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Croatian National Theatre - HNK, Zagreb: 27 reviews and 52 photos
Zagreb's theatrical history goes back into the far 11th century, when, like in most European towns, a certain type of medieval theatre performances used to take place in churches and town squares. In the 16th century performances took place in religious schools on Kaptol and on the streets of the neighbouring Gradec.
As the town was spreading, the need for a new theatre space was obvious and it was decided that a new national theatre must be built on a spacious square in the Lower part of the town that, according to the urban plan, would become a certain cultural centre.
The blueprints were ordered from the famous Viennese architects Ferdinand Fellner and Herman Helmer, authors of 40 more European theatre buildings. After only 16 and half months of construction works, the theatre building was finished according to plans and it was ceremoniously opened by the emperor Franz Joseph.
The neo-baroque building of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb is surrounded by numerous buildings that have a great monumental value and which represent the Croatian architecture of the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.
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