Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints Stephen and Ladislaus, known simply as the Cathedral of Zagreb, Croatia’s largest religious building and one of the most valuable monuments of Croatian cultural heritage.
In the area of present-day cathedral was originally located church built between the 9th and 11th centuries. It is not known if it was destroyed or damaged, but in its place was built a new, larger church. Zagreb Diocese was founded in 1094 by Ladislav and subordinated to the Archdiocese of Esztergom.
Fires and rush of the enemies were responsible for more damage, but the hardest shot faced in the Great Earthquake of 1880. After the earthquake, the cathedral was completely renovated in neo-Gothic style (1880-1906), according to the designs of the Viennese builder F. Schmidt, and construction was led by Hermann Bollé.