Basilica of the Heart of Jesus, Zagreb

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Basilica of the Heart of Jesus
Bazilika Srca Isusova
Sacred Heart Basilica, Zagreb 1.JPG
45°48′32″N 15°58′56″E / 45.80889°N 15.98222°E / 45.80889; 15.98222Coordinates: 45°48′32″N 15°58′56″E / 45.80889°N 15.98222°E / 45.80889; 15.98222
DenominationRoman Catholic
Religious orderSociety of Jesus
Consecrated15 December 1902[1][2]
Relics heldTomb of blessed Ivan Merz[3]
Functional statusActive
Architectural typeBasilica
Groundbreaking27 August 1901[1]
Capacityc. 3000[7]
Length59.13 m[7]
Width24.65 m[7]
Nave width13.5 m[7]
Nave height20 m[7]

The Basilica of the Heart of Jesus (Croatian: Bazilika Srca Isusova) is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Palmotićeva street of Zagreb, Croatia. It is dedicated to the Sacred Heart, and was designed by the Croatian architect Janko Holjac [hr] in the neo-Baroque style.

The Basilica of the Heart of Jesus is the second largest church in Zagreb, after the Zagreb Cathedral. It is used by the Jesuits.[4]


The construction of the church is tied to the arrival of Jesuits in Zagreb in 1855. For this purpose, the archbishop Juraj Haulik gave a sum of 60,000 forints in 1860. However, political and economic conditions were not favorable for Haulik's idea, and it was revived four decades later by archbishop Juraj Posilović, who donated an additional sum of 12,000 forints. In 1898, a land parcel was bought for the construction of the church in the Palmotićeva street in the Lower town of Zagreb. The basilica of Heart of Jesus was finished and consecrated in 1902, with the construction itself taking slightly over a year.[2][8] In 1941, the church received the status of minor basilica.[4]


  1. ^ a b Szabo 2002, Kupnja građevinskog zemljišta i početak gradnje Bazilike.
  2. ^ a b Ugrin, Ivan (14 October 2002). "Simbol hrvatskih isusovaca". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Zagreb - Palmotićeva". (in Croatian). Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zagreb. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e "The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus". Zagreb Tourist Board. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  5. ^ Maruševski 1991, p. 345.
  6. ^ Maruševski 1991, p. 342.
  7. ^ a b c d e Szabo 2002, Gradnja Bazilike.
  8. ^ Szabo 2002.


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