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Zagreb City Museum

Zagreb City Museum (Opaticka 22-22, Zagreb) – for those interested in the history of the city of Zagreb, this is a good place to start.  The museum goes as far back as the Neanderthal period, the Roman era, the more turbulent medieval periods, as well as the early 20th century (when Croatia, along with other […]

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Zagreb Cathedral

Zagreb Cathedral (Kaptol 31, Zagreb) – this is the most monumental and the most impressive Gothic-style sacred structure southeast of the Alps. Its ground plan, with slender cross-ribbed arches within three polygonal apses with narrow windows, resembles French architectural patterns; the details of its subsequently added naves (of equal height) correspond to the building patterns […]

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St. Mark’s Church

St. Mark’s Church (Trg Sv. Marka 5, Zagreb) — this is one of the oldest buildings in Zagreb. It was built in the 13th century; from that first, Romanesque period, only a window in the south wall and the bell-tower foundation are preserved.  Gothic arches and the shrine were built in the second half of […]

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St Jacob’s Cathedral

St. Jacob’s Cathedral (Fausta Vrančića 18, 22000 Šibenik) — built between 1431 and 1535, St. Jacob’s Cathedral found itself in the middle of the development of monumental art between North Italy, Dalmatia and Tuscany in the 15th and 16th centuries. Three architects – Francesco di Giacomo, George of Dalmatia and Nicholas of Florence – developed […]

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Mirogoj Cemetery

Mirogoj Cemetery (Aleja Hermanna Bollea 27,10000 Zagreb) – this is one of Zagreb’s free attractions:  this unique cemetery which takes up a good chunk of local real estate.  Due to its grand architecture, it’s considered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe (its magnificent arcade was designed by German architect Herman Bolle).  Besides being […]

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Meštrović Atelijer

Meštrović Atelijer (Mletačka ulica 8, 10000, Zagreb) — The Mestrovic Studio is part of the Ivan Mestrovic Museums together with the Mestrovic Gallery and Kastelet-Crkvine in Split, as well as the Church of the Sacred Redeemer in Otavice. It is part of the bequest of the greatest Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. The collection is located in […]

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Maksimir Park

Maksimir Park (Maksimirski perivoj bb, 10000 Zagreb) – this park is located in the eastern part of Zagreb. It was open to public in 1794 and was the first public promenade in this part of the Europe. It was named after its founder, the Zagreb bishop Maksimilian Vrhovec (1752 – 1827) who, apart from the […]

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Lotrscak Tower

Lotrscak Tower (Strossmayerovo šetalište 9, 10000 Zagreb) – this is a 13th century defense tower that was originally built to guard to southern gate of the Gradec city tower.  The Gric cannon was added in the 19th century – which is shot from its top every day at Noon to mark the middle of the […]

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Historical Core of Trogir

Historical Core of Trogir (Trg Pape Ivana Pavla II. br. 1, 21220 Trogir) — Trogir is an excellent example of urban continuity. The street plan of this island settlement came from the Hellenic era.  Subsequent rulers continued to decorate it with exceptional public and residential buildings and forts. Trogir has beautiful roman churches, as well […]