Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), Zagreb

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In 1731, a disastrous fire burned down all the wooden parts of Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata), except the one item that was later found in the ashes: a painting of the Virgin and Child. Since then, this 13th-century gate has been a famous pilgrimage site. In the passageway you'll see a chapel dedicated to the Mother of God with her statuette, and plaques that the locals leave to convey gratitude to loved ones. They consider this place one of the symbols of the city. You may light a candle if you wish. Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Zagreb Edition.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This stone door in ancient times was originally made of wood, then in 18 century when stone head in the future fully furnished apartments in die 鞏-solid model courses. After door staff gifts the bride, you put a Madonna of the Yarnwinder. Many people hold 蠟 燭 and bird's flowers, this mean gifts in the future meeting the power of pray.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I don't know where is the holiness taken from but this spot serves as the place to bring your wishes and expect them to come true. Finally the place is closed for trafiic- it's about time.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Old city gate high, converted into a chapel, with two banks of oratory, where the faithful thank the Virgin her intercession.
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  • April 27, 2017
    Stone Gate is one of the most poplar and famous symbol of Croatian capital and Zagreb center. It is an altar to the mother Mary, St. Mary of Stone Gate's. I do't know a lot about history how Mother of God, Virgin Maria picture survived the fire which has happened in Zagreb in 18. century on Upper - town, but there is an old story about it Zagreb citizens will tell you. The fact is that Stone Gate,..is symbol where most of Zagreb citizens and Croatian as well go to pray to mother Mary. This is the place where you can light a candle and pray for your needs and suffering! And we believe that Mother listen our prayers. Also you can leave a flowers, which mostly are roses as sign of gratitude. I light my candle many times. It is really special feel, so if You ever visit Zagreb go on Stone Gate through Radić's street You will see a stairs on the right side off. Near mother Mary altar is St. Anthony statue so lilies are flowers which also people leave. If you are a tourist I recommend this place for truly peaceful experience no matter are you religious or not. The best and have a nice day in Zagreb!
  • June 19, 2017
    An picturesque place to sit down and have a drink of coffee while breathing in the history.
  • July 2, 2017
    Interesting historic location visited as part of our walk around town
  • May 9, 2017
    The Stone Gate is absolute must for every visitor of Zagreb. Lately, there have been some thieves stealing purses and documents from tourists, exactly at the points of interests. It had been reported to the local police, but please AVOID carrying bacpacks and loose bags. To our knowledge, some of the thieves are these on photo.
  • January 16, 2017
    The chapel, the gate to the medieval Upper town, home of Dora Krupiceva, a girl from the 16th c. legend of Croatian Romeo and Juliette, a sanctuary to all natives and foreigners in dire situations lighting a candle and saying a prayer for help, compassion and a solution from the Holy Mary. A popular place with funny advice not to pass between the iron barriers otherwise you will never marry. The rooftop spiky protection against witches flying at night try to land. So many thank you notes on the walls and a small door leading to the magnificent hall of the most notorious Croatian secret society...

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