Zagreb is a picturesque city that is the scientific, cultural, political, economic and administrative center of the Republic of Croatia. This is the seat of the president, the government and the parliament.
It is characterized by a favorable geographical position between the Pannonian Plain, the outskirts of the Alps and the Dinaric Mountains. Zagreb is a city with many picturesque squares, the most popular and the most spacious of which is Ban Josip Jelacic Square. In the beginning, it was called Madusevac, after the spring where the well is now, and later Harmica. Ban Jelacic Square is the heart of Zagreb and the main meeting place of the residents. The most famous Zagreb squares are Zrinski Square, which was founded in 1826, King Tomislav Square, Strossmayer Square, Mark's Square with the parish church of St. Mark, Cvjetni trg Square, Trg Ivana Mazuranica Square and Tito Square, which in the middle of the 19th century was just a marshy area in the suburbs of Zagreb. Zagreb is divided into Upper Town, Lower Town and the wider suburbs. The Jesuit Square is located in the area of Upper Town, the former secular city of Gradec. On the square stands the Klovicevi Dvori Gallery, which has its premises in a former Jesuit monastery. The Jesuit Square was named after this church order, which came to Zagreb at the initiative of the Croatian nobles. The monastery complex adjoins the church of St. Catherine and was created in the period from the 17th to the 18th century.
Today, exhibitions of local and foreign artists are organized here. Opposite the entrance to the Gallery stands the Ribic sculpture, which is the work of sculptor Simeon Roksandic. This was the first fountain at Upper Tower, erected in 1911.