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Zagreb, a Croatian beauty

Zagreb, a Croatian beauty

Pedestrian, 4 km, 2 days

Passengers of the legendary Orient Express would once make a stop-over in Zagreb before ending their journey in Istanbul. This overlooked city seduces with its Mediterranean ambiance and historic districts located up-high.

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Ban-Josip-Jelacic Square

TRG BANA JOSIPA JELACICA 10000 Zagreb
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Lower Town   Interesting

Trg Petra Preradovica 10000 Zagreb
Architecture, castles and historic districts

This walk takes you along the "horseshoe", a rare example of town planning. The facades are crowned with gables, pinnacles and turrets, and adorned with balconies, terraces, loggias and recesses. This area is further embellished by atlantes, caryatids, cherubs, Venuses emerging from the waves, and mythological figures. The overall effect is of a hymn to modernity, from a period (1880-1900) imbued with Classical culture.

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Nikola Zrinsk Square

NIKOLE ŠUBICA ZRINJSKOG 10000 Zagreb
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Strossmayer Old Masters' Gallery

Nikole Vubica Zrinjskog 11 11 10000 Zagreb
Don’t forget to visit Hotel Esplanade, the Zagreb palace built between 1920-1930 where Orient-Express passengers would once descend. Beautiful Art Deco architecture and a lounge ceiling that depicts a starry night sky...
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Marshal Tito Square

10000 Zagreb
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Gradec   Worth a detour Worth a detour

Jezuitski Trg 10000 Zagreb
Architecture, castles and historic districts

Zagreb emerged out of Kaptol, the episcopal city, and Gradec, the feudal city. Gradec, whose upper section lacks atmosphere, becomes livelier as it heads down to the market and will be a real jewel once fully restored. Visitors will need to search out its hidden treasures by exploring its courtyards, carriage entrances and cellar cafés, perhaps catching glimpses of the surrounding hills above its gardens.

The jewel of east Zagreb is the district perched on the hill of Gradec, accessible either via a funicular that dates back to 1890 or a wooden staircase known as the "stube". When getting off the funicular, you can climb the Lotrscak tower that offers magnificent panoramic views of the whole town.
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St Catherine's Church

10000 Zagreb

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