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Tours to Ban Jelacic Square from Pula


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Discover the City of Zagreb Private Tour from Istria

4.5 star rating:Very Good

On this walking tour you will discover the Croatian capital Zagreb, located on a hill, wa.... Read more


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The main square in Zagreb was  initially named Harmica, representing the Hungarian name for customs duties. At what was then Harmica, on  September  19th, 1866. the statue was placed and the square was renamed in Ban Jelacic Square. The statue is the work of Austrian sculptor Anton Dominik Fernkorn. Originally, the statue of Ban was facing the north. North was chosen because of the direction of Hungary in relation to Croatia, in honor of  Ban Jelačić who strangled the Hungarian revolution in 1848.
During the Yugoslav authorities Jelačić was declared as 'servant of foreign interests " and in 1947. his statue was removed. The square was called the Square of the Republic  for 43 years.  In 1990. returned to the name of Ban Josip Jelacic Square. Same year,  a ceremony  was held to restore the statue, facing south as it is still positioned.
The eastern side of the square is adorned with a fountain known as Manduševac or  Mandušin well. Legend says that Zagreb was named  after the beautiful Manduša who grabbed the water  from the well, and gave it to the soldiers passing by this area.
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Our guests personal experiences on tours to Ban Jelacic Square from Pula

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4.5 star rating:Very Good (4.5/5 based on 4 reviews)
Five star

Great tour, great experience. Loved the attractions. The guide gave us a lot of historical information. Zagreb is a great European town.

Johanne A., Norway 25.11.2014

On excursion: Discover the City of Zagreb Private Tour from Istria
Five star

Zagreb is very different from the coastal towns. Loved every moment of this trip. The guide was very nice and frendly, made it even more memorable.

Beathag B. 25.11.2014

On excursion: Discover the City of Zagreb Private Tour from Istria
Four star

nice trip. everything but the weather was fine. Zagreb is a big city, so we couldn't see all t he stuff we wanted, but i don't regret going

Carolina N., United Kingdom 10.12.2014

On excursion: Discover the City of Zagreb Private Tour from Istria
Four star

A full day away from the sun and sea, but totally worth it. Zagreb is a must see destination.

Dervla  ., Ireland 25.11.2014

On excursion: Discover the City of Zagreb Private Tour from Istria