Dolac Central Market, steps away from Ban Jelacic Square, is a lively place that is an olfactory heaven. Consider it an outdoor farmer’s market on steroids. Fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheese and fish are brought in daily. This vibrant square, adjacent to the wonderful Dolac Market, is the center of action in Croatia’s greatly underrated capital city. Reminiscent of Vienna’s squares, it is the outdoor living room of Zagreb. Dolac is Zagreb’s very colourful central fresh produce market. It is situated in the area just behind Trg Bana Jelacic and you can access it though a small lane where you see the flower market start. Beyond the flower market you can either climb the stone steps to the market proper or go into the main indoor section where you’ll find meats and meat products, dairy stuffs and some dry goods. Although Zagreb is inland, it’s not that far from the coast and fresh fish comes in daily; lots of restaurants serve it and if you get the chance you should certainly try some. Coming back out of the fish market go straight ahead and down the little alley way; this is where the craft stalls are and here you can buy traditional embroidered linen goods and articles of traditional Croatian dress. There are also stalls selling handmade wooden items, the toys are particularly good.