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The Interior of Znanje Bookshop

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The central part of King Zvonimir street, at the peripheral part of the neighbourhood, on the ground floor of the 1939 Gospodarska Sloga (Economic Agreement) building, housed the Znanje bookshop with its sophisticated modernist interior for years.

Today it is home to the children’s section of the nearby Medvešćak library, but the original interior has been preserved. The building itself was constructed according to the architect M. Kauzlarić‘s design, while the ground space was divided and redecorated in 1957 for the purposes of the bookshop and publishing company ‘Seljačka Sloga’, according to Z. Marohnić‘s design.

The space is covered with mosaic terazzo flooring and wavy false ceiling, while the bookshop is equipped with minimalist wooden counters and bookshelves. A part of the northeastern wall is occupied by The History of Paper and Print fresco by the academy-trained painter Mladen Veža. Since the bookshop has been carefully preserved, today’s generations have a unique insight into the wholesome, authentic and valuable interior, characteristic of the architecture and design of the 1950s.



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.