Corso Coffeehouse to Be Renovated

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On International Museum Day, Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić and his associates visited the building where the former Corso Coffeehouse used to be located. As part of the revitalization of the historic core of Zagreb project, the building will be renovated and it will serve its original purpose once again.


The City of Zagreb and the State Property Ministry of the Republic of Croatia have reached an agreement on ownership change, meaning that the Corso Coffeehouse building at the corner of Ilica and Gundulićeva, owned by the Republic of Croatia, will be given to the City, while two buildings owned by the City and used by state institutions, The High Misdemeanor Court in Šenoina 30 and the Ministry of Finance in Frankopanska 1, will be given to the Republic of Croatia.

“Corso Coffeehouse was one of the most notable coffeehouses in Zagreb where prominent writers, directors and actors loved spending their time in the early 1900s,” Mayor Bandić said, adding that he and Goran Marić, current state property minister, have been working on this project for the past three months.

Sanja Cvjetko Jerković, Head of the City Planning and Development Office, added that this building is a protected cultural good and, in that spirit, all the integral parts of the building’s interior, some of which are now missing, will be restored.


This is what its interior used to look like:

Corso unutrašnjost

Corso unutrašnjost 2

Read more about the history of Zagreb coffeehouses here.


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