Stone gate, Porta di Pietra
Zagreb’s most important shrine the Stone Gate is regularly visited by people who come to light a candle and thank the Lady for protecting them.
Stone gate, the only gate preserved today was built in 13th century as one of four main gates leading to the town.
The shrine of our lady of the Stone Gate still houses the painting of the Mother of God which miraculously survived the 17th century fire and is protected by an artistically forged iron fence, which is today considered the most beautiful example of baroque smithery.
Square stone slabs are engraved with thanks and praise to the Virgin and on the western facade of the Stone Gate there is a statue of Dora, the hero of an 18th century historical novel.
Take a stroll to the Stone Gate and feel the peace and tranquillity of flickering candlelight and silent prayer.
Walking through you are passing between the Upper and Lower town.
Feel free to stop by, light a candle, pray and make a wish knowing that someone is protecting you.
TIP: Every Tuesday at 8PM at the Stone gate local people pray the rosary, sing, share their personal prayer and express their wishes. Everyone is welcome!
How to get to the Stone Gate?
Easily accessible by foot from Zagreb main ban Jelačić square.
For more information go to [Zagreb tourist board]