Zagreb Walking Tour: A Fun Day Activity For Kids

 

Get lost in Zagreb is a game suitable for kids of the age of six or above. It is designed as a city tour game with some riddles and interesting facts about the city of Zagreb. Playing a game is a great way to explore the city and its most famous sites.

 

There are 10 sites located not far from one another, marked with the numbers from 1 to 10. Use a map to locate the sites and solve the riddle when you reach each site. Take your time to explore the beautiful city of Zagreb and let the game be your tour guide for the day.

 

1. JELAČIĆ SQUARE

What can you see on the statue on the square?

 

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Photo by Miroslav Vajdić on Foter.com

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The main meeting place for citizens of Zagreb is under the clock in the square of Ban Jelačić. All city clock repairs and maintains follow the clock in the old clock shop Lebarovic on the square, which is traditionally supposed to always know the exact time.

 

2. ZAGREB CATHEDRAL

How high do you think is the Cathedral building?

 

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Photo by Jorge Lascar on Foter.com

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Zagreb Cathedral is the tallest building in Zagreb and in whole Croatia. However, Business tower Zagrepčanka is higher with the help of the big antenna on the top of the tower.

 

3. DOLAC MARKET

Try to find 20 different products that are being sold in the market. Which is the most interesting one?

 

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Photo by donald judge on Foter.com

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The Dolac Market has been the city’s major trading place since 1926. Every day farmers from surrounding villages come to sell their home-made products and fresh fruits and vegetables. In the covered market downstairs are butchers, fish sellers and old ladies selling the local specialty cheese and cream. Flowers and wood products are also widely available. The market is also called “The belly of Zagreb”.

 

4. TKALČIĆEVA STREET

How many manholes with a big Zagreb coat of arms can you find on the floor on the street?

 

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Photo by Jorge Franganillo on Foter.com

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Centuries ago, the route of Tkalčićeva Street was covered by a small creek. The creek had been the center of Zagreb industry since the early days of the city, spawning numerous watermills. The watermills caused the development of Zagreb industry, leading in turn to the construction of Zagreb’s first factories.

 

5. STONE GATE

How many lighting candles can you see while walking through the Stone Gate?

 

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Photo by archer10 (Dennis) 129M Views on Foter.com

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The doors to the medieval part of the city used to be wooden. The legend says that in 1731 a great fire destroyed every part of the wooden gate except for the painting of the Virgin and Child. People believe that the painting possesses magical powers and come to pray regularly, light candles and leave flowers.

 

6. MARK’S CHURCH

What is drawn on the roof of the church?

 

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Photo by Jorge Lascar on Foter.com

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The city of Zagreb has a lot of mysteries. The biggest mystery is the tunnels under the old city. Many locals call them catacombs. The tunnels were built in 1943 for use as a WWII air-raid shelter and were rarely used since – except for the legendary rave party that took place here in 1993. Today you can explore one of the tunnels, Grič Tunnel, that opened to the public in 2016. The legend says there is still treasure hidden somewhere under the city.

 

7. PANORAMIC VIEW-POINT OF ZAGREB CITY

What animal can you see beyond you? Step on the marked spot on the floor and you will see it move.

 

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Photo by Theo Crazzolara on Foter.com

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The world’s safest public transportation system is located in the center of Zagreb. There were no passenger injuries for over a century. But this is referring exclusively to Zagreb’s old-fashioned funicular. It’s the world’s shortest streetcar funicular system, measuring just 66 meters, and connects upper town and lower town.

 

8. ILICA STREET

What color are all the trams in Zagreb?

 

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Photo by Sobrecroacia.com on Foter.com

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Ilica street is one of the longest streets in Zagreb. The street is always busy and is home to many local as well as international shops. Every few minutes there is a tram, driving through the street. There are 116.3 kilometers of tram lines in the city.

 

9. ZRINJEVAC PARK

What can you read from a meteorological column in the park?

 

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Photo by m_p_king on Foter.com

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Between Zagreb’s main square and the main railway station, there are three wonderful parks in a row. Zrinjevac is the closest to Jelačić square and it is famous for charming fountains, enormous trees, wooden benches, carefully arranged flowers, a meteorological column and a music pavilion, which is set as the centerpiece of the park.

 

10. BOTANICAL GARDEN

Which one is the most interesting plant you can see in the botanical gardens? Draw it.

 

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Photo by Marko Maras on Foter.com

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The Zagreb botanical garden is home to over 10,000 plant species from around the world, including 1,800 exotic ones. The garden opened to the public in 1891 and was founded by Antun Heinz, Professor of the University of Zagreb. That is why the garden is still a part of the Faculty of Science.

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