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Sightseeing & Landmarks in Zagreb

Zagreb’s stunning coastline has been attracting tourists to its shores since ages, but the city has much more to offer. This capital city of Croatia is also the cultural hub of the country which presents excellent tours to explore the top visited attractions and sightseeing places. The city is dotted with scenic places like the Zagreb Cathedral and Treasury, Zagreb Botanical Garden, Maksimir Park, etc.

Most of the attractions in the city are in and near the city centre which can be divided into- Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and Donji Grad (Lower Town). Out of the two, the Donji Grad has many noted museums and cultural places.

Zagreb Cathedral (Katedrala Marijina Uznesenja)
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Zagreb Cathedral (Katedrala Marijina Uznesenja)

Formerly known as St. Stephen's Cathedral, The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven and to Saints Stephen and Ladislaus. The typically Gothic cathedral is known as Katedrala Marijina Uznesenja in Croatian but English speaking tourists often refer to it as the Zagreb Cathedral. Its twin spires, which can be seen from many parts of the city, make it the most visited attraction in Zagreb. The location has always been occupied by a Cathedral from ancient times. When you visit the Cathedral you will get to see various objects related to religious art and clothing.

Address: Kaptol ulica 31 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 481 4727

St. Mark’s Church (Crkva Svetog Marka)
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St. Mark’s Church (Crkva Svetog Marka)

St. Mark's Church is easily recognizable by the chequered design on its roof depicting the coat of arms of Croatia, Dalmatia, Savonia, and Zagreb city. The church was built as early as the 13th century and since then, many renovations have completely altered the structure. But some remains of a Romanesque window, and a Gothic doorway by Ivan Parler from its original design can still be seen. When you enter the doorway, you can get to view the artistic statues of the twelve apostles, including those of infant Jesus, Mary, and St. Mark. The interior of the church is beautifully decorated with sculptures by famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic and frescoes painted by Jozo Kljakovic.

Address: Trg Svetog Marka 5 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 485 1611

Mirogoj Cemetery
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Mirogoj Cemetery

Located a little away from Zagreb city centre, but easily accessible by public transport, is the beautiful and 'heavenly' Mirogoj Cemetery. Designed by Hermann Bollé in 1876 at the base of Mount Medvednica, the cemetery is counted among the top 10 cemeteries of Europe. The cemetery tour isn’t spooky, but instead reminds us of a Neo-Renaissance castle with its vine-covered walls, arcades & chapels; ornate structures and greenery spread around 7 acres of its space. Many of Croatia’s distinguished families and famous people are buried here like Petar Preradovic and Stjepan Radic.

Address: Mirogoj bb, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 469 6700

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Jarun Lake, situated southwest of Zagreb in the neighbourhood of Jarun, is formed by an inlet of the Sava River. The lake is the primary spot for many outdoor activities such as boating, rowing, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, jogging, skating, and skateboarding. On the outskirts of the lake, there are many restaurants and nightclubs that remain open well into the early hours of the morning. The lake can be easily accessed by a tram.

Address: Farther Afield, Jarun, Zagreb, Croatia

The Tower of Lotrscak (Kula Lotrscak)
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The Tower of Lotrscak (Kula Lotrscak)

The Tower of Lotrscak (Kula Lotrscak) is a fortification tower that was built in the 13th century to protect Gradec's southern town wall. Once upon a time, the tower included bells that rung at night when all gates were supposed to be closed. Once the gates were closed, people who were left outside would have to remain there until the next day. In the 19th century, additions were made to the tower in the form of a fourth floor and a canon, which is even today fired every noon to mark midday. You can get to see a stunning view of the city once you climb the tower. Atop, there is an exhibition gallery and a gift shop.

Address: Strossmayerovo šetalište 9, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 485 1768

Ban Jelacic Square (Trg Bana Josipa Jelacica)
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Ban Jelacic Square (Trg Bana Josipa Jelacica)

Bana Jelacic Square, officially known as the Trg Bana Jelacicam, is the central square of the city and named after Ban Josip Jelacic. People simply call it Jelacic Square. It is located in Zagreb’s upper town area, south of Dolac market. The square marks the intersection of many streets such as Illica from the west, Radiceva from the northwest and small streets of Splavnica, Harmica, Bakaceva, Jurišiceva, and Gajeva. The square is marked as a pedestrian zone and therefore no vehicles are allowed inside the area. But it is accessible by tram.

Address: City Centre, Upper Town, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

King Tomislav Square (Tomislav trg)
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King Tomislav Square (Tomislav trg)

The King Tomislav Square is dedicated to the memory of the first King of Croatia, Tomislav. This prominent square is situated near the Art Pavilion and has an impressive statue of King Tomislav himself. The square is decorated with trees, flower-beds, and benches, and is one of the best places in the city to sit back and observe the activity going around.

Address: Trg kralja Tomislava 10, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

Grič Tunnel (Tunel Grič)
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Grič Tunnel (Tunel Grič)

Built during World War II by the Ustaše government, the Grič Tunnel is a popular tourist attraction today. The tunnel lies in the city centre of Zagreb and joins Mesnička and Radićeva streets. It was used for protection during the WWII and is currently open to the public from 2016. The tunnel includes a central hall connected by different passageways.

Address: Mesnička ul. 19, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

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