Grič tunnel

Grič tunnel

Tomićeva 5

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The Grič tunnel in Zagreb is a tunnel below Gradec (Grič) that connects Mesnička and Radićeva streets, and exits vertically in three places in Ilica and once in Tomićeva street to the south. The tunnel is 350 meters long, for the most part 3.2 meters wide while in the central part it is 5.5 meters wide. It was opened to the public in July 2016, although it was previously opened as a shelter for citizens and a venue for cultural events during the Homeland War .

The Grič tunnel was designed in 1943 during the Independent State of Croatia , when the Allied bombing began, and was completed in 1945. After II. During World War II , they tried to give the tunnel a function for years: from a garage to an atomic shelter, but none of that worked. It was not until 2009 that it was decided to turn it into a Museum of Touch according to the idea of Neda Cilinger, although the idea has not yet come to life.

In addition to the Grič tunnel, there is also a tunnel that connects Tkalčićeva Street and Tuškanac near Dubravkin put, and at the beginning of the Homeland War it housed the General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces .

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