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Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU)

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The Home of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists in Zagreb, better known as the ‘Mosque’, is one of the central points of visual art in the city.

The exterior of the Home of Croatian Visual Artists with a beautiful fountain, meadow and a large pedestrian area today makes one of the most favourite meeting points in Zagreb for all generations, people walking their dogs, skaters, bikers and young students who, when temperatures get higher, prefer to start their night life here. The interior holds three galleries — The Barrel, The Ring and The Gallery of Expanded Media — organizing very lively exhibitions. Of course, the headquarters of the Association and the public lecture hall are also located inside of the building. It is interesting to note that the pop culture archives prove that the photograph for the cover of Filigranski pločnici, the cult album by the band called Azra, was shot nearby in the little woods. Locals sometimes still believe to see the group’s frontman — Johnny Štulić — standing under the nearest tree. Citizens of Zagreb colloquially call The Home of the CAVA ‘a Mosque’, because it was used precisely for that purpose from 1941 to 1944, during the time of quisling so-called Independent State of Croatia. Tough this period lasted only for three years, three huge minarets which have surrounded the building made sure it continued to be called a Mosque to this day. The building was designed by Ivan Meštrović, famous Croatian sculptor.



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.