The origins of the Stone Gate date back to as early as 1266 and today the restored archway forms a key part of the ruins of the ancient city walls. The story goes that the original gate featured a painting of Mary holding baby Jesus and after a devastating fire swept through the capital in 1731, the artwork miraculously survived, appearing to locals like the image of the Virgin Mary was emerging from the ashes. Today the painting is the centerpiece of the chapel built in its honor, protected by an ornate iron grille, and forming the basis of the country’s largest shrine.
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Discover the city of Zagreb, taking in its beautiful architecture and charming streets on this 2-hour tour. Learn about the fascinating history and important ... Read more
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)