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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  • This is a very photogenic square with a large statue of Count Josip Jelacic (who gained independence for Croatia from Hungary) taking pride of place. There are loads of shops here and all the trams.....  more »
  • The Jelacic square is always crowded. Close to the old city, in the middle of the shopping area, is the centre of social life. Beautiful equestrian statue of Ban Jelačić in the square’s centre.  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.
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