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  • Josip Juraj Strossmayer Square - Zagreb
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The statue of Bishop Strossmayer, work of famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic from 1926, stands in the park on J. J. Strossmayer Square. Bishop Strossmayer was one of the most significant donators of arts and founder of many important institutions in Croatia. He is also known for strong opposig to rigid catholic dogmas, struggling for more independency given to national catholic churches.
In the back of the statue there is the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts building.

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  • Updated Sep 18, 2011
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