Explore the most important attractions and monuments
See the Cathedral, Stone Gate, St. Mark’s Church, Zrinjevac
The tour include local guide. The price per person is 10 Eur ( min 10 pax), 20 Eur ( minimum 3 pax).
Zagreb is the capital city of the Republic of Croatia, the city with a rich collection of civilization and cultural heritage, deeply rooted in the European, particularly Central European culture. Zagreb is a wonderful walking city!
The city is divided. There’s the Lower Town, full of wide boulevards, huge squares and Secession architecture together with modern buildings. The Upper Town is cosy, intimate and distinctly medieval in ambience.
Points of interest:
Main Square Ban Josip Jelacic
Ban Jelačić Square is the central square of Zagreb, named so after ban (governor) Josip Jelačić. The square has existed since the 17th century. Initially it was called Harmica. It features buildings belonging to different architectural styles, such as classicism, secession and modernism. The oldest standing building is situated at 18 Ban Jelačić Square. In the middle of the square stands a statue of Josip Jelačić on a horse, created by Austrian sculptor Anton Dominik Fernkorn. The statue was originally installed on October 19, 1866 by Austrian authorities, despite protests from Zagreb councilmen. Nearby, in the eastern part of the square, is the Manduševac fountain.
The Gothic cathedral of Zagreb dates back to the 13th century, and despite being badly damaged by an earthquake in 1880, it has managed to retain some of its original features, most notably the sacristy containing a series of wonderful frescos. It is the tallest building in Croatia and its twin towers, seemingly always under renovation, are emblematic of the city and a soaring presence in the city’s panorama. Other interesting features include the baroque influenced marble altars, statues and pulpit, and the tomb of national hero Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac by Ivan Meštrović.
Dolac- Zagreb’s most important farmers’ market
Established in 1930, Dolac Market is Zagreb’s best known and most visited market, and is the base from which farmers from the surrounding villages come to sell their produce. Specialities include home-made foodstuffs, fresh fruit and vegetables as well as a covered downstairs market with a number of butcher’s, fishmonger’s and predominately elderly ladies selling the local speciality sir i vrhnje (cheese & cream). The market is open every day (weekdays 7 to 3 and weekends until 2) and boasts some of the lowest prices in town.
Crkva sv. Marka (Church of St. Mark)
Constructed on the site of an earlier religious building, the Church of St. Mark we see today was built in the latter half of the 14th century in the late Gothic style. It is instantly recognisable due to the elaborate patterned tiled roof representing the coat of arms of Zagreb (white castle on red background) and the Triune Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia.
Banski Dvori (Presidential Palace), Zagreb
Banski Dvori is a historic building on the west side of St. Mark's Square and is the official residence of Croatian Government. This long, two-story Baroque palace was built by Ignjat Đulaj in the first half of the 19th century. On October 7, 1991, the building was damaged by a powerful explosion, reportedly caused by a rocket fired by the Yugoslav People's Army in an attempt to simultaneously hit Franjo Tuđman, the newly elected president of Croatia, Stipe Mesić, the president of Presidency of Yugoslavia, and Ante Marković, the Yugoslav prime-minister, all of whom were lucky to survive.
Kamenita vrata (Stone gate)
The Stone Gate was constructed in 13th century and is the only remaining gate of the defensive structure that once encircled the Gradec district. Legend holds that when in 1731 a fire destroyed much of the area, the gate, with its picture of Mary and Jesus, miraculously survived and to celebrate this feat a chapel was constructed below. Today, people of all ages stop here to pray and light candles believing the painting possesses spiritual and magical powers. On the western façade of the structure sits a statue of Dora, the heroine of an 18th century historical novel who lived with her father next to the gate.
St Catherine's Church, Zagreb
The Church of St Catherine is the first Baroque church in Zagreb, located in the square of the same name. Before the St. Catherine's was built, a 14th-century Dominican church occupied the area. When the Jesuits arrived in Zagreb in the early 17th century, they thought the original church too rundown and inadequate, and worked to build a new church. A monastery was built adjacent to the church, but now the spot is home to the Klovićevi dvori art gallery. St. Catherine's church was victim to fire twice in history: once in 1645 and again in 1674, devastating the interior. The building has sustained damage throughout centuries, caused primarily by earthquakes; its exterior has largely remained intact, though. Near the church is located a gymnasium and a monastery that has now been transformed into a museum.
Tkalčićeva Street, Zagreb
Tkalčićeva Street in is the oldest beautiful street lined with restaurants and cafes. Visitors of all ages are now walking in this street with small boutiques, traditional shops, restaurants and cafes.
Zrinjevac is one of the eight parks on the Green horseshoe, between Governor Jelačić Square and the main train station, a leafy place to sit, relax and enjoy promenade concerts on Saturday mornings.
With so many shops, stores and boutiques, a shopping expedition on Ilica Street offers a fun, exciting and richly diverse experience. This is the most famous street in the city and at almost six kilometers in length is one of the longest. Zagreb’s main shopping drag is in the center of the city and along its pavements are many prestigious clothes and shoe stores, independent boutiques and shops of well- knknown brands. known brands.