Croatian inventors have their own murals in the Upper town

You may heard of Tesla, right? Not the car Tesla, but the scientist by which the car factory got its name. Nikola Tesla was a famous Croatian inventor who discovered electricity, so the Zagreb art scene had to make something for him. He got his mural, together with the other Croatian inventor (Slavoljub Penkala), on the Upper town in Zagreb. …

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 Strossmayer promenade: One of the most beautiful places in Zagreb

Sunday morning, the sun is just beginning to rise above the horizon, and Ban Josip Jelacic Square counts only a dozen citizens and sleepy tourists. A sight awaiting for us as we leave the empty tram, and heading to Radiceva Street. Just as we entered Radiceva, we turn left towards Zakmardi’s stairs, and the pulse slowly starts to accelerate as …

Zagreb owns the shortest funicular for public transport in the world

There are several options for climbing to the Upper Town. For example, a climb to Strossmayer’s promenade from the Mesnicka Street (from the west), Zakmardi’s stairs (from the east), Radiceva Street, and the steps below the Tower of Lotrscak. All these options have something else in common – climbing the stairs. Climbing to the Upper Town is not easy, especially …