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Croatian National Theatre

The old National Theatre was built in 1835 and then it evolved through the XIX century, arriving to us as beautiful as ever. Thanks to government support along the years, the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb was joined by an Opera and Ballet House. It is still considered the cultural core of the capital, with its majesty and beautiful columns and interiors, and of course, also for its interesting programme. Many international artists and actors walked on its stage, as for example Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, and many have still to come.

More about Croatian National Theatre

The first national theatre in Zagreb was built at the beginning of the XIX century, and then through the years it was moved in what now is the building in front of the fountain, The Source Of Life. In the place of the old theatre is now located the old city hall. However, for sure the Croatian National Theatre has found home in a building suitable for its statues. It is in fact located in the Republic of Croatia Square, in the lower town of Zagreb. As it is considered the cultural core of the city, many of the most important artists of the Balkan state have worked here, such as Branko Gavella or the prima ballerina Mia Slavenska. Columns surround its main entrance, and the completely imperial architecture gives to the theatre a majestic atmosphere, as it was put there by the muses. So, if you are visiting the enchanting Zagreb, you can’t miss the Croatian National Theatre!

Highlights

  • Its history. One of the reasons why it’s worth to visiting the Croatian National Theatre is because of its history. So many artists have walked through its doors that you just want to be part of it.
  • The fountain. At the entrance, in the square, you will find The Source Of Life fountain made by Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic.
  • The programme. If you love theatres and ballet, you will have the possibility to watch a show while being on holiday! The programme of the Croatian National Theatre is, in fact, very rich and various.
  • The building. The building itself is a masterpiece of architecture, which is witness of the splendor of the past, not only outside but also with its magnificent interiors.
  • There are many more. After you visit the Croatian National Theatre, you will crave for more. And there are more! One in Rijeka and one in Split! Both are on the same national project of the Zagreb’s Theatre, and you can continue your cultural holiday from there!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Its history. One of the reasons why it’s worth to visiting the Croatian National Theatre is because of its history. So many artists have walked through its doors that you just want to be part of it.
  • The fountain. At the entrance, in the square, you will find The Source Of Life fountain made by Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic.
  • The programme. If you love theatres and ballet, you will have the possibility to watch a show while being on holiday! The programme of the Croatian National Theatre is, in fact, very rich and various.
  • The building. The building itself is a masterpiece of architecture, which is witness of the splendor of the past, not only outside but also with its magnificent interiors.
  • There are many more. After you visit the Croatian National Theatre, you will crave for more. And there are more! One in Rijeka and one in Split! Both are on the same national project of the Zagreb’s Theatre, and you can continue your cultural holiday from there!