The Church of Saint Mark is located in the centre of Saint Mark's Square. It is the parish church of old Zagreb. Church is accessible on foot from Zagreb ban Jelacic square. You can take the shortest funicular ride or walk through the Stone Gate.
Church is Zagreb's famous building because of its signature colourful tiled roof. It is one of the oldest buildings in town dating from the 13th century. The Romanesque window located in its south facade is the best proof for that. In the second half of the 14th century, the Church of Saint Mark was reconstructed. It was turned into a late Gothic church of the three-nave type. Southern portal is equally important as it is the richest looking gothic portal in Croatia. The portal consists of fifteen sculptures (four wooden baroque sculptures and eleven stone gothic sculptures) in eleven niches. Sculptures present Saint Mark, Virgin Mary with the Child and the apostles. The church's special colourful tiled roof was constructed in 1880 by Herman Bolle and Friedrich Schmidt. On it, you will see the emblem of Zagreb on the right, and the medieval coat of arms of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia on the left side. Inside you will see art by Jozo Kljakovic and Ljubo Babic and sculptures by Ivan Mestrovic. The ceiling was was gilded with 22-carat gold leaflets, the frescos were renovated and a new organ has been installed. At the corner of Saint Mark's Square and the Street of Metod and Ciril, was a Town Hall, the seat of the town administration in medieval times. The building has gone through a many of reconstruction phases, and today it is still open for the meetings of the Zagreb City Council.
Seeing that church is mostly closed so if you wish to go inside, we recommend attending the daily mass. You should also not miss out on Zagreb guard-changing ceremony. It is presented in front of Saint Mark's Church from late April to October on weekends at noon.