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The Upper Town is the historical centre of the city and is definitely coated with an abundant history. Get your camera ready and your sightseeing journey should entail the Church of Saint Mark with its multi-coloured bell tower and picturesque roof adorned with various
coats of arms, and the interior is filled with frescoes by Jozo Kljaković and savoured works by the great Ivan Meštrović.

Lunch is almost upon you so before you settle for a well-earned meal, hop on down to Basaričekova Street for a beer in Zagreb’s oldest inn Pod starim krovovima, translated as ‘Under the old roofs’, this used to be known as Beer Street as the city’s first brewery was established here long ago.

One final stop off point is the plateau on Gradec which offers a majestic panoramic view of Zagreb, the perfect moment to soak in Croatia’s capital for all its beauty. We did say one final stop but you just have to take a snapshot with the sitting statue of the legendary Croatian
writer Antun Gustav Matoš on a nearby park bench for the perfect selfie. Finally, you can head down to the city centre via the famous funicular which takes approximately 64 seconds. We say you time it, just for the fun of it all!

Zoom zoom afternoon

Lunch is calling and when in Zagreb do as the Zagrebians do! You simply have to choose from one of the restaurants and try some of the local specialties on offer. Keep an eye out for zagorska purica i mlinci, better known as Zagorje turkey with dried flatbread. This traditional meal is a ‘must try’ that had been served at both Viennese and English courts long ago. For lovers of food more green and natural, there are various homemade stews with vegetables to tingle everyone’s taste buds.

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