Neo-Gothic Architecture: Zagreb Cathedral, Croatia

by Arūnas
Zagreb Cathedral

Zagreb Cathedral (Croatian: Zagrebačka katedrala) is a gorgeous Roman Catholic church located in Kaptol, the historical center of Zagreb, Croatia.

Six facts about the cathedral:

  • The Gothic building was built in the 11th century; after the 1880 Zagreb earthquake, it was restored in the Neo-Gothic style by the Austro-Hungarian architect Hermann Bollé (1845–1926).
  • It is the tallest sacral building (108 m/ 354 ft high) in Croatia.
  • Highlights of the building include the exquisite baroque marble altars, a series of exquisite 13th-century frescoes, and a triptych by the German painter Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528).
  • The organ has more than 6,000 flue pipes, seventy-eight registers, and four manuals; in fact, it is classified among the top ten finest and top-quality organs in the world.
  • It is the most impressive Neo-Gothic style sacral building southeast of the Alps.
  • On 22 March 2020, the cathedral was damaged in the earthquake.

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Zagreb Cathedral Pictures


The Assumption of Mary Cathedral in Zagreb, Croatia
Two Neo-Gothic towers of the cathedral
The Assumption of Mary Cathedral in Zagreb, Croatia
The stunning main facade of the cathedral
The Assumption of Mary Cathedral in Zagreb, Croatia
Pillars, chandeliers, and ribbed vaults
The Assumption of Mary Cathedral in Zagreb, Croatia
Interior of the cathedral
The Assumption of Mary Cathedral in Zagreb, Croatia
Stained glass window
Baroque altar
Side altar with candles
Sarcophagus of Blessed Aloysius Stepinac
Sarcophagus of Blessed Aloysius Stepinac (1898–1960; cardinal, Archbishop of Zagreb) who was convicted of treason by the communist Yugoslav government and was beatified by Pope John Paul II
Zagreb Cathedral
Side altar of Saints Cyril and Methodius
The spectacular interior of the cathedral, with the late baroque marble pulpit dating from the 17th-century
The Neo-Gothic interior of the cathedral, with the late baroque marble pulpit dating from the 17th-century

Address: Kaptol ul. 31, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Official website: Archdiocese of Zagreb


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