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. Plan your Porta di Pietra (Kamenita Vrata) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Zagreb using our Zagreb day trip planning app .
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  • This stone door in ancient times was originally made of wood, then in 18 century when stone head in the future fully furnished apartments in die 鞏-solid model courses.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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • A relic of old Zagreb and those of the faithful. You can feel the energy when you enter the passageway. The wooden painting that survived the fire at the turn of the century still is housed in this archway. May come to pray to Mother Mary for help. You will find many stone tiles thanking the Mother for helping heal them of their ailments. There is also a small row of pews for those who with to sit and pray, meditate or give thanks. It's a lovely holy place with a lot of energy. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND any one who visits Zagreb to come by this mini holy site.
  • I find it so sad that people go here and still leave with no hope. Jesus Christ is the only place to find hope.
  • I kind of just walked right through, but the other tourists seemed very impressed and taking a ton of pictures sooooo I think it must have been cool.
  • Beautiful place to see and have a quick prayer with others just passing through.
  • 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!

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