Festival of Lights Zagreb is one of the first events heralding the new tourist season, enticing us outside to enjoy a spring night in the city and to witness innovative art and the joy of light. Just one more reason to visit Zagreb!
Light art is a new discipline that has escaped the confines of museum walls, its artists using as their canvas the city, its buildings, its monuments, the night sky itself. Part art, part design, architecture and entertainment spectacle, the festival both brings you something beautiful to look at and something to make you see your world differently.
Festivals of Lights are bringing an exciting new dimension to ever more cities around the world, enrobing their famous monuments in vivid hues or using them as an integral part of creative works.
Swings in the Clouds / Zrinjevac Park
2700 Hours / Ban Josip Jelačić Sqaure
A sunny pavilion has emerged at Zagreb’s main square, with beams of light indicating 2,700 hours of sunshine that the Croatian coast records on average annually. Take a look at how the sun above us moves through the year and catch rays of sun through the perforated walls.
Lighthouse / Lotrščak Tower
Light signals from one of the most famous symbols of the city of Zagreb, the Lotrščak Tower, invite you to the Festival of Lights Zagreb. Follow the rays of light and find yourself in the Upper Town magic.
Stained-Glass Windows / St. Catherine’s Church
The facade of the beautiful Baroque church of St. Catherine tells a timeless story of stained glass, full of color and light. Take a look at the most beautiful stained glass windows of the Basilica of Our Lady of Bistrica and enjoy a visually impressive light projection.
The Sunken Cathedrals / Gradec Plateau
Overlooking the Zagreb Cathedral, on the Gradec Plateau rise The Sunken Cathedrals, inspired by Zagreb’s architectural tradition and heritage. Find seven space installations accompanied by light and sound, listen to Claude Debussy’s Sunken Cathedral, along with messages for life in an ever-changing world.
Matrix / The Klovićevi dvori Gallery – Atrium
Play of light and color turns the Atrium of the Klovićevi dvori Gallery into a modern combination of kinetic installation and classical music. Follow the rhythm and, for just a moment, get lost in the matrix of light and music.
The Promenade of Happiness / Strossmayer promenade
Chestnut alley, this magnificent sight on the Strossmayer promenade, is the home of a special charm. Pure happiness passes through the leaves on the trees, carried by projections and vibrant colours which light up this famous location. The light then sets onto the surroundings and embraces the entire space, filling it with joy. Is there a better place for a walk in the evening hours?
See the Art / Museum of Arts and Crafts
Light comes with spring, fills the streets, enters the public institutions and opens the door for art. Through this light, art spills itself on the face of Museum of Arts and Crafts, fills its exterior with works of art normally at display at this currently closed museum.
The Face of Heritage / Croatian National Theatre
See the face of heritage in a creative light.
Interweaving / Mimara Museum
Mimara Museum’s facade is becoming a canvas for a playful, 3D tale. Experience the magnificent 3D mapping on this remarkable building and enjoy the finest moments of Zagreb’s Festival of Lights.