Zagreb is home to a variety of interesting museums and art galleries, along with historic churches and City parks.
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Here’s a selection of places you could visit during your stay in the City:
This is a beautiful Cathedral and an impressive building with its two tall spires that can be seen for miles around. It is built in Gothic architecture with intricate stonework, and was constructed from the 13th century, with later restorations and additions. The Cathedral contains the tomb of Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac, and you can see the Baroque features such as the pulpit and the altars, as well as frescoes in the sacristy.
The Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters
As a Department of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, this Gallery houses a broad collection of fine art, and is situated in an elegant Neo-Renaissance building constructed in the 1800’s. The Gallery was founded by Bishop Strossmayer in the late 19th century who donated a large collection, which has since grown. You can see works including European art dating from the 1300’s to the 1800’s and includes Italian Renaissance pieces as well as Flemish, Dutch and French works.
This Gallery houses a large and varied range of mostly Croatian art works from the 1800’s and 1900’s. The Gallery is housed in Vranyczany Palace built in the late 19th century, and the collections include paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings. The Gallery also sometimes presents temporary exhibits which include works from international artists.
St. Mark’s Church
Situated in St. Mark’s Square, you can visit this lovely Church built from the 13th century and a distinctive building in the City. It has an attractive tiled roof on which you can see the large coats of arms of the City, along with that of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia. Visitors can also see the southern portal which has detailed 14th century Gothic sculptures which include those of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, along with the Twelve Apostles.
This is a beautiful place to visit and the City’s oldest public Park, having been opened in the late 18th century. Here you can enjoy the peaceful oak forest areas, picturesque lakes and meadows. Also situated in the Park area are features including the 19th century buildings such as the Echo Pavilion, Tyrolean House, St. Juraj’s Chapel and Gazebo known as the Kiosk. The Park is is home to a range of plants and wildlife including turtles and squirrels, and also situated here is Zagreb Zoo.
Situated in Maksimir Park, this is a lovely place to come with all the family, where you can see a range of animals close up. Among the creatures to see are lions, cheetahs, camels, lemurs, chimps, otters, seals and red pandas, and you can also enjoy the regular feeding sessions at the Zoo.
Museum of Broken Relationships
You can visit this unique and popular Museum in the City which is all about love relationships that have ended. The Museum began as a touring exhibition but has since established a permanent location, and here you can see a collection of personal items left by partners after their break-ups, including a variety of objects as well as letters and photos.
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