Meet your local guide at the hotel for your private walking tour of the historic core of Zagreb. The capital of Croatia illustrates both the continental and the Mediterranean spirit of the nation it spearheads. The façades of Zagreb’s buildings reflect the ebb and flow of history, while its streets and squares bear witness to the coming together of the many cultures that have shaped its identity.
Your guide will take you for a walk from Zrinjevac, through the avenues of trees and flowers to the main city square of Ban Jelacic, the heart of the city. You will continue the tour to the Upper Town and its mediaeval twin settlements: secular Gradec and ecclesiastical Kaptol, both preserved till today. You will discover its cobblestone streets, mediaeval towers, the vivacious green market; old houses and churches such as the Cathedral of Mary’s Assumption and St. Mark’s church with the beautiful multi-colored roofs and Croatian coats of arms. Then you will continue by funicular or walk to the Lower Town, dominated by the impressive building of the Croatian National Theatre. The neo-baroque edifice is surrounded by numerous Art Nouveau buildings that represent Croatian architecture of the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.
Spend the rest of afternoon at your leisure in the Lower Town where you will enjoy the charming ambiance of the streets full of boutiques, cafes and bookshops.