Architectural walk around the old town of Zagreb

The Old Town in Zagreb is filled with 17th and 18th century architecture. You can happily walk it in an afternoon and is worth doing. We started at the funicular and ended at the Central Square not far from the cathedral.

There are lots of cafes and bars but it never feels overcrowded. At least not when we were there in September 2012.

St Mark’s Square is beautiful. A wide open space with a proud church in the middle. The church was built in the 13th century but the rooftop was added later in 1880. The tiles depict two Coats of Arms. The Coat of Arms for the Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia (left) and the other represents the city of Zagreb (right).

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the end of the walk was built in the 11th. I only wish my little Fuji X100 had a wider lens to get the entire building in. The spires are fantastic and can be seen from various points in the old town.

We only had an afternoon in Zagreb. It was our link between Budapest and Zadar. This was a lovely walk. I’m glad we got to see a bit of the city.

Pete

Photographer and part time Spider-man.