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Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral

  • (worth a detour)
  • less than 1 km
  • Easy
  • Free
  • 1 hour or less
  • 2 2

It looks simple on the outside, but on the inside it has some gems to show!

Petar Preradović Square, Zagreb 10000, Croatia

This cathedral is located on the Petar Preradović Square in Zagreb. It was originally built on the site where the Church of St. Marguerite stood once. This church was sold around 1794. to a couple of Orthodox merchants, so that’s how it became an Orthodox church. In 1866. it was rebuilt to fit the Orthodox aesthetics and needs and it became the Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord. The name of the architect who was in charge of the rebuilding was Franjo Klein, later on it was renovated by another architect, Herman Bolle.

 

The decore inside the Cathedral is simply stunning, so if you’re a fan of Orthodox art, this is definitely the right place for you! The details, the colours, the icons; they are beyond words. The interior as well as the exterior are both well preserved, so this hidden gem is a true candy for your eyes!

 

 

There are no tickets so the entry is completely free of charge! You can visit it throughout the day and in the early evening, they will welcome you with open arms! Feel free to look around in there and take in all the beauty it has to offer!