Friday, February 21, 2014

Zagreb Cathedral

While visiting the capital city of Croatia, a stop at the Zagreb Cathedral is a must. The Zagreb Cathedral is the tallest building in Croatia, its spires stand 344 feet tall and can be seen from most vantage points in the city.

The Zagreb Cathedral in a Roman Catholic institution, dedicated to the Assumption of Mark and to kings of St. Stephen and St. Ladislaus.

Construction started in 1093, but was successively destroyed by the Tatars in 1242, the Ottoman Empire invasions at the end of the 15th century and the 1880 Zagreb earthquake. The invasions triggered the construction of fortification walls around the cathedral, much of which are still intact today. After the earthquake, the Zagreb Cathedral was severely damaged, its tower was beyond repair. The restoration that followed, brought the cathedral to its present form, a wonder of neo-gothic artistry.

A stop at the Zagreb Cathedral is worth your time in Zagreb. Start planning your European Vacation with Celtic Tours World Vacations

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