It's not a coincidence that the word funicular starts with "fun". You guessed it, it's from the Latin "funiculus", which means "cord"! The Zagreb funicular connects Ilica Street with Strossmayerovo šetalište by climbing sixty-six metres up the hill. It has been operating for more than one hundred years, making it the city's first piece of public transportation ever (even horse-drawn carriages weren't in use yet!).
A little bit creepy, The Stone Gate is the main artery through which visitors can access Zagreb's Upper Town. Dating back to the Middle Ages this dark passageway is home to an altar to the Virgin Mary, and as you pass through you are likely to encounter weeping locals praying to a painting of the
Virgin that was somehow saved from a fire in the 1700s. I felt too uncomfortable to photograph the altar but did get some shots of the stones in the gate.
A Zagreb landmark, St. Mark's Church marks the heart of the Upper Town. The once-Romanesque, now Neo-Gothic church has a beautiful roof tiled in the pattern of the coats of arms of the Kingdom of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia, and the city of Zagreb. The interior was redesigned in the 1930s, with the exterior having been refreshed in the late 1800s. Inside visitors will find works by Ivan Meštrović, Croatia’s most famous sculptor, and frescoes by artist Jozo Kljaković.
Located near the Dolac Market, Saint Mary's Church features an eye-catching yellow facade and Baroque styling. You might have to look twice to find the church as it is hidden away beneath some arched arcades linking Dolac market with Tkalčićeva Street.
I continued my walking tour of Zagreb along Tkalčićeva, the city's main pedestrian street lined with quaint shops and cafes (few open at 8:00 am!). For many years this street served as the divide between the religiously-owned neighbourhood to the east and the secular communities on the west. Keep your eyes peeled for a robust statue of Marija Jurić Zagorka, Croatia's first important female journalist who wrote articles, short stories and novels under an anonymous pen name.
When I got to Zagreb, this was the thing that I was really curious about because I’d never seen anything like it, and I didn’t leave disappointed!
The whole church is amazing but the roof really stands out… The tiles are laid so that they represent the coat of arms of Zagreb (white castle on red background) and Triune Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia.
The church was built on the 13th century and radically changed in the second half of 14th century.
The medieval Lotrscak Tower (Kula Lotrscak)was built in the 13th century to protect the city gates.
Every day at 12:00 h a cannn is fired from the tower, giving the citizens of Zagreb the chance to check their watches.
There are still rumours that Croatians are always at least 3-5 minutes late.
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) is well known for its multicouloured coats of arms on the roof. They represent Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia.
The 14th century church had to be reconstructed several times, so that not much is left from the original building.
St. Mark's Church stands in the middle of St. Mark's Square (Markov trg) in the Upper Town.
The oldest pub in Zagreb - enough to visit.
This place is located at the very center of the old city core (Basaričekova 9) ,100m form 5 museums(natural history museum,city of Zagreb museum,national history museum,museum of the broken relationships).
Furthermore You get a free drink with any of the museum tickets :)
The pub is here since 1830 and has been a favorite place for many Croatian artists,poets and bohemians.
During the day they offer very fine local beers and a great list of wines. food is available ,but only cheese and cold cuts.
In evening it is a place to be if You like Jazz and Blues (as have been told only the best jazz artist perform here).
Hope You enjoy this place to!
This is the description of the tour:
-past and the present of Zagreb by passing through the streets of the Lower and Upper Town
- visit the famous arcades and sculptures of Mirogoj Park Cemetery
- enter inside the Zagreb Cathedral
- everyday lively atmosphere of Dolac Market.
You will be accompanied by celebrated personalities from Zagreb's past ý August ýenoa, a novelist, and Marija Juriý Zagorka, a novelist and the first Croatian lady-journalist.
- walk through the streets of the Upper Town
- to St. Mark's Church, a symbol of Zagreb
- to the best view of Zagreb from under the Lotrýýak Tower and
- to the Stone Gate where you light a candle.
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The journey through Zagreb's heritage and tradition will be enriched by the unigue taste of pepper biscuits and a visit to the bidermayer interior of the old Upper Town Zagreb Cafý.
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