The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

This late historicist church was built in 1902.

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It was designed by Zagreb architect Janko Holjac and it makes a perfect example of neo-baroque sacral architecture. It was built owing to the influence and a donation of 60,000 forints by Bishop Juraj Haulik. In addition to this second biggest church in Zagreb (after the cathedral), a monastery was also built. The basilica is located in Lower Town's central part. Since no zoning on micro-level has been performed, the overall impression of the building is somewhat impaired. Its broad nave is covered with a barel-like valut and is illuminated through high side-cahapels. Its plastic classicist-baroque decoration is in harmony with the modern spatial concept characterized by spaciousness and illumination. The church's front is highlighted with square belltowers which, in their upper part, become octagonal and are covered with domes. Domestic masters furnished the church and the main altar was designed by Hermann Bollé. In 1941, Pope Pius XII granted the church the honorary title of basilica minor.

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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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Alex Kapranos

Alex Kapranos

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

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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