Who is Zagorka?

Dolac Market
The view from Zagorka’s house arrest! Zagorka, apartment Dolac market

Who is Marija Jurić Zagorka?

The famous journalist and author Marija Jurić Zagorka was born in 1873 and died in 1957. She is the first woman journalist in Croatia, and in her 84 years, she was a journalist, the most popular novelist, a fighter and activist for women’s and civil rights, a promoter of Croatian and Zagreb culture. She lived in different places in the Lower Town, worked in the Upper Town and in the Lower Town, researched and wrote extensively about the history of Zagreb and Croatia, criticized and analyzed the social, political and cultural scene from 1895 until her death in her apartment on Dolac market in 1957.

Her life and activity mark nearly every street of the historical part of Zagreb.

Fighting for women’s and human rights all her life, Zagorka ended up confined inside her apartment on Dolac market No 8 after WWII. Follow in the footsteps of the most famous Zagreb and Croatian journalist and author, Marija Jurić Zagorka.

Price per person 175 Kunas (25 EUR), minimum 2 people (350 Kunas, around 50 EUR)

For groups of more than 5 people : 150 Kunas per person.

Groups of more than 12 : on request.

Book your local guide at info@bestofzagreb.com. The walk lasts around 2,5 h. Available in English, French and Russian.

See you soon in Zagreb,


Zagorka working
Zagorka, the Journal of the Association of Maria Jurić Zagorka


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