Zagreb Upper Town (Gornji grad) – Oldest part of Zagreb
Zagreb Upper Town is a network of cobblestone streets that stretch between two hills, Kaptol and Gradec. Explore some of Zagreb’s most interesting attractions, restaurants, bars and cafes.
TIP: ZAGREB IS ONE OF THE LAST CITIES THAT KEPT IT’S GASLIGHTING. IT STILL KEEPS IT’S TRADITION OF MANUALLY LIGHTING IT’S 214 GAS LANTERNS IN UPPER TOWN AND OPATOVINA.
Zagreb Upper Town is the oldest part of Zagreb. A splendid labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets and wonderful buildings.
At the Dolac market and Tkalčićeva street you can enjoy the daily life and feel the atmosphere. Or simply explore as it is home to some of Zagreb’s most interesting attractions, restaurants, bars and cafes.
Do not miss views of the city. They are worth the short climb, or simply take the shortest funicular ride for ease.
The Zagreb Upper Town street lamps still run on gas and are manually lit every day, just before dark. It takes our “nažigači” Josip and Saša around 3 hours to light all 214 gas lanterns.
What can you see and do in Zagreb Upper Town?
The top attractions in upper town are:
- Zagreb Cathedral of Assumption
- Saint Mark’s Church
- Parliament building
- Stone gate, Porta di Pietra
- Dolac Market
- Tkalčićeva street
- Strossmayer promenade
- Museum of Broken Relationships
- Lotrščak Tower
- And many other museums and churches…
What is the best time to go to Zagreb Upper Town?
We recommend… Spend the day in Zagreb Upper Town!
In the morning we suggest experiencing the Dolac market as it closes at 1 PM. You can easily visit Zagreb Cathedral of Assumption and attend the daily mass as well. It is a short stroll away.
Mass begins at 7 AM, 8 AM, 9 AM and on Sundays and holidays at 10 AM and 11:30 AM as well. The night mass begins at 7 PM every day.
Afterwards, we suggest heading towards Tkalčićeva and stopping for refreshment. Remeber Zagreb nurtures its coffee culture!
Once you are rested continue towards Stone gate, Porta di Pietra and continue exploring the Upper Town. Do not let the noon shot from the Lotrščak Tower frighten you…:) You can visit Zagreb Upper Town museums, art galleries and palaces.
To finish it all off, take the Strossmayer promenade towards Mesnička street and enter Tunnel Grič which takes you under the promenade all the way to Radićeva and back to ban Jelačić Square.
How to get to Zagreb Upper Town?
Easily accessible on foot from Zagreb ban Jelačić square. You can take Radićeva Street towards Stone gate, Porta di Pietra or enjoy a ride with the shortest funicular in the world.
For more history information go to [Wikipedia]
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