Date: 3-4 February, 2020.
Venue: University Computing Centre SRCE building, Josipa Marohnića 5, Zagreb
Image: SRCE buliding
GETTING THERE FROM ZAGREB AIRPORT:
The taxi stand for arriving passengers will be available at the Passenger’s Terminal, located in the vicinity of the Ground Floor, Arrivals level of the Terminal. Please follow signs for Taxi. Taxi prices from airport to city is quite high.
If you take the airport shuttle that operates between the Airport and the Zagreb Central Bus Terminal (www.plesoprijevoz.hr), ask the driver to stop at the bus stop Nacionalna i sveučilišna knjižnica - NSK. The distance from NSK bus stop to SRCE is approximately 10 minutes walk. All additional information regarding the airport shuttle timetable, prices and tickets you can find on website: https://plesoprijevoz.hr/en/zagreb-croatia/.
City bus ZET line 290 departs every 35 minutes (route and timetable: https://www.zagreb-airport.hr/en/passengers/to-from-the-airport/by-zet-bus/431)
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How to reach SRCE:
In Zagreb, taxi is relatively inexpensive to use. You may call the following numbers to order a taxi.
• Ekotaxi 1414
• Cammeo 1212
• Radio Taxi Zagreb 1717
Uber and Bolt are also available.
By public transport
Public transport in Zagreb is relatively inexpensive and safe to use. There are trams and buses available.
- Use tram lines 4, 5, 14 and 17. From both nearest tram stops (Vjesnik and Prisavlje) the distance to SRCE is approximately 10 minutes walk.
- Use tram lines 3, 13 and 5. From nearest tram stop (Sveučilišna aleja) the distance to SRCE is approximately 10 minutes walk.
- Use bus lines 107 and 108. The closest bus stops to SRCE (Vrbik and Prisavlje), but these lines operate rather rarely, therefore check the timetable on ZET website:
- Bus line 107: timetable (bus stop Vrbik)
- Bus line 108: timetable (bus stop Prisavlje)
- From the bus stop Nacionalna i sveučilišna knjižnica, where buses of all other lines stop, the distance to SRCE is approximately 10 minutes walk.
- for more details, please see the map.
Getting around Zagreb
Image: Zagreb licitar hearts
Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia - it’s a political, administrative, economic and cultural centre developed on the routes from the east to the Adriatic Sea and from Central Europe to the Adriatic Sea and southern Europe.
Zagreb is located at the foot of the mountain Medvednica - green Zagreb mountain, nature park, a favourite destination for family outdoor activities and hiking, but also interesting to tourists because of its rich natural heritage, old fort Medvedgrad, Veternica cave, mine Zrinski, many mountain homes and cottages and other curiosities. Ski resort Sljeme, on the top of Medvednica, makes Zagreb the only capital city in Europe with a ski resort. Zagreb has a rich cultural heritage with significant buildings and monuments such as the central square Ban Jelačić Square, Kaptol and Gradec - the upper area of the city, Zagreb’s Cathedral, market Dolac and many others. In Zagreb, there is a significant number of cultural institutions, such as museums and theatres of which should be pointed out: Museum of Broken Relationships, The Mimara Museum, Zagreb City Museum, Klovićevi Dvori Gallery, Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters, and Croatian National Theatre.
Zagreb also has a long and rich tradition of beautiful and colourful parks - most representative example is considered a complex of parks in the city centre called Lenuci’s Horseshoe (also called Green Horseshoe). Lenuci’s Horseshoe is formed in an angular letter U with its 7 squares and garden on three sides - these green spaces frame the urban blocks of the Lower Town of Zagreb. Not far from the city center, Zagreb has also few of wonderful green oasis and recreational parks as Maksimir Park, Bundek and Jarun.
Besides the natural beauty, Zagreb offers a number of entertainments and cultural events such as Advent, which was voted to be the most popular Christmas market destination in years 2016, 2017 and 2018. Zagreb is known for its many souvenirs among which the most popular are gingerbread Licitar Hearts, tie, pen and our traditional Šestine umbrella. There are numerous interesting features you can explore in Zagreb and that is recognised by more and more visitors each year, which has made an increase in the number of visits and overnight stays.
For more information about Zagreb, visit the website of Zagreb Tourist Board: www.infozagreb.hr/&lang=en
Croatia's unit of currency is the kuna (kn), which is divided into 100 lipa. Coins come in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 lipa, and 1, 2, and 5 i 25 kuna. There are notes of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kuna.
You can pay in kuna at any place or for any service or product you use. In some places you can pay in euro or dollars. Be sure to establish the method of payment in advance if you wish to pay in any other currency than kuna.
Banks are generally open Monday to Friday 7:30 - 20:00 and Saturday 7:30 - 11:30. Money can also be changed in post offices, travel agencies and exchange bureaux (mjenjačnica), which have more flexible hours. Credit cards are generally accepted in hotels and restaurants, but be sure to ask before you order. You can also use ATMs to get cash. Many banks have ATMs in front of their building.
Exchange rates: The Croatian currency unit is the Croatian Kuna (HRK).
1 EUR = 7,442 HRK
1 USD = 6,744 HRK
1 GPB = 8,834 HRK
(Exchange rate as per January 25, 2020, source: http://www.hnb.hr/en/)
Restaurants: The price includes taxes, but the service charge is almost never included and is not mandatory. It is a customary; however, that the guest who is satisfied with the service leaves a tip for the waiter, 10% of the total amount is usually a fair tip.
Drinking water (tap water) in Zagreb is of very good quality.
In Croatia the power sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. More information about power sockets.