The Zagreb Cathedral is placed on Kaptol, nearby Ban Josip Jelačić Square. It is Roman-catholic institution and main church in Croatia. It was project of Austrian architect Hermann Bolle who renewed it after great earthquake in 1880
It is built in Neo-gothic style and today it is most monumental sacral building in Croatia. It is 77 meters long, 48,20 meters wide and 108 meters high. Dominated with two towers that are visible and instantly recognizable from great distance, it is also an excellent landmark.
With capacity of 5000 people, Zagreb Cathedral is often broadcasted on Croatian National Television during important holidays such as Christmas, Easter and other masses. During difficult times when Croatia was in war, messages of peace were sent to the rest of the world. It is place of Croatia’s past, presence and future. It is witness of greatest, happiest and saddest moments in our history.
It contains a relief of Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac with Christ, masterpiece made by most famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović, and it is also a home for other great men in Croatia’s history such as Kuharić , Zrinski and Frankopan and many more.
Even if you are not Catholic, Zagreb Cathedral is worth visiting. Trust us, you will be amazed.