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


  • 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.

Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije
Façade, the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb
Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije
Façade, the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb
Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije
Interior, the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb
Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije
Stained glass, the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb
Zagreb Cathedral
Rib vault, the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb
Zagreb Cathedral
Rib vault, the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb
Zagreb Cathedral
Sarcophagus of blessed Alojzije Stepinac, the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb
Zagreb Cathedral
Candles, the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb
Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije
Interior, the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, Zagreb

Address: Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije, Kaptol ulica 31, Zagreb 10000, Croatia


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