Gradec (also known as Grič)

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Zagreb, Croatia

Gradec (also known as Grič) Zagreb Reviews

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Gradec (also known as Grič) Jul 10, 2011
Gradec is one of the two medieval settlements that the city of Zagreb grew from. While Kaptol was (&still is) churchly, Gradec was and is a political heart of Zagreb (and Croatia). A small part of its fortification walls are still in existence and the two most attractive ways to enter are by a funicular (operating since 1892, thus being among the longest operating ones in Europe) from Ilica or by Kamenita vrata (Stone gate; this archway was one of the four original entries into this walled town of the feudal period; today you'll find ladies still praying and candles glowing there as legend says that when much of the town was burned down in 1731 a vision of the Virgin Mary could be seen in the burnt ash that remained in this entry; the gate was reconstructed in 1760 and hasn't been touched since.) in Radićeva. Whichever way you enter the most important sights are easily found.
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