The Upper town lanterns: One of the coolest traditions in Zagreb

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.

The unique tradition which separates Zagreb from the rest of the World

Since the 1877, the Gric cannon fires every single day from the Tower Lotrscak exactly at noon. That is pretty cool, but the legend why it all started is awesome! The legend says: Zagreb was under siege by the Turks, and one day the servant was carrying a rooster to the pasha. At one moment, the cannon fired and hit …