Ban Jelačić Square (Zagreb)
Ban Jelačić Square is one of the most famous amenities of Zagreb. It is dominated by the statue of Ban Josip Jelačić, which is the work of the Austrian sculptor Dominik Fernkorn. Even though the statue was originally placed facing northwards, it now faces south. It was placed on the square in 1866, only to be removed by the communist authorities in 1947. In 1990 a public petition secured the return of the statue. On the eastern side of the square there is the Manduševac Fountain. There is also a legend connecting the spring with the name of the city. According to the legend, a beautiful girl Manda scooped up some water from the spring and gave it to the soldiers who were passing her by. The square has not always been located within the city – it was situated just below the hillside settlements of Kaptol and Gradec, where the newcomers who were not allowed in the city would gather. As the city limits expanded to Ilica and Stara Vlaška, the Ban Jelačić Square became the heart of the city.
Category: Other attractions, Must visit,
Trg Bana Jelačića, Zagreb 10000
45.813063, 015.977453 (45°48’47.0″N, 015°58’38.8″E)
This is the center of all events, manifestations like: Advent, concerts, masquerade.
GPS coordinates: 45.813063, 015.977453 (45°48’47.0″N, 015°58’38.8″E)
Address: Trg Bana Jelačića, Zagreb 10000
Ban Jelačić Square is located in the center of Zagreb.
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do Trga bana Jelačića koji se nalazi u samom centru grada Zagreba. 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 Trgu bana Jelačića koji se nalazi u samom centru grada Zagreba. Hvala!
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