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Ban Josip Jelacic Monument

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Address: Ban Josip Jelacic Square, Zagreb, Croatia
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the heart of zagreb

I call this monument the heart of Zagreb, a must see landmark for any tourist visiting Croatia/Zagreb.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I call this monument the heart of Zagreb, a must see landmark for any tourist visiting Croatia/Zagreb.

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This really is a nice square to stroll around and get a feel for Croatian culture and life. People here enjoy strolling, window shopping, coffee and just socializing in general. This square has lots of shops to stroll around, the famous water well/fountain is here and people are always gathered around it. The tram stops here so you can really... More 

Thank livingdolcevita
Pernes-les-Fontaines, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pretty little square with a small fountain and a very imposing statue of Josip Jelcic in the middle.

Thank Arumlillies
Highlands, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place. Take the free tour of the city that leaves from here, if you can. Great learning experience.

Thank Mark R
Liberec, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monument of bán Josip Jelačić is on the biggest square of Zagreb, central square Trg bana Jelačica. Nearby is the Zagreb cathedral.

Thank fr_petrik
Maribor, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Monument is an old equestrian statue with local hero Jelačić. Many big cities have similar monuments. It is popular meeting spot for locals.

Thank Miha P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Our hotel is 5 mins walk to Jelacic Square. Here you can see their trains, people walking in trench coats, in boots and fashion everywhere. Whether is amazing. The statue of Ban Jelacic is at the center. Old buildings are surrounded the square.

Thank Harry J
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The lovely square only a ten minute walk from my Hotel (Esplanade). Sat at a cafe for an extended time to chat with locals and people watch. A great time!

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The main square in Zagreb with historic monument in the middle of Ban Josip Jelacic. It can be excellent starting point for most attractions in the city.

Thank Davor B
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Originally the sword faced north toward Hungary celebrating the invasion of Hungary in 1848.n 1947 the communist regime removed it as it became a symbol of Croatian nationalism. Then in 1990 after the fall of Yogoslavia the statue was returned to the square with the sword facing north.

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