The Cathedral – Zagreb Cathedral, the most monumental Croatian sacral building

Zagreb Cathedral, Zagreb Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary due to its two bell towers of 108 m length is the most monumental Croatian sacral building, built in the neo-Gothic style and one of the most valuable monuments of Croatian cultural heritage. Croatians refer to it as a mother of all Croatian churches because it is a symbol of Zagreb and Croatia. It is definitely one of the most recognizable monuments in our country.

Zagreb cathedral, photo by Matko M. Švarc
Zagreb cathedral, photo by Matko M. Švarc

It left an imprint because it has important significance and rich history for our nation. The cathedral is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary or the Our Lady, while St. Stephen, king of Hungary, is her second patron. In the treasury, you will have an opportunity to see religious art from the 11th century till the 20th century.

Zagreb cathedral, photo by Matko M. Švarc
Zagreb cathedral, photo by Matko M. Švarc

The Tomb of Alojzije Stepinac was renovated in 1997. depicting important moments of his life where many visitors show honor with their arrival and prayers. Cathedral is part of Kaptol and is located near the main square. It is “must-see” in Zagreb and it is breath-taking because of its architecture and size. There are statues in facade and interior in beautiful stained glass windows behind the altar and religious art. It can be seen from all over Zagreb being the tallest monument and if you miss a chance to see it it’s like you’ve not to experience the city to the fullest. This remarkable building is surely cherry on top of Zagreb!

Definitely worth a view!

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Zagreb cathedral, photo by Matko M. Švarc
Zagreb cathedral, photo by Matko M. Švarc

 

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