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Zagreb’s Famous Dolac Markets Turns 86 Today

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Dolac turns 86 today

A favourite morning gathering spot for Zagreb locals and tourists turns 86 today…

Dolac markets, the busiest and most frequented farmers markets in the Croatian capital, celebrates its 86th anniversary on Thursday. On 1 September 1930 at 8am Dolac farmers’ markets opened for trading for the first time on the city’s Upper Town (Gornji grad), just a set of stairs up from the main city Ban Jelačić Square.

Dolac as it once was (photo credit: trznice-zg.hr)

Dolac as it once was (photo credit: trznice-zg.hr)

Before Dolac opened locals would do their fruit and vege shopping at markets located on Ban Jelačić Square. As the markets became more popular their was a need for a bigger space and In 1927 works started on Dolac.

The old markets at Ban Jelačić Square (photo credit: trznice-zg.hr)

The old markets at Ban Jelačić Square (photo credit: trznice-zg.hr)

Today farmers from surrounding villages come to sell their produce. Downstairs in the covered markets there are butchers, fishmongers and sir i vrhnje (cheese and cream) traders.

Dolac (photo credit: trznice-zg.hr)

Dolac (photo credit: trznice-zg.hr)

In 2007 a bronze statue of a market woman at Dolac markets, known as Kumica, was placed at the top of the stairs leading into the markers.

Kumica

Kumica

 

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