Zagreb Cathedral

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Zagreb Cathedral
© Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
Zagreb Cathedral
© Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
Zagreb Cathedral
© Fumie Suzuki/Time Out
Zagreb Cathedral
© Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out

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The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary (Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije) is Zagreb's principal landmark. And though much of the exterior has long been veiled behind construction sheathing, its neo-Gothic twin towers, visible over the city, are as close as Zagreb gets to a visual identity worthy of calling-card status. The first church was destroyed by the Tatars in 1242 and later reconstructions were damaged by fire. After an earthquake in 1880 the city hired architect Hermann Bollé, who added a monumental pair of 105m-high bell towers. The interior remains austere: neo-gothic altars, 19th-century stained glass, and an Ivan Meštrović relief that marks the resting place of controversial Croatian Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac. An effigy of the archbishop rests on a raised platform behind the main altar.    



Address: Kaptol 31
Transport: All trams to main square
Price: FREE
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm
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