Grič Tunnel (Croatian: Tunel Grič) is a pedestrian tunnel located in the city centre of Zagreb, Croatia, under the historic neighbourhood of Grič (also called Gradec or Gornji Grad), which gave the tunnel its name. The tunnel consists of a central hall, which is connected by two passageways to Mesnička Street in the west and Stjepan Radić Street in the east, and four passageways extending to the south. It was built during World War II by the Ustaše government to serve both as a bomb shelter and a promenade, but following the war it quickly fell into disrepair and disuse. The tunnel saw renewed use only in the 1990s, hosting one of the first raves in Croatia, and functioning as a shelter during the Croatian War of Independence. In 2016, the tunnel was remodeled and opened to the public, serving as a tourist attraction and hosting cultural events. Planned expansions include a museum and a lift.
The tunnel spans 350 metres (1,150 ft) from Mesnička Street to Stjepan Radić Street, and measures 3.2 metres (10 ft) in width. The central hall measures around 100 metres (330 ft) in length and 5.5 metres (18 ft) in width. The tunnel has six exits – the western one in Mesnička Street, the eastern in a yard at Radić Street 19, and four branches extending southwards to back yards in Ilica Street and Tomić Street. One of these exits leads to Tomić Street 5a (Art Park), one to Ilica 8, and the two between them are unfinished as of December 2016, leading to Ilica 28 and 30. The tunnel's floor surface encompasses around 2,200 square metres (24,000 sq ft).
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Victor Chau | Nov 4, 2017
Free to enter. Fun tunnels to walk in for a bit. When I went recently, the tunnels had exhibits about Croatian history. Also had a section where you walk through rain under an umbrella in darkness. Good for a good 30-60 min learning session. Did I mention it is free? 🤔
sandra kalogjera | Jan 13, 2018
Just lovely. Warm in winter, cool in summer. Perfect.
Andrej Antolovic | Feb 16, 2018
There are always some fun art instalations. But it's dusty and the air is stale.
Rubens Altimari | Oct 21, 2017
Checking out "Croatia je Hrvatska" exhibition, which was great. The tunnels always have some interesting exhibit going on, but are interesting in themselves. Totally worth the visit - tip: always better to start at the Mesnička street end.
Danijel Dubičanac | Sep 27, 2017
Fresh during the summer. Occasional exhibitions mostly do not dissapoint. Xmas time draws the crowds, best avoid if lots of people in closed space doesn't sound like fun.
Marcus Forelius | May 10, 2018
I was looking for a way that get from one part of the city to the next and found this really cool tunnel. With vendors, colored lights, and an important religious site spend some time wandering the area. There are lots of hidden sculptures and paintings throughout.
Philip Baker | Jun 23, 2018
"I LOVE THAT YOU CAN STILL USE THESE WW2 ERA TUNNELS"
Raoul Duke | May 26, 2018
Go check it out. Great short cut if you are on the other side of the hill...
Maja Sny | Jun 20, 2018
Great place to cool off in the summer while walking through the city.
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