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Old Military Hospital

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In the last several years, the Old Military Hospital served as a venue for several significant cultural events.

On the very edge of this city quarter, at the crossing of Bauerova and Vlaška Street, one of the most intriguing buildings in Zagreb can be found, known today only as the ‘Old Military Hospital’, whose origin is shrouded in a veil of history. The first buildings of the former Austro-Hungarian military and medical complex had been built in accordance with the design of architect Anton Steidl in 1833, only to be extended in 1862, primarily for the purposes of the medical centre. The rather large hospital building is located in the courtyard of the entire complex, whereas the former military garrisons overlook the Vlaška Street. These were later converted into rooms for the staff and patients, and today they remain unutilized. The ground-floor of the almost derelict complex features the premises of a war veteran association and the atelier of a sculptor, the rest is often used for shooting films and television shows.

In the last couple of years several high-profile cultural events were held in the premises of the Old Military Hospital, such as the Museum of Street Art in 2013, when artists painted the entire interior of the courtyard building, and for two consecutive years the international festival of design, D-Day, in 2014 and 2015. The D-Day event filled the entire yard and premises of the buildings overlooking the street with various creative content, demonstrating what the future could hold for Vlaška Street 87. As a historical tidbit, while the hospital was still a military garrison, in 1840-1841, it was home to Sándor Petófi, the great Hungarian poet and revolutionist, before he left for Pest to incite the people to a rebellion against the Habsburg Monarchy.



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.