Escursioni a Zagreb: Take a walk with us and discover art, architecture, history and everyday life of Croatia's capital city, Zagreb! We start at Zagreb's main square, The Ban Jelai Square, where we introduce you to the founding of the city, its historical and legendary origins. Passing through the Praška Street we come to the lively park called Zrinjevac. In no time you will feel the difference between the crowded main square, and suddenly dive into the green peaceful beauty that is Zrinjevac. Surrounding the park, you will see many beautiful historical buildings, and various museums and galleries.
After the sightseeing tour you might want to visit the Archaeological Museum, which tells you the history of Croatia (and the world) since the prehistoric times. You can also visit the Modern Gallery, a gallery that conserves an abundant collection of Croatia's finest modern art, with possible international guest-exhibitions, or the Strossmayer Old Masters Gallery, where you can see remarkable collections of renaissance and baroque art. Continuing our walk, we come to the Art Pavilion at the beginning of King Tomislav's Square, the square dedicated to Croatia's first king.
At the Square we can admire the building and check which exhibition is on display at the moment. Passing through the park, we come to Zagreb's main railway station, built in the late 19th century. Following the street we come to the Art-Deco-styled Esplanade Hotel, and talk about its history and famous guests.
The next green stop on our route is the Botanical garden, a beautiful green oasis in the centre of the city which holds many domestic and exotic plants. Crossing the street, we find ourselves in front of the Croatian National Archive, a beautiful Art Noveau building, and stop to talk about the father of Croatian literature, Marko Maruli, whose statue is situated in front of the entrance.
The tour takes us further, towards the Croatian National Theatre and the building of University of Zagreb, where you will get familiar with the works of Croatia's most renowned sculptor, the late Ivan Meštrovi. Our entertaining and educational tour is concluded by visiting a museum of your choice, and there is a lot to choose from: the Museum of Arts and Crafts, the Etnographic, the Archaelogical Museum, the Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters, or the aforementioned Modern Gallery.
Meeting/pick-up point: Squer of Ban Jelai.
Duration: 3-4 hours, depending on the time guests want to spend in the palaces.