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In Martićeva street and the area surrounding it there are many valuable architectural heritage from the era of modernism. Find out what makes it unique.

 
 

Bagdad

Bagdad is a severely dilapidated industrial building of uncertain origin, ownership, and purpose, half-built and never finished, located in the large inner courtyard of Vlaška 79-81 A, on three floors with the impressive total area of 4200 m2.

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Slavic Bank Building

The monumental bank palace situated at one of the busiest intersections in the narrow city centre is a representative work by the architect Hugo Ehrlich.

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The Interior of Znanje Bookshop

The central part of King Zvonimir street, at the peripheral part of the neighbourhood, on the ground floor of the 1939 Gospodarska Sloga (Economic Agreement) building, housed the Znanje bookshop with its sophisticated modernist interior for years.

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Croatian Medical Home

The representative modernist building of the Croatian Medical Home, seat of the Croatian Medical Association, a public association of Croatian physicians, medical professionals and dentists, opened in 1937.

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St. Peters Church

The unassuming church with attractive exterior, dedicated to St. Peter, symbolically divides Vlaška street in half.

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Badel-Gorica Block

The complex of former Badel and Gorica factories, located at the intersection of Martićeva and Šubićeva streets, across today’s Kvatrić market, is one of the neuralgic spots of the eastern part of the central city area.

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Croatian Agricultural Bank building

At the corner of Smičiklasova street, Martićeva street and the tiny Patačićkina street stands an impressive building that encloses the internal residential block. It was built in 1926/27 according to the architect Dionis Sunk’s design. 

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The bishop’s estate

The former bishop’s estate at the intersection of Vlaška and Vončinina streets was the seat of Maksimilijan Vrhovac’s earthly treasure. Vrhovac is responsible for the expansion and planning of the city of Zagreb at the end of the 18th century.

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Rosinger House

Currently under restoration and reconstruction, the Rosinger House is considered one of the classic works of modern Croatian architecture in the ‘Martićeva zone’. 

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Bishop’s Garden House

A small but interesting old house that decorates the panorama of the upper part of Vlaška street is a valuable example of classicist architecture which is extremely important for Zagreb.

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Meštrović’s pavilion

Whether we call impressive building in the middle of Victims of Fascism Square a Mosque, Meštrović’s pavilion or Home of Visual Arts, it’s one of Zagreb’s most instantly recognizable architectural symbols.

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Little Vatican

Formerly owned by the Zagreb Archbishopry, today Little Vatican is a monumental cluster of residential apartments.

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Wellisch House

Drago Ibler also designed another residential and building in the ‘Martićeva Zone’, the Wellisch House.

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Vitić Skyscraper

Despite the relative deterioration, the ‘Vitić skyscraper’ is a highly desirable residential location.

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Maldoror

The word Maldoror can have many meanings – the protagonist of Comte de Lautreamont’s poem, the non-place of the “live” records by bands Nurse With Wound and Current 93, but also, the shop in Lopašićeva street whose goods satisfy the needs of rockers, metalheads, goths, and other similar urban tribes.

Croatian National Bank

To this day, most citizens colloquially refer to this building simply as ‘Burza’ (‘stock exchange’).

Grupa Studio & Showroom

As they say in Grupa: “Even when you fight with darkness, do it distinctively and with style!”

Impact Hub

The Impact Hub in the ‘Little Vatican’ is the Zagreb branch office of the international network of coworking spaces, which in addition to affordable conditions for independent work or teamwork offers a series of programmes and services.

Mikrofon

Mikrofon is a music school started in 2009, located in the charming inner courtyard of 19 Martićeva Street. Its predecessor was the Vocal Studio Maraton vocal workshop from Rijeka, and the school has since then grown from offering single singing lessons to group singing and lessons for children, as well as instrumental music lessons.