Ban Josip Jelačić Square, Zagreb

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At Ban Josip Jelačić Square, the most common meeting place in the capital city, watch people coming and going among the newspaper and flower vendors. The square has been the center of the downtown pedestrian zone since the 17th century. Admire the classicist, secessionist, and modernist buildings. See the large equestrian statue of Count Josip Jelacic, who led Croatians into a battle for independence in the 19th century. The statue was removed from the square during the communist period, then returned to its original place in the 1990s. The square is inaccessible by car, but it is the main hub for trams. Using our international travel planner, Zagreb attractions like Ban Josip Jelačić Square can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Is square has potential and beauty but still parts are run down. Zagreb needs to invest more in cleaning, maintaining, development and its people. People call Zagreb the poor man Prag. Pure city...  more »
  • The main square is very nice and filled with people - I liked the atmosphere so much, as well as the fact that everyone is meeting next to the main clock. maybe a few more bars would be better, but...  more »
  • We used this square as a central place to meet our family .. great transportation is just next door, trams  more »
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  • It's right in Downtown Zagreb, close to Dolac Market and with shops of different kind. Lot of options for your lunch and quick bite. If you're looking for souvenirs, for sure you going to find one nearby. Do you a need a supermarket? There's a Konzun right there. Are you looking for a chocolate store? There's a Kras there too.
  • Nice place. So many people at night. And good starting point for exploring Zagreb.
  • A central square in Zagreb, very lively and great to spend time at. Large pedestrian area. Many stores and restaurant all around. There's a Josip Jelacic statue right in the middle and Mandusevac fountain on the right side of the square. There's also "the clock" - a famous meeting point of locals. Depending of the time of year, it's decorated and has kiosks with souvenirs and food.
  • This location is good point of reference to meet with people and for public transportation access.
  • Among all the squires this one is the most popular. All the happenings are situated here. It is the most popular and famous spot with a huge statue of Josip Jelacic.

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