Anyway, after our drink we continue walking through the old town past the Catherine Church - not open -, the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius - ditto -, and the Museum of Naive Art (an important direction in Croatia, especially the so-called Hlebine School from the 1930s), all the way to St. Mark's Square.
There we find, right in the heart of the old center, the (what did you think?) St. Mark's Church, with its roof on which both the coat of arms of Croatia and that of Zagreb have been worked out in brightly colored roof tiles. And with, it seems, beautiful interior. Did I mention that churches in Croatia - as in quite a few other countries, by the way - are increasingly closed to the public over the years? At least that is also the case with the third church we visit in the Gornji Grad.
Also on the square is the building of the Croatian Parliament, completed in 1908, and a number of other buildings, all of which appear to serve as a residence for the Croatian government or parliament.
This includes the former Ban Palace, dating from 1800, which was hit in 1991 by a very well-aimed Serbian missile. But the Serbs had carried out their assassination attempt a little "too late": Franjo Tuđman, then President, also responsible for Croatia's declaration of independence in 1991, had left the building with his prime minister just a minute earlier and thus remained unharmed.