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Katarinin Trg


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 perfect spot to begin or end an Upper Town wander. The square is also home to Zagreb's most famous street art; the Whale, gracing the facade of the abandoned Galerija Gradec building, is a 3D work by French artist Etien.

The building was covered in scaffolding in 2018 and the artwork couldn't be seen; it's expected to be unveiled again in the future.

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1. Croatian Inventors Murals

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Electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla and Slavoljub Penkala, inventor of the mechanical pencil, are celebrated in these two murals cheering up the dowdy…

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. 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…

7. 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.

8. Croatian Museum of Naïve Art

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