The picturesque church of St. Mark is one of the oldest buildings in Zagreb and one of its symbols. It is mentioned in a list of parish churches in the Kaptol Statute of 1334. It was built in the 13th century. On the north-west wall is the oldest coat of arms of Zagreb from 1499.
The church was completely restored in the second half of the 19th century according to the plans of Viennese architects Friedrich Schmidt and Herman Bolle and again restored in the first half of the 20th century.
In the past, the square around the church took place in the main living of Gradec - fairs, trade, public punishment. At the altar of St. Cross in the church or in front of the church, during the history the members of the City Council, municipal judge and Croatian bans were giving the oath and guilds would take their flags. On several occasions, she was targeted for demolition which, fortunately, was prevented by many prominent citizens of Zagreb. Church is covered by a roof with two coats of arms: the Triune Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia, and the coat of arms of the city of Zagreb.
Zagreb is the capital of Croatia since 16th century. Today it is a real center of industry, education, economy and cultural life in country. Today the population of Zagreb is approx. 1 million, and the city area is on 641 km2 (247 sq mi). So Zagreb is not only the old center of the city, there is so much more to see...Learn more
If you want to know some country the best way is to get to know it's capital. More and more tourists are visiting Zagreb every year. And you know why? Because Zagreb is proud capital of Croatia since 16th century and first written documents are from 11th century. Because of that long period it has amazing history. With population of 1 million it became a real center of industry, education, economy and cultural life in Croatia, but still has kept it's charm, it's traditions, it's spirit, the city where social life is happening in coffee bars, on the streets and in the parks...Learn more