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Here you can find information about all the creative points in the neighbourhood, whether they have to do with design, architecture, art or hospitality services.


Croatian Design Superstore

The opening of the Croatian Design Superstore has marked the further transformation of this city quarter.


The very existence of Booksa, a literary club that celebrated its ten-year anniversary in 2014, is one of those “minor” miracles crucial for the cultural life of Zagreb.

Grupa Studio & Showroom

As they say in Grupa: “Even when you fight with darkness, do it distinctively and with style!”

Penezić & Rogina Architects

Penezić and Rogina like to call themselves general practitioners in architecture, pointing out the diversity of their projects.

Prostoria Showroom

In its Zagreb showroom in Bauerova Street, Prostoria offers the majority of its products in a pleasant atmosphere created by a recognizable design.

Divas Café

Divas Café is an integral part of the specific feel of the neighbourhood and one of the reasons why it has become so popular.

Divas Bistro

Divas bistro is Divas café’s younger brother, a true adventure in gastronomy with Kasim Ćorić and his devoted team.

Blok Bar

The Blok Bar leaves such a striking impression that almost no one can even remember the establishment that was previously located here. With a well-thought-out offering of sweet treats and drinks, time passes somewhat slower here than elsewhere.

Miroslav Kraljević Gallery

The Miroslav Kraljević Gallery fosters artistic and intellectual practices that critically question the present, especially relations between politics and aesthetics.

Impact Hub

The Impact Hub in the ‘Little Vatican’ is the Zagreb branch office of the international network of coworking spaces, which in addition to affordable conditions for independent work or teamwork offers a series of programmes and services.

Oris House of Architecture

Oris, The House of Architecture has been designed as the main point of all activities in Zagreb related to architecture.

Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU)

The Home of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists in Zagreb, better known as the ‘Mosque’, is one of the central points of visual art in the city.

Vitić Skyscraper

Despite the relative deterioration, the ‘Vitić skyscraper’ is a highly desirable residential location.

Ibler or Wooden Skyscraper

The ‘Wooden Skyscraper’ stands out among other buildings in the neighbourhood with its vividness and vigour.

Wellisch House

Drago Ibler also designed another residential and building in the ‘Martićeva Zone’, the Wellisch House.

Little Vatican

Formerly owned by the Zagreb Archbishopry, today Little Vatican is a monumental cluster of residential apartments.

Old Military Hospital

In the last several years, the Old Military Hospital served as a venue for several significant cultural events.

Croatian National Bank

To this day, most citizens colloquially refer to this building simply as ‘Burza’ (‘stock exchange’).

Meštrović’s pavilion

Whether we call impressive building in the middle of Victims of Fascism Square a Mosque, Meštrović’s pavilion or Home of Visual Arts, it’s one of Zagreb’s most instantly recognizable architectural symbols.

Bishop’s Garden House

A small but interesting old house that decorates the panorama of the upper part of Vlaška street is a valuable example of classicist architecture which is extremely important for Zagreb.

Rosinger House

Currently under restoration and reconstruction, the Rosinger House is considered one of the classic works of modern Croatian architecture in the ‘Martićeva zone’. 

Owl Atelier & Gallery

Lidia and Zoran Boševski’s working, exhibition and sales place is one of the most beautiful Zagreb’s secrets.

Matrica arhitektura

Matrica arhitektura is a multifunctional architectural design office with ten years of experience. The architectural team regularly collaborates with a number of experts in various fields, which contributes to the quality and variety of identities of their projects.

Sheriff & Cherry

World famous fashion brand Sheriff & Cherry is brought to you by Mauro Massarotto, the father of a new generation of Startas trainers and a whole range of exciting and unpredictable projects.

Kuna zlatica

Ana Kunej and Zlatka Salopek under the name of kuna zlatica have been designing since 2006. During their ten years of work together, their attractive and illustrative solutions have made their studion one of the most original on the local scene. 


Located in the northern part of Bauerova Street, in one of the vestibules of ‘Little Vatican’, Filburg is a unique and unusual design studio.

2A / Dva arhitekta

Architectural firm 2A consists of founders Tomislav Ćurković and Zoran Zidarić, renowned middle generation local architects, together with twelve professional associate team.

MOJO bar

MOJO Bar has easily become one of the favourite meeting places in Martićeva. It is located at the very beginning of the street, welcoming all passers-by.

Kinoklub Zagreb

Kinoklub Zagreb was founded back in 1928 as an association and it is one of the oldest amateur cinema clubs of SE Europe.

3,14 Gallery

The 3,14 Gallery is oriented towards contemporary conceptual art, which makes it one of the most distinctive galleries in the city and a must-see spot.

A Shoo

The original shoemaker’s trade in the very heart of the city, Anita shoe salon, i.e. A Shoo studio, has been doing business since 1991, and it is primarily dedicated to manufacturing unique women’s shoes and boots for different occasions.

Design Apartments Svimi

The Design Apartments Svimi stand out as all of its upholstered furniture is made by domestic manufacturers.

La Marco flower shop

La Marco flower arrangement shop specializes in the design and production of flower decorations, wreaths and arrangements for all imaginable occasions.

Sol i papar

Sol i Papar is a company specialized in sale and distribution of well-designed cooking utensils and dishes, mostly by renowned global manufacturers.

Studio Haramina

The Haramina showroom has been located in the neighbourhood for seven years, in Vojnovićeva Street, and represents a true oasis of the very best foreign design.

Edward Bernays School

Edward Bernays College for Communication Management is the first institution of higher education in this part of Europe which offers students a complete education in communication management and public relations. 


ERA is a domestic company whose program and values are based on manufacturing furniture according to environmental standards and the use of natural materials.

