Ban Josip Jelačić Josip Jelačić spomenik, Zagreb

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Ban Jelačić Square is the central square of the city of Zagreb, Croatia, named after ban Josip Jelačić. The official name is Trg bana Jelačića. The square is colloquially called Jelačić plac.It is located below Zagreb's old city cores Gradec and Kaptol and directly south of the Dolac Market on the intersection of Ilica from the west, Radićeva Street from the northwest, the small streets Splavnica and Harmica from the north, Bakačeva Street from the northeast, Jurišićeva Street from the east, Praška Street from the southeast and Gajeva Street from the southwest. It is the center of the Zagreb Downtown pedestrian zone.HistoryThe square has existed since the 17th century. Its first name was Harmica. The oldest standing building, dating from the 18th century, is situated at 1 Ban Jelačić Square.In 1848, the square was renamed to its present name. A large statue of ban Josip Jelačić on a horse, created by Austrian sculptor Anton Dominik Fernkorn was installed on October 19, 1866 by Austrian authorities, despite protests from Zagreb councilmen. It also caused unease amongst Hungarians, who see Jelacic as a traitor.A horsecar line passing through the square's southern side was introduced in 1891. In 1910–11 horses were replaced by electric trams.In 1946, the square was renamed Trg Republike (Republic Square). Jelačić's statue was removed in 1947 as the new Communist government of Yugoslavia denounced him as a "servant of foreign interests". Antun Bauer, a curator of the Gliptoteka gallery, kept it in the gallery cellar.
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  • The vast square in the middle of monumental Sree lovasszoborról says the legend that the sword used to ban Hungary pointed toward, but ' 90s toward Serbia.
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  • The lovely square only a ten minute walk from my Hotel (Esplanade). Sat at a cafe for an extended time to chat with locals and people watch. A great time!  more »
  • The main square in Zagreb with historic monument in the middle of Ban Josip Jelacic. It can be excellent starting point for most attractions in the city.  more »
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  • Favourite meeting spot for locals. Lot's of people during any time of the day or night. It's surrounded with historical buildings, coffee shops and stores. The statue is simply gorgeous and don't forget to bring your camera, it's trademark of Zagreb after all. There are many cultural spots near by too. I would recommend to visit during the winter when the Christmas lights give that magical feel to it.
  • The central Zagreb square. Popular and busy all day long. You have to see it if you are visiting the city.
  • we just call it simply "the square". its rather large and most beautiful when empty of more and more frequent week-long fairs or festivities. an old school gathering place of people and one of the symbols of sovereign Croatia, both culturally and historically.
  • A nice place. Crowded. Clean. With lot of entertainment, food. Etc.
  • Very well known place too meet up with local people and non-locals, since its the most common place new people ant tourist are familiar with. Its in the center and everyone knows about it.