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The Cathedral and the churches in Zagreb
The Cathedral and the churches in Zagreb
The Cathedral and the churches in Zagreb


What: Catholic Church
Where: Croatia, Zagreb
When: Late Middle Ages, Baroque

The Zagreb Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a monumental building that can house up to 5,000 worshippers. Its construction most probably began around 1102, and the cathedral was consecrated in 1217. In the 17th century it was built massive bell tower, which also served as watchtower, was built on the south side. The marble pulpit and the other 32 marble altars, all of them very valuable examples of Baroque art, date from the 17th and 18th centuries. A new wooden alter in neo-Gothic style was added in the 19th century. A new organ, which still exists and which is one of the ten best organs in the world!

Close by the Cathedral is situated the Church of St. Mark. It is in Mark’s Square in the Upper Town, on the site of an older, Romanesque church first mentioned in 1256. The church organ dates from the 14th century. You can enjoy the coloured roof which is decorated with two coats of arms: of the Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia, and of the City of Zagreb.

In the Upper Town of Zagreb Jesuit Church of “Saint Ekaterina” is situated. It is famous for its masterly drawn walls and ceiling. This “fresco” technique is kind of wall-painting from the Renaissance.


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