Cvjetni square is actually Petar Preradović square named after Renaissance giant Peter Preradović, but people called it Cvjetni or Flower market square after flowers kiosks that are located there.
Interesting fact is that the square’s character was determined by Hermann Bolle, famous Zagreb architect and urban planner, Bolle in 1897 worked on first remodelling project.
The square is located in the city centre about 200 m away from the main square and it is very popular among locals and tourists. Square is pedestrian zone full of benches, cafe bars with terraces, and is a favourite meeting point.
Square is created by demolishing a block of buildings t in 1897. The square is surrounded by several palaces, one of them was first Croatian Saving bank in wonderful Octogon passage and Orthodox Church on the other side form 1866.
Set of Peter Preardović statue happened in 1954. The same statue today children’s favourite playground. Next to the statue is the old French musical carousel so the square is constantly under childen’s siege. On the square’ west part is the entrance to the shopping centre Cvjetni, built in 2011.
Today’s square can be accessed along six paths , with Warsaw’s street from the west, with Preradovićeva street from the south, Bogovićeva street from the east, Ilice through Octagon passage from the north-east, and from Margaretska street in the north.
Cvjetni square is ideal place to drink coffee, after work drink and to enjoy the view of old and new Zagreb connected together.