Banski dvori (Ban’s Court)
This is a historical building on the west side of St. Mark’s Square. The building was the residence of Croatian bans from 1809 until 1918, hence the name ‘banski dvori’ which means “palace of the ban”. The Ban’s Court is a long, two-storey baroque building that was built by ban Ignaz Gyulai in first half of 19th century. Ivan Kukuljević Sakcinski was the first to make a speech in the Croatian language before the Croatian Parliament, saying: “why should we fear and hesitate about introducing our mother tongue in the public life; why should we fear to declare we want our laws and orders to be written in our beautiful mother tongue, if other nations whose languages are much rougher and poorer than ours did not fear…” Currently, this building is occupied by the Croatian Government.
Trg Svetog Marka (old town), Zagreb 10000
45.816432, 015.973264 (45°48’59.2″N, 015°58’23.8″E)
GPS coordinates: 45.816432, 015.973264 (45°48’59.2″N, 015°58’23.8″E)
Address: Trg Svetog Marka (old town), Zagreb 10000
Ban’s Court is located around 600m from the main Ban Jelačić Square on the St. Mark’s (next to the Church of St. Mark’s).
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do Banskih dvora koji se nalaze oko 600 metara od glavnog zagrebačkog Trga bana Jelačića na Trgu sv. Marka (pored crkve sv. Marka). 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 Banskim dvorima koji se nalaze oko 600 metara od glavnog zagrebačkog Trga bana Jelačića na Trgu sv. Marka (pored crkve sv. Marka). Hvala!
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