Use the Zagreb Lower Town map (Lenuci Horseshoe) below to visit the attractions in Zagreb (Lower Town). A complete guide to the Lenuci Horseshoe (also called the Green Horseshoe) is available below. The guide includes 7 squares, botanical gardens and Zagreb’s huge underground mall that make up the Lenuci Horseshoe. Follow the walking route to explore lower town Zagreb at your own place. Spend a few hours or a full day depending on how long you want to spend at each attraction. Click on the arrow icon to the left of the title on the INTERACTIVE map to display the legend. Click on the Zagreb attractions map pins (green pins) on the INTERACTIVE map of the Lower Town Zagreb below, or on the legend or the PDF map that you download for additional information including images of the attractions.
Accompanying Zagreb attractions guide for the Lenuci Horseshoe in Lower Town is HERE and additional information is HERE
Click HERE to access Lenuci Horseshoe PDF Map for download
Day Trips from Zagreb
- Visit the picturesque medieval village of Samobor in the foothills of Žumberak Mountains.
- Explore the village, including King Tomislav Square in the City Center.
- Enjoy some local cuisine then take a walk up the hill to the ruins of Samobor castle.
- Catch the bus from main bus station Autobusni Kolvodor Zagreb for a 40 minute ride to Samobor.
- The bus schedule and prices can be found HERE
- Visit Varazdin, Croatia’s “Little Vienna”.
- Varazdin was the capital of Croatia from 1756 to 1776 when a fire destroyed most of the town.
- At that time the capital moved to Zagreb.
- Explore the Baroque architecture of Varazdin including the eye catching Sermage Palace with its black, white and orange exterior.
- The palace is located in the bustling Miljenka Stančića square full of cafes and eateries.
- It takes 1.5 hours by bus to Varazdin, the bus runs every 2 hours
Instructions to download the interactive map to a smart phone:
Take the Map with you when you travel:
- Using it offline
- Using it online – We bring one of our older smart phones when we travel and buy a local SIM card. You can purchase a local tourist SIM card from one of the main local providers, they are usually pretty inexpensive. You may need your passport to purchase as its a tourist SIM if you are an international tourist. You should have them put it in your old smartphone and check that it works before leaving the store. Use it to follow the map online, its the best way to explore
Sign into google using your Gmail account on your smart phone and be connected to the internet. If you do not sign in, this process will not work. You will be downloading this map to save it. You will be saving it in google maps in two places:
- Save in “Your Places” for online use and
- Save in “Offline map” for offline use
- Youtube instructions on link as follows:
Instructions to save above map:
- Click on the rectangle on the top right hand side of the above map [ ] – if you move your mouse to it, it will say “view larger map”
- It will take you into google maps on your smartphone and it will automatically save this map. You must be already be signed into google maps with your Gmail account, if you are not signed into google maps then the map will not be saved
- In google maps, click on the menu which is the three horizontal lines on the top left of the google map (it is to the left of the search box)
- From the menu, click on “Your Places”. This will take you to another screen with a menu at the top. From the top menu bar select “maps”. A list of your maps will be displayed including the map that was just saved. Select the map you just saved
- Make sure the map is still onscreen; do not close out of it as you will be downloading this map and it has to be onscreen to download. While the map is onscreen, click on menu again (three horizontal lines top left hand corner)
- Select “Offline maps” then select “custom map”
- Once you select “custom map”, the onscreen map will be displayed; select the area you want downloaded (zoom in or out to get all the data points into the blue square outline; pinch fingers for zooming)
- Click on “download” – this will save the map in an offline area that you can use when you are not connected to the internet
The map is now saved in two places. To see this, click on the menu (three horizontal line on top right hand corner) in google maps:
- Click on “Your Places” from the menu, then select “Custom Map”. The map will be listed and you can use the map while connected to the internet
- Click on “Offline Maps” from the menu. The map will be listed to use the map offline ie: not connected to the internet (make sure location services is turned on and your will see the blue dot indicating your location as you navigate with the offline map)
- After you download a map, use the Google Maps app just like you normally would. If your Internet connection is slow or absent, or if you are in “airplane mode” Google Maps will automatically use your offline maps to give you directions