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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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  • It is the turning road down the cable car station, slightly to the left of the first, turn right you can cross the street and you soon left the Church. You could enter the tourists. Boosters in the mural was painted on the ceiling and walls.
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  • This Cathedral's exterior is under repair, but the interior is worth a stop as it's really attractive. It's located in a very touristy area, so you can't miss it, and it's certainly worth a stop. In a...  read more »
  • What boggles my mind is that the Orthodox Cathedral in Zagreb is not mentioned at all in the otherwise good 'Step by Step' guide booklet provided by the tourism office!!! Was this just an 'oversight' ...  read more »
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