Basilica of the Heart of Jesus

Zagreb, Croatia

The Basilica of the Heart of Jesus was designed by the Croatian architect Janko Holjac in the neo-Baroque style. It is the second largest church in Zagreb. The construction of the church is tied to the arrival of Jesuits in Zagreb in 1855. For this purpose, the archbishop Juraj Haulik gave a sum of 60,000 forints in 1860. However, political and economic conditions were not favorable for Haulik's idea, and it was revived four decades later by archbishop Juraj Posilović, who donated an additional sum of 12,000 forints. In 1898, a land parcel was bought for the construction of the church in the Palmotićeva street in the Lower town of Zagreb. The basilica of Heart of Jesus was finished and consecrated in 1902, with the construction itself taking slightly over a year. In 1941, the church received the status of minor basilica.

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Founded: 1902
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

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Sime Zonjic (3 years ago)
Beautiful sacral place with nice people in peace
Oly Grgic (3 years ago)
Great place, great story... great history.
John Doe (3 years ago)
Great, so much welth so much poor people in the world.
Jelena Debeljak (3 years ago)
Great supportive people, true Jesuits
Dominic Cai (4 years ago)
Beautiful church. Pictures don't do the artwork justice. Spend some time soaking in the peaceful atmosphere.
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