Zagreb is a compact city and can be best explored by walking. For the lower town (Donji Grad, map) the six squares of Lenuci Horshoe and the Botanical Garden can be covered in about 2 – 3 hours of walking. This area is also the home of Zagreb’s major museums, galleries and theatres.
The upper town (Gornji Grad, map) can also be covered in about 2 – 3 hours of walking and includes the cathedral, St. Mark’s Church and Square and the Museum of Broken Relationship.
The historical part of the city to the north of Ban Jelačić Square (map) is composed of the Gornji Grad and Kaptol (map), a medieval urban complex of churches, palaces, museums, galleries and government buildings that are popular with tourists on sightseeing tours. The historic district can be reached on foot, starting from the Ban Jelačić Square, the center of Zagreb, or by a funicular on nearby Tomićeva Street.
Each Saturday, (from April till the end of September), on St. Mark’s Square (map) in the Upper town, tourists can meet members of the Order of The Silver Dragon (Red Srebrnog Zmaja), who reenact famous historical conflicts between Gradec and Kaptol. It’s a great opportunity for all visitors to take photographs of authentic and fully functional historical replicas of medieval armor.
The Archaeological Museum (map) collections, today consisting of nearly 450,000 varied archaeological artefacts and monuments, have been gathered over the years from many different sources. These holdings include evidence of Croatian presence in the area.