Zagreb Cathedral – the biggest Croatian sacral building, stylistically most eloquent neo-Gothic architectural work in the area southeast of the Alps and one of Zagreb’s most famous landmarks.
Its treasury holds a priceless treasure, objects dating from the 11th to 19th centuries.
It is also the burial place of famous Croatian heroes and martyrs, including noblemen Petar Zrinski and Petar Krsto Frankopan and Zagreb Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac. Citizens of Zagreb are proud to remember that in 1994, during the celebration of the 900th anniversary of Zagreb archdiocese, the solemn Mass in Zagreb Cathedral was conducted by Pope John Paul II. Pope Benedict XVI visited Zagreb and conducted a Mass in the Cathedral in June 2011.
Holy Mary’s column with angels and the fountain (1865) – located in front of the Cathedral, a recognizable urban touch to Kaptol. The author of the column is the master of bronze sculpture Anton Dominik Fernkorn (1813-1878, Austria). The fountain is the work of Herman Bolle, the architect born in Germany who lived and worked in Zagreb (1856-1926).
Photography: Marko Vrdoljak