Zagreb, a Croatian beauty :
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Zagreb, a Croatian beauty
Zagreb, a Croatian beautyPedestrian, 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.Customise this route and add it to My travel book
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.
Nikola Zrinsk Square
Strossmayer Old Masters' Gallery
Marshal Tito Square
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.