Zagreb Cathedral, on the Kaptol, is a Roman Catholic cathedral-church and not only the second tallest building in Croatia but also the most monumental sacral building in Gothic style southeast of the Alps. It is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and to kings Saint Stephen and Saint Ladislaus. The cathedral is typically Gothic, as is its sacristy, which is of great architectural value. Its prominent spires are considered to be landmarks as they are visible from most parts of the city. One of its two spires was damaged in an earthquake that took place on March 22, 2020.
In 1093 when King Ladislaus I of Hungary (1040-1095) moved the bishop's chair from Sisak to Zagreb, he proclaimed the existing church as a cathedral. Construction on the cathedral started shortly after his death and was finished in 1217 and consecrated by king Andrew II of Hungary. The building was destroyed by the Mongols in 1242 but rebuilt by bishop Timothy (1263–1287) a few years later. At the end of the 15th century, the Ottoman Empire invaded Croatia, triggering the construction of fortification walls around the cathedral, some of which are still intact. In the 17th century, a single fortified renaissance watchtower was erected on the south side and was used as a military observation point, because of the Ottoman threat.
Shane Slegers | Mar 2, 2018
It is a would-be great cathedral, but the brittle stone needs urgent replacing. And so they did! Well, until the 21st century. Our guide has not seen a single worker on the scaffolding in SIX YEARS. SIX!? I feel like I could walk in there with safety equipment on, And just say I'm here to inspect for a new contract. How great would that ruse be
Mabel Santiago | Dec 26, 2017
Beautiful cathedral in Zagreb. I've some others that are more beautiful but this one is a must if you are visiting Zagreb. I Liked!
Dan Leal | Feb 17, 2018
Beautiful National Catherdal of Croatia with a nice local restaurant across the court yard where we eat
Jennifer Mc | Sep 7, 2017
It's a Gothic cathedral like all European Gothic cathedrals. What made it stand out to me were the gardens outside but that's not part of the cathedral. I don't think a Gothic Cathedral in Europe is capable of less than four stars unless you didn't bring the proper attire and are judging it based on its rules, which have been around for 2,000+ years. So stick a pair of jeans and a scarf in your backpack. What's the big deal? Respect. It goes a long way.
jelena jadzic | Dec 14, 2017
Nice cathedral! Very nice contrast of front square. It is very nice incide. You can come in there for free or some low price. It is used as religious place as well so people are expecting to act respectfully.
Alessio Mavri | Mar 23, 2018
The Zagreb Cathedral is a Roman Catholic institution and not only the tallest building in Croatia but also the most monumental sacral building in Gothic style southeast of the Alps. It is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and to kings Saint Stephen and Saint Ladislaus. The cathedral is typically Gothic, as is its sacristy, which is of great architectural value. Its prominent spires are considered to be landmarks as they are visible from most parts of the city.
Karim Abraham | Mar 31, 2018
One of the most beautiful cathedrals I've ever seen in Europe. I recommend to come at day and night time to have different perspectives. Is a MUST!
Widyananda Avriawan | Mar 22, 2018
I spent my Christmas nights here. With a lovely Christmas markets outside of the building
Milan Padych | May 4, 2018
Just very nice, whole city is sort of small but very nice and Cathedral is something what everyone should definitely visit during the time in Zagreb. Is gives the city that flavor it deserves. It is sometimes hard to believe that this country was not long ago in the war. I'm so happy to come back every time.
Amadeus Posavec | May 19, 2018
Beautiful church with amazing history. Word of advice though, if you are planning on visiting the cathedral, don't wear shorts. You are not allowed in with shorts on.
Anup Kothekar | May 1, 2018
good place to be inside when the weather is cold outside. very peaceful inside and this place draws crowds too due to central location.
Jurerat Kongkiattiwong | May 24, 2018
Very nice church to enter. Unfortunately the original church was collapsed due to the earthquake. What you saw right now is the new construction that continues to have some renovation. As it is limestone, it is important to have renovation all the time else it will be like the example of stones in front that are not well taken care of. The clock you saw was the broken one collapsed from the earthquake. A lot of interesting fact insight that you should get a guide to walk you through the church.
Jona Kuhn | Jun 19, 2018
Nice cathedral with pompous decorations. It was free to get in there and you are allowed to look at everything without "borders". The square in front is very creative. The only thing that didn't look that good was the picture they built around the right tower that is getting rennovated.
Jovita Sutiono | Jun 7, 2018
As usual. Nice view. Nice ambience. Make us remember to always pray to God. For all his blessing
Frozenmonkey 33 | Jun 19, 2018
Beatiful cathedral in the center of Zagreb. Not as big or impressive as some other churches but still definitely worth a visit!
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