Can you believe that Zagreb has a memorial plaque dedicated to a dog? The story about Pluto – construction dog begins in 1897, during the construction of the former First Croatian Saving Bank, which was designed by Josip pl. Vancaš- chief architect. The legend about Pluto says that one day, a skinny and frightened stray dog showed up unexpectedly at the construction site. The workers gave him water and food, and from that day the dog stayed with them. During the days at his new home, he guarded the site from thieves and drifters. Workers and Josip pl. Vancaš named the dog Pluto. At the very end of construction, probably in conflict with thieves of building material, Pluto was killed. Vancaš and his workers were very sad because of Pluto’s death, which is why they made a memorial plaque in memory of Pluto. The palace of the First Croatian Saving Bank is called Oktogon and the memorial plaque is located in Bogovićeva Street in Zagreb. Visit this place and pay homage to the brave Pluto.
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GPS coordinates: 45.812275, 015.975012 (45°48’44.2″N, 015°58’30.0″E)
Address: Bogovićeva ulica, Zagreb 10000
Monument of construction dog is around 200m away from the main Ban Jelačić Square in Bogovićeva Street (this is the street that connects with the Flower Square).
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do Spomen ploče građevinskom psu koja se nalazi oko 200 metara od glavnog zagrebačkog Trga bana Jelačića u Bogovićevoj ulici (to je ulica koja se spaja sa Cvjetnim trgom). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema Spomen ploči građevinskom psu koja se nalazi oko 200 metara od glavnog zagrebačkog Trga bana Jelačića u Bogovićevoj ulici (to je ulica koja se spaja sa Cvjetnim trgom). Hvala!
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