The Palace of HAZU

Friedrich Schmidt, 1877 - 1980, built in the forms of Italian Renaissance, adepted to new technical conditions and functional space requirements.

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The Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences the highest institution devoted to science and art in Croatia, is housed in a NeoRenaissance palace that was built exactly for this purpose in 1880. It is the only palace (in the real sense of the word) in Zagreb.

Towards the back of the entrance hall is the Baška Tablet, one of the oldest stone inscriptions written in the Croatian language. Dating from the turn of the 12th century, the inscription is written in Glagolitic, the highly decorative script used in Croatia before Roman letters became more widespread.

Upstairs is the Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters, displaying works of art from the 15th to the 19th century. Based on the private collection of the Academy’s founder, Bishop J. J. Strossmayer, the gallery includes works attributed to Tintoretto, Veronese, El Greco and many more. One should not miss the unforgettable Baroque painting “Abraham sacrifices Isaac” by Federiko Benković.

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Celebrities about 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.

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Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly

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

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Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel

I like Lisinski very much. It was very intense to perform there, because people came, listened carefully and felt the music in their hearts. Lisinski is a beautiful concert hall, and I am very honored to be performing there. I have wonderful memories of my first performance in Lisinski.

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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.

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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

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Courtney Thorne Smith

Courtney Thorne Smith

Thank you for one of the best hotel experience ever. The rooms were extraordinary, the staff was great, and every moment was beautiful. And Zagreb... magical! All the best!

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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.

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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

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.

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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