Grič is the name of the hill upon which medieval Zagreb was built. Therefore, the names Grič and Gradec were more commonly in use for Zagreb than “Zagreb” itself, up until the mid 19th century.
Up on the Grič hill (today known as Upper Town), there is a beautiful park on its southern part, right between the Strossmayer promenade, Lotrščak tower and Mesnička street. This charming park features part of the old medieval defense wall of Zagreb, a wall that is now restored. The whole park was renovated in 2018 with benches, a fountain, a lot of green space, and of course, a beautiful, breathtaking view of Zagreb. This is the same view that our ancestors enjoyed, although of course, they enjoyed the scenes of nature and the Sava river beneath the town, and we now enjoy the vast skyline of our big city.
Throughout the park, there are info panels that describe the park, its history and its surroundings.
The Upper Town has long been a bit short on parks and greenery, and this beautiful little spot is just what it needs, to offer citizens and visitors a break, a place to relax, a location to read some trivia about Zagreb and a spot of breathtaking view and photo opportunity.