Zagreb

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We are going to recommend you a nice walk. Start at Trg bana Jelacica and walk to the south through Praska street.

First park to the left is Nikola Subic square (Zrinjevac). Meterological column and fountain were designed by Heman Bolle.
Second square is called after bishop J. J. Strossmayer (you can see his statue made by Ivan Mestrovic, and building of Modern gallery and Department of Graphics of the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts)
Third is called after King Tomislav. Here is also Art Pavilion and king Tomislav statue.
Fourth is Ante Starcevic square and here you enter Mihanoviceva street and continue to the west.
Fifth is botanical garden.
Sixth is Marko Marulic square with building of Croatian National Archives.
Seventh is Ivan Mazuranic square. When you are here, go to number 14-here is our Etnographic museum.
Last but not least is Trg marsala Tita with Croatian National Theatre and Arts and Crafts museum.
If you draw a line on the map to connect these parks you will get a horseshoe shape. For that, this part is called Lenuzzi’s horseshoe.

Dont laugh at the fact that Mirogoj is a cemetary because it is very nice location worth a visit. We have two beautifull cemetaries in Croatia, amog 5 most beautifull in the world. Besides Mirogoj there is also beautifull cemetary in Varazdin, 90km away. Main building was designed by Hermann Bolle, works started in 1879, and finished in 1929. Street that goes by the arcades is called after Hermann Bolle. Mirogoj is last resting place for many famous Croatians.

How to find it?

Simple. Go to the Kaptol, and you will see bus stop left from cathedral. Take bus 106 and you will see where to come off(you are not going to the last stop). Bus goes every 15-20 minutes.

Croatian national theatre was established in 1860 as national drama theatre. Construction of the current Neo-baroque building started in 1894, and Theatre moved in it a year latter. New building was unveiled by Austro-Hungarian emperor Franz Joseph. Two famous Viennese arhitects, Ferdinand Fellner and Herman Helmer designed the building. Our famous painter Vlaho Bukovac painted the ceremonial curtain, while Viennese artist Alexander Goltz decorated the celling of the auditorium. Theatre s first conductor was Ivan Zajec.

In front of the building stands the “Well of life”, work of our most famous sculptor, Ivan Mestrovic. Today, this is our biggest theatre, and you must see it.

Address: Trg marsala Tita 15

How to find it?

Walk from Trg bana Jelacica towards west, enter Ilica and walk to Gunduliaeva street. In Gunduliceva, walk to Masarykova street(second on the right), turn right and just walk. You will see the theatre after 50m.

Funicular is the oldest vehicle for public transportation in Zagreb. It works from 23. 4. 1893. This funicular is one of the shortest in the world, only 66 meters. Still, cabins cross approximetly 4000km a year. Trip taker 55 seconds. Dont miss the drive!

How to find it?

Walk from Trg bana Jelacica towards west, enter Ilica street and turn right in first possible street. The name of the street is Tomiceva.
Ticket price: 3 Kuna (50 Eurocents)
Departure every 10 minutes.

So, you are wondering around Upper town and suddenly bum. No problem, it is the sound of canon from Lotrscak tower. If you look at you watch, it is noon. The tower is history dates back to 13th century. The tower has 4 floors(4th was built in 19th century), a it is walls are 195cm thick. Name Lotrscak comes from campana latrunculorum what means the bell of thieves. Bell rang out each evening to signalize closing of city doors in passage Dverce. Lotrscak tower is must-see location for every tourist. Take you camera and enjoy the view.

How to find it?

Very simple. I guess you are be using funicular to Upper town. It is 10m from funicular station.
Entry fee is 10 Kuna (1,5 Euro)

This is the central square in Zagreb, named after Count Josip Jelacic. The history of the square dates back to the 17th century. The oldest standing building is situated at number 18 and was built in 1827. Count Josip Jelacic is one of Croatia s greatest heroes. The statute was first installed on 19th October 1866, and then removed by Communist goverment in 1947(square was renamed into Republic square). The statue was hidden in cellar of the Gliptoteka gallery till 1990 when was reinstaled. On the east part of the square is well Mandu1evac. The legend say pretty Mandusa was giving water from the well to the passing soldiers. On Croatian, word zagrabiti means to poop-therefore that is the root of Zagreb name.
Today, this is the popular meeting point and also the main hub for trams.

How to find it?

Best way to access the square is by trams (lines: 1, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, or night lines 31, 32, 34). If you are traveling by car, use one of public garages and walk to the square.

Also a very beautiful church, absolutely worth a visit. This Baroque church was build in 17th century. Church was damaged couple of times and despite of that today is in very good condition.
Adress: Katarinin trg bb

How to find it?

The church is on the south-east part of Upper town. If you re going to upper town by Uspinjaca, walk by Lotrscak to the north and make a right turn at the corner. The church is in front of you.

This gate used to be one of the entrances to the city. All wooden elements were destroyed in a fire(1731.) appart from one painting of holly Mary and baby Jesus. It is belived that was a miracle. After the fire and reconstruction at the end of 18th century the gates are left untached. If you wish, you can light a candle there and pray.

How to find it?

Just walk through Radiceva street(north-west side of the Jelacic square) and you will see the gates on the left side.

Zagreb cathedral is probably the most known building in Zagreb, absolutely must see! It is dedicated to the Holy Virgi s Ascension. The original church was badly damaged by sieges of the Tartars and by an earthquake in 1880. Today s cathedral stands on the remainsand because of that you can see different influences(renaissance, baroque, gothic). The restoration of the cathedral in the neogothic style was made by Hermann Bolle and Friedrich von Schmidt. Look at the bell towers-one is 1 meter shorter, which one?
Adress: Kaptol 31

How to find it?

No problem, just go to the Ban Jelacic square and you cant miss it!

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