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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  • From Zagreb central train station square, walking to the North (along the tram) located in the center of its equestrian statues and fountains in the square at the end. This room is in the old town.
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  • Main square of the city and meeting point for the people. It is also the best place to visit the main attractions of the city and flows where the main shopping street
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  • this square is the center of town and all major activities take place in this square. Not much to see but nice coffee shops around and of course ice cream which is very good, but it is recommended to ...  more »

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