Zagreb Travel Blog› entry 10 of 17 › view all entries
September 6th, 2007 – by: cneoridium
She's studying achitecture in Zagreb so gave me a great tour and history of the old city. I had been to most of the places on my own earlier in the week, but finally got the story behind why they were there and why they were important. I learned that Zagreb means "The Ditch" and that it was originally two adjacent and constantly warring walled cities. They eventually combined and eventually became the capital after the old capital at Varazdin burned. The old city is on two levels, with the upper and lower cities connected by a lot of really long staircases! You have to be in pretty good shape to move around the city on foot, but it makes for some nice views from lookouts over the lower city.
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