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Banska yards

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Banska yards, is a historic building, located in Zagreb. To date, Banska yards is the Croatian government. Previously this building was the official residence of the ban - the so-called Viceroy of Croatia, since the tenth century.

Banska yards located in the city centre, on the West side of the square SV. Mark. The building itself Banska yards has an elongated shape, it is built in Baroque style and has two floors. Its construction was completed in the first half of the 19th century when the ban was Ignaz Gyulai. Residence bans the building was from 1809 to 1918.

Later, during the Second world war, which coincided with the existence of the independent state of Croatia (1941-45), Banska yards were the headquarters of Ante Pavelic, the dictator (poglavnik) of Croatia. At this time the building had an appropriate name - Papanikoli yards, that is the Palace of poglavnik.

During the time of Yugoslavia, the building was the official residence of the leadership of the Croatian socialist Republic. While the Croatian government has made Banska yards of his official residence since 1990.

During the war in Croatia, during the bombing of the capital Banska yards were damaged. Since 1992, the presidential residence was moved to the street Pantovčak the presidential Palace.