Masarykova Street is filled with clothing salons, bars, restaurants, small shops selling spices, desserts, etc. In a nutshell, there’s something for everybody.
Zagreb has a multitude of fascinating streets and the popular ‘Masarykova’ is definitely one of them. The street got its name in 1930 after Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of the Czechoslovak Republic.
It’s interesting to mention that Masaryk is a foreigner with most streets named after him in Croatia; namely, they can be found in seven Croatian cities. This Lower Town street’s construction commenced between 1850 and 1864 and has changed its name on a number of occasions throughout the years.
Masarykova Street abounds in residential palaces of some kind that showcase the expansion of the bourgeoisie in Zagreb. Viktor Kovačić, who is often hailed as “the father of Croatian architecture”, built a dual building at number 21-23, which was the apex in housing rationalisation at the time. Rudolf Lubinsky, another outstanding architect who built the National and University Library, also left his mark in Masarykova Street by building palace Huth-Zorac at number 11.
Apart from residential “palaces”, Masarykova Street is filled with clothing salons, bars, restaurants, small shops selling spices, desserts, etc. In a nutshell, there’s something for everybody. Some of our craftsmen have found their place in this scenic street.
Hippy Garden with its one-of-a-kind creations which are authentic Croatian products is located at 5 Masarykova Street. The souvenir collection From Croatia with Love has been added to this domestic production aspect. Đurđica Vorkapić is dedicated to her work, while her signature creative inspiration make her one of the most acclaimed designers in Croatia.
Furriery Tomić and Furriery Sumrak are located at number 15 and number 5, respectively. They make custom-made fur coats, hats and collars. They also perform repairs, sewing and use old models to make new ones. These craftsmen have been an integral part of Masarykova Street for years now and they’ve surely made a contribution to its distinctiveness and varied contents.