Lower Town

Lower Town is located on the plain below Kaptol and Gradec and on the hills of the Medvednica mountain. It is famous for the main city square - Ban Jelačić Square and the longest street in Zagreb called Ilica as well as numerous other squares surrounded by secession three-storey buildings, fountains and green and flowery surfaces.

Visit Zrinjevac, the Music Pavilion, the Archaeological Museum, the Strossmayer Gallery, the Modern Gallery, the Graphic Cabinet and the Art Pavilion. Walk over Tomislav Square to Starčević Square where you will find the Zagreb Botanical Garden.

Marulić Square nearby and its impressive Croatian National Archive building is considered one of the most beautiful examples of Secession architecture in Zagreb. To the north, there are Roosevelt Square, the Mimara Museum, as well as Marshall Tito Square with its Neo-baroque Croatian National Theatre building.

A bit of history:
Lower Town started its development in the early 19th century. It was called Untere Stadt on the 'Plan of Royal Free City of Zagreb'. In the period between 1812-1813 the city gates on the south wall of Gradec were destroyed. The same happened with the north gates during the thirties thus resulting in a gradual opening of the old city core on the hill of Gradec to its surrounding.

Numerous bourgeois houses were built in the Lower Town i.e. in Harmica or Ilica.

 

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