Join me, a local tour guide, on a stroll through Gradec, Zagreb’s “Upper Town”. Along the way, we’ll learn how people here lived in the medieval period, why neckties are a big deal in Croatia, and why it makes sense for us to have an 80s museum.
Our tour begins on Tkalcic Street (pronounced Tkalchich), which used to be the border between two medieval settlements that eventually merged into what is now the city of Zagreb. From there, we’ll make our way up through the Stone Gate into the heart of Upper Town. You’ll see the beautiful church of St Mark's with its colourful roof, Croatia’s parliament, City Hall, and the Museum of Broken Relationships..
We'll go to a viewpoint next, where you can take beautiful photos of the city, then I’ll tell you about the great Croatian inventors while we walk along Strossmayer Promenade. From there, our route takes you through the beautiful Park Grič, where archaeologists have uncovered city walls and an ancient fortress. It ends where Upper Town was founded, at the entrance to a tunnel that goes through the hill and takes you almost all the way back to where our walking tour started.