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Dolac Market
Dolac Market

Dolac Market

Free admission
Daily 6:30am–3pm (until 1pm Sundays)
Dolac 9, Zagreb

The Basics

The market it divided into two main sections: a raised, open-air market square where producers sell fresh fruits, vegetables, and eggs; and a street-level indoor market for meat, fish, dairy products, and flowers. From early morning on, the market is abuzz with shoppers and traders, many of whom are on a first-name basis with their regular customers. The best place to observe the action is from one of the bars or cafés dotted around the edge where patrons dine on gableci (cheap and hearty lunches). Visitors can either explore independently or browse in the company of a local tour guide who can explain regional ingredients and specialties. Most Zagreb city sightseeing tours include a stop at the market.

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Zagreb Walking Food Tour - Sightseeing - Dolac market visit
Zagreb Walking Food Tour - Sightseeing - Dolac market visit
$115.46 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Highly recommended!
Absolutely amazing experience! Karmela is fantastic, so knowledgeable. We had an amazing time touring the market, visiting a local wine shop, and enjoying an afternoon coffee. We give this tour the highest recommendation.
Molly E, Sep 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Zagreb

star-5
Very informative and enjoyable!
Troy_T, Sep 2021
Croatian cuisine cooking class with Dolac market tour
We enjoyed our cooking class so much! It was very interesting to see Dolac market with a local guiding us and it was a great way to experience the culture of the city. Karmela was so kind and informative throughout the experience. We loved the recipes she chose and thought they were very authentic. She is very knowledgable about food and the different cuisines in the different regions of Croatia. We would absolutely recommend this tour and is a great way to start your exploration of Croatia
star-5
Incredible Experience of Food and Culture
ClareB, Sep 2021
Strukli cooking class with Dolac Market Tour
My friend and I participated in this experience and here's what she said to me afterwards: "Throughout all my travels, never had I had this behind-the-scenes perspective where I actually participated in making the new flavours I was trying. I had SUCH a great time." And so did I. We were so impressed by Karmela's knowledge of local and international cuisine, history, geography and the people, regional differences in ingredients and colourful stories of cooking with her grandmother. We were completely entertained and engaged throughout the entire tour. I wholeheartedly recommend this experience. Thank you, Karmela!
star-5
Amazing!
Noy_A, Sep 2020
Strukli cooking class with Dolac Market Tour
I have enjoyed very much! And the štrukli was delicious! The guide is very nice and she knews English

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bring cash to pay for purchases.

  • Bargaining has fallen out of favor at this local market and most vendors now have fixed prices. If no prices are listed, feel free to try and negotiate, but be aware that you may be rejected.

  • Get there early to nab the best produce.

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How to Get There

Dolac Market is strategically located between the Lower Town (Donji Grad) and Upper Town (Gornji Grad), overlooking Trg bana Josipa Jelacica, Zagreb’s main square. Take the tram (lines 1, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, or 17) to Trg bana Jelacica. The market is just a five-minute stroll away.

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When to Get There

The market is open daily from 6:30am to 3pm (until 1pm on Sundays) and is at its busiest and buzziest on sunny weekend days. The best time to go is in the morning, when the baked goods are still warm and the finest fresh produce has yet to be snapped up. Many traders start packing up their stalls in early afternoon.

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What to Eat at Dolac Market

Dolac Market is the ideal place to delve into Croatia’s culinary scene. Among the must-try dairy products for sale here is sir i vrhnje (cream cheese), which is often served with a sprinkling of salt or spices. Other typical ready-to-eat Croatian meals you may see on menus here include grilled fish with a side serving of blitva (garlic-spiked sautéed Swiss chard and potatoes), grah (bean stew), and purica s mlincima (roasted turkey with baked noodles).

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