Discovering Grič Tunnel in Zagreb

Discovering Grič Tunnel in Zagreb

Finally we were able to find Tunel Grič. Although it is in the center but it wasn’t easy to find the entrance in Ilica street because there were no signs, so how did we find it?

First of all the tunnel was built in 1945 with the aim of being a shelter from the Allied bombing attacks. It was later used in the early 90’s during the Croatian War of Independence.

Now it is becoming a touristic attraction and was opened to the public in summer 2016. The tunnel is 350 m long and during our visit, it was decorated for the Christmas, as we visited in December.

According to Google the entrance was in Mesnička ul. 19, which was not so difficult to find at night specially with all the lights inside. It was crowded at some points but you can still feel the buried history on the walls with all the stamped signs asking people to move slowly or keep being on the right side.

We entered through the Mesnička entrance and after our walk which was about 5 minutes we found ourselves in the other end of the tunnel where we exited at Ilica street number 8. That was a surprise because this entrance is not advertised or shown even on Google.


The tunnel is dressed for every occasion. We visited also during the light festival, if you want to see how it looked like check our  Facebook page album.

There tunnel gets more interesting if you are into photography. You can take the experience to the next level through looking at your photos later on and see things you may not have noticed during your visit.

We organize free photography tours, with the aim of discovering the city and socializing, maybe you would enjoy for example our Branimirova wall photography tour


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