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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  • This is the central place in town. In the past much more picturesque but today much trams traffic and somehow dull. Some coffee shops around and some commercial life but not as used to be. main events...  more »
  • The Central ban jelacic square. Stands a statue of the hero on horseback to the pedestal. This square is a square ago the tram as often, many tourists.
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  • Centrally located, the monument is the ban Josip Jelacic. Take almost automatically with a city tour. simply pass.
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  • The main square of Zagreb. It is a bustling place even till 12 midnight. Main tram routes pass through this place. So lot of people waiting for the trams. It has banks, shopping, money changing, Every Saturday Sunday there is a temporary market here. It is a major meeting place for people. " Free Spirit Free walking Tours" by Luka are the best things to start from here. Historic place.
  • If you visit Zagreb you have to see this square at least once. It is a characteristic place, very clean and well served by transport. But do not stop here and start exploring the northern area if you would like to find something to eat or drink.
  • Symbolic place of Zagreb. Very clean, good tram transportation. Lot of shops everywhere, as well as restaurants. Touristic district with a lot of things to see. Nice walk to the neighboring parks.
  • Ban Jelačić Square (Croatian: Trg bana Josipa Jelačića or Trg bana Jelačića, pronounced [bâːn jɛ̌lat͡ʃit͡ɕ]) 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.
  • Large square with something interesting always going on, from market stalls to people watching. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view with a sandwich from one of the nearby bakeries.

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