Gornji grad (Upper Town)
…is full of charm and it gathers many of the city’s most visited tourist attractions
Zagreb’s Upper Town (Gornji Grad) is medieval historic district and capital’s most picturesque neighborhood characteristic by its splendid cobblestone streets, red tiled roofs, pretty medieval squares and lively café culture.
Once two separate towns known as Kaptol and Gradec, Gornji Grad is full of charm and it gathers many of the city’s most visited tourist attractions, such as cathedral, parliament building and numerous museums (Museum of broken relationships) and churches.
The most famous landmark of the Upper Town is the Gothic Zagreb Cathedral of the Assumption, perched on Kaptol Hill, but other notable highlights include the mosaic-roofed St Mark’s Church, the Zagreb City Museum and the 13th century Lotrscak Tower, which has been firing its canons every day at noon since the 19th century, Stone Gate (Kamenita Vrata) marking the entrance to the eastern side of Gradec Town; Kaptol Square, notable for its many early 17th-century buildings; and calorful Dolac fruit and vegetable market.