Located on the slope of the Medvednica Mountain, it was fortified with walls and towers in the 13th century, and many legends are associated with it, like the ones of the Bloody Bride and Stone Gates – the only remaining out of four gates to Gradec, where there is still a unique and frequented shrine covered with devotional plates.
Along the south side of the Upper Town stretches the Strossmayer promenade where the longest Zagreb street festival takes place in June, and, apart from its contribution to the Zagreb nightlife in terms of free concerts and film screenings, this promenade is a favourite among the citizens of Zagreb due to its magnificent view over the Lower Town and shades from century-old trees during summer.
Lotrščak Tower is one of the vantage points of the Upper Town with a beautiful view of the Lower Town and the center of Zagreb.
As the core of modern Zagreb, the Upper Town still plays an important role, not only on the tourism map of the city, but also as the seat of the Croatian Parliament and the Croatian Government that are located in its very centre, next to the Church of St. Mark.
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