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Square ban Jelacic

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Square ban Jelacic is situated in the centre of the Croatian capital city of Zagreb. The area also has other common names: it is called Luciceva square, Jelačić-Platz. Earlier name of this place: Harmica and Republic square. Its name the square received in honor of the former in the years 1848-1859 Croatian ban, commander of count Josip jelačić-Boriskovo.

Luciceva area is located below Zagreb's historic districts of Kaptol and Gradec, to the South of Dolac market. On the square intersect the capital's main Ilica street, St. Paul Radic, St. Harmica, St Plavnica, St. Bokacheva St Nicolas Jurisica, Praszka street and St. Ljudevita guy. The area is located in the pedestrian zone of Zagreb Lower town.

The first name appeared in the 17th century the square - Harmica. The buildings surrounding the square, built in the styles of classicism, Baroque and art Nouveau. The oldest building is the house number 18, which was erected in 1827.

In the center of the square is the statue of ban jelačić on horseback, which was established 19.10.1866. The author of the sculpture is Anton Dominique Fernkorn. The name ban has been assigned to the area in 1848. In 1947 the Yugoslav Communists have dismantled a statue and put it in the basement of the Museum "Glyptothek". Since that time, the area became known as Republic Square.

The Universiade Zagreb 1987, the square was renovated and turned into a pedestrian zone. Then restored the fountain Mandusevac, which in 1898 was removed to an underground reservoir with a stream of Medvescak. Since 1990, the area returned to its former name, the statue was returned to its place, but the sword ban is now directed to the South (first of the sword pointed to Hungary, where the ban Jelačić participated in the suppression of the revolution).

The square is car-free, but there are some day and night tram lines.

In the South-Western part of the square is Luciceva built in 1959, the first skyscraper of Croatia, in the East - the fountain Mandusevac and the building of the Bank of Zagreb.