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Bench sculpture - selfie time

Located on Strossmayer Promenade, between the top of the funicular and the fence where lovers have... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
On Strossmayer's promenade

Very romantic panorama. The work of sculptor Ivan Kožarić was placed on a promenade in 1978. Be... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Zagreb, Croatia
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Strossmayer Promenade | Upper Town, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Located on Strossmayer Promenade, between the top of the funicular and the fence where lovers have locked padlocks, is this sculpture of Croatian poet Antun Gustav Matos sitting on a park bench watching over Lower Town. Amusingly the lovers toss their keys over the railing,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Very romantic panorama. The work of sculptor Ivan Kožarić was placed on a promenade in 1978. Be sure to sit next to it and take a photo of that scene.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Andr3a1o
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Located on what could be said is the balcony of Zagreb (Caffe de Matoš' on Strossmayer's Promenade), overlooking the city you cant but help to sit next to this famous/great poet. The location has a romantic feel, especially now during the Christmas festival, with live...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The statue was a funny surprise on my walk in the area. So random and very amusing! Also in a very nice part of town, ideal to take a short break in your exploring and indulge in some people-watching.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank IshDewyn
Reviewed 4 June 2016

His statue sits on a bench beside Strossmayer Promenade and he is very popular among the people strolling around at the Promenade. Many want to keep him company for a while. Antun Gustav Matoš (1873 – 1914) was a Croatian poet, short story writer, journalist,...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank leffex
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I like legends about the statues like this. So this a writer, originally from Check republic, but all his life he was living in Croatia. He was socially active and people loved his creation and social expression. So you have to rub his nose and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank PetrasLisauskas
Reviewed 20 March 2016

If you making tour of Upper part of Zagreb (old part) you should stop by at this Statue place and enjoy excellent view on the city.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank matepaden
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

You cannot miss this guy if you're in the up town area. A picture with him is a must when visiting Zagreb:-) Another reason to go and see him are the nice views of the town from the area around the statute.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Marina L
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Antun Gustav Matos ( 1873-1914 ) was a famous Croatian short story writer, journalist and poet. Many of his beautiful poets were dedicated to the city of Zagreb, visited last year. In 1978 Ivan Kozaric's sculpture of Matos was placed on the promenade where he...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank MBB1952
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