Galerija Klovićevi Dvori
Housed in a former Jesuit monastery, the gallery is among city’s most prestigious spaces for exhibiting modern Croatian and...
The eastern side of Trg Svetog Marka is taken up by the Croatian sabor (parliament), built in 1910 on the site of baroque 17th- and...
Jesuit Church of St Catherine
This fine baroque church was built between 1620 and 1632. Although battered by fire and earthquake, the facade still gleams and the...
Right by the Stone Gate, in a location that has seen many a restaurant open and close – though this one seems to be here to stay. The...
Stone Gate information
Make sure you take a peek at the Stone Gate, the eastern gate to medieval Gradec Town, now a shrine. According to legend, a great fire in 1731 destroyed every part of the wooden gate except for the painting of the Virgin and Child (by an unknown 17th-century artist). People believe that the painting possesses magical powers and come regularly to pray, light candles and leave flowers. Square stone slabs are engraved with thanks and praise to the Virgin.
On the western facade of the Stone Gate you’ll see a statue of Dora, the hero of an 18th-century historical novel, who lived with her father next to the Stone Gate.