BLOODY BRIDGE – The street in Zagreb

Bloody Bridge is a street in Zagreb that reminds us of Croatian history famous for frequent attacks on two small cities (Kaptol and Gradec). It is a small road that connects Tkalčićeva street and Radićeva street.

Bloody bridge street in Zagreb, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc
Bloody bridge street in Zagreb, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc

It is called Bloody Bridge because of the violent and bloody attacks that occurred in this place. In medieval times, frequent attacks between Gradec and Kaptol started in the 14th century, and they had finally reconciled in the 18th century. They’ve to build the bridge together, and it was converted into the road which connected Township and Kaptol.

Bloody bridge street in Zagreb, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc
Bloody bridge street in Zagreb, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc

The first Croatian journalist Marija Jurić Zagorka wrote a famous novel “Secret of the Bloody Bridge” which contributed to the spread of legend
and recognition of the place.

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Radićeva street, Zagreb, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc
Radićeva street, Zagreb, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc

Radićeva street, Zagreb, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc
Radićeva street, Zagreb, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc

 

 

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