Zagreb from High Up

16 05 2016

I was not aware that there was an observation deck in the center of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.  Seeing a city from above gives you a good image and sometimes a different view of how things are laid out and is always interesting.

So given the great weather on my last day, decided to pay a visit upstairs.

The building is essentially an office building with a receptionist at the entrance who tells you to take the last elevator in the hall to go up to the 16th floor.

The building is essentially an office building with a receptionist at the entrance who tells you to take the last elevator in the hall to go up to the 16th floor.

So you do.

So you do.

Blurbs inside the elevator

Inside the elevator and I didn’t read the literature except for the “worry happy” sign.

You are greeted by this sign as you walk out of the elevator.

You are greeted by this sign as you walk out of the elevator.

The 360-degree view is quite impressive.

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Looking down at the Ban Jelačić Square with the cathedral in the back

The above pix were taken on an iPhone and here are some more close-up views of what’s around.

The Dolac Market

The Dolac Market

Kaptol with the cathedral

Kaptol with the cathedral

Buildings along the Ban Jelačić Square

Buildings along the Ban Jelačić Square

Looking towards the Lower Town, I think...

Looking towards the Lower Town, I think…

The National Theatre in front with the Westin in the back.

The National Theatre in front with the Westin in the back.

The Museum of Arts and Crafts, the one museum I really wanted to go to, with the Mimara Museum behind it.

The Museum of Arts and Crafts, the one museum I really wanted to go to but did not have the chance, with the Mimara Museum behind it.

Wine time after being on the balcony.  There was an entrance fee for the observation deck and a further charge for your drink.  The place is used for parties and functions but when that is not happening, open to the public (tourists) but it is not really advertised (and perhaps pricey) so hardly anyone there.  Fine by me.

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