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Ban Jelačić Square

Local name: Trg bana Josipa Jelačića

The monument to ban Josip Jelačić (Kip ban ban Josip Jelačić) in Zagreb stands on the square of the same name. It is a horse monument depicting the figure of the Croatian count and the commander-in-chief of the Croatian army (he fought, among others, in the Hungarian Uprising). It was created by the Austrian artist Anton Dominik Fernkorn, it was unveiled in 1866.

Initially, the statue was directed to the north, the ban was aimed at the greatest enemy of the Croats of that time, namely Hungary. In 1947, after the incorporation of Croatia into Yugoslavia, during the reign of Josip Broz-Tito the monument was removed from the square. Antun Bauer, an art historian, saved him from complete destruction.

In 1990 the monument returned to its former place. However, it was set in the opposite direction, the saber of Josip Jelačić now points to the south. It is a showcase of the district and one of the most important historical souvenirs of the city.


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    Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 10000 Zagreb , Croatia