Interactive theater night tour Secrets of Grič is intended for visitors and citizens of Zagreb who want to discover the historical and mystical side of the capital. Visitors can actively participate in various scenes from the history of Zagreb of which some will mollify and some shudder them.
The tour is based on historical facts, romanced history taken from the novel by Mary Juric Zagorka, and the famous urban legends. Night tour "The Secret of Grič" is special for its evening term and costumed historical and fictional characters that represent the city's history on a scenic and interactive way and guarantee you a new experience of famous locations.
Due to construction works in Mesnička street, meeting point for this season of Secrets of Grič is in Tomićeva street, by the funicular entrance (Uspinjača). On top of the stairs, in the Upper town, Marija Jurić Zagorka welcomes the group.
Each Friday and Saturday throughout September, starting at 9.00 p.m., there will be night tours, called “Secrets of Grič”, organized by the Zagreb Tourist Board and Katapult Promotion. During a one hour walk along the streets and squares of the Upper Town, lantern in hand, tourists will have an opportunity to get to know the history of Zagreb as told by the great Croatian novelist Marija Jurić Zagorka.
During the tour, visitors encounter Manduša, Nera and Sinisa from Zagorka's novel, and Petrica Kerempuh and his acting troupe which will play the story of a peasant uprising and Matija Gubec. There are also knights, and “nažigač” and “noćobdija”, a few witches, as well as various other characters and events from books and novels, interwoven into a seductive and mysterious story of the Upper Town.
Sixty minutes walking along Grič, in the light of lanterns in Zagorka's company, in any case, is a great start of the summer evening.
Secrets of Grič have been recognized among the general public, and among the profession as a unique project, whose originality, quality and creativity are rewarded:
- Croatian business tourism 2012. – Award for the best marketing program of Croatian business tourism, 2012.
- Croatian tourist board „ Doživi Hrvatsku – Experience Croatia 2013.“ - Recognition in category Culture itinerer 2013.