Croatia is not renowned for its skyscrapers or montrously high buildings…
Most of the country’s lanky buildings are located in the capital, in fact 4 out of the tallest 5 are in Zagreb. Here are the 5 tallest in Croatia:
5. Osijek Cathedral
At 94 metres high, the The Church of St Peter and St Paul in Osijek is the 5th largest building in Croatia and the largest outside the capital Zagreb. The church was built in 1898 on the initiative of the Bishop of Đakovo Josip Juraj Strossmayer.
Zagrepčanka is a high-rise office building located on Savska street in the capital Zagreb. It is 94.6 metres tall, and it has 27 levels. (There is a radio mast on the roof, which increases the height of the tower to 109 metres). The tower was built in 1976 by architects Slavko Jelinek and Berislav Vinković, who drew their inspiration from the Thyssen-Haus building in Düsseldorf.
The EuroTower is a high-rise building in Zagreb Vukovarska and Lučićeva streets.. It was built in 2006 and then surpassed the Zagrepčanka as the tallest structural high-rise. This tower has 26 levels and it is 96 metres tall. EuroTower is currently best known as the headquarters of the Zagreb Stock Exchange. The architect is Marijan Hržić, who is also the designer of the Cibona Tower in Zagreb.
2. Business Centre – Strojavsko
When this complex was completed in 2015 it became the tallest skyscraper in Croatia. The 96.15 metre tall, 25-level building is the design of architect Davor Mateković.
1. Zagreb Cathedral
Zagreb Cathedral on Kaptol holds the title of the tallest building in Croatia. When facing the portal, the building is 46 meters wide and 108 meters high. The cathedral was severely damaged in the 1880 Zagreb earthquake. The main nave collapsed and the tower was damaged beyond repair. The restoration of the cathedral in the Neo-Gothic style was led by Hermann Bollé, bringing the cathedral to its present form.
Check out a video of the top compiled by the team at Telka.hr here.