The news about the new place in the neighbourhood spread fast among the locals, and a visit to antiquarian bookshop has become an unavoidable ritual for many.

Cantina Cucina Fina

Only a few months after its opening, the small, but very peculiar Cantina Cucina Fina quickly became the first association for Italian cuisine in Zagreb, thanks to its respect for gastronomic tradition, its seasonal offer, fresh ingredients, home-made pasta, sauces and bread.

Shadow Casters

At the end of Martićeva street, right near the intersection with Držićeva, we find the inspirational office of ‘The Shadow Casters’, one of the most interesting artistic associations that came to be in Zagreb in the past fifteen years or so.

The bishop’s estate

The former bishop’s estate at the intersection of Vlaška and Vončinina streets was the seat of Maksimilijan Vrhovac’s earthly treasure. Vrhovac is responsible for the expansion and planning of the city of Zagreb at the end of the 18th century.

Croatian Agricultural Bank building

At the corner of Smičiklasova street, Martićeva street and the tiny Patačićkina street stands an impressive building that encloses the internal residential block. It was built in 1926/27 according to the architect Dionis Sunk’s design. 

Badel-Gorica Block

The complex of former Badel and Gorica factories, located at the intersection of Martićeva and Šubićeva streets, across today’s Kvatrić market, is one of the neuralgic spots of the eastern part of the central city area.

St. Peters Church

The unassuming church with attractive exterior, dedicated to St. Peter, symbolically divides Vlaška street in half.

Croatian Medical Home

The representative modernist building of the Croatian Medical Home, seat of the Croatian Medical Association, a public association of Croatian physicians, medical professionals and dentists, opened in 1937.

The Interior of Znanje Bookshop

The central part of King Zvonimir street, at the peripheral part of the neighbourhood, on the ground floor of the 1939 Gospodarska Sloga (Economic Agreement) building, housed the Znanje bookshop with its sophisticated modernist interior for years.

Slavic Bank Building

The monumental bank palace situated at one of the busiest intersections in the narrow city centre is a representative work by the architect Hugo Ehrlich.


Discover the place where you will forget everyday life for a moment and wander off relaxed with a cup of ORO – premium Italian coffee, left intoxicated by its smell and taste while contemplatively experiencing reality.

Bella Forma

The assortment of the renowned Bella Forma shop offers its customers all essentials for pleasant and functional cooking, as well as for other joys of domestic and family environment.


For more than fifteen years, Fobia has been present on the Croatian market offering an exceptionally high quality range of garden furniture, designer chairs for interiors, umbrellas and lighting, offering products of modern aesthetics.

Canvas Gallery

The modest Canvas Gallery in the peaceful street full of various different content, Tomašićeva, is the perfect address for those who wish to buy exquisite art pieces by domestic authors, mainly contemporary and classical painters.

MVA Architects

The MVA Bureau (mikelić vreš arhitects) by architects of the younger generation, Marin Mikelić i Tomislav Vreš, was founded in 2007 in Zagreb, after their professional experiences gained at a number of studios in Zagreb (M.) and freelancing (V.). 

Mali bar

Mali bar, a culinary hit founded under the gastronomic lead of Ana Ugarković, is one of the most popular places to eat in Zagreb since its opening in 2012, both among citizens and tourists.

Design Hostel 63

Located just a five minute walk away from the city’s main square, the new Design Hostel 63 offers its guest an exquisitely comfortable stay and pleasant atmosphere of carefully designed interior.

Hostel Casablanca

Hostel Casablanca is one of the newer hostels that have sprouted up in Vlaška Street in recent years, located in the beautiful courtyard which will mesmerize you at first sight.

Karijola Vlaška

One of the best known, and judging by many, also the best pizza parlour in Zagreb, Karijola, occupies two locations in the Croatian capital ― at the intersection of Badalićeva and Kranjčevićeva streets in Trešnjevka neighbourhood, and on the very edge of the Design District, in the ever more popular doorway of 63 Vlaška street.


In the past few years, the unpretentiously named boutique Iggy has become one of the most popular Zagreb fashion stores, for which the credit goes to its founder and owner Igrajna Vargek.

RRiF — College of Financial Management

The RRiF College of Financial Management is located on three floors of the ‘Little Vatican’ since 2006. As one of the members of the RRiF group, it’s focused on the education of economists in the field of management and consulting of businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Vintesa wine shop

Vintesa is a Zagreb based company selling, promoting and distributing regional wines from the cellars of quality Croatian winemakers. The conception of Vinesa’s business is based on the idea that wine cannot be the subject of regular trade.

Juice Box

Juice Box combines a smoothie and juice bar and an open pantry. This means that visitors can choose what ingredients they want in their smoothie on the spot.

Culture Factory

Tvornica kulture (Culture Factory) is one of the oldest and largest concert and club venues in Zagreb dedicated to rock and pop music. It hosted, more or less, all known acts of the domestic and regional music scene, with appearances by a series of foreign performers.


Antique store with a charming image of typical old shop gathers a wide spectrum of products and an­tiques.

Vivat Fina vina

Vivat fine wine shop is an obligatory place to visit in the neighbourhood for all those who appreciate wine. Life is indeed too short to drink bad wines, as Vivat’s slogan goes.


The B!RO Architects’ Collective represents the joint activity of young architects Saša Košuta, Mario Kralj, and Dora Lončarić. Having grouped up together during college, at first they worked on realising scenography in collaboration with the Academy of Dramatic Art and the Zagreb Dance Centre.


With a pleasantly atypical name for a marketing agency, Señor has set itself apart thanks to its fresh image and personal approach to its clients from the very beginning.