The Stone gate (Kamenita vrata) are the only remaining gates out of four that once connected Lower town to medieval Upper town called Gradec.
Once the most important passage Gate of the royal town today holds the important spiritual value.
According to a legend, a great fire in 1731 destroyed every part of the wooden gate except for the painting of the Virgin and Child (17th-century artist). People believe that the painting has magical powers and come regularly to pray, light candles or leave flowers. When you find yourself within the Gates, the feeling is quite unique. even if you are not religious type, the atmosphere is charming.
To find out more of Zagreb’s legends join us on our Zagreb walk and talk tour.