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Umjetnicki paviljon - The Art Pavillion
Favorite thing: Umjetnicki paviljon, the Art Pavillion, in front of which stands the statue of famous Croatian Renaissance artist Andrija Medulic made by Ivan Mestrovic, is an exibition hall where the major and most important exibitions take place.
This are very recent pics of the Art Pavillion, snaped on May 22nd, 2013., the building is finally completelly restaurated after several years of hard workings and looks magnificent.
Fondest memory: On the rear side of the pavillion, in its ground floor, there is one of the best restaurants in Zagreb.
Kamenita vrata - the Stone Gate
Favorite thing: The Stone Gate is one of the city emblems and place where the story of so-called Upper Town begins. It used to be a part of the city walls, built most probably in 1266, that once stood around the old town. At that times The Stone Gate displayed a painting of the Mother of God.
According to legend, a great fire consumed all the wooden elements of the gate in 1731, except for the painting of the Blessed Virgin and Child, which was found in the ashes, miraculously undamaged. This legend inspired a belief in the miraculous nature of the painting, and in order to commemorate the event gratefull citizens built a small chapel within the arch of the gate, which still houses the miraculously saved paintings. Since that time this small chapel become a place of worship and the biggest shrine of the town. Chapel is regularly visited by the locals who come to light a candle and thank the Lady for protecting them.
Fondest memory: Since 1991 Mother of God of the Stone Gate is the patron saint of Zagreb.
The Stone Gate is easily accessible from the main square, by Radiceva street up some 300m and there is Trg Brace Hrvatskog Zmaja where the monument of St. George is situated.
Trg Brace Hrvatskog Zmaja
Favorite thing: Braca Hrvatskog Zmaja (The Knights Order of the Dragon) was first founded in 1408 by Croato-Ungarin King Sigismund, under the name of Ordo Equestris Dragonis. This secret organisation, which members could have been Croats of noble origins, had in its beginning the one purpose only, to defend catholicism against pagans, schismatics and enemies of the faith. During centuries though it transformed into historical and cultural society. The seat of the society is at the first floor of the tower above Kamenita vrata (The Stone Gate).
After long period of silence, the society was re-established in 1905, and in ocasion of the 90th anniversary this small square in front of the Stone Gate was named Trg Brace Hrvatskog Zmaja.
Fondest memory: The equestrian statue of St. George is work of Austrian sculptors A. Kompatscher and A. Winder. and it shows St. George after his fight with dragon. The statue was originally located in Mallnitz, Austria, in front of Villa Liebermann and in 1937 was given as a gift to Croatatian Duke Ivan Mazuranic. The statue was located in Villa Mazuranic until 1994 and since that time is located at the new place in fron of the Stone Gate.
Favorite thing: Here stands the statue to King Tomislav, the first King of the medieval state of Croatia, after whom the square is named. King Tomislav Square is a large park with a fountain in the middle and the Art Pavillion on its northern side. It is a part of so-called "Lenuci's horseshoe".
The sculpture is work of Robert Franges-Mihanovic 1927-1934.
Fondest memory: Just a few words about the history, King Tomislav was crowned as a king in 925 AD and disappeared in 928 AD. Sounds alike incredible story that one king could disappearing and yet so it happened. It is not known to this day where King Tomislav was buried or how he died, he just disappeared as if never excisted.
Tomislav founded mighty kingdom that excisted between 923 - 1102 AD and yet very little if nothing is mentioned in world's history books about this knigdom which in times of its excistance was mightier then England.
King Tomislav is historical fact, no dounts about it, by decree of the Holy Catholic Church in Rome he was crowned first Croatian king. His disappearing, however, and the fact that his tomb was never found created many legends about him.
The Column of Holy Mary
Favorite thing: The column of the Holy Mary stands in the middle of the Kaptol Square, right in front of the Cathedral. In the lower part of the column there are sculptures and the fountain.
It is work of Antun Dominik Fernkom from 1865, while the fountain is designed by Herman Bolle in 1880.
Fondest memory: I'll tell you the little secret; this is the most refreshing sight of the town in the hot summer days and nights. The gentle breeze blows constantly from the direction of north, where the Sljeme Hill is situated. Ceck it when in Zagreb.
Favorite thing: The magnificent string of eight parks of Donji grad (the Lower Town) make up "Lenuzzijevu zelenu potkovu" (Lenuzi's green horseshoe), which is the most valuable and original contribution of urban-planing carried out at the end of the 19th century.
Fondest memory: Tomislavov Trg (the King Tomisla Square) is the first impression of Zagreb to all those who arriving by train. The moment a visitor is stepping out of the Railway Station, the city of Zagreb is starting its seductive game offering view at own "stomach". For most of the visitors it is love at first sight.
Hrvatsko Narodno Kazaliste
Favorite thing: The monumental building of the Croatian National Theatre is the central building on Marshal Tito Square. It was built in 1894/95 according to the designs of famous Viennese architects, Hellmer and Fellner.
Fondest memory: The Marsal Tito Square is probably the most beautiful square in the town. Besides the theatre, here are situated Art and Craft Museum, The University and a few other representative palaces.
Favorite thing: The very same spot in a different season. This picture was taken in the first week of January 2003, Zagreb was covered by the snow.
Fondest memory: We use to say "beli Zagreb grad" (the White Zagreb) for our town. That nickname dates from the begining of the 20th century and was given because of the white coloured facades of the houses. Nowadays, it nickname suits to the town only when covered by the snow.
Favorite thing: The Meteorological Column, designed by the architect Herman Bolle, stands in the northern side of the Park Zrinjevac.
Fondest memory: Most of the citizens, when passing by, stop for a moment to observe the weather conditions, especially if the current waeather conditions are bad.
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