Saint Mark’s Church [Zagreb Icon]Vladimir Mitic2018-09-07T09:26:59+01:00
Saint Mark’s Church – a Zagreb icon
Saint Mark’s Church uniquely colourful tiled roof makes it a Zagreb icon! Also, it is one of the oldest buildings in the city dating from the 13th century.
TIP: IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE INTERIOR ATTEND THE DAILY MASS.
DO NOT MISS OUT ON ZAGREB GUARD-CHANGING CEREMONY. IT IS PRESENTED IN FRONT OF SAINT MARK’S CHURCH FROM LATE APRIL TO OCTOBER ON WEEKENDS AT NOON.
Saint Mark’s Church is Zagreb’s iconic building due to its signature colourful tiled roof. It is one of the oldest buildings in Zagreb dating from the 13th century.
You will notice the Southern portal. It is equally important as it is the richest looking gothic portal in Croatia.
The portal consists of 15 sculptures (11 stone gothic sculptures and 4 wooden baroque sculptures) in 11 niches. Sculptures present Virgin Mary with the Child, Christ, St. Mark and the apostles.
Saint Mark’s uniquely colourful tiled roof was constructed in 1880 by Friedrich Schmidt and Herman Bollé. On it, you will see the medieval coat of arms of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia on the left side, and the emblem of Zagreb on the right.
On the other hand, inside, you will see sculptures by Ivan Meštrović and art by Jozo Kljaković and Ljubo Babić. Eventually, the frescos were renovated, the ceiling was gilded with 22-carat gold leaflets and a new organ has been recently installed.
Zagreb Saint Mark’s Church opening hours
Open during mass
Saint Mark’s Church Mass Times
Monday – Friday at 6 PM
Saturday at 7:30 AM
Sunday at 10:30 AM and 6 PM
Saint Marks Church Gate Details
What can you see and do at the Saint Mark’s Church?
You will see the Zagreb iconic building with its signature colourful tiled roof. Seeing that Saint Mark’s Church is mostly closed if you wish to go inside, we recommend attending the daily mass.
It is situated in the centre of Saint Mark’s square and around it, you can find the Ban’s Palace and the Croatian Parliament.
On Friday and Saturday, you might spot newlyweds as the Registrar’s Office is close by.
If you are in Zagreb from late April to October the Zagreb guard-changing ceremony is presented on weekends at noon.
How to get to Saint Mark’s Church?
Accessible on foot from Zagreb ban Jelačić square. You can walk through the Stone Gate or take the shortest funicular ride.