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October 26, 2019

Rare and Amazing Pics Show What Zagreb Looked Like in the 19th Century

Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of Croatia. It is located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. It lies at an elevation of approximately 122 m (400 ft) above sea level. The population of the Zagreb urban agglomeration is approximately a quarter of the total population of Croatia.

Zagreb in the 19th centuy

Zagreb is the seat of the central government, administrative bodies, and almost all government ministries. Almost all of the largest Croatian companies, media, and scientific institutions have their headquarters in the city. It is the most important transport hub in Croatia where Central Europe, the Mediterranean and Southeast Europe meet, making the Zagreb area the centre of the road, rail and air networks of Croatia.

Zagreb is also a city known for its diverse economy, high quality of living, museums, sporting, and entertainment events. Its main branches of economy are high-tech industries and the service sector.

These rare photos captured street scenes of Zagreb from the 19th century.

Harmica with the circus, circa 1850s

Stara Vlaška, 1860

University of Zagreb, 1860

GPZ gas tank, 1864

Maksimir, Swiss house, 1864

National Home palace on Opatička street, 1864

Ilica street, 1865

BJJ Square, 1866

Kaptol after the earthquake, 1880

Franciscan monastery after the earthquake, Kaptol, 1880

Franciscan monastery before the earthquake, Kaptol, 1880

Kaptol after the earthquake, 1880

Kaptol and cathedral under construction, 1880

Katarinski Square, 1880

Siebenschein Palace, circa 1880s

The cathedral before the earthquake, 1880

Vlaška with Peter's Church, 1880

Starcevic dom under construction, Starcevic Square, 1894

Greenhouses at the Zagreb Botanical Garden, 1895

The Croatian National Theatre (HNK Zagreb), 1895

BJJ Square, 1898


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