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The Stone Arch in Zagreb, visible from the side. Photo emphasizes the mace at the top of the tower, which was meant to deter witches. The dragon statue is visible in the left foreground, and a shop building next to the stone gate is visible as well.

Zagreb, Croatia

Here's what you need to know before you go to Zagreb, Croatia! From practical information to can't-miss activities, and more!
Pumpkins form the basis for Pumpkin Splendor

Pumpkin Splendor: Roasted Pumpkin with Pumpkin Salad and Pumpkin Purée

Inspired by an unforgettable pumpkin dish I had at Pod Zidom, a Michelin listed restaurant in Zagreb, Pumpkin Splendor is my more rustic New England take. A perfect small-batch starter or vegetable course for your autumnal table, this unique dish is so much greater than the sum of its parts. This post contains affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).
A famous site for haunted Zagreb, the grave marker of Paul David von Vakanovich, at Demetrova 3, Zagreb, Croatia

Haunted Zagreb: Graveyards, Witches, and Spooky Sites in Croatia’s Capital

From the tragic story of poor Paul David von Vakanovich and the chilling Old Jurjevsko Cemetery to the forest where accused witches were executed, a collection of spooky sites in Zagreb, Croatia, for you to visit . . . if you dare. A map will guide you on your haunting way and the post has tips for visiting sites.