Attractions not to Miss

Modern Zagreb is divided into three main districts with most of the best tourist attractions falling in the Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Kaptol area, the sections of the city that were once contained within fortified walls.

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This Baroque masterpiece was constructed in the early 18th century, although quarters for the bishop and the archbishop have existed since the 10th century. The palace and Kaptol Square are notable for their statue of St. Mary and the Angels, while the Curiae of Zagreb canons in Kaptol Square are also worth seeing, there are 28 in total. Curiae numbers 7, 8, 13 and 15 are considered the most interesting.

Dolac Market

This traditional market is located in the Kaptol district and is a great place to observe elements of authentic Zagreb culture. The daily happenings at the market have remained the same for hundreds of years, while vendors try to woo buyers to purchase fresh fish, meat, vegetables, fruit and other produce.

Popov Tower

Located in the Gradec district in the Upper Town, this 13th century tower was constructed following the disastrous assaults on the city by the Tatars. The structure is well preserved even today, and the top of the tower is an observatory. The top of the tower offers a magnificent view.

Church of St Mark

Built in Gothic style, the Church of St. Mark is one of the finest churches in Zagreb with stunning Gothic vaults and magnificent carvings. The portals in particular are a delight to behold. Parts of the church date from the 14th century, although much of the structure was rebuilt in the 19th century.

Church of St Catherine

Considered the most beautiful of all Zagreb’s Baroque churches, the Church of St. Catherine is a lovely structure built by the Jesuits in the 17th century. The church has only one nave, and is quite simple in layout and design. Highlights include the wooden Baroque altars, the marble altar and the six-sided chapels.

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