Art Pavillion


Jelacic Square

Zagreb Theater

  • Croatian State Archive

    Croatian State Archive

  • Art Pavillion

    Art Pavillion

  • Central Station

    Central Station

  • Esplanade


  • Esplanade Hotel

    Esplanade Hotel

  • Ilica


  • Jelačić Square

    Jelačić Square

  • Jelačić Square

    Jelačić Square

  • Zagreb Theater

    Zagreb Theater

Black and White Zagreb

The Black and White Zagreb walking tour offers travelers a journey through Zagreb's past, including its glamorous and turbulent times. This tour explores the social, urban, and political changes that Zagreb has experienced, with your guide using a photobook to showcase moving, shocking, and thought-provoking images. The tour begins in Jelačić square, where you will learn about the political history of Croatia. You will also visit the location of the Jewish synagogue, which was destroyed in World War II. The guide will discuss the Ustashe regime and the anti-fascist resistance movement led by Josip Broz Tito.

The tour follows the Green Horseshoe, a U-shaped system of city squares with parks, before heading to the Central Railway Station. Here, you'll learn about the historic luxury hotel, the Esplanade, which was built in 1925 to provide accommodation for passengers of the Orient Express train. The tour then heads north towards the Republic of Croatia square, passing by the oldest high-rise in Zagreb and the famous Korzo coffee house. The tour concludes by going underground through the Grič tunnel, which was built during World War II to serve as a bomb shelter.

Throughout the tour, you will learn about the social life of the people of Zagreb and how they entertained themselves. The tour offers a detailed look at Zagreb's history, from its glamorous past to its dark moments. The guide will explain the reasons behind the changing names of different squares and discuss the dissatisfaction of the Croatian people with the way their country was ruled. Our Black and White Zagreb walking tour provides a unique insight into the history of Zagreb, showcasing both its good and bad moments. Book now!


Tour features & benefits:


  1. Insightful and Interactive Tour: Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with a professional guide who will use a photobook to illustrate the stories behind the historical landmarks and events, making the tour insightful and interactive.
  2. Unique Underground Experience: The tour takes visitors through the Grič tunnel, providing them with a unique and exciting underground experience, and shares interesting stories about its history, including the first rave party held in the tunnel in 1993.
  3. Cultural and Educational Experience: The Black and White Zagreb walking tour provides visitors with a cultural and educational experience by shedding light on some of the most important and complex events in Zagreb's history, including World War II, the rise of the Nazi-controlled puppet state, and the dissatisfaction of the Croatian people with their country's ruling in the late 19th century.


Duration: 2 hours   Available on request

Meeting point: Model of the city, corner of Jelačić square

Please note: this tour is temporarily NOT OPERATING until further notice!

Departure time can be arranged according to your preferences.

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