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
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
Having some free time in Jelacica
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
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