Zagreb and Environs Travel Guide

Zagreb and Environs Sights

Hrvatsko narodno kazalište (Croatian National Theater)

  • Trg maršala Tita 15 Map It
  • Donji Grad
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 05/20/2009

Fodor's Review

The building dates from 1895, designed by the Viennese firm Hellmer and Fellner as part of the preparations for a state visit by Emperor Franz Josef. In front of the theater, set deep in a round concrete basin, is Meštrović's little, eerily lifelike sculpture Zdenac Života (Fountain of Life), from 1912, which depicts four naked couples writhing uncomfortably in each other's arms around a small pool of water while one lone, likewise naked gentleman stares meditatively into the pool. The only way to see the impressive, stately interior of the theater is to attend a performance.

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Trg maršala Tita 15, Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, 10000, Croatia

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Published 05/20/2009


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