Gornji Grad Zagreb

Gornji grad, Zagreb

Gornji grad Zagreb - Most important information

The city center of Gornji grad is on the hill above the Sava river. It includes Kaptol and Gradec, while it borders the city quarter called Donji grad. Another name for this city is Gradec, and its origin began in the Middle Ages. It represents the urbanized part of the entire city, and because of the unique architecture, history, and culture that characterizes it, it is visited by numerous tourists. In addition to its exceptional touristic and cultural importance, the Upper Town is also home to many political institutions, such as the Croatian Parliament, the Government, and the City Assembly.

The importance of Gornji grad in Zagreb
The upper town is beautiful for tourists since it reflects the historical and cultural conditions in the Zagreb area. The importance of this part of the city is enormous, while it is dominated by various cultural and historical objects of great importance.
  • Saint Marko Square: Numerous buildings built in the area of Gornji Grad shaped the present appearance of this whole and gave it an authentic look. It is considered that the main center of Gornji Grad is St. Marko Square, where the aforementioned political buildings and the church of the same name are located. It is a neo-Gothic building, on the roof of which are the coat of arms of Croatia and the city of Zagreb.
  • A place of unique history: Gornji grad bears witness to various historical moments and cultures and customs that have settled here for a long time. Therefore, in this part of the city, it is possible to walk through authentic streets from the Middle Ages, visit cathedrals dating back to the Austro-Hungarian era, and briefly feel the true spirit of history.
 What to see/do at Gornji grad in Zagreb?
  • Lotrščak Tower: The tower is located on Zagreb's oldest promenade, called Strossmayer's Promenade. It was built in the 13th century, so walls and ramparts would surround the city as a sign of protection. It is possible to visit the tower as a tourist, climb to its very top and enjoy the fantastic view.
  • The Baroque Church of St. Katerina: The Church of St. Katerina is also the oldest Baroque building in continental Croatia. Its interior is magnificently decorated, which delights all visitors. Significant works of Baroque painting can be found right here.
  • Kamena Vrata: It represents one of the most recognizable symbols of Zagreb. Frequent fires are closely related to this city symbol since it has been damaged many times during such events. However, it is interesting that the icon of the Mother of God inside did not burn during the fire. Because of this miracle, she has declared herself the protector of the entire city.
How to get to Gornji Grad in Zagreb?
It is possible to reach the Gornji Grad in Zagreb on foot or by bus, since it is in an extremely convenient location.
  • On foot: The excellent location of Gornji Grad means that it can be reached by easy walking from any part of the city. It is connected to the city quarter Donji grad via Jurišićeva Street and takes about 15 minutes of easy walking.
  • By bus: You can get to Gornji Grad by bus line 150, whose stop is at Katarina Square, a few steps from all the sights of Gornji Grad.


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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