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The Zagreb
Zagreb
Cathedral
Cathedral
on Kaptol is a Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
institution and not only the tallest building in Croatia
Croatia
but also the most monumental sacral building in Gothic style southeast of the Alps.[3] It is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary
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.

Contents

1 History 2 Gallery 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] In 1093 when King Ladislaus (1040-1095) moved the bishop's chair from Sisak
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 Timotej (1263-1287) a few years later. At the end of the 15th century, the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
invaded Croatia, triggering the construction of fortification walls around the cathedral, some of which are still intact. In the 17th century, a fortified renaissance watchtower was erected on the south side, and was used as a military observation point, because of the Ottoman threat. The cathedral was severely damaged in the 1880 Zagreb
Zagreb
earthquake. The main nave collapsed and the tower was damaged beyond repair. The restoration of the cathedral in the Neo-Gothic style was led by Hermann Bollé, bringing the cathedral to its present form. As part of that restoration, two spires 108 m (354 ft) high were raised on the western side, both of which are now in the process of being restored as part of an extensive general restoration of the cathedral. The cathedral is depicted on the reverse of the Croatian 1000 kuna banknote issued in 1993.[4] When facing the portal, the building is 46 meters wide and 108 meters high.[5] The cathedral contains a relief of Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac with Christ done by the Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović. The cathedral was visited by Pope Benedict XVI
Benedict XVI
on 5 June 2011 where he celebrated Sunday Vespers and prayed before the tomb of Blessed Aloysius Stepinac. Gallery[edit]

1880 pre-earthquake view from Jelačić Square
Jelačić Square
with old square spire

19th Century view with fortifications intact

Facade

Mary column in front of the Cathedral

Entrance portal

Eastern view

Sarcophagus
Sarcophagus
of blessed Alojzije Stepinac.

Nave, altar and pulpit

Gargoyle on a Zagreb
Zagreb
Cathedral

Zagreb
Zagreb
skyline with cathedral in the background

Neo-Gothic tower on a Zagreb
Zagreb
Cathedral

Lateral interior

Stained glass

Interior nave

Coffin

Altar

See also[edit]

Croatia
Croatia
portal

History of Zagreb History of Croatia St. Mark's Church Kaptol Gradec Ban Jelačić Square

References[edit]

^ "Zvona zagrebačke katedrale (Bells of the Zagreb
Zagreb
Cathedral)". Glas Koncila (in Croatian).  ^ [1] ^ Gavrilović, Feđa (12 January 2012). "Razbijene zastarjele predrasude" [Obsolete prejudices shattered]. Vijenac
Vijenac
(in Croatian). No. 466. Matica hrvatska. ISSN 1330-2787. Retrieved 7 April 2018.  ^ Croatian National Bank. Features of Kuna Banknotes Archived 2009-05-06 at the Wayback Machine.: 1000 kuna Archived 2009-05-11 at the Wayback Machine.. – Retrieved on 30 March 2009. ^ MAKOV TEKST O ZAGREBAČKOJ KATEDRALI[dead link] - glas-koncila.hr

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Zagreb
Zagreb
Cathedral.

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Zagreb
Cathedral; Zagreb
Zagreb
Tourist Info Zagrebačka katedrala (in Croatian) "Đavlova glava u zagrebačkoj katedrali" (in Croatian)

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Zagreb
Zagreb
cathedral in the 1880 earthquake and its present day renovation (in Croatian)

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Zagreb

History

Timeline Golden Bull of 1242 Gradec Kaptol Krvavi most 1880 earthquake 1895 Emperor Franz Joseph visit Zagreb
Zagreb
in World War II Yugoslav Partisan Crimes after World War II 1995 rocket attacks 1995–97 Zagreb
Zagreb
crisis Mayors

Districts

Brezovica Črnomerec Donja Dubrava Donji grad Gornja Dubrava Gornji Grad–Medveščak Maksimir Novi Zagreb-istok Novi Zagreb-zapad Peščenica-Žitnjak Podsljeme Podsused-Vrapče Sesvete Stenjevec Trešnjevka-jug Trešnjevka-sjever Trnje

Buildings and landmarks

1 Ilica Street Banski dvori Cibona Tower Esplanade Zagreb
Zagreb
Hotel General Post Office Kallina House Lotrščak Tower Medvedgrad Meštrović Pavilion Mirogoj Cemetery National Home palace Nine Views Old City Hall Rudolf barracks Stone Gate Villa Rebar Zagrepčanka Sky Office Tower Adriatic Bridge Homeland Bridge HOTO Tower Eurotower

Squares and streets

Ban Jelačić Square British Square Croatian Nobles Square Dolac Market Eugen Kvaternik Square Ilica Street Krvavi Most Lenuci Horseshoe Nova Ves Oktogon Republic of Croatia
Croatia
Square Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square St. Mark's Square Tkalčićeva Street Square of the Victims of Fascism

Parks, gardens and recreation

Lenuci Horseshoe Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square Maksimir
Maksimir
Park Botanical Garden Bundek Jarun Medvednica Zagreb
Zagreb
Zoo

Places of worship

Zagreb
Zagreb
Cathedral St. Mark's Church St. Catherine's Church Orthodox Cathedral Zagreb
Zagreb
Mosque Zagreb
Zagreb
Synagogue Evangelical Church Greek Catholic Co-cathedral of Saints Cyril and Methodius Basilica of the Heart of Jesus Church of Saint Blaise

Culture

Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb Gavella Drama Theatre Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall National and University Library Zagreb
Zagreb
Philharmonic Orchestra The Cravat Regiment

Galleries and museums

Archaeological Museum Art Pavilion Croatian History Museum Croatian Museum of Naïve Art Croatian Natural History Museum Croatian Railway Museum Ethnographic Museum Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum Glyptotheque Klovićevi Dvori Gallery Lauba Mimara Museum Modern Gallery Museum of Arts and Crafts Museum of Broken Relationships Museum of Contemporary Art Strossmayer Gallery Technical Museum Zagreb
Zagreb
City Museum

Education

High schools in Zagreb Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts University of Zagreb

Academies: Dramatic Art Fine Arts Music Faculties: Architecture Chemical Engineering Dental Medicine Economics and Business Electrical Engineering and Computing Geodesy Humanities and Social Sciences Medicine Science Teacher Education

Sports venues

Arena Zagreb Dom Sportova Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall Maksimir
Maksimir
Stadium Kranjčevićeva Stadium ŠRC Sesvete
Sesvete
Stadium NŠC Stjepan Spajić Stadium

Transport

Zagreb
Zagreb
International Airport Zagreb
Zagreb
Glavni kolodvor Zagreb
Zagreb
Zapadni railway station Funicular Trams Commuter Rail Metro (proposed)

Events

Animafest Zagreb INmusic Festival Music Biennale Zagreb Zagreb
Zagreb
Film Festival ZagrebDox Zagreb
Zagreb
Fair Subversive Festival

Sport events

Golden Spin Hanžeković Memorial Snow Queen Trophy Zagreb
Zagreb
Indoors

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Cathedrals in Croatia

Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Cathedrals

Bjelovar Đakovo Dubrovnik Gospić Hvar Korčula Krk Poreč Požega Rijeka Sisak Šibenik Split Trogir Varaždin Zadar Zagreb

Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Co-cathedrals

Križevci Makarska Osijek Pula Senj

Serbian Orthodox Cathedrals

Zagreb Dalj Karlovac Jasenovac de jure (Pakrac de facto) Šibenik

Croatian Greek Catholic Cathedrals

Križevci

Croatian Greek Catholic Co-cathedrals

Zagreb

Authority control

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