetables, cheese, meat, fish, flowers and souvenirs.

Dolac Market is open every day from 6:30 am to 3 pm, except on Sundays when it closes at 1 pm.

You can easily reach Dolac Market by foot, tram or bus from any part of the city.

Here are some tips and tours to help you make the most of your visit to Dolac Market:

  • Explore the different sections of the market: the upper part has stalls with fruits, vegetables and souvenirs; the lower part has meat and dairy products; and the indoor part has fish and seafood from the Adriatic Sea. You can also find honey, pasta, bread and other delicacies in some stalls.
  • Try some of the local specialties: Zagreb is famous for its cheese, especially the soft white cheese called sir i vrhnje (cheese and cream), which you can find at the dairy section of the market. You can also taste some of the homemade cornbread (kukuruzni kruh) that some ladies bake and sell at the market. Don’t miss the seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as cherries, strawberries, mushrooms and chestnuts.
  • Bargain with the vendors: Dolac Market is a place where you can practice your haggling skills and get a good deal on your purchases. The vendors are friendly and often willing to lower their prices if you buy more than one item or if you come near the end of the day when they want to sell out their stock.
  • Take a guided tour: If you want to learn more about the history and culture of Dolac Market and Zagreb in general, you can join a guided tour that will take you around the market and other nearby attractions. Some of the tours that include Dolac Market are: Best of Zagreb with Funicular and WWII Tunnels; Feel the Pulse of the City: Small-Group Zagreb Walking Tour with Funicular Ride; Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class in the Heart of Zagreb; Taste Zagreb Food Tour.
  • Respect the prohibitions: Dolac Market is a place where you can enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of Zagreb, but there are also some rules that you should follow to respect the vendors and other visitors. For example, you should not touch the products without permission, you should not take photos without asking first, you should not litter or smoke in the market area, and you should not bring pets or bicycles inside the market.

Dolac Market is a must-see attraction when you are visiting Zagreb. It is a place where you can experience the local life and cuisine of Croatia’s capital city. Whether you want to buy some fresh ingredients for your own cooking or just browse around and sample some of the delicacies, Dolac Market will not disappoint you.

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