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Learn about all of the things that make life in the neighbourhood great — places you should visit, people you can meet, and events which you shouldn’t miss.


Slatka priča

The Slatka Priča pastry shop was started in 2013, and is currently in three places – Kranjčevićeva Street, Ivana Brlić Mažuranić Street in Zagreb’s Malešnica neighborhood, and, of course, Martićeva Street (since 2016), more precisely at the busy corner of Martićeva and Smičiklasova.


Mikrofon is a music school started in 2009, located in the charming inner courtyard of 19 Martićeva Street. Its predecessor was the Vocal Studio Maraton vocal workshop from Rijeka, and the school has since then grown from offering single singing lessons to group singing and lessons for children, as well as instrumental music lessons.

Medveščak Library

The Medveščak Library, our neighborhood’s branch of Zagreb City Libraries, encompasses three departments – adult, children’s and youth (also known as “Idi pa Vidi”, or “Come and See”). Besides normal library duties, the library also engages in setting up various exhibitions in its windows, and workshops in the rooms of the youth and children’s departments.  

Pogon Mislavova

Pogon Mislavova is one of the two locations of Pogon – Zagreb’s independent culture and youth center (the other is located in the Trnje neighborhood near the river Sava, in the larger half of the former Jedinstvo factory – the smaller half is occupied by club Močvara).

Deseto selo

The design studio with the unconventional name Deseto Selo (Tenth village) was founded in 2012 by Bojana Bota, Ana Ćurković Zelić and Sanja Dvornik. They settled in Zagreb’s Design District in 2015, and since then have been taking part in its good creative vibrations.

Studenti ilustrirali Kreativnu Europu

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Global Children’s Designathon held in Croatia for the first time

  On November 12 2016 Zagreb was one of global hosts of the Global Children’s Designathon project. Using the method of design thinking the children who participated created prototypes of products for better future and thus experienced circular economy in practice.

Ars publicae 2016: Water and public space

An open call for the preliminary design of the new Zagreb fountains or pumps is in course, announced as part of the two-year programme Water and Public Space by the Association for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Research (UIII) and its accompanying project Ars Publicae.

DDZ is the Grand Prize Winner of the Croatian Designers Society

The festival Design District Zagreb, whose first edition was held this year in the Martićeva zone, won the Grand Prize of the Croatian Designers Society (HDD). The official declaration of the winner was announced at the opening of the biennial Exhibition of Croatian Design 1516 at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb. 

36 Mountains Festival is coming to the HDLU

The very beginning of September in Zagreb is now reserved for illustration! This Friday, September 2nd at 19:00 in the Gallery Bačva of the Croatian Association of Artists (aka the Džamija), the opening of the second edition of 36 Mountains will be hosted as an international festival of illustrations with a local address, and will last until Sunday, September 4th.

NEBOJŠA TARABA: It feels great to live in a city within a city

Nebojša Taraba is successful television producer and journalist, known for the hit-series in forms of reality shows (Dvornikovi, Police Patrol) and urban crime stories (Mamutica).

IGOR MIRKOVIĆ: I don’t ever wanna leave this place

Director, producer and former TV-reporter Igor Mirković is one of the most familiar faces of Croatian cinema today.

STANKO HERCEG: We neighbors are a phenomenal gang

“When you need a favor around here, just ask a neighbor if he knows someone who can help you, and they’ll tell you everything. If my car broke down right now, people on the street would help me right away.

HERMES ARRIAGA SIERRA: A zone for creating new ideas and innovative models

Co-founder and director of Impact Hub Zagreb, who is an engineer by education, but entrepreneur and creative consultant by vocation, came to the neighbourhood from far-away Mexico.

MARIN MIKELIĆ & TOMISLAV VREŠ: Diversity is key for the liveliness of the neighbourhood

“It is important for local contents to meet the needs of everyone — those who work in the neighbourhood, those who live here or those who just drop by occasionally.”


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Booksa’s Travelogue: Thailand

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Rooftop yoga classes in Martićeva

New! New! New! Starting next Friday, April 14 at 6 PM, classes of Vinyasa Flow / Ashanta yoga will be held on a rooftop of the building in Martićeva Street 45, just towards a sunset (and beautiful view on the entire city) and under the mentorship of Izabela Marić.

The best Croatian illustrators in one book

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My Sweet Little Lamb: Episode VI

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Bagdad is a severely dilapidated industrial building of uncertain origin, ownership, and purpose, half-built and never finished, located in the large inner courtyard of Vlaška 79-81 A, on three floors with the impressive total area of 4200 m2.

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.

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.

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.

St. Peters Church

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

Unused spaces

In Martićeva and neighbouring streets there are many deserted storing places and outlets. Those places had previously been used as shops for the automobile industry. Also, there are many uncared-for yards surrounding apartment buildings, empty garages, warehouses and similar facilities.