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Old Military Hospital


Meštrović’s pavilion


Croatian National Bank

Marker ikona

To this day, most citizens colloquially refer to this building simply as ‘Burza’ (‘stock exchange’).

The former building of the Zagreb Stock Exchange, today’s Croatian National Bank, is one of the most representative edifices of the city. It is often named the key achievement of its designer, architect Viktor Kovačić (1874 — 1924), the founder of modern architecture in Croatia. The stock exchange/national bank building is located at the very ‘entrance’ to the ‘Martićeva Zone’ from the direction of the strict city centre, at the intersection of Martićeva Street and the Street of Dr. Franjo Rački. To this day, most citizens colloquially refer to this building simply as ‘Burza’ (stock exchange), and its square used to be called Stock Exchange Square, until it was renamed into the Square of Croatian Great Men, after in the early 2000’s the square previously bearing this name was given back its old moniker Square of the Victims of Fascism (the square surrounding the building of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists, popularly known as the ‘Mosque’).

All these changes tell an interesting story of the ideological perception of the city throughout the years, but whatever its name, the square’s grandeur and position in the urbanist image of Zagreb has not diminished in the slightest, mostly owing to its monumental facade and the facade of its nearby dun twin. The square has meanwhile become occupied by terraces of newly opened cafés, but it remains to be seen whether this has truly restored its bygone vivaciousness.





Atelier Ostrman

One of the more interesting locations in Lopašićeva Street is the art studio of the painter Tomislav Ostrman, Atelier Ostrman, where he exhibits and sells his own pieces and those of his colleagues and friends, alongside organizing small social events in this attractive workshop.

Garderoba Concept Store

With the opening of Ana Ivančić’s Garderoba, Zagreb got its first conceptual showroom for Scandinavian fashion. Garderoba is a carefully thought-out project, a room whose elements have all been designed by brilliant Croatian designers and architects, thus also adding a Croatian brand to the offer.

Slatka priča

The Slatka Priča pastry shop was started in 2013, and is currently in three places – Kranjčevićeva Street, Ivana Brlić Mažuranić Street in Zagreb’s Malešnica neighborhood, and, of course, Martićeva Street (since 2016), more precisely at the busy corner of Martićeva and Smičiklasova.


Mikrofon is a music school started in 2009, located in the charming inner courtyard of 19 Martićeva Street. Its predecessor was the Vocal Studio Maraton vocal workshop from Rijeka, and the school has since then grown from offering single singing lessons to group singing and lessons for children, as well as instrumental music lessons.

Medveščak Library

The Medveščak Library, our neighborhood’s branch of Zagreb City Libraries, encompasses three departments – adult, children’s and youth (also known as “Idi pa Vidi”, or “Come and See”). Besides normal library duties, the library also engages in setting up various exhibitions in its windows, and workshops in the rooms of the youth and children’s departments.