Reputedly the most visited tourist attraction in Zagreb, the Eye is on the highest, 16th floor of the aptly named Zagreb Neboder (Zagreb Skyscraper), a bland and utilitarian high rise completed in 1959 that was nevertheless the tallest and most modern building in former Yugoslavia for many years. The Eye’s observation deck and covered terrace are known as Zagreb 360° and give spectacular panoramas across Ban Jelačić Square to the rooftops of the upper and lower towns, the twin-spired cathedral and to the Moslavačko hills beyond.
It was closed in 1989 at the start of the Balkan Wars and did not permanently reopen until 2013; today it is a romantic spot from which to watch the sun setting over the foothills or to take photos of the spires, streets and gardens of the city. Along with information boards pointing out the various landmarks, occasional live music and board games, food and drink are available all day in the Eye’s smart, dusky-blue bar and restaurant, including morning coffee or punchy cocktails to accompany night fall over the city.
Ilica 1A, Zagreb. Admission adults 30 KN, children up to 150 cm 15 KN, under 150 cm go free, family ticket 75 KN. Opening hours Mon 8pm–11.45pm, Tue–Sun 10am–11.45pm. Best accessed on foot through the pedestrianized old town.