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Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

Zagreb, Croatia
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Ranked #3 of 70 attractions in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
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Clapham, London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a low key and un-touristy old part of Zagreb ... on the hill opposite the cathedral. Only a couple of restaurants and bards up there but the old streets have a charm of there own ... highlights at Sty Mark's church in the square of the same name ... and the Ivan Mestrovic house and sculpture studio ...... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We found this part of the City a living museum. Zagreb is special for having a mix of heritage building stretching from the middle ages to the 20th century. We loved the ancient churches, palaces, museums and galleries. Its interesting area to see the architecture of the houses and enjoy good restaurants, markets and stores. Reminded us Vienna.

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Fort Worth
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222 reviews 222 reviews
92 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Fun place to get creatively lost. Starting at the tower or St Michael's church and wandering in circles through the maze of government buildings, homes, shops and restaurants you will find some gems in each category.

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Doha, Qatar
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208 reviews 208 reviews
132 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This area of Zagreb is like a living museum. It is street after street of heritage building stretching from the 20th century back to the middle ages. It is a mix of museums and galleries, ancient churches and palaces, restaurants, markets, stores and houses. It is on par with Prague or Budapest.

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Ancona, Italy
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869 reviews 869 reviews
506 attraction reviews
630 helpful votes 630 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

One of the best things about Zagreb old town is how compact it is. From the central square, with the church, etc, it won't be more than two or three hundred yards to most of what you probably want to see, so it's very easy walking. Plus it's traffic-free, easily accessible (e.g. by the splendid old funicular), uncrowded, flat, and... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The walking through the upper town can be done in half a day. It's a really nice walk passing through beautiful European architecture, cathedral, shops, and attractions. Try walking at dusk under the yellow lights of medieval lamp along the street...it's a good atmosphere indeed.

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Geelong, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A visit to the Upper Town is a very enjoyable way to get an appreciation of some of the historical sites in Zagreb. As well as interesting old buildings and museums to visit, one can admire St. Mark's Church. If you have been doing a lot of walking and have tired legs, you may like to use the funicular, a... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Upper Town, or as I like to call it: Old Town Zagreb, is full of beautiful, old, historic buildings! Friendly police officers keep a watchful eye near the government buildings and St. Mark's Church is very pretty with incredible tile work on the roof. Aside from seeing many beautiful buildings there are some museums to visit. The view is incredible... More

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Melbourne, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We opted for the steps when we went to upper town. This was probably the hardest option so if you prefer not to run out of puff before you even begin, there are easier foot paths or better still, just take the funicular which could be the shortest in the world right up to the tower. The views from the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The upper town of Zagreb is a nice are and beautiful architecture, I love the church in the middle with its beautiful painted roof.

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