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Zagreb (Agram-Zagabria) - The Lower Town photo thread

Zagreb's Lower Town is famous for its cafes and taverns where people go to do their daily ritual of drinking coffee, chatting with a friend or going through the newspapers. The Lower Town is the main shopping area of the city, which means it is always crowded with people, especially on weekends. Then it becomes almost an obligation to go out for a walk and a coffee, to see and to be seen, almost as if Zagreb were a mediterranean city. Of course, the people are not the only reason why a visitor should go for a walk. Beautiful architecture, squares, streets, and parks are what is really worth discovering.

The Streets Tell a Tale of History

It is difficult to say what is most beautiful or most impressive in Zagreb, one of Europe's oldest cities and one of Europe's youngest capitals. Every visitor will find a favorite street park or square, each with its own view of city with a thousand equally attractive facets.

Important dates in the life of the city include 1094 when the Zagreb diocese was founded (although there is evidence that the city is much older), 1242 when it was declared a free royal city, and 1557 when it was declared the capital of Croatia.

Putting aside this nine hundred year tradition, behind the well-preserved walls of its romantic Upper Town, the city beats with the rhythm of daily hustle and bustle. Descending to the streets of the Lower Town, you will experience the youthful, though not young, city with its impressive Austro-Hungarian style.


Did You Know ?

When was Zagreb’s Lower City built and in what styles?

At the base of the Upper City the Lower City was constructed in the second half of the 19th century and in the beginning of the 20th century with squares, parks and buildings mostly in the historicism and secessionist style.

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I hope all of you enjoy these photos :) :cheers:

An aerial of Josip Jelacic square :



Josip Jelacic square :

















Jurisiceva street :



Praska street :



Krvavi most (The Bloody Bridge) :









Tkalciceva street :











construction in Tkalciceva :



Central rail station - Glavni Kolodvor :







Towards upper town (Radiceva street) :



...soon to be continued ;) :)
 
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Very nice Bubach, always dazzling us pretty pics. :)
 

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Bubach, we had a deal that I have to open this thread! How could you do this to me? :D

I have a nice collection of Down town pics, I resized them yesterday at home, but this morning I forgot to take my memory stick (with all the pics) with me to my working place :bash:

Don't kill me, I am going to upload them tomorrow an post them here.
 

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Thank you guys for your comments, i am gonna add more stuff here pretty soon :) :cheers1:

@ long foot, I am sorry, i know we talked you were gonna do it, but i also knew that something was gonna prevent you from making it happen lol ;) :jk: You should have known me by now and how i am when it comes to photos of Zagreb :D
Anyway, i am looking forward to see your photos here as well :)
 

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Well, let me add some pics here. I will post more pics tommorow...

Importanne galeria:


I would like to see this building renovated:


„Drveni neboder“, built in 50-s:


National bank, Trg hrvatskih velikana:


Ministry of education:


Our national pride and cultural heritage:


Radićeva street, way from down town to upper town:


Draškovićeva street, entrance of Branimir center and Sheraton hotel down the street:



Hotel Westin:


Monument of Josip Juraj Strossmayer on Strossmayer's square. Strosmayer is founder of Croatian academy of science and arts (building behind statue, he also rebuilt Zagreb cathedral after strong earthquake in 19. century, founded university in Osijek etc). Statue is removed few days ago, it is going to be renovated:



Franjo Rački street:


Cathedral from down town:
 

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St. George killing dragoon, by Anton Fernkorn, the guy who made Ban Jelačić and horsemen in front of Vienna Hofburg:


University building:


Franjo Rački street:


Art pavillion, King Tomislav's square:


HAZU (old picture):
 

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And few more pics:

Archiv:


Cvjetni trg:



Skalinska street:


Jelačić square:


Petriceva street:


Jurišićeva:


Bbubach, you could post those beautiful areal pics that you alredy posted in Zagreb update thread IV :)
 

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LF, is this building in/around Marticeva maybe?



Its facade looks way too dark lol, I would like to see it renovated too as well as a whole bunch of other hystorical buildings in wider centre! :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 · (Edited)
long foot said:
Bbubach, you could post those beautiful areal pics that you alredy posted in Zagreb update thread IV :)
I found a couple of very nice shots of Zagreb on my cd, so i decided to take screenshots of them, although many of them are not recent than from middle or late 90's, here we go :





An aerial shot of the open market 'Dolac' - from northern side :



Interior of the Zagreb Museum :



- upper town :



Mimara museum :



Dinamo's stadium in Maksimir :



In the middle : building of ex Hotel Intercontinetal, today Westin hotel :



And an aweeeesome shot of Zagreb downtown, my favorite one :)



:) :cheers:
 
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Time for night shots ;) :


Jelacic square :


The Pavillion of Arts I - Zrinjevac



The Pavillion of Arts II - Zrinjevac



Couldnt resist it, it is just so photogenic :D



Hotel Esplanade-Regent :




Ilica street :





Praska street - Jelacic square :



near Kaptol district :



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Ilica :







Cvjetni Trg :



..soon to be continued (part II) hehe :D :cheers:
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My poor 56 k can't open anything :( i will have to wait until monday and open it at work.
I will add some of my pics at monday too, couse can't upload them now, I tried to upload them last night but it goes to slowly...
I hope nice weather will be tomorrow, I could take some more pics.
 

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bubach_hlubach said:
LF, is this building in/around Marticeva maybe?



Its facade looks way too dark lol, I would like to see it renovated too as well as a whole bunch of other hystorical buildings in wider centre! :)
Yeah, it is on the corner Martićeva/Smičiklasova, 20 m far from Importanne galeria. I am just sad and angry when I see beautiful old buildings in such a bad condition :(
But it is good to see that many old buildings in center are being renovated :)
 
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