It’s more than just a street, of course. It’s where Zagreb people meet for a drink or two or three in the evening. It’s where they sit during the day for a coffee (on extended lunch breaks). It’s where people go to people-watch. It’s where important conversations happen. It’s where relationships of all kinds develop as you spend hours conversing over vino or pivo. It’s where live music plays from balconies above. It’s where my favourite restaurant is. It’s where my favourite brewery is. It’s where I had my first date with my husband. It’s where people take their time. It’s where people just enjoy life.
Most of the cafes and bars have managed to enclose their terraces with temporary glass walls to accommodate the winter weather. There are heaters, there are blankets, there is the body heat of your neighbour! The people of Zagreb love to be outside and that’s exactly what makes this street so welcoming and attractive. There’s just something in the air that invites you in, leads you for a drink, suggests a leisurely stroll.
If you ever travel to Croatia and find yourself in Zagreb, do as the people do - make sure you dedicate at least a few hours to sitting down for a drink. Add to the street’s charm with a conversation of your own. Tkalca will surely swallow it up.
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