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Ban Jelačić Square

Ban Jelačić Square

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Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Monument, Landmark, Plaza
Ranked #1 in Zagreb things to do
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Trg bana Josipa Jelačića, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
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Ban Jelačić Square is the central square of Zagreb, existing here since the 17th century. A statue of historic Croatian leader Ban Josip Jelačić can be found here. Stick around after sunset to see the ... Read more
plaza light up at night.

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Zagreb central square is a testament to the country’s independence. The square is a statue of the military leader who has come to symbolize the country's freedom. The square bustles with shops, restaurants, vendors, and cafes. The central meeting point in the city, Jelačić Square is a beautiful place to relax and hang out.

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The Ban Jelacic Square is only 15 meters away from the apartment. The square is the central venue for all events, concerts, shops, restaurants and nightclub.

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Situated just below the hillside settlements of Kaptol and Gradec, it has served as the city’s commercial heart ever since 1641, when it was designated as a place where fairs could be held. Most of the buildings around the square date from the 19th century, and display a variety of architectural styles, from Biedermaier to Art Nouveau and Post-modernism.

The square was Zagreb’s main marketplace and carried the name “Harmica” (Hungarian for “one thirtieth”), after the tax levied on the goods that were sold here. In 1848 the square was officially renamed in honour of Ban (“Governor”) Josip Jelačić. After World War II the name of the square was changed to “Republic Square”, only to return to its previous title in 1990.

Ban Jelačić Square stands at the centre of Zagreb’s social life and the most popular meeting points are “under the clock” on the west side of the square, and “under the horse’s tail” - a reference to the equestrian statue of Ban Jelačić in the square’s centre.

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Dallas, Texas, USA

Zagreb's main piazza is decorated with a statue of its independence leader. It's a lovely place to people watch, hang out and feel the Croatian vibes.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Famous statute of Ban Jelacic, a croatian war hero who unsucessfully faught against Hungry for great Croatian independence. The statue was removed from its current position by the Yugoslav dictator Tito in an attempt to defuse Croatian nationalism. It was promptly returned to this plaza upon Croatian independence in 1990. The square surrounding the statue is also nice with most of the buildings over 100 years old

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Pittsford (town), New York

This is the main plaza for Zagreb and as such is busy night and day. We sometimes just sat and watched the locals and the buskers. The streets surrounding the plaza are the main shopping and eating areas.

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Madrid, Spain

La plaza de Ban Josip Jelačić es el corazón de Zagreb. Allí podemos encontrar la estatua ecuestre a este querido héroe nacional que le da nombre a la plaza, la oficina de turismo, la fuente Manduševac (hay que tirarle una moneda), museo de los deportes croatas y los miles de tranvías, coches y gente que transitan el lugar diariamente.

Suele ser un punto de encuentro para adentrarse en la peatonal Tkalčićeva a disfrutar de una noche de juerga. También allí se instalan mercadillos de venta de miel.

Un imperdible de la capital croata.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

La plaza Ban Jelacic es el corazón de la ciudad, siempre movida y punto de encuentro de todos en Zagreb. A un costado tiene la fuente Mandusevac justo encima de los manantiales subterráneos que proveyeron de agua dulce por siglos y en el centro, el monumento ecuestre del gobernador Josip Jelacic, político y militar muy importante en la historia croata. De la plaza salen las calles peatonales con montones de restaurantes y bares y a pocos metros el mercado Dolac.

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Playa de Gandia, Spain

En el corazón de Zagreb, está la hermosa plaza empedrada Jelacic, con edificios coloridos que la rodean y lugar donde convergen la mayoría de las líneas de tranvías y la gente local y turistas. Destaca la fuente Manduševac, donde se puede tirar una moneda como en la típica Fontana di Trevi en Roma. También está el enorme monumento a Josip Jelacic, su héroe nacional. No sé si está todos los días o solos los fines de semana, pero en una de las dos visitas, habían montado un mercadillo para comprar productos locales como miel, mermeladas o panificados.

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Aliases: Trg bana Josipa Jelačića

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