Zagreb Home to 2nd Best Funicular in Europe
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Croatia’s capital Zagreb is home to the “2nd best funicular in Europe”, according to popular travel site European best destinations...
The Bica Funicular in Lisbon, Portugal, that forms the connection between the Calçada do Combro/Rua do Loreto and the Rua de S. Paulo, was Europe’s only funicular rated ahead of Zagreb’s by the website’s internet and social media voting by its readers.
On the list of attractions which delight tourists, the Zagreb funicular certainly always has a significant place. The shortest cable car in the world, only 66 meters longs, has been transporting the citizens of Zagreb between the Upper and Lower Towns for the last century. It was opened in 1890 and until 1934 it was driven by steam. It has maintained its original look and construction until today and that is why it is a protected cultural monument. The lower station is located on Tomićeva Street which leads to Ilica – the longest street in Zagreb, while the other station is located at the base of Lotršćak Tower, on the Upper Town’s Strossmayer promenade.
In third place was Paris’ Funiculaire de Pau, followed by the Glória Funicular in Portugal and Hungary’s Buda Castle funicular.