Friday Morning at the Market (Britanski Square, Zagreb)

Friday, May 12, 2017

When we first moved to Zagreb, I found myself a bit intimidated by the people... I knew basically nothing in Croatian and on the surface people seemed unfriendly to me (maybe because I was butchering their language!) As the months passed, I came to realize that I'd failed to understand their culture. We've learned that relationships and friendships here take time... The same people I felt so nervous trying to speak Croatian with, are the same people today who kiss our cheeks, hold my babies, ask how we are, tell me stories about their kids and grandkids and exchange recipes. Part of what I love about going to the market throughout the week is talking with the same ladies and families I've been buying from over the past two years. This is also the place where I've become the most confident chatting and making mistakes (many, many, ha!) in Croatian and learning new vocabulary because of it.

It is without a doubt my favorite place in all of grad Zagreb, so I thought it would be fun to take you with me today!

Homemade fresh cheeses... even though I've had it a million times now, I'll never pass up an "izvolite!" to try each kind again. I took home one of the large domes for the equivalent of $2!

10 kuna / $1.50 for a bouquet

I brought home a big bouquet of my beloved peonies (called bo┼żuri here) for $4, happy day!!

If you ever come to Zagreb, please take time to slowly sit at one of the outdoor cafes for coffee and walk through the markets. You'll be so glad you did!

I hope you have a beautiful weekend!


  1. This is just lovely. Thank you for taking us a long friend on your market day. I admit I am swooning over the cheap prices of flowers. My heart may belong in that market! ;) Sending you lots of love!! I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

    1. Oh I know! I am going to cry so hard when we move back to the States and I suddenly can't afford my house filled with them anymore!! Cam just has to build me a flower garden ;)

  2. I agree about cheap price of flowers! Whenever you eventually get back to good ol' US of A - you are gonna have a wake-up call when your flower budget gets busted day 1! :)
    Wish I was shopping at the market with you and then coming to your house for delicious dinner and Croatian WINE!!!!
    xoxoxoxox - lanneybear

    1. We have been having that convo lately. I've already told my husband all of the varieties I'll need planted at our house so we can grow our own and I wont bust the bank !!!

      So do I !!

  3. I would be in heaven with those flower prices!! Wow!! And how wonderful to have developed all of those relationships with the locals. What a great experience for y'all!

    1. I am going to miss these markets SO much when its time to move!!!


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