Designed by Zagreb-born architect Rudolf Lubynski in 1913 and originally serving as the national and university library, this is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau in which everything – from the outer façade to the interior table lamps – fits seamlessly into a unified design style. Tours take place three times a day on working days. The 200-seat reading room is full of stained glass, ornate details and murals. Above the dark wooden chairs and tables hang two giant chandeliers weighing nearly 1,000kg each.

Venue details

  • Address:

    Croatian State Archives
    Trg Marulića 21
    Zagreb

  • Phone number:

    +385 1 48 01 999

  • Website:

    http://www.arhiv.hr

  • Opening hours:

    By appointment only. Guided tours 10am, 1pm, 2pm Mon-Fri

  • Transport:

    Tram 2, 4 & 9 to Botan. vrt

  • Price:

    20kn