Connecting Ilica with the Upper Town, Mesnička is a sloping street that still retains its old granite paving stones.
Connecting Ilica with the Upper Town, Mesnička is a sloping street that still retains its old granite paving stones. It has its origins in the Middle Ages, when it was named after the butchers’ shops (mesnička is Croatian for “butchers”) that used to run along its length. Standing at the bottom of the street from 1891 is Ivan Rendić’s statue of Andrija Kačić Miošić (1704 – 1760), a friar, poet and educator best known for his Razgovor ugodni naroda slovinskoga (“Pleasant Conversation of the Slav People”), a history of Croatia written in verse. First published in 1756, it has been reprinted over 70 times, and remains the most frequently read piece of literature written in the Croatian language.
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