Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Zagreb, Croatia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 4 km
Ascend 47 m
Descend 50 m

Explore Zagreb in Croatia with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in ZagrebIndividual Sights in Zagreb

Sight 1: Home of Croatian Visual Artists

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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.

Wikipedia: Meštrović Pavilion (EN)

738 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: Palača Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti

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The Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts is the national academy of Croatia.

Wikipedia: Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (EN)

126 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Moderna galerija

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Moderna galerijaFred Romero from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

Modern Gallery is a museum in Zagreb, Croatia that holds the most important and comprehensive collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings by 19th and 20th century Croatian artists. The collection numbers around 10,000 works of art, housed since 1934 in the historic Vranyczany Palace in the centre of Zagreb, overlooking the Zrinjevac Park. A secondary gallery is the Josip Račić Studio at Margaretska 3.

Wikipedia: Modern Gallery, Zagreb (EN), Website

305 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Zagrebačko kazalište lutaka

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Zagreb Puppet Theatre was founded in 1948 by the City of Zagreb, and is the oldest professional Croatian puppet theatre. The theatre is geared primarily towards children, which has also performed abroad and has participated in charitable work. Notable members of this theatre include Velimir Chytil and Krešimir Dolenčić.

Wikipedia: Zagreb Puppet Theatre (EN), Website

299 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Starčevićev dom

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Starčević's home is a building on today's Ante Starčević Square in Zagreb. It was built with voluntary contributions from citizens. Today it houses the City Library and the registry office of the Zagreb City Library.

Wikipedia: Starčevićev dom (HR)

547 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: Zagreb Botanical Garden

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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.

Wikipedia: Zagreb Botanical Garden (EN), Website

597 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 7: Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb

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The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, commonly referred to as HNK Zagreb, is a theatre, opera and ballet house located in Zagreb.

Wikipedia: Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb (EN), Website

95 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Well of Life

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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.

Wikipedia: Well of Life (sculpture) (EN)

193 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Museum of Arts and Crafts

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The Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, Croatia, was established in 1880, by the initiative of the Arts Society and its former President Izidor Kršnjavi. Drawing on the theoretical precepts of England's Arts and Crafts movement and the intellectual postulates of Gottfried Semper, the museum was devised with the aim of creating a collection of models for master craftsmen and artist to reinvigorate the production of everyday use items. The strategy of the museum's activity was focused on preservation of traditional crafts, as well as creation of a new middle class aesthetic culture. Therefore, in 1882 the Crafts School was founded along the museum. The building, constructed in 1888 by Hermann Bollé, is one of the first purpose-built edifices devised to merge the functions of the museum and the school. Stylistically, the building is a grand historicist palace in the spirit of the German Renaissance.

Wikipedia: Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb (EN), Website

154 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Ethnographic Museum of Zagreb

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The Ethnographic Museum is located at 14 Ivan Mažuranić Square in Zagreb, Croatia. It was founded in 1919 by Salamon Berger. It lies in the Secession building of the one-time Trades Hall of 1903, designed by the architect Vjekoslav Bastl. The statues in the central part of the façade are the work of Rudolf Valdec. The frescoes on the interior part of the cupola were painted by Oton Iveković.

Wikipedia: Ethnographic Museum, Zagreb (EN), Website

254 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Muzej Mimara

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The Mimara Museum is an art museum in the city of Zagreb, Croatia. It is situated on Roosevelt Square, housing the collection by Wiltrud and Ante Topić Mimara.

Wikipedia: Mimara Museum (EN), Website

662 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 12: Tehnički muzej Nikola Tesla

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The Nikola Tesla Technical Museum is a technology museum located in Zagreb, Croatia, which collects and showcases scientific and technical appliances used in the country's history. It exhibits numerous historic aircraft, cars, machinery and equipment.

Wikipedia: Nikola Tesla Technical Museum (EN), Website


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