Cathedral of Zagreb
Our first view of this cathedral was at night. We had arrived quite late in Zagreb and decided to go for a quick walk to stretch our legs after the long flight. The cathedral is illuminated at night and you can see its yellow glow and the striking spires from a good distance away.
We stopped by again the next day to have a look inside. It´s not particularly impressive or anything compared to the many famous cathedrals around Europe but interesting still that it remained so well preserved during all the communist years.
I quite liked the finish on the Virgin Mary statue in front of the cathedral which are surrounded by golden angels watching all the angles. [more]
Zagreb’s Cathedral also goes under the name of Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary. It is located on Kaptol 31 (from the Ban Jelacic square take the up hill street on the far right).
If there is only time for one tourist sight then Cathedral would be it.
Its long tall spires were under much scaffolding until recently but although the restoration still has not been completed the spires are without scaffolding at least. Designed by Herman Bolle this is one if not the most famous landmark in Zagreb featured on every other postcard.
It is a quiet place of contemplation but it gets very crowded during religious holidays. Check out the altar and the pulpit and if you are visiting during the summer take refuge here to cool off.
Opening hours are from 10:00am until 5:00pm and during mass times. [more]
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