Take in historic architecture and art at St. Mark's Church. Notice the roof tiles, which depict a white castle on a red background--the coats of arms of the city of Zagreb. Watch for the Romanesque window and Gothic doorway that remain from the original structure. At the southern portal, admire the Gothic sculptures, which represent the twelve apostles, Joseph and Mary with baby Jesus, and St. Mark with the lion. On the northwest wall of the church, you can see the oldest coat of arms of Zagreb from 1499. In the church interior, keep an eye out for two statues by Ivan Mestrovic, considered by many to be the most famous Croatian sculptor of the 20th century. Arrange to visit St. Mark's Church and other attractions in Zagreb using our Zagreb online trip builder.
Tours to St. Mark's Church
St. Mark's Church reviews
Beautiful small church in Zagreb downtown. The Gothic composition of the portal consists of fifteen effigies placed in eleven shallow niches. On top are the statues of Joseph and Mary with the infant Jesus, and below them one can see St. Mark and the Lion; the Twelve Apostles are placed on both sides of the portal (four wooden statues replaced the original ones which had been destroyed). In its artistic composition and the number of statues, this portal is the richest and the most valuable Gothic portal in southern Central Europe.
It is one of the oldest architectural monuments in Zagreb.The Romanesque window found in its south facade is the best evidence that the church must have been built as early as the 13th century as is also the semicircular ground-plan of St. Mary's chapel. In the second half of the 14th century, the church was radically reconstructed.It was then turned 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).
Plan your trip to Zagreb
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Zagreb
Hidden gems in Zagreb
Shopping in Zagreb
Museums in Zagreb
Side trips from Zagreb
Nearby attractions in Zagreb
Trips to St. Mark's Church by other users
14 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Dubrovnik Korcula Town Hvar 16 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Split Hvar Korcula Town 18 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM CANADA Rovinj Plitvice Lakes National Park Zagreb 10 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM BULGARIA Zagreb Plitvice Lakes National Park Krka National Park 11 days in Croatia BY A USER FROM BULGARIA Dubrovnik Korcula Town Split 15 days in Croatian Coast & Central Croatia BY A USER FROM BULGARIA Dubrovnik Korcula Town Hvar