To be honest, I don't know much about the Evangelists and have never entered into this church, although have passed by so many times. It is situated in the center of the city, very close to Croatian National Theatre.
The church was constructed at the end of the 19th century, following the plans of architects Schmidt and Hermann Bolle. It is very pitoresque, made completely of red brick, and is part of the city recognizable sights.
Originally this building was for the National and University Library, but now it houses the State Archives. It is widely considered to be the best Art Nouveau building in Croatia, built by Rudolf Lubynski between 1910 and 1913 (thanks for the information, Niksa!).
Tkalciceva street is full of small restaurants,caffes and bars. You can take a break during your tour. You should taste the delicious desert of "Ivica i Marica " ( 2nd photo ) All their products are hand made and using brown sugar.
This is a beautiful shopping passage right in the center of Zagreb. It houses lots of expensive shops like one for ties (kravats) which were originally coming from here after the French soldiers who had tied some cloth around their necks.
During the day this square is full of people and bars. Contained within the square is a statue of the poet Petra Preradovica. Behind this statue lies the Orthodox Church of the Holy Transfiguration of the Lord.
Walking through the streets of the lower town as evening approached we came across this lone baloon seller hoping for that final sale for the day. Everyone else had closed up and headed home because it was Saturday evening.
Ilica pronounced as "I-li-sa" is a very long street with shops dotted along its meander. Having been in Milan the week before, the Ilica pales in comparison with the OTT experience of Milan. While Monte Napoleano appears rich, classy and in your face, the Ilica is more your run of the mill shopping experience with Marks and Spencer, Continental fashion chains like Benetton, Esprit, Mango and of course Croatian departmental stores.
Serbian Orthodox Church was built in 1864 and stands on the one of the most beautiful city squares, Cvijetni trg, which is situated right in the heart of the town. Actually, the square is named after poet Petar Preradovic, but great majority of the locals call it colloguialy Cvijetni trg (The Flowers Square). The interiors of the church is under major reconstructions now and the works will last at least one year.
I took this pictures on January 6, 2006 in occasion of Orthodox Christmas.
Oktogon (octagonal) is a kind of "L" - shaped gallery which conects two of the most bussiest city squares; Trg Bana Josipa Jelacica and Cvjetni trg. It was pretty much neglected, but nowadays the old glory is coming back again. Here you can buy "kravata" (tie) Croata, world wide famous product which is originaly Croatian.
The ex mosque, which is now exhibition friendly is a perfect spot for having a beer with my buddies & chilling... I used to spend a lot of time there, under those lights & around all those skaters.
A while ago there was an exhibition with the best National Geographic photos that was going all around the world & evidently stopped in Zagreb for a while. With its circular inside, the mosque was an extremely appropriate exhibition space. And the photography was amazing, of course.
There was also a period of time when parties were held inside, right around the beginning of the trance music era, so beginning of the nineties I'd say...
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