The Church of St. Mary

Originally a minster, it was turned into a parish church in the early 16th century.

It was built on a plateau cascading towards former lower parts of Kaptol. A chapel of the same name is mentioned here in the 13th century, as well as a church of which it is only known that is belonged to Cistercians. They had their monastery next to it, and a bathing-place on their own land near Potok (today's Tkalčićeva Street). In the early 16th century Cistercians were gone and St.Mary's Church became a parish church.

The oldest preserved drawing of Zagreb (from the 16th century) puts the church next to Kaptol's western wall. It looks very small compared to the cathedral.

In the mid-18th century, the small Gothic church with a tower on its eastern side was gradually extended and turned into a three-nave building. A bell-tower was built on its northern side.

The wedtern entrance with the stairs was made in the late 18th century, but the smaller entrance on the eastern side-the one with a baroque portal-is used more frequently.

The marble main altar with the statues of St. peter and Paul and angels was installed in 1768. The fresco behind it was painted by Slovenian painters Franc and Krištof Jelovšek (father and son).

On four altars in the naves (1772-1773), next to marble statues of saints, the altar paintings of Slovenian painter Anton Cebej used to be. Of these, only The Reverence of Three Wise Men has remained.

All altars statues and the pulpit relief were made by Franjo Rotmann, a sculptor and architect from Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The pulpit is decorated with a masive relief showing the preaching of St.John the Baptist. The church did not suffer any damage in the earthquake of 1880, so masses were held in it while the cathedral was being repaired.

Today, St.Mary's Church is surrounded with modern buildings, erected after renovation of Dolac in 1925 (when the Cistercian monastery was demolished).

Celebrities about Zagreb

Alex Kapranos

Alex Kapranos

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

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

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

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

THE BLACK KEYS (Patrick)

THE BLACK KEYS (Patrick)

This is our first time in Zagreb. We're really having a great time. We won't be able to see the coast, but we'll get some rest and walk around the city...

Source: INmusic festival

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

The Fratellis (Jon)

The Fratellis (Jon)

Thanks to everybody who came to see us at the INmusic Festival! We're delighted by the city and hope to see you again.

Source: INmusic festival

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona

I am sorry that I have not had the opportunity to stay longer and see a little more, but the Jarun Lake and clubs impressed me, has all the elements of good entertainment.

Source: Hotel Antunović Zagreb

Pixies

Pixies

Big thanks on behalf of the PIXIES for another wonderful day in Zagreb! This is a great festival and a wonderful audience (less rain next time, please!). See you.

Source: INmusic festival