Croatian Inventors Murals


Electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla and Slavoljub Penkala, inventor of the mechanical pencil, are celebrated in these two murals cheering up the dowdy staircase terrace that provides a shortcut from Strossmayerovo up to Katarinin trg. They are the work of artists Boris Bare and Dominik Vuković.

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1. Katarinin Trg

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One of the best views in town – across red-tile roofs towards the cathedral – is from this square behind the Jesuit Church of St Catherine. It's the…

2. Jesuit Church of St Catherine

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This fine baroque church was built between 1620 and 1632. Although battered by fire and earthquake, the facade still gleams and the interior (only open…

3. Galerija Klovićevi Dvori

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Hosting a swath of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, this gallery, housed in a former Jesuit monastery, is among the city’s most prestigious art…

4. Tortureum

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Horror buffs will love the display of 70-plus full-scale historic instruments of torture. But seeing, touching and trying out the 1792 guillotine replica,…

5. Museum of Broken Relationships

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From romances that withered to broken family connections, this wonderfully quirky museum explores the mementos left over after a relationship ends…

6. Funicular Railway

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This very short, and steep, funicular railway line, constructed in 1888, connects the Lower and Upper Towns of Zagreb.

7. Lotrščak Tower

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Lotrščak Tower was built in the middle of the 13th century to protect the south city gate. Normally you can enter and climb up to the top for a sweeping…

8. Stone Gate


Make sure you take a peek at the Stone Gate, the eastern gate to medieval Gradec Town, which is now a shrine. According to legend, a great fire in 1731…