ZAGREB, 23 Aug (Hina) – A new cultural and tourist attraction “Sit&Meet – Path of Croatian Greats” has enriched downtown Zagreb with sculptures of 13 of the most significant and popular Croatian greats, created by prominent Croatian and foreign sculptors, the project’s organisers said on Monday.
Thirteen interactive sculptures of Faust Vrančić, Slavoljub Penkala, Nikola Šubić Zrinski, Nikola Tesla, Marko Polo, Ivan Meštrović, Ruđer Bošković, Dražen Petrović, Marin Getaldić, Milka Trnina, Ivan Vučetić, Andrija Mohorovičić and Josip Belušić are exhibited around downtown Zagreb.
Those interested can learn about the lives and works of those mentioned inventors, scientists political leaders, artists and athletes on a guided short or long tour or on a self-guided tour. This is the first of its kind in Croatia and will be available as of Thursday where visitors can get to know the names of famous Croatian people in history with an audio guide.
Hrvoje Markešić, one of the founders of the project, underscored that Sit&Meet presents Croatian inventions that are globally important, such as electricity, the parachute, the pen, the speedometer, and many others.
Co-founder Ante Bogdanić, is en expert in branding countries through sports and culture, explained that in addition to getting to know Croatian culture, history and gastronomy, this tourist tour also offers a visit to iconic Zagreb hospitality facilities and to public exhibitions of the works of contemporary young artists.
The entire project was financed by the founders themselves and was supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Croatian Tourist Board, the City of Zagreb Tourist Board and the Zagreb City Office for Tourism and Culture.
The sculptures along the tours are the works of Nikola Vudrag (Nikola Tesla), Jelena Mavrić Varga (Ivan Meštović, Ruđer Bošković and Dražen Petrović), Georgette Yvette Ponté (Marin Getaldić), Iva Šintić (Marko Polo), Jelena Kašić (Milka Trnina), Sanjin Vinković (Slavoljub Penkala and Ivan Vučetić), Paula Banić (Nikola Šubić Zrinski), Petar Popijača (Andrija Mohorovičić and Josip Belušić) and Petar Varga (Faust Vrančić).