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Free Zagreb Upper and Lower Town Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Marina
Quality Verified Registered on October 28, 2022

Hello, dear walkers! I am a local guide, born, grew up, and live in Zagreb all my life - in the same city, but in two countries :-) In 2009 I become a licensed tourist guide for Zagreb city and Zagreb County, in English and Croatian languages. Since then, I have been conveying this love for Zagreb to people from all over the world, presenting my city through interesting stories and facts, with fun, but in professional way. As a big fan of travel, I got a chance to know many countries on almost all continents, but every time I return to my city, I fall in love with it again.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Immerse yourself in the history, culture, and everyday life of Croatia's capital. 

See the most important landmarks of Zagreb Upper Town (built in medieval time) and Lower Town (built on turn of centuries 19th to 20th) and listen interesting, nice and uncommon stories. 

Since the groups are small (up to 10 people), you will have a chance to ask anything that might be interesting to you. 

The tour includes:

Lower town  

  • Croatian National Theatre (Square of Republic of Croatia) - meeting point of the tour
    • short introduction with basic information and data on Zagreb and Croatia
    • interesting facts about the theatre and this square
    • story about the ‘well of life’  
  • Masarykova Street
    • the nicest example of art-nouveau style of building in Zagreb
  • Nikola Tesla Street
    • statue of great inventor Nikola Tesla who was born in Croatia, with interesting stories about his life
  • Flower Square and surrounding streets 
    • the most popular Lower town square and streets with cafes and restaurants  
  • Oktogon
    • passageway built at the turn of century (19th to 20th)   
    • story about the Croats and tie (kravata)
  • Ban Jelacic Square
    • story about Ban Jelacic and his horse
    • the most popular legend that tells how Zagreb got a name
  • A walk to the Upper town along the narrowest street in Zagreb 

Upper town 

  • Strossmayer's promenade – the best view on Zagreb Cathedral 
    • the most important Roman Catholic church in Croatia  
  • Funicular
    • story about the shortest funicular in the world
  • Lotrscak Tower  
    • old medieval tower with a cannon still in everyday use
  • St. Catherine's Square 
    • with a nice baroque church and the oldest high school in Zagreb 
  • St. Mark's Square
    • with the church of St. Mark, the Croatian Parliament, and the Seat of the Croatian government
  • Stone Gate 
    • only preserved gate to the old medieval town
    • story about an old painting
  • Tkalciceva Street 
    • nowadays a pedestrian street full of cafes, bars, pubs, and restaurants 
    • find out what this street was famous for in the past time – you might be surprised :-)

The tour ends in Tkalciceva Street, close to the main Zagreb square - Ban Jelacic Square  

Let's walk, talk, and have fun together :-)

Marina, your Zagreb guru guide
 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    RX5C+Q2, Zagreb, Croatia
    RX5C+Q2, Zagreb, Croatia
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    In front of the main entrance (northern side) to Croatian National Theatre (Hrvatsko narodno kazalište) on the Square of Republic of Croatia - you can recognize me by red bag and the tour guide badge

  • 1
    Outside visit
    HNK Zagreb

    Croatian National Theatre (Hrvatsko narodno kazalište - HNK) - short introduction with basic information and data on Zagreb and Croatia - interesting facts about the theatre and this square - story about the ‘well of life’

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Masarykova ulica

    Masarykova street - the nicest example of art-nouveau style of building in Zagreb

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Teslina ulica

    Teslina street - with the statue of great inventor Nikola Tesla who was born in Croatia - two interesting stories about his life and personality

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Cvjetni trg

    Flower Square and surrounding streets - the most popular Lower town square and streets with cafes and restaurants

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Oktogon

    - passageway built at the turn of century (19th to 20th) - and... what Croats have to do with a tie (kravata)

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Trg bana Josipa Jelačića

    Ban Jelacic Square - story about Ban Jelacic and his horse - the most popular legend that tells how Zagreb got a name

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Strossmayerovo šetalište

    Strossmayer's promenade – the best view on Lower town - the best place to enjoy the sunset

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Zagrebačka katedrala

    Zagreb Cathedral - the best view on the Cathedral is right here - the most important Roman Catholic church in Croatia

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Uspinjača

    Funicular - story about the shortest funicular in the world

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Kula Lotrščak

    Lotrscak Tower - old medieval tower with a cannon still in everyday use

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Katarinin trg

    St. Catherine's Square - with a nice baroque church and the oldest high school in Zagreb

  • 12
    Outside visit
    Trg Svetog Marka

    St. Mark's Square - with the church of St. Mark, the Croatian Parliament, and the Seat of the Croatian government

  • 13
    Outside visit
    Kamenita vrata

    Stone Gate - only preserved gate to the old medieval town - story about an old painting

  • 14
    Outside visit
    Tkalčićeva ulica

    Tkalciceva Street - nowadays a pedestrian street full of cafes, bars, pubs, and restaurants - find out what this street was famous for in the past time – you might be surprised :-) The tour ends here in Tkalciceva Street, close to Ban Jelacic Square.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Maria 20 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Our guide- Marina was super nice and she answered all our questions. Recommend the tour
Andrie 18 Apr 2024
Limassol

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Keep walking Marina you are awesome!!
Summer 18 Apr 2024
Singapore

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
A very bubbly, passionate, knowledgeable guide. Explained in details about the history and meaning behind each monument / iconic sites. Very friendly to the walkers, made me like Zagreb way better!! Very recommended 😀😀😀
Jean 15 Apr 2024
New York

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Amazing experience! Marina is not only knowledgeable but also super fun. It was a very enriching afternoon! I strongly recommend it
Roberto 10 Apr 2024
Cancún

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Marina is the best tour guide Zagreb has to offer, she is very knowledegeable and an expert on the City, this is the best walking tour I ever had.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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