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King Tomislav Square

Orient yourself to the city in this manicured public square, which is dominated by an imposing statue of its namesake king.

King Tomislav Square is a neat, well-kept public space, lined with trees, dotted with flowerbeds and bordered by the imposing yellow façade of the grand Art Pavilion. With an adjacent underground shopping mall and the busy main train station opposite, there are usually people milling about. Sit on one of the square’s benches and observe the people of Zagreb mixing and mingling.

This square was originally named after Franz Joseph I. Following the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it was renamed for King Tomislav, who is attributed with uniting the Croats of Dalmatia and Pannonia into the single kingdom of Croatia. The first Croatian king was honored with a grand monument in the square in 1947. Head to the south end of the square for a closer look at this giant edifice, which depicts the king riding a horse on top of a huge plinth.

At the north end of the square is the Art Pavilion, which has a magnificent façade that blends classical architecture with hints of art nouveau. Visit the square on a warm and sunny summer day and join locals sunbathing and relaxing on the grass. Sit on one of the benches near the central fountain or stroll around the outlying paths, where you’ll see various colorful flowers sprouting in tidy and well-groomed beds.

In winter, the square is fitted with an ice rink for skating and the trees are decked out in fairy lights imbuing it with a magical festive ambiance. Watch people gliding around the ice and soak up the festive spirit. The square is a public space. As such, it is never closed. If you have time, return to see it at night, when the Art Pavilion’s grand façade is illuminated, casting a golden glow on the square’s northern end.

The square is part of Zagreb’s “green horseshoe,” a sequence of square green surfaces that curve around the Donju Grad (Lower Town). Walk north or west to see the other parks and public spaces that make up this green link. King Tomislav Square is located in the Donju Grad district in central Zagreb near the main train station.


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Hotel Esplanade Zagreb Rs8,565
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Mihanovićeva 1, Zagreb
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Zagreb, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of King Tomislav Square and Ban Jelacic Square. Zagreb Cathedral and Zagreb Zoo are also within 3 miles (5 km). Zagreb Central Station is only a 3-minute walk and Zagreb Zapadni Station is 24 minutes.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb Rs5,557
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    Ulica Grada Vukovara 269a, Zagreb
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Zagreb hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Archaeological Museum, Ban Jelacic Square and Dolac. Zagreb Cathedral and Ethnographic Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km). Zagreb Central Station is 27 minutes by foot.

      Hotel Central Rs4,190
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      Branimirova 3, Zagreb
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Zagreb, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of King Tomislav Square and Ban Jelacic Square. Zagreb Cathedral and Zagreb Zoo are also within 3 miles (5 km). Zagreb Central Station is only a 2-minute walk and Zagreb Zapadni Station is 29 minutes.

        Canopy by Hilton Zagreb - City Centre Rs5,205
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        Kneza Branimira 29, Zagreb
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Zagreb hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Branimir Centar, Ban Jelacic Square and Zagreb Cathedral. Zagreb Zoo is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away. Zagreb Central Station is 7 minutes by foot.

          Best Western Premier Hotel Astoria Rs6,721
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          Petrinjska 71, Zagreb
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Zagreb, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Art Pavilion and Ban Jelacic Square. Zagreb Cathedral and Zagreb Zoo are also within 3 miles (5 km). Zagreb Central Station is only a 4-minute walk and Zagreb Zapadni Station is 27 minutes.

            The Westin Zagreb Rs5,549
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            Krsnjavoga 1, Zagreb
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Zagreb, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mimara Museum, Ban Jelacic Square and Zagreb Cathedral. Arena Zagreb is 3 mi (4.9 km) away. Zagreb Zapadni Station is 13 minutes by foot and Zagreb Central Station is 15 minutes.

              International Hotel Rs5,002
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              Miramarska 24, Zagreb
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Euro Tower and Ban Jelacic Square. Zagreb Cathedral and Arena Zagreb are also within 3 miles (5 km). Zagreb Central Station is 11 minutes by foot and Zagreb Zapadni Station is 29 minutes.

                Sheraton Zagreb Hotel Rs8,391
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                Kneza Borne 2, Zagreb
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Zagreb, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of POGON - Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth and Ban Jelacic Square. Zagreb Cathedral and Zagreb Zoo are also within 3 miles (5 km). Zagreb Central Station is 8 minutes by foot.