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Zagreb, Croatia

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Picture Pages:   Walk by hotel  |  Mirogoj Cemetery  |  Upper Town/Old City  |  St. Mark's Square  |  St. Catherine's Church  |  Lotrscak Tower  |  Stone Gate  |  Cathedral  |  Cathedral Plaza  |  Jelacica Square  |  Central Market  |  Leaving Croatia   

There was an hour layover in Frankfurt before we left for Zagreb, arriving about 2 p.m.  The sky was overcast and the temperature was chilly on arrival.  We checked into the Sheraton Hotel, used the ATM for some local currency and went for a 2 hour walk.   Our walk covered about a 10 block square area from Tomislav Park and train station up to the cathedral and then back to the hotel.  We had a great dinner and went to bed early.

The next morning (Saturday) there was the official city tour which included a drive around town (red line on the map), a stop at the Mirogoj Cemetery and a walking tour (blue line on the map) through the Upper Town or Old City, a medieval town which was chartered in 1242.

The newly restored tile roof on St. Mark's Church was spectacular.  Close by was St. Catherine's Church, and the Lotrscak Tower (built 1760) where a cannon fires at noon.  We spent extra time at the Stone Gate which has a small shrine.

Walking through the Dolac outdoor market we visited the Zagreb Cathedral.  There was a barbican, wall clock and the Kaptol fountain on the cathedral plaza.

Having some free time in Jelacica Square, we wondered around the central market area and found some folk dancers on a side street.  We didn't know it, but we were just below Lotrscak Tower when the noontime cannon went off.  It was surprising to see quite a few people looking at their watches to verify the time.

There was lunch at a local restaurant before proceeding for the 30 minute drive to the Slovenia border

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