Zagreb is the kind of city which suprises you with its rich history, thriving cultural scene and architecture. The city offers a truly impressive experience for every visitor, whether you are in the city for several days or just one afternoon.
If you want to experience Zagreb in a unique but fun way, the Sit & Meet self-guided tour is definitely the ideal choice for you. The tour includes finding 13 statues of the great Croats, which are located in the very center of the city. While looking for statues, you will pass by Zagreb's most popular cultural attractions, such as the Cathedral, Dolac market, Stone Gate, Ban Josip Jelačić Square, Zrinjevac Park and other attractions.
The statues that are part of the tour include Croats who influenced today's world with their discoveries, inventions and achievements. The Sit & Meet self-guided tour allows you to learn a little more about people such as Dražen Petrović – the basketball mozart, Ivan Meštrović - the world famous sculptor, Nikola Tesla - the person who changed the world, and many others.
The fun part of the tour is not only the search for sculptures, but also the possibility of sitting next to them and drinking coffee - because all Sit & Meet sculptures are placed in a sitting position at the cafe bar terraces in the center of the city. This way you can enjoy your educational self-guided tour and have fun at the same time.
Your self-guided journey begins as you set foot in the vibrant streets of the center of Zagreb, armed with an audio guide that will serve as your informative companion. The tour will lead you to various locations throughout the city where sculptures of renowned Croats are proudly displayed. The best is to start the tour at the #1 location for the best experience, but you can do the tour in your own desired order.
Every sculpture provides you a story through the audio guide, with captivating narratives about the life, contributions, and significance of each Croat. These theatric audio guides offer a wealth of intriguing information, ensuring that you gain a comprehensive understanding of each Croats achievements and their impact on the world. As you venture from one sculpture to another, you'll be immersed in the stories of extraordinary Croats who have left indelible marks in various fields. From artists and scientists to singers and sports icons, the tour will introduce you to a diverse array of personalities who have shaped the nation's heritage and made an impact on the world.
You might learn about the artistic prowess of Ivan Meštrović, a renowned sculptor, and his contributions to the world of fine arts. The audio guide may delve into the scientific breakthroughs of Nikola Tesla, a genius inventor, whose discoveries revolutionized the field of electrical engineering. And as you visit the sculpture of Dražen Petrović, an esteemed basketball player, you'll discover his extraordinary achievements on the court and the inspiration he provided to countless athletes.
The self-guided tour does not only allow you to appreciate the artistic beauty of the sculptures but also gives you the opportunity to absorb the rich history and heritage of Croatia. You'll gain insights into the accomplishments, struggles, and legacies of these great Croats, fostering a deeper appreciation for their contributions to the country's cultural fabric.
Moreover, the flexibility of a self-guided tour enables you to spend as much time as you desire at each sculpture. You can pause, reflect, and capture photographs while listening to the captivating audio narratives. This freedom allows for a more personal and immersive experience, enabling you to connect with the stories and achievements of these remarkable individuals.
By the end of your self-guided tour, you'll have acquired a newfound appreciation for the greatness that has emerged from Croatia and a deeper understanding of the individuals who have shaped the nation's history. It's an enriching experience that combines art, history, and culture, providing a unique perspective on the influential figures who have left their indelible mark on the country.
The Sit & Meet self-guided tour also offers the possibility of winning a souvenir as a reward for finding all 13 Croats. For all the information and to book the self-guided tour, please visit our self-guided tour page.
Sit & Meet is a project in Zagreb that includes unique walking tours where you can meet Croatian innovators and geniuses for a coffee along with seeing all the famous city sights.