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  • 1 Gradec Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Jezuitski Trg HR - 10000 Zagreb

    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 ou..

  • 2 Opaticka Street Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Opaticka HR - 10000 Zagreb

    Lined with Baroque and Classical palaces, this is one of the most charming streets in Gradec. The left side (nos 20-22) is flanked by the former Clares convent, which today houses the Zagreb City Museum. At nº 18, the People's House (1838) boasts a s..

  • 3 Vojkovic-Oršic Palace Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Matoševa 9 HR - 10000 Zagreb

    This Baroque palace built in 1764 is one of the most beautiful of Zagreb, with wrought-iron railings at the windows and balcony and a lovely carriage entrance. It is now home to the Museum of Croatian History (Hrvatski Povijesni Muzej) which organise..

  • 4 Museum of Croatian Naïve Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Sv. Æirila et Metoda 3 HR - 10000 Zagreb

    80 works representing Croatian naïve art between 1930 and 1990, including the famous Hlebine School, are displayed here. The early works of Ivan Generalic (1914-1992), the leading light of this school, are driven by social concerns. Others from this ..

  • 5 Mestrovic workshop Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Mletacka 8 HR - 10000 Zagreb

    The sculptor Ivan Meštrovic lived and worked in this group of 17C and 18C houses between 1922 and 1942. It's easy to imagine how the houses, with their woodwork, peristyle, garden and furniture designed by the artist, were a source of inspiration. To..

  • 6 Zagreb City Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Opaticka 20-22 HR - 10000 Zagreb

    A tour of this attractive museum, located in the former convent of Poor Clares, is enhanced by the dynamic and educational way in which the chronological collections are presented. It is worth focusing on the following sections: Before Zagreb, the Ka..

  • 7 Kaptol Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kaptol 5 HR - 10000 Zagreb

    Along with Gradec, Kaptol is one of the two "eyries" upon which Zagreb emerged. Kaptol is also known as "the Chapter" - the name given to the vast square which stretches out in front of the cathedral of the Assumption, the street ..

  • 8 Lower Town Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Trg Petra Preradovica HR - 10000 Zagreb

    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..

  • 9 Medvednica Nature Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    HR - Zagreb

    Immediately to the north of Zagreb, the "Bear mountain" reaches a height of 1 032m at the Sljeme peak (access by cable car). It has been turned into a ski resort, equipped with a few lifts. Its proximity to the capital and its forests add t..

  • 10 Catherine-Zrinski Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    HR - 10000 Zagreb

    This rectangular square is a tribute to the sister of Krsto Frankopan, wife of Petar Zrinski and poet, who retired to an Italian convent after her husband's execution in 1671. You will see Kulmer palace, part of which is home to the Museum of Contemp..

  • 11 St Cyril and St Method Street Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    HR - 10000 Zagreb

    This street, named after the two inventors of the Glagolitic alphabet, is lined with interesting buildings, such as the Greek Catholic Church of St Cyril and St Method , the work of Herman Bollé, Kusevic palace, whose attractive Baroque façade hides ..

  • 12 St Mark's Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    HR - 10000 Zagreb

    This square is named after the church in its centre whose varnished tiled roof is a symbol of the capital. The edifice was built by Venetian masters and is flanked by a Baroque campanile (17C). Venture inside and admire the Gothic vaults, and beautif..

  • 13 Illyrian Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    HR - 10000 Zagreb

    This small attractive triangular square is at the intersection of Opaticka and Radiceva roads. If you continue northbound, you will go past the small neo-Gothic chapel designed by Herman Bollé in 1895, to a group of low, almost country houses borderi..

  • 14 Stone gate Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kamenita HR - 10000 Zagreb

    This medieval gate, a survivor of the great fire of 1731, is built in a zigzag pattern. A small votive chapel (with many commemorative plaques and home to a Virgin) has been built below it and many passers-by of all ages continue to stop here to pray..

  • 15 Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    HR - 10000 Zagreb

    Although damaged by the earthquake of 1880, the cathedral with its slender steeples and circular fortified towers remains imposing. Its restoration was undertaken by Herman Bollé in a spirit similar to that employed by Viollet le Duc. Inside, admire ..

  • 16 Ribnjak Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Ribnjak HR - 10000 Zagreb

    This pleasant English-style park is riddled with paths and a small artificial river, spanned by delightful humpback wooden bridges. It is also strewn with statues, such as the amusing Shy modesty by Antun Augustincic (1900-1979). This peaceful spot i..

  • 17 House of Croatian artists Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Trg Žratva Fašizma HR - Zagreb

    This somewhat unusual colonnaded rotunda stands in the centre of Nikola-Zrinski square and is one of the rare architectural works of the sculptor Ivan Meštrovic (1883-1962). It is today home to contemporary art exhibitions.

  • 18 Museum of Decorative Arts Interesting

    Museums and art

    Trg marsala Tita 10 HR - 10000 Zagreb

    Located since 1890 in a building designed by Herman Bollé to house both the museum and the Zagreb School of Decorative Arts (Obrtna Skola), the MUO boasts three floors of superb collections of applied art from Gothic to Biedermeier and religious art ..

  • 19 Ethnographical museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Mažuraniæev trg 14 HR - 10000 Zagreb

    The wealth of this museum's collections makes it definitely worth a visit. It covers the various regions of Croatia: Pannonia (inland regions), the Adriatic (Istria, Kvarner, Dalmatia) and the mountains (Lika, Dalmatian hinterland). It possesses an o..

  • 20 Technical Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Savska cesta 18 HR - 10000 Zagreb

    Among the many sections of this museum, some of which are very specialised (energy transformation, history and evolution of engines, generators, etc.), two attractions stand out: the great galley devoted to transport, and the section devoted to geolo..

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