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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Ban Josip Jelačić Square reviews
Love this square such a great atmosphere, day and night, one of them places you have to see when in Zagreb. more »
Pretty square, with decent people watching (e.g., a guy playing the sax and a couple dancing to the music), and a nice statue. Not the most breathtaking city square around, but nice enough and a good.... more »
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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