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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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Lodging in Croatia's capital Zagreb maintains a high standard, with many centrally located hotels offering significant weekend discounts on their finest rooms. Hostels remain the most affordable option for budget-minded travelers visiting for a day or two, providing small but neat rooms only steps away from the city's most popular bars, clubs, and restaurants. For something a bit quieter, look for self-catering apartments and guesthouses in the city's residential neighborhoods, where you can park for free and get a good night's sleep.
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  • This is the entrance to the old town but above all this is a place where one have to say prayer. When you are passing by lid a candle and say a pray  more »
  • This lovely religious grotto may to many simply be a place to shade themselves from the sun. However, to many others it has a deep religious meaning and we saw a man crying and others praying here. Th...  more »
  • While this has a great historical and religious story, it is also a spot or respite on a busy or hot day. There are inordinate crowds that smash up against the relic for photos while more pious people...  more »
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  • 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!
  • An picturesque place to sit down and have a drink of coffee while breathing in the history.
  • Interesting historic location visited as part of our walk around town
  • 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.
  • 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...