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Zagreb Cathedral

Zagreb cathedral is one of the best places to visit in Zagreb, Croatia. Also, it is a great place for taking many picturesque images. So, if you are looking for a trip where you can explore new things and get to know more about different cultures, this is definitely for you! Zagreb cathedral is considered the home for the many arts and statues in Zagreb as it is one of the largest and tallest monuments in Zagreb. Hermann Bolle, the Austrian architect, was the one who rebuilt the cathedral after the 1880 earthquake destroyed it completely.

More about Zagreb Cathedral

Zagreb cathedral is considered a unique and a recognizable milestone also, it is the tallest building in Zagreb and the accurate height is 108m! Many tourists love to visit each year for its beautiful and unique architecture. It was built in the 11th century after the 1880 earthquake by Hermann Bolle the Austrian architect. He added the two great towers or arrows that are considered the symbol of Zagreb. The cathedral is also famous for the grave of Kardinal Stepinac that is inside it. It is a way of appreciating the importance of Kardinal Stepinac as he worked very hard for Croatia’s independence. Zagreb cathedral also has many treasures that date back to the 11th and 19th centuries. Such as the St. Ladislav’s cloak, the Plenarium made out of ivory, The gift of pope Ivan Pavle II and the Oltar triptych and relic of St Leopold Mandić. You will also be able to explore the spectacular Neo-Gothic architecture where you will find the altar painting of Golgotha and spot many beautiful and unique chandeliers. The whole cathedral is considered a collection of unique art that consist of many minors alters Baroque pulpit, paintings, stained glasses, many statues and bass relief panels. Each resembles a hidden meaning that tells a lot about the country and the history of it.

Highlights

  • Don’t miss the Organ festival that is held every summer in Zagreb. The festival usually begins in mid-July and ends in mid- September.
  • The cathedral opens every Monday till Saturday from 10 am till 5 pm and it opens every Sunday from 1 pm till 5 pm.
  • The myth behind the stopped clock at 7:03 in the exit of the cathedral is that this is the time when the earthquake that caused the damage of the cathedral happened on 9/11/1880.
  • The easiest way to get to Zagreb cathedral is through simply walking from Zagreb ban Jelačić square.
  • Did you know that Zagreb cathedral has another name which is St. Stephen’s Cathedral? But it is not common these days.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Don’t miss the Organ festival that is held every summer in Zagreb. The festival usually begins in mid-July and ends in mid- September.
  • The cathedral opens every Monday till Saturday from 10 am till 5 pm and it opens every Sunday from 1 pm till 5 pm.
  • The myth behind the stopped clock at 7:03 in the exit of the cathedral is that this is the time when the earthquake that caused the damage of the cathedral happened on 9/11/1880.
  • The easiest way to get to Zagreb cathedral is through simply walking from Zagreb ban Jelačić square.
  • Did you know that Zagreb cathedral has another name which is St. Stephen’s Cathedral? But it is not common these days.