The start of the "Homeland Monument" construction at Stjepana Radić Square worth HRK 21 is expected in spring, it was announced on Tuesday at a press conference on the meadow between the Zagreb City Hall building and Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall where construction was planned.

"It is not a monument from today until tomorrow, it is a monument to the whole history, an eternal monument to Croatian homeland," Milan Bandić said at the conference.

Damir Đerzić in front of the City Office for Spatial Planning, Construction of the City, Construction, Utilities and Traffic reported that the building permit was granted 23. August, and that is 24. September planned opening of bids for execution of works of estimated value 21 million kuna without VAT.

Nenad Fabijanić, architect of the monument's art design, pointed out that the "Monument to the Homeland" will symbolically connect north and south of Croatia, remind participants and victims of the Homeland War and assume respect, our identity, our genes, the past and the future.

"Homeland Monument" is planned at Stjepan Radic Square, which is partly a parking lot, partly a green area with two frequents on both sides. The monument will be made up of three buildings: The Wall of Light, Are with Eternal Fire and the Portal Pavilion, which will together form the official protocol ceremony of giving honor. (downloaded from