Šalata is one of the most famous neighborhoods in Zagreb, located on the slopes of Medvenica and just above Vlaška Street. Administratively it belongs to the municipality of Gornji grad.
It is known as the most beautiful neighborhood for family life. Everything here is made to measure for the family, so there is a lot of greenery, good schools, kindergartens, colleges, and a significant sports and recreation center. This neighborhood was most desirable for academics, doctors, lawyers, and “families with a rich history”. It has remained so today, so the neighborhood is very safe, and the neighbors are pleasant. Over the years, it has become a desirable place for foreign missions and embassies employees.More about the area
Selected properties in the neighborhood
One of the most famous city districts in Zagreb is located on the slope of Medvednica, just above Vlaška Street. Due to its location and offerings, Šalata is favourite among families because namely everything is tailored to them. Great schools, beautiful parks and greenery, faculties and sports facilities are just some of the elements that make this neighbourhood ideal for a family home. Apart from the typical family-owned apartments, houses and villas occupied primarily by locals, over the years, Šalata has become a popular location for living among foreign embassy employees and other expats. As a neighbourhood with an exceptionally long and positive lifestyle tradition, it is the perfect choice for anyone seeking the comfort and amenities that the life near the city centre offers. We would dare to say that Šalata is a perfect residential location in the city.
If you are a lover of music, dance and good quality entertainment, Šalata is a place for you. Sports-recreation Center Šalata is the venue of some of the biggest open-air concerts and shows in Zagreb. Every year you can find a diverse cultural offering, from classical Opera Under the Stars, to concerts by popular bands and performers. Let's say that Šalata is the cradle of music, that hosts an array of popular performers - from rock'n'roll, jazz, pop, to the excellent Zagreb Philharmonic. In addition to music, Šalata is also known for numerous sports activities and events, and because of this diversity of offerings, we are sure that everyone can find something for themselves at Šalata.
Due to the fact that Šalata is primarily a family district, it is not greatly known for bars and restaurants but there are certainly several places that we should highlight. You can start your day with a cup of coffee in the "Torte i to" cake shop on Babonićeva street, and grab something sweet in the afternoon. You can also try the traditional cuisine in the Kod Pere (At Pero’s) restaurant, a place that has become increasingly popular in the past few years, as well as the Zelenjak restaurant. If you are in the mood for pizza, you will surely find a perfect combination of flavours to your taste at 'Žac'!
Besides being known for concerts, Sports-recreation Center Šalata is the main gathering place for sports enthusiasts. On one of the 30 sports fields, you have the opportunity to play soccer, basketball or enjoy a game of tennis. From winter sports, hockey and skating should be highlighted. You can find them at Šalata skating rink that was built in 1928 and is one of the most famous and beautiful sports facilities in this part of Europe to this day. On Šalata, you will certainly be able to dive into an Olympic sized pool, and if you prefer running or walking there are numerous beautiful parks in this neighbourhood.