Photo of the Day: Centre of Croatia

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Often called the “centre of Croatia,” St. Mark’s Square in the Upper Town in Zagreb is the location of the main government building, parliament building and city council building, all encircling St. Mark’s church with its colourful roof tiles.

The church must have been built as early as the 13th century as is evidenced by the Romanesque window found in its south façade. In the second half of the 14th century, the church was radically reconstructed into a late Gothic church of the three-nave type.

Outside, on the northwest wall of the church lies the oldest coat of arms of Zagreb with the year 1499 engraved in it (the original is kept in the Zagreb City Museum).

On the roof, tiles are laid so that they represent the coat of arms of Zagreb (white castle on red background) and Triune Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia.


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