Ban Jelačić Square

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Ban Jelacic Square is considered as the central point of the Croatian capital city, Zagreb. It was named after Count Jelacic who had a sculpture of him placed in the square in the 19th century. The square was renamed during the communist rule in Yugoslavia as Jelacic was considered a servant of foreign interests by the government. After Yugoslavia's break up the name and sculpture was reinstated to the square. The square is now a paved pedestrianised area that is used for some of the city's annual events.

Getting there

The square is situated in the middle of Zagreb, trams 1, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17 pass through it during the day, and the 31, 32 and 34 trams also pass through it but only at night.

Opening Times and Admission

The square is a public area and is used as a meeting point for people with its cafes, bars and restaurants attracting many visitors.

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