Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral, Zagreb

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Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral or Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord is a Serbian Orthodox Cathedral located on the Petar Preradović Square in Zagreb, Croatia. It was built in 1865–66 according to designs of architect Franjo Klein. It is ecclessiastically part of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana and its cathedral.HistoryOld St. Marguerite churchA wooden Catholic church dedicated to St. Marguerite was located on the place of the modern day cathedral in the 14th century. The church was restored in the 16th and 17th century. Between 1372 and the 19th century, the annual St. Marguerite fair was organized on the square. In the 18th century the church was burned down in a fire and in its place a new one was built with bulbous steeple.Duding the Josephinism period the state implemented significant reforms that affected life of religious communities. In 1781 Patent of Toleration extended religious freedom to non-Catholic Christians living in Habsburg lands and was followed by 1782 Edict of Tolerance. By city government decision the old church was offered at auction and sold to the Zagreb Orthodox Parish for 4000 Austro-Hungarian forint. In 1848, during Revolutions of 1848, the Orthodox Parish added the suffix Serbian in its name since by that time the Serbs significantly outnumbered local Greeks and Aromanians.
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  • July 18, 2017
    Easy to access and very centrally located. it is beautiful inside. outside this are some nice eating joints.. i had visited in the morning and then had breakfast at a cafe just opposite the cathedral.  more »
  • June 22, 2017
    On flower square you can visit nice Ortodox Church. Candle you can burn outside of church if you want to go with ortodox ritual.  more »
  • May 23, 2017
    This is a must see if you are in the city as it's very close to where it's all happening. It's a beautiful building & admission is free. The inside is also very impressive. They do like arms & legs to...  more »

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