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This tour is ideal if you are interested in a short city tour covering the main sights and vibrant part of everyday life in Zagreb. On the welcoming walk you will visit the oldest parts of town, hear genuine Zagreb stories and legends, and enjoy a walk through the green promenade in good company with our guides.

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  • Price: from 35 €
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure: on request
  • Group size: 2 - 10 persons
  • Show route on map
  • Activities:
    • Sightseeing

 

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  • Zagreb map
  • friendly guidance of the ZagrebTours guide
  • Share it:
  • Price: from 35 €
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure: on request
  • Group size: 2 - 10 persons
  • Show route on map
  • Activities:
    • Sightseeing

Zagreb

Zagreb

Zagreb has a rich cultural heritage dating from prehistoric ages. The very first findings of human habitants in the area date all the way to the Stone Age, around 35000 B.C. Zagreb arise from two settlements Gradec i Kaptol. Kaptol developed as a spiritual centre, where clergymen were given land to live on, and where they built curies. Somewhat later than the Kaptol settlement, the settlement called Gradec was established on the west side of the Medvescak creek. In 1242 king Bela IV, in order to thank for the shelter and to strengthen the country's defense, gave the habitants of Gradec the Golden Bull. The Golden Bull was the privilege which excludes Gradec from the governor's rule and obliges them only to army duty for the king. Simultaneously, under the influence of the Cistercians, restoration and fortification of Kaptol commenced. The city of Zagreb, with its cultural and historical legacy and significance, is one of the most vital cities in Europe.

Zagreb Cathedral

Zagreb Cathedral

At the site of a smaller church, in the 12th century the great Romanesque cathedral was build but it was destroyed by Tatari in 13th century. From the second half of the 15th century to the first quarter of the 16th century the walls and towers were built around the cathedral as defense against the Turks. In the 19th century at the time of Bishop George Haulik the shrine and a new neo-Gothic wooden altar were ordered. Walcker, an organ builder, created a new organ which is still located in the cathedral choir and is among ten most important in the world. In 1880 Zagreb has suffered from earthquakes which damaged the cathedral. The restoration plans were drafted by the Viennese architect Friedrich Schmidt, and the restoration was conducted by the architect Hermann Bolle. In the cathedral are buried remains of the Croatian Zrinskoga Peter and Fran Krsto Frankopan.

The Funicular

The Funicular

Zagreb Funicular, with only 66 meters long railroad is the shortest funicular in the world for public transport. Construction began in the late 19th century and all to 1934 it was riding on the steam engine. Today, the funicular rides on electric power, connects the Upper and Lower part of the city of Zagreb and is the protected monument.

Gradec

Gradec

Gric or Gradec is the name of the old part of the city from which together with Kaptol emerged Zagreb today. In the 13th century Croatian - Hungary king Bela IV issued a Golden Bull. Golden Bull is a Charter with golden stamp with which the king declared "free and royal city of Zagreb on Gradec Hill". The Goledn Bull is kept at the National Archives. In 13th century the city established ramparts and fortified towers, and its shape is still very little changed. The city had four gates but  the only one preserved today is Stone Gate.

St. Catherine's Church

St. Catherine's Church

St. Catherine's Church is a Baroque church located in the Upper Town which was built by Jesuits in the 17th century. Beside the church was originally the monastery which today Klovicevi yard. After two fires 1645th and 1674th , in which the church was burned down again supplied by Croatian nobles who in return, according to custom, then, you could set your own family coat of arms, or were given the honor of being buried in the church and setting tombstones.

Tkalčićeva Street

Tkalčićeva Street

The picturesque street in the city center was created in the stream valley between the Middle Ages, the oldest established settlements in Zagreb Gradec and the Capitol. Long before the street there flowed a stream so the streets until the early 20 century called Potok. Today in Tkalčićeva street you can see the old sundial that shows the right time, the statue of Mary Juric Zagorka, big Zagreb journalist, or you can enjoy the many cafes, galleries and restaurants.

Dolac - open market

Dolac - open market

Dolac is the largest and most famous market in Zagreb opened the 1930th at the place of old walls and after it was decided that the old market Harmica move from the place of today's Ban Josip Jelacic Square. Market is located between the Ban Josip Jelacic Square, Capitol, and the Upper Town. Vivid colors and fragrances of fresh fruit and vegetables is something that should not be missed.

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  • Price: from 35 €
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure: on request
  • Group size: 2 - 10 persons
  • Show route on map
  • Activities:
    • Sightseeing

All prices are expressed in euro and all specified prices are based per person.

If you organize a trip for more persons than indicated in the price list, please feel free to contact us at igor@zagrebtours.com so we can make an offer that fits your needs.

Prices with tour guide

Persons Price
2 - 3 45 €
4 - 6 35 €
  • Share it:
  • Price: from 35 €
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure: on request
  • Group size: 2 - 10 persons
  • Show route on map
  • Activities:
    • Sightseeing
Mert
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04.05.2012

Hi Davor,

Just wanted to thank you again for the walking tour of Zagreb. It was one of the highlights of our vacation.

Leaving Zagreb, we went directly to Split, stayed in a unique B & B just outside the old city walls, but adajcent to the southern wall.

From there to Pula and then to Rijeka. Spent the last two night in Rovinj in a very nice two bedroom apartment.

Saw a lot of history, only wish I can remember it all!

Thanks again,

Mert