Map Zagreb Croatia for Printing

Zagreb, the capital and largest city of Croatia, is rich in history and culture. Its historic places, buildings, streets, and squares reflect the city’s diverse influences, from medieval to Austro-Hungarian to modern.

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Here’s a detailed description of some of the prominent historic sites in Zagreb:

  1. Ban Jelačić Square (Trg bana Jelačića):
    • The central square of Zagreb and a focal point for social and cultural events.
    • Named after Ban Josip Jelačić, a Croatian nobleman and military leader.
    • Features a statue of Ban Jelačić on horseback, symbolizing Croatia’s struggle for independence.
    • Surrounded by historic buildings, shops, and cafes, making it a popular meeting place.
  2. St. Mark’s Church (Crkva sv. Marka):
    • Located in St. Mark’s Square (Trg sv. Marka), this iconic church is known for its colorful tiled roof.
    • The roof displays the medieval coat of arms of Croatia, Dalmatia, and Slavonia on the left side, and the emblem of Zagreb on the right.
    • The church itself dates back to the 13th century, with later additions in Gothic and Baroque styles.
  3. Zagreb Cathedral (Zagrebačka katedrala):
    • Dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, this cathedral is one of the tallest buildings in Croatia.
    • The current structure was built in the 13th century but underwent reconstruction and additions over the centuries, featuring Gothic and Neo-Gothic elements.
    • Houses valuable art and religious artifacts, including the ornate 13th-century portal.
  4. Upper Town (Gornji Grad):
    • The historical heart of Zagreb, characterized by narrow streets, medieval architecture, and charming squares.
    • Highlights include Lotrščak Tower, the Stone Gate (Kamenita vrata), and the Museum of Broken Relationships.
    • Offers panoramic views of the city from Strossmayer Promenade.
  5. Lotrščak Tower:
    • A fortified tower in the Upper Town, dating back to the 13th century.
    • Known for the Grič cannon, which fires daily at noon, a tradition dating back to the 19th century.
    • Visitors can climb to the top for panoramic views of Zagreb.
  6. Mirogoj Cemetery (Mirogoj):
    • One of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe, renowned for its arcades, sculptures, and peaceful atmosphere.
    • Designed by architect Hermann Bollé, it serves as the final resting place for many prominent Croatians.
  7. Dolac Market:
    • Zagreb’s main open-air market, situated just above Ban Jelačić Square.
    • Offers a vibrant atmosphere with stalls selling fresh produce, flowers, and local products.
    • The market has been a central point of city life since the 20th century.
  8. Tkalciceva Street:
    • A picturesque, cobblestone street in the heart of Zagreb, lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops.
    • A popular spot for locals and tourists alike, especially in the evenings.

These historic places, buildings, streets, and squares contribute to Zagreb’s unique character, blending the old and the new while preserving its rich cultural heritage.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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