Catherine’s Square

Dominating Catherine’s Square (Katarinin trg) is Zagreb’s most beautiful Baroque church.

The church was built by the Jesuits in the first half of the 17 th century. It consists of a single aisle with six side chapels, and a sanctuary which ends with a grand Illusionist mural modelled on the one found in the “Il Gesu” Jesuit church in Rome. The chapels hold five wooden Baroque altars from the second half of the 17 th century, and one made of marble in 1729. The church façade was reconstructed by Hermann Bollé after the 1880 earthquake.

The Jesuits, a Roman Catholic religious order known for their scientific and educational activities, founded the first Humanistic Secondary School in Zagreb in the year 1607. The school provided a humanistic education for hundreds of students from all walks of life, from children of farmers and city folk to children from noble families.

The Klovićevi Dvori Gallery is housed in the former Jesuit monastery on Jesuit Square (Jezuitski trg), which got its name after the religious order that was invited to Croatia by Croatian noblemen. The monastery complex stands next to St Catherine’s church and was built in stages throughout the 17 th and 18 th centuries. Named after the famous Croatian miniature painter Julije Klović (1498-1578), the gallery hosts large-scale art exhibitions by both domestic and international artists. On the opposite side of the square from the gallery is the "Fisherman" sculpture by Simeon Roksandić. It adorns the Upper Town’s first fountain, built in 1911.

Behind St Catherine’s church there is a beautiful view from Gradec towards Kaptol, the cathedral, Dolac market and the main square. The monumental dome of Mirogoj cemetery and the green foothills of Mount Medvednica are clearly visible in the distance.

Celebrities about Zagreb

Baka DJ, Ruth Flowers

Baka DJ, Ruth Flowers

Zagreb is beautiful, but the people thrilled me the most. Everybody is so kind and outgoing. I could not wish for better hosts.

Source: Hotel Antunović Zagreb

50Cent

50Cent

I was very looking forward to coming to Zagreb, especially because my mother travelled with me. My people found out everything about it, so that we could see the main stuff in the city!

Source: Hotel Antunović Zagreb

Alex Kapranos

Alex Kapranos

Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand) wrote about Zagreb on his blog: http://bit.ly/nO3yin

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Eric Sardinas

Eric Sardinas

I am looking forward to Zagreb as a destination where I always feel good. It seems it has been too long since the last time I was here, although it was just a year or so. 

Source: www.muzika.hr

Chris Urbanowicz

Chris Urbanowicz

I remember our performance at INmusic festival. We can hardly wait to see our fans again. I expect it to be very exciting.

Source: www.tportal.hr

Juliette Gréco

Juliette Gréco

I remember Zagreb as a beautiful city, and the people I met were very nice and offered me a warm welcome. The audience was wonderful as well. Really, that concert has been like a lovely souvenir.

Source: www.muzika.hr

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg (actor) spent the autumn in Zagreb in 2007: Zagreb is an incredible town. I enjoyed sightseeing the old parts of the town, and at night I went to clubs. I was thrilled that it was near Austria and Italy, so I visited Venice, Milan, Ljubljana, Graz, Split... over the weekends.

Source: www.vjesnik.com

David Byrne

David Byrne

If we leave out the hills in one part of the town, Zagreb is a perfect town for cycling. vid Byrne (Talking Heads) on releasing his book Cycling Diaries

Source: www.mvinfo.hr

Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly

We're enjoying this Tuesday in Zagreb. We're heading onto the main stage of the INmusic Festival soon.

Source: INmusic festival

Foals

Foals

We're excited about our first concert in Croatia and delighted that we had the opportunity to walk around the wonderful city of Zagreb.

Source: INmusic festival