Zagreb Attractions, main Zagreb sights
Zagreb Attractions - Zagreb attracts large number of visitors every year. There are many museums, archaeologically significant places, historical sites and natural attractions. With the wide array of significant tourist places, tourists are certain to have a lovely experience of sightseeing in Zagreb. There is plenty to see and discover in the Zagreb Croatia capital. The magnificent Zagreb Cathedral is the landmark of the city and its two spirescan be seen far away...
Zagreb Cathedral on Kaptol is a the most famous building in Zagreb. It is dedicated to the Holy Virgin's Ascension and to St. Stephen and St. Ladislaus. The cathedral is typically Gothic, as is its sacristy, which is of great architectonic value. Its spires can be seen from many locations in the city. A cathedral has stood on this spot for hunderds of years. The current structure was built in the later half of 13th. century.
Heart of the Zagreb is Jelacic square, nearly all of main attractions stand a short walk from the square and there is access to most of the city's tram lines as well as the surrounding shopping and cafe-lined streets. The equestrian bronze statue of Ban Jelacic, Croatian national hero, viceroy of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, is the centrepiece of the square, surrounded by elegant Secessionist buildings.
St. Mark Church
On the Upper Town you can see Banski Dvori the seat of Croatian viceroys and is now the presidential palace, with its colourful guards, Sabor (The Parliament), and St. Mark's Church. The square is named after the St. Mark's Church (with the works of Ivan Mestrovic, most famous sculptor of Croatia), standing on the north side, easily recognisable for the red-white-blue roof features, and the medieval coat of arms.
Designed by Hermann Bollé in 1876, at the base of Mount Medvednica, Mirogoj cemetery is counted among the top 10 cemeteries of Europe. The look of the cemetery doesn't seem to be 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 distinguished families and personas of Croatia are buried here.
The Lotrscak Tower
One of main Zagreb attractions is The Lotrscak Tower witch is built in the middle of the 13th century in order to protect the southern city gate. This is the best preserved building within the city’s defensive system. For the last hundred years a cannon has been fired every day at noon commemorating an event from Zagreb's history. The tower may be climbed for a sweeping 360-degree view of Zagreb and its immediate surroundings.
On upper town there is the 13th century Stone Gate with a painting of the Virgin Mary. This picture originally belonged to an wealthy woman. There was a big fire in Zagreb in the 18th century and her house was burned down. She found the picture in the ruins, its wooden frame burned, but the picture itself untouched. That was considered a miracle. To protect the painting a chapel was built and the painting remains behind a metal grille.
Ilica is the most famous Zagreb street and a favourite place for shopping in the old part of Zagreb due to a number of prestigious clothes and shoe stores. Dating back to the 15th century, this street is also one of the longest Zagreb streets, passing through the main square and dividing the centre of Zagreb into the Upper and the Lower towns.
One of Zagreb attractions is the Tkalciceva street. It has been the home of craftsmen and merchants for centuries, and today it is a picturesque promenade most famous for art galleries, pleasant coffee shops and festivals that have transformed it into one of the most popular places for going out of citizens and tourists alike. If you plan to spend some time or a weekend in Zagreb, make sure not to miss it!
Lively Zagreb market located in the heart of the city, Dolac is the biggest and most famous market in Zagreb, with a distinctive touch of history and tradition. Here you can find many tradicional groceries as well as meet the friendly market sellers called "kumica". It is located only a few dozen meters away from the main city square, Ban Jelačić Square, in the middle between the oldest parts of Zagreb, Gradec and Kaptol.
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