Zagreb Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Zagreb Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Zagreb landmark and the most monumental sacral building in neo-Gothic style southeast of the Alps.
Zagreb Cathedral was formerly known as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and to kings Saint Stephen and Saint Ladislaus.
Kaptol Square is dominated by this cathedral since the 11th century. It is enclosed by Archbishop’s Palace from three sides and its twin spires soar over the city which can be seen almost anywhere within the city. The Zagreb Cathedral is a must see attraction in Zagreb and its sacristy is of great architectural value.
What you will see today does not represent the original construction. The first Cathedral was destroyed during the Tartar attack and a great fire in the 13th century. After renovations it was damaged by the 1880 earthquake, completely destroying the dome and the bell tower.
Wander inside, but don’t forget to turn the mobile off, and don’t miss the baroque marble altars, statues, pulpit and the tomb of Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac by Ivan Meštrović.
Priceless treasure is kept in the Cathedral’s treasury, including items dating back to the 11th to 19th centuries.
We are especially proud that in 1994, during the celebration of the 900th anniversary of the Zagreb Archbishopric, Pope John Paul II conducted the holy mass at the Cathedral.
How to get to Zagreb Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary?
Easily accessible by foot from Zagreb main ban Jelačić square.
For more information go to [Wikipedia] or [Zagreb tourist board]