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  • Kurija Matije Stoklasa
    Kurija Matije Stoklasa
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  • Kurija Tome Kovacevica
    Kurija Tome Kovacevica
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  • Kaptol 1, kurija Petar Puc
    Kaptol 1, kurija Petar Puc
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    Kaptolska kurija - Kaptol nr. 2

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 14, 2013

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    Curia are actually the residences of high-ranking priests in the hierarchy of national congregations. Such residences are located very close to the Cathedral. In essence, such manor is residential home of canon priest (clergyman) or prebendar.
    Canon is a priest or minister who is a member of certain bodies of the christian clergy, subject to an ecclesiastical rule (canon).
    Prebendaries have a role in the administration of the Cathedral. A prebend is a type of benefice, which was usually drawn from specific sources in the income from the cathedral estates. When attending cathedral services, prebendaries sit in particular seats, usually at the back of the choir stalls.
    The curia at Kaptol 2 was newly reconstructed.

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    Kaptolske kurije

    by croisbeauty Updated Mar 6, 2013

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    Kurija (from Latin "curia") is summary name for the buildings which are property of the catholic church. The name derives from "Curia Romana", which is the body of congregations, offices, permanent commissions....., etc. that assist the pope in the government and administration of the church.
    The Croatian Catholic Church has its seat in the town of Zagreb, more precisely, the entire area of the Kaptol belongs to the church. There are number of fine looking houses and palaces all alongside Nova Ves street serving as the Bishop's residences or important church offices. Each curia is homestay of the canons, highly ranked priests who are governing of the Croatian congregation.
    The Provost, built between 1543 and 1571, is the seat of the President of canonical choir.

    Kaptol 1, kurija Petar Puc Kaptol 7, Prepostija Kaptol 8, kurija Tome Kovacevica Kaptol 6, Negoticka kurija Kaptol 2

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    Manneken Pis?

    by croisbeauty Written Mar 18, 2012

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    It almost could be said that Zagreb has its own Manneken Pis, which isn't that famous as the one in Brussels. I am joking, of course, this is sculpture by A. Augustincic, a famous Croatian sculptor of modernism, and the part of the city fountain which is situated in Trg Kralja Petra Svacica, just a foot disrance from the hotel Esplanade-Regent.

    Sculpture

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    Veliki Tabor

    by croisbeauty Updated Sep 18, 2011

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    Veliki Tabor; is the ancient fortress of the Ratkay Counts from the fifteenth century. This Gothic/Renaissance structure emanates the tragic fate of Veronika of Desinic, who was placed in the walls of the fortress as punishment.
    The castle itself have served as defending fortress against the constant attacks of the Turks and is one of the biggest in Croatia.

    Veliki Tabor
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    Kalina House

    by croisbeauty Written Sep 18, 2011

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    Right at the corner of Gunduliceva and Masarykova street stands this beautiful house, known also as Kalina House. It is the first house in Zagreb built in the Secesionists style, startin in 1903 and finished a year after it. Kalina was industrialist, the owner of ceramic factory and his house is coated by the ceramic tiles made in his factory.

    Kalina House the corner of Gunduliceva and Massarykova

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    day trip to Ljubljana (by train)

    by iaint Updated Aug 4, 2009

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    It is quite feasible to take a day trip to Ljubljana by train. Journey time is just over 2 hours for 142 km.

    With the summer 09 timetable you could leave Zagreb at 09.00 to be in Ljubljana about 11.30. The 18.35 return would be your best bet.

    Time for a good lunch with some sightseeing either side, and back in Zagreb for a late dinner. Check the website for current timetables (it has an English version)

    My return (bought in Ljubljana) cost me €29 in 1st class (would have been €19 in 2nd) but I was not going for the day and reductions might be available.

    The station in Ljubljana is ideally placed for a trip like this - right on the edge of the city centre.

    Remember to take your passport - Croatia was still outside the EU when I travelled, and stringent border checks will take place.

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    Natural Park Medvednica

    by yumyum Written May 6, 2007

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    In the hills or mountains behind Zagreb there are lots of hiking paths and little towns. If you have excess time you may want to consider visiting Medvegrad and its castle. Make sure you get yourself some decent map and information from the tourist office.

