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Beautiful example of Croatian Art Nouveau

Very nice building and a beautiful example of Croatian Art Nouveau. Many details and decorative... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2015
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Very interesting and beautiful interior

You have to go on a tour with a guide. When I went, there was only one other person on the tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Marulicev trg 21, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4801 999
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to go on a tour with a guide. When I went, there was only one other person on the tour. I think they only have the tour once, maybe twice a day, so be sure you check the times before you go. Tour...More

1  Thank BBSF12345
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Located on the site of the University of Zagreb, this was once the student's library. The reading lamps in the smaller side rooms were designed specifically for the space by the architect and the stained glass in the ceilings is magnificent. The main reading room...More

1  Thank mark0p0lo
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Zagreb's enormous State Archives Building is beautiful, both inside and outside. It's also very conveniently located on Zagreb's 'horseshoe-shaped green belt' route - across from the Botanical Gardens. For a building that's over 100 years old, it's in superb condition. There are at least two...More

Thank starlightShanghai
Reviewed 13 August 2016

As a Zagreb resident I was always postponing my visit to this attraction as I travel a lot abroad during which visit all this nice places and attractions there. But when I finally entered this building I was really impressed and felt sorry that I...More

Thank TomoB
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

great building inside and out. take the tour (I think every day at 10 and 1 - you can ask at the desk.). the reading room is fabulous but make sure you check out the smaller rooms as well. 20 HRK. definitely worth it if...More

Thank J0nnyAppleseed
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We would not have visited this building except a relative insisted we go. The building is beautifulfrom the outside with the exception of some owls on the roof, but they were put there to scare aware animals during construction. You must go inside and take...More

Thank Traveler0922
Reviewed 16 January 2016

If you are expecting French/Belgian art nouveau with it's curly organic lines or even the more simple and straight Viennese sessionist art nouveau style, you wil be disappointed. This is Croatian art nouveau and while pleasant is not very distinctive. This is the old university...More

Thank tradIndy
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The beautiful building, the perfect example of the Modern Style (known as the Art Nouveau), was opened in 1913, intentionally built to house the University Library and the State Archive. The author is Croatian architect Rudolf Lubynski and the interior keeps many works from the...More

1  Thank Borzov
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Very nice building and a beautiful example of Croatian Art Nouveau. Many details and decorative elements on the facade, especially the rooftop groups of globebearing owls.

Thank carolineenwillem
Reviewed 22 October 2014

I took a tour of this gorgeous building with a few friends before settling down to do some research. The tour was interesting and informative, was free of charge, and last about an hour.

3  Thank merry_vermont
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