Zagreb Jewish tour

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Did you know that after the Tolerance act, proclaimed by Joseph II, Austrian Emperor, when Jews were able to educate themselves on Universities, 25 % of all doctors in Zagreb were Jewish?

Jewish heritage and the legacy they left were significant in Zagreb. We will walk you to see Zrinjevac park where we can still see the gifts from the Jewish community still. The Jewish community left many traces in Zagreb: Emanuel Prister made the project of the city water supply, Müller family built the first modern cinema, and Dr. Ljudevit Schwarz together with a group of entrepreneurs founded the Zagreb tram company ...

Meet and greet your guide on the Zagreb main square in front of tourist information center.

The tour starts on the Zagreb main square where we will introduce you to Zagreb history, and history of the Jewish community in Zagreb. We will talk how the Jewish community gave their influence in shaping this main Square.

 Then we will visit Kaptol, which is medieval part of Zagreb. We will take you to Chatedral – the story goes all the way from the 11th century. Now, a neo-gothic structure with two twin towers, then city market Dolac, where you will have time to buy something traditional from “kumice” (local ladies that sell there).

Walking through Strossmayer Promenade you will have the best view of the whole city ending with the Lotrscak tower and the shortest funicular in the world. On the St. Marko Square you will see the Governor’s palace and the Parliament building. We will walk through Stone Gates, along Radićeva street back to Ban Jelačić Square.

Then we will visit the Lower Town points that were shaped and influenced by the Jewish community. We will walk along the so-called Green horseshoe or Lenuci’s horseshoe: Zrinjevac park, pass the music pavilion, several palaces from 19th century and pass the first modern cinema opened by Muller Family.

Then we will take a bus to take us to Mirogoj Cemetery, known as the gallery in open and the first cemetery in Europe where all 3 religions are placed together in one cemetery, without any walls… There we will walk through the Jewish part of the cemetery and visit the sculpture of Moses, the central place for the celebration of all Jewish holidays.

Return to Main Square by bus.

Note: if you book this as a private tour - up to 3 pax - we will drive you to Mirogoj Cemetery by private car.