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St. Mark's Church, Zagreb

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#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Zagreb
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Take in historic architecture and art at St. Mark's Church. Notice the roof tiles, which depict a white castle on a red background--the coats of arms of the city of Zagreb. Watch for the Romanesque window and Gothic doorway that remain from the original structure. At the southern portal, admire the Gothic sculptures, which represent the twelve apostles, Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus, and St. Mark with the lion. On the northwest wall of the church, you can see the oldest coat of arms of Zagreb from 1499. In the church interior, keep an eye out for two statues by Ivan Mestrovic, considered by many to be the most famous Croatian sculptor of the 20th century. Arrange to visit St. Mark's Church and other attractions in Zagreb using our Zagreb online trip builder.
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  • This beautiful church was built in the 13th Century, not long after the cathedral. It was damaged in an earthquake in January 2020 and again by another earthquake on 28 December 2020 and has been...  more »
  • Saint Mark's Church uniquely colorful tiled roof makes it a Zagreb icon due to its signature colorful tiled roof. It is one of the oldest buildings in the city dating from the 13th century...  more »
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  • Beautiful small church in Zagreb downtown. The Gothic composition of the portal consists of fifteen effigies placed in eleven shallow niches. On top are the statues of Joseph and Mary with the infant Jesus, and below them one can see St. Mark and the Lion; the Twelve Apostles are placed on both sides of the portal (four wooden statues replaced the original ones which had been destroyed). In its artistic composition and the number of statues, this portal is the richest and the most valuable Gothic portal in southern Central Europe.
  • It is one of the oldest architectural monuments in Zagreb.The Romanesque window found in its south facade is the best evidence that the church must have been built as early as the 13th century as is also the semicircular ground-plan of St. Mary's chapel. In the second half of the 14th century, the church was radically reconstructed.It was then turned into a late Gothic church of the three-nave type. Outside, on the northwest wall of the church lies the oldest coat of arms of Zagreb with the year 1499 engraved in it (the original is kept in the Zagreb City Museum).

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