20 Sights in Zagreb, Croatia (with Map and Images)
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1. Lotrščak Tower
The Lotrščak Tower is a fortified tower located in Zagreb, Croatia, in an old part of town called Gradec or Gornji grad. The tower, which dates to the 13th century, was built to guard the southern gate of the Gradec town wall. The name is derived from Latin campana latrunculorum, meaning "thieves' bell", referring to a bell hung in the tower in 1646 to signal the closing of the town gates.
2. Zagreb Funicular
The Zagreb Funicular is the funicular in Zagreb, Croatia, operated by ZET, situated in Tomić Street, connecting Ilica with Strossmayerovo šetalište to the north . Its 66-metre (217 ft) track makes it one of the shortest public-transport funiculars in the world.
3. Home of Croatian Visual Artists
The Meštrović Pavilion, also known as the Home of Croatian Artists and colloquially as the Mosque, is a cultural venue and the official seat of the Croatian Society of Fine Artists (HDLU) located on the Square of the Victims of Fascism in central Zagreb, Croatia. Designed by Ivan Meštrović and built in 1938, it has served several functions in its lifetime. An art gallery before World War II, it was converted into a mosque under the Independent State of Croatia and was subsequently transformed into the Museum of the Revolution in post-war Yugoslavia. In 1990, it was given back to the Croatian Association of Artists. After extensive renovation, it has served as a space for exhibitions and events since 2006.
4. Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary
Zagreb Cathedral, located at Kaptol, Zagreb, is a Roman Catholic cathedral-church. It is the second tallest building in Croatia and also the most monumental sacral building in Gothic style southeast of the Alps. It is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and to kings Saint Stephen and Saint Ladislaus. The cathedral is typically Gothic, as is its sacristy, which is of great architectural value. Its prominent spires are considered to be landmarks as they are visible from most parts of the city. One of its two spires was damaged in the 2020 Zagreb earthquake.
5. Palača Dverce
Dverce Palace is a palace owned by the City of Zagreb, and is used for ceremonial receptions and other representative purposes organized by the Mayor and the City Assembly. It is located on Katarina Square, in Zagreb's Upper Town. The building leaned against the city rampart, and got its present appearance in the 19th century after remodeling carried out by architect Kuno Waidmann. Since 1912, the palace has been used for ceremonial receptions after its then owner, Countess Klotilda Buratti, left it to the City for representative purposes.
6. Zagreb Botanical Garden
The Zagreb Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located in downtown Zagreb, Croatia. Founded in 1889 by Antun Heinz, Professor of the University of Zagreb, and opened to public in 1891, it is part of the Faculty of Science. Covering an area of 5 hectares, the garden is situated at an altitude of 120 metres (390 ft) above sea level. It is home to over 10,000 plant species from around the world, including 1,800 exotic ones. It has large ponds for aquatic plants. Some of Slava Raškaj's most notable works were painted by the garden ponds.
7. Spomenik palim hrvatskim vojnicima u Prvom svjetskom ratu
The monument "Fallen Croatian Soldiers in the First World War 1914–1918" is the work of two sculptors, Vanja Radauš and Jozo Turkalj from 1939. It is located in Zagreb's Mirogoj cemetery. The monument was originally erected in 1919 and a sculpture of the two sculptors was made in 1939. The inscription "Fallen Croatian soldiers..." in July 1945, the Yugo-Communists were erased and until 1995 the monument was without inscriptions. The inscription was renewed in the same year by the Association of War Veterans "Croatian Home Guard".
Wikipedia: Spomenik Palim hrvatskim vojnicima u Prvom svjetskom ratu 1914. - 1918. (HR)
Medvedgrad is a medieval fortified town located on the south slopes of Medvednica mountain, approximately halfway from the Croatian capital Zagreb to the mountain top Sljeme. For defensive purposes it was built on a hill, Mali Plazur, that is a spur of the main ridge of the mountain that overlooks the city. On a clear day the castle can be seen from far away, especially the high main tower. Below the main tower of the castle is Oltar Domovine which is dedicated to Croatian soldiers killed in the Croatian War of Independence.
9. Umjetnički paviljon
The Art pavillion in Zagreb is an art gallery in Zagreb, Croatia. The pavilion is located on the Lenuci Horseshoe, Lower town area of the city, south of Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square, on the northern side of the King Tomislav Square which flanks the Zagreb Central Station. Established in 1898, it is the oldest gallery in the Southeast Europe and the only purpose-built gallery in Zagreb designed specifically to accommodate large scale exhibitions.
10. Well of Life
The Well of Life is a sculpture by the Croatian sculptor and architect Ivan Meštrović installed in front of the Croatian National Theatre on Republic of Croatia Square in Zagreb, Croatia. It depicts people in various phases of life that crouch and twist their bodies around a well which symbolizes life, youth, and the source of eternal beauty.
11. Lauba House
Lauba is a private-owned contemporary art gallery in the Črnomerec district of Zagreb, Croatia. It houses exhibits from the Lauba collection, a large private collection of works by modern and postmodern Croatian artists. The venue is also used for exhibitions of foreign contemporary artists and for hosting various arts-related events.
12. Blaise of Sebaste Church
Church of Saint Blaise is a Catholic parish church located in the Lower Town of Zagreb, Croatia. It is dedicated to the Saint Blaise, and was designed by the Croatian architect Viktor Kovačić in the eclectic style. It is notable for its cuppola, made out of reinforced concrete, first of its kind in the region.
Bundek is a park in the Novi Zagreb - istok city district of Zagreb, Croatia. It is located north of the Zapruđe and Središće neighborhoods. Bundek was renovated during 2005 to turn a badly maintained lake into a tourism and events center of Novi Zagreb.
14. Tehnički muzej Nikola Tesla
The Nikola Tesla Technical Museum is a technology museum located in Zagreb, Croatia, which collects and showcases scientific and technical appliances used in the countryćs history. It exhibits numerous historic aircraft, cars, machinery and equipment.
15. Dvorac Brezovica
Draskovich Castle is a late Baroque castle in the Zagreb settlement of Bretzevich. It was built by Joseph Kazimir Draskovich in the eighteenth and a half centuries and is decorated with frescoes of the Seven Years War, in which he himself fought.
16. bazilika Presvetog Srca Isusova
The Basilica of the Heart of Jesus is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Palmotićeva street of Zagreb, Croatia. It is dedicated to the Sacred Heart, and was designed by the Croatian architect Janko Holjac in the neo-Baroque style.
Wikipedia: Basilica of the Heart of Jesus, Zagreb (EN), Website
17. Arheološki muzej
The Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, Croatia is an archaeological museum with over 450,000 varied artifacts and monuments, gathered from various sources but mostly from Croatia and in particular from the surroundings of Zagreb.
18. Museum of Broken Relationships
The Museum of Broken Relationships is a museum in Zagreb, Croatia, dedicated to failed love relationships. Its exhibits include personal objects left over from former lovers, accompanied by brief descriptions.
19. Starčevićev dom
Stacevic's home is a building in Anstacevic Square in Zagreb today. It was built with voluntary contributions from citizens. Today, the Zagreb City Library and the Home Library Service Center are among them.
20. Satiričko kazalište Kerempuh
Satirical Theatre Kerempuh or Kerempuh Theatre, is a theatre in Zagreb, Croatia founded in 1964 by the notable theatre and movie director Fadil Hadžić. It is located on a slope behind Ilica street 31.
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