Next to many interesting locations and buildings around the oldest part of Zagreb (which is called the Upper town), this time we would like to show you one really cool tradition which you can witness every day in the late afternoon. The Upper town streets have a really specific way of illuminating – with 214 gas lanterns.
During one of our walks around Zagreb, we had to climb to the Upper town, which usually isn’t a big deal (if you like climbing). But, that day, we were too lazy, so we have decided to use the 64 second long drive with the worlds shortest funicular.
The Stone Gate are the only preserved part of the defense fort of the Upper Town. It is assumed that the Stone Gate were built in 1266. On May 31, 1731, there was a great devastating fire on the Upper Town, and undamaged Virgin Mary painting from the 16th century was found in the ashes: “Our Lady of the Stone …
Within the Rendez-vous festival, back in 2015, the Upper town in Zagreb got its new… let’s call it a pet. Yes, Zagreb got a new pet! French artist Etien made a new mural on the plateau Gradec, and it’s a big blue whale! Honestly, since we all love murals, this is super cool!
The Courtyards are one of those events that we enjoy every year! It allows everyone to check out courtyards of the palaces located on the Upper town, the oldest part of Zagreb. Some of these places are usually closed for visits, but during Courtyards you can go there and enjoy refreshments with your friends.