Why You'll Love It
Modern Zagreb is the union of two medieval cities, Gradec up on the hill, and Kaptol, the area around the Cathedral. St Mark’s Square was the religious center of Gradec, and the Cathedral was Kaptol’s.
You’d be forgiven for assuming that “Upper Town” referred to the area on top of the hill (I did for longer than I care to admit), but Upper Town is these two areas, and, indeed any of the main area above Ilica, Zagreb’s main street (I have separated out the immediate center for this guide).
Upper Town holds many of Zagreb’s unique treasures, from the twisty streets of old Gradec and the adorable little funicular, to the Dolac Market and the majestic Cathedral in Kaptol.
How To Get There
Solo Female Travel
You’ll have a lovely wander through Old Zagreb in Upper Town. Indeed, I think that the twisty streets and view points invite quiet reflection. Zagreb is a very safe city, so just use common sense, and you’ll have a wonderful time!
Know Before You Go
Upper Town is darling, but much of that glorious architecture sustained heavy damage in the 2020 earthquake. Expect construction, and, if there is something you have your heart set on seeing, double check to confirm that you’ll be able to see it.