Trg Josipa Jelacica
Trg Josipa Jelacica, Zagreb, Croatia
Trg Josipa Jelacica Zagreb Reviews
Josipa Jelacica square Oct 19, 2012
If you visit Zagreb you will without a doubt end up at this square - either because you want to sit at one of the cafes in the area or because you just need to walk across the square to go from one part of the city to another part of the city.
The square bustle with activity during the day and until the night. When I was here there was a stage with some sort of performance at night time and a tent which houses a festival for the main pastime activity in Zagreb - coffee - anything you wanted related to coffee you could get here.
In addition to what might be going on when you visit the square the buildings around it is all pretty nice - so it is worth having a look around any time of the year - even if nothing is going on.
The square is named after the former viceroy Ban Jelacica who lost a battle against the Hungarians. The statue is from 1866 but was removed from the square in 1947 because the new communist government of Yugoslavia didn’t like the statue since it represented Croatian nationalism. After Franco Tudman took office in Croatia he dragged the statue out of the hidden storage to represent the Croatian history.
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