ZAGREB, 6 July 2022 – Zagreb’s award-winning cultural tourist attraction “Dvorišta – The Courtyards” is back again this summer.
From Wednesday, July 13 until Sunday, July 24, visitors can have a peek behind the facades of some of the most beautiful palaces in Zagreb’s Upper Town.
The courtyards bring two locations premiered in 2019 as part of the National House of HAZU: the upper representative courtyard on Opatička (Opatička 18) and the lower, hidden and special one, overlooking Radićeva Street (Dvoranski prečac 1).
This season Dvorište also reveals something completely new. The courtyard of the Observatory in Pop’s Tower (on the top of Opatička), as well as the Archaeological Garden, the northern courtyard of the Zagreb City Museum (with an entrance from the courtyard of the Observatory).
Dvorište also premieres a location that could prove to be a hit. The courtyard of the Erdödy-Keglević Palace at Ćirilometodska 4, which today houses one of the residences of the Faculty of Law, and was once the last home of the leader of the Croatian Revival Ljudevit Gaj and the site of his famous Illyrian printing house.
“As one of Zagreb’s most recognisable summer events, Dvorišta is a true example of how we can successfully develop city tourism in a non-invasive and innovative way. Namely, with a suitable and decent program, Dvorište encourages spending time outdoors, providing all visitors with peace, relaxation and pleasant summer evenings, thereby positively influencing the development of the tourist offer of the city of Zagreb. Every year, the project is refined with novelties, so I invite the men and women of Zagreb, as well as all visitors, to take a walk through the Upper Town and enjoy the ambiance of the beautiful courtyards, which are otherwise closed to the public,” said Martina Bienenfeld, director of the Zagreb Tourist Board.
Dvorišta will again provide musical entertainment this season and provide a real summer stage for young musicians talents.
The event is open every day from 18:00 to 24:00 from 13 – 24 July with the exception of the location in Ćirilometodska, which is open from 19:00 to 24:00, and entrance to all areas is free.
The daily programs will be published a few days in advance on the event’s social networks, so the organisers invite all interested parties to follow them.