Movie that starts with an opening of some underground passages just can't go well. Luckily enough, I' not talking about some slasher horror movie. This is actually happening here in Zagreb. A huge tunnel, many people didn't even know existed, is finally renovated and you will be able to enter it every day from 9 to 9. Have fun, I'm sure nothing can go wrong!
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Zagreb has its share of mysteries, it's underground being the most secretive mystery of all. There are tunnels beneath the old city. Many locals call them catacombs.
Don't worry, they're not catacombs. The catacombs are well hidden under the Zagreb cathedral, and they only get opened when the angel of death comes for an archbishop.
Read about the tunnels beneath the city in this blog post.
Visoka is the only dead-end street in the upper town area. Up until now, it used to have a strange private feel. So quiet, so empty, so incredibly beautiful, separated from the rest of the city, most people unaware of its mere existence. Now that there's been so much talk about the "mansion in Visoka", I can't see how they're going to keep people away. When people come to see the gorgeous villa, they'll be surprised to see all the memorial plaques on other buildings in that street - remembrances of Croatian personalities of historical importance who used to live there, especially some revolutionary artists.
These days, when the world has finally gone global, it sometimes seems like there’s no place on Earth that’s out of reach. But then again, travelers around the Globe live for that special experience of getting off the tourist routes and creating their own unique travel adventure. We all know that fulfilling feeling when you wonder off the beaten tracks and gain a memory for life. Imagine how it must feel when those tracks don’t even exist anymore. Your feet are trying to rediscover a path no one stepped on for decades. I suppose that is how urban exploration must feel like.
One of the charming off-the-beaten-track features of Zagreb is an old water well. It's hiding in Demetrova Street No11, behind a massive wooden yard gate. Don't hesitate to peek inside and get a closer look at the huge draw-well, the only preserved well of the Upper Town Zagreb. It's as much as 27 meters deep!