Postage stamps with the motifs of St. Mark’s Church and Dolac market are part of a commemorative set called “Croatian tourism – Zagreb”
Hrvatska pošta (Croatian Post), Zageb Tourist Board and the City of Zagreb have created a set of Zagreb-themed postage stamps which were presented to the public on June 10. The series, called “Croatian Tourism – Zagreb” is based on photo by Davor Rostuhar and it was designed by Vladimir Buzolić-Stegu. The stamps cost 2.80 and 5.80 HRK and there are only 200 pieces of each. The stamps have been issued in 10-stamp sheetlets, and there is also the First Day Cover (FDC) issued by Croatian Post.
You can buy them here.
St. Mark’s Church
This 13th-century church, radically reconstructed in the 14th ct, when it obtained its Gothic features, is one of Zagreb’s most emblematic buildings. Its colorful tiled roof, constructed in 1880, has the medieval coat of arms of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia on the left side, and the emblem of Zagreb on the right and it’s one of the most recognisable symbols of the city. The Gothic portal on the south side, composed of 15 figures in shallow niches, was sculpted in the 14th century and it’s the church’s most valuable part.
The interior contains sculptures by Ivan Meštrović and you can enter it only at Mass times.
Zagreb’s belly, as they call it, is one of the most popular spots in the city, both for tourists and for locals. Open in 1930, the market now has three levels where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy produce and fish. Many of the restaurants nearby have menus which change daily, based on what’s available at the market.
Fun fact: Jackie Chan filmed a movie at Dolac, read more about it here
Photos from Hrvatska pošta.