Gothic Architecture of Zagreb: Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary

Zagreb Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary (Croatian: Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije) is a Roman Catholic church located in Zagreb, Croatia.




Five interesting facts about the Cathedral of Zagreb:

  • The Gothic building was built in the 11th century; after the 1880 Zagreb earthquake, it was restored in the Neo-Gothic style by the German architect Hermann Bollé (1845–1926).
  • It is the tallest building (108 m/ 354 ft high) in Croatia.
  • Highlights of the building include the exquisite baroque marble altars, the tomb of Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac (1898–1960), 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 Gothic-style sacral building southeast of the Alps.


Opening hours

Mon to Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Sun: 1 pm – 6 pm


Entrance fees

Free entry.


Address

Kaptol ulica 31, Zagreb 10000, Croatia


Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije
Façade, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb

Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije
Façade, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb

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Interior, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb

Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije
Stained glass, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb

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Rib vault, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb

Zagreb Cathedral
Rib vault, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb

Zagreb Cathedral
Sarcophagus of blessed Alojzije Stepinac, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb

Zagreb Cathedral
Candles, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb

Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije
Interior, Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb


Have you ever visited the Cathedral of Zagreb? What were your impressions of the building? Do you like gothic architecture? Feel free to post a comment below.


Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije





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19 comments

  1. Anonymous6:52 pm CEST

    This is to beautiful! I would LOVE to hear the organ play. I mean, that would be amazing. I wish we had this art and beauty here in the states. So much history. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  2. Beautiful photos! I love old architecture!

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  3. I love the architecture of this cathedral! I bet it was beautiful to see in person!

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  4. Visiting old churches is one of my favorite things to do in Europe. I haven't visited Croatia yet but my friends have and they loved it!

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  5. How magnificent this cathedral is for being made in the 1100's. I realize it was rebuilt but I imagine a lot of it resembles the initial cathedral. Such architectural design. Now I will have something to think of when I hear or read about Croatia.

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  6. What a beautiful organ and what magnificent music it would make. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Your pictures are amazing, and I loved all the fun facts that you shared about the cathedral?

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  8. Great pictures. I admire your photography skills and how you are exploring various angles. I loved getting a glimpse of Croatia here. Would love to visit one day.

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  9. Rose Ann Sales12:38 pm CEST

    Such a beautiful place to visit and you really have a great skills in photography. I would love to visit that place someday!

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  10. Elizabeth O1:23 pm CEST

    This looks like such an incredible cathedral to visit, bathed in beauty and so much culture! Your photography really make this place look exquisite

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  11. This place is such a great spot. I love the photos. Great Architecture.

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  12. The detail that transpires is just breathtaking.I looks very beautiful.

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  13. I love the artwork in old churches. It reminds me of the Ken Follett books about the cathedral.

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  14. Regine L.5:08 pm CEST

    Lovely pictures! I love the architectural design of it! Thank you for sharing about its interesting facts.

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  15. Wow, this is spectacular! I love the architecture inside the building, the windows, the dimness inside. It looks like a great place to pray alone.

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  16. Wow such gorgeous architecture. I want to be there.

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  17. This is beautiful. I have a BA in Art History and learned so much about different cathedrals and the architecture. I have a long list of ones I want to visit some day. This will have to be added to my list.

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  18. Looks like a beautiful cathedral - so intricate and stunningly made! I would love to viist if I ever get to Zagreb.

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  19. It looks amazing. Croatia is in my neighborhood, I might visit this. :)

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