Did you know that the building of the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets in the centre of Zagreb is adorned with a three-storey mural dedicated to the Polish pianist and one of the world’s most famous composers, Fryderyk Chopin? Or that Eduard Slavoljub Penkala, a famous Croatian chemical engineer and inventor, was of Polish origin?
It is also very interesting that the city of Zagreb was run by Adolf Mošinsky (Moszyński) – born from a Polish noble family – with three consecutive terms from 1892 to 1904. During his tenure, most of Lower Town (Donji Grad), the Green Horseshoe (Zelena potkova), the Croatian National Theatre building, water supply, sewage system, taxi service, etc. were built. In his honour, the park next to the City Administration of Zagreb is called Adolf Mošinsky Park. If you are interested in who was the co-founder and member of the “Brethren of the Croatian Dragon” society and on whose incentive the Zagreb City Museum with the Zagreb City Archives and the Zagreb City Library were founded, then we suggest you to watch the edutainment promotional video “Polish Traces in Zagreb”.
The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Zagreb invites you to a virtual walk through the capital of the Republic of Croatia in search of Polish traces.