Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral

Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral was built in 1865–66 according to designs of architect Franjo Klein. It is ecclessiastically part of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana and its cathedral.

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Founded: 1866
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

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sunshine and rain (2 years ago)
One of the nicest churches in the city
Ceva Undeva (2 years ago)
Beautiful place. And the priests and people there are really welcoming.
Stan Bohall (2 years ago)
Beautiful!
Lil’ Weirdo (2 years ago)
I love this place, its so beautiful. I am irthodox so its the right place for me. Even though its serbian, its still orthodox. Check out my other reviews of Zagreb!
Tammy Bonafede (3 years ago)
We saw this church by chance, one the most beautiful Cathedral i have ever seen, with stunning interior and a huge chandelier at the middle ,very peaceful and relaxing to see, it touches your heart. If you want to offer candles, outside the church ( left side ) there's a small Chapel ( not sure if they call it Chapel ) where you can put your candles. If you happens to visit Zagreb this one is worth visiting.
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