Ban Jelačić Square

Address: Trg bana Josipa Jelačića, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

Most of the central squares in European cities stand the statues of their prominent historical figures. In Moscow, the statue of the Soviet General Zhukov stands next to Red Square. In Brussels, Place Royale is home to the statue of Godfrey of Bouillon, the leader of the First Crusade. In Zagreb, there is the statue of Ban Josip Jelačić standing in the central square named after him.

This Ban of Croatia became the hero of the nation after he led Croatia out of the control of the Austrian Empire. The central square was then named after the ban in honour of his remarkable achievement. “He” is holding a sword on a horse to guard this city with the momentum of commanding thousands of troops. Most of the buildings around the square are in classic style, bringing to it a historical aura and a hint of the 19th century.