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    Sv. Josipa church

    by yumyum Written May 6, 2007

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    I saw this church from the tram when I took the picture. One day when I walked by I visited it. There are continously worshipping people going in. The actual church was closed but could be viewed through the glass doors but there is a gallery with holy pictures and a small chapel where people come to pray.

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    Sv. Josipa church

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    Stone head

    by graeme83 Written Feb 7, 2007

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    On the corner of the house at number 8 is the head of Matija Gubec, the leader of the great peasent uprising against feudal lords in 1573. According to legend he was executed on this spot in St. Mark's Square

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    just relax

    by ivanab Updated Oct 7, 2006

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    This is my favourite park...On a beautiful day like this one you can just sit on the bench and look at the people around you...old ladies talking, couples taking a walk, people walking their dogs and children playing. Such a peaceful place but at the same time so full of life. And it's in the centre of the town, so it easy to reach.

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    Zagreb growing

    by ivanab Updated Oct 7, 2006

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    In last two years, some parts of Zagreb got a completely new look. Old buildings tored down, new business and living buildings growing, new shopping centres opening every month...
    On this picture you can see new buildt hotel Antunovic, one of the best new hotels in Zagreb.

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    Brilliant little cafe.

    by planxty Written Sep 8, 2006

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    OK, I have to be perfectly honest, your chances of finding this place as a traveller to Zagreb are fairly remote. It is nothing remarkable, yet for me, it provided some of the most memorable experiences of my time there - I'll explain why later.

    If you are staying at the rather good I Hotel (which itself should qualify for an "off the beaten path" tip) it is about five minutes walk away. Ask at the Hotel where the bus stop is (for the bus into town), and this place is right opposite it.

    I happened to be in Croatia when the World Cup (soccer / football, depending on where you're from) was on. Now, Croatians love football, and they're not bad at it. Anyway, I wandered into this place, which is effectively a locals pub (I don't think they get any foreigners here) and was treated with the greatest friendliness.

    Now, my Croation extends to about two words and a lot of hand-waving, but that didn't seem to matter. We all sat down to watch the football and conversed in the international language of gestures and facial expressions. For me it epitomised (and I hope I'm not sounding ridiculous here) the reasons I travel. Sitting with a bunch of complete strangers, watching the game and having a beer, without a common word between us all and yet we had some of the best nights (I kept going back). After about two days I was a "regular" and treated like one of the locals - they even asked me my opinion of the betting on the games!

    As for the practicalities, there is a great selection of drink (especially beer), the staff are wonderfully friendly, and the toilets are spotless - what else do you need to know?

    Just another great few nights on the road, which will live with me for a long time.

    Caffe Bar Zuna, Zagreb, Croatia. New friends, Caffe Bar Zuna, Zagreb, Croatia. Goodies fridge, Caffe Bar Zuna, Zagreb, Croatia. New friends, Caffe Bar Zuna, Zagreb, Croatia.
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    Cibona Tower

    by Gili_S Written Nov 19, 2005

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    I assume the city is in constant changing, some for good and some maybe not so good. Anyhow, not only old city buildings and churches but also new modern building are nice to see. Like the Cibona skyscraper just next to Cibona basketball stadium.

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    castle in Samobor

    by dbrener Written Jun 28, 2005

    When you find your way to Samobor, don't miss the castle I mentioned; although it's quite devastated, it's an amazing experience just to climb and walk around its broken walls. I take all of the IAESTE trainees there and I never regretted it! :)

    the ruins of the Samobor castle
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    Samobor

    by dbrener Written Jun 27, 2005

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    Samobor is a nice little place just some 15 km away from Zagreb... It's a complete contrast, peaceful and serene, a real place to relax, eat something and enjoy. It's said they make the best creampies in Croatia. You can also check out the castle on the hill... You have about 10 minutes of climbing and a choice of whether you'll climb the window in front or go around on steep terrain. It's completely devastated, but you'll see gleams of the beautiful architecture that was once there...

    a serene square of Samobor
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