Saturday, March 30, 2013

Zagreb Upper Town: The Church Of St. Mark

Church of St Mark

The Church of St Mark is easily recognizable by its brightly colored tile roof, bearing the coats of arms of Croatia, Dalmatia, Savonia, and Zagreb city. The roof was actually a recent addition, which took place in the late 1800s. The first Church of St Mark was documented as far back as the mid 1200s. Since that time many changes have been made to the church but a Romanesque window, and a Gothic doorway by Ivan Parler, still remain from the original structure. A series of niches in the door contain statues of the twelve apostles, along with Jesus, Mary, and St Mark.
Even the cobblestones around the church impressed us.
It was worth the walk, even on a rainy day. Oh, and there's a good reason it's called the Upper Town...

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