Zagreb city heralds the most beautiful parks to visit. Many of them are under special protection because they are precious examples of park architecture. The parks are favourite places for the local residents who come to sit and relax whilst enjoying the scenery. If you are loving this city like the locals do then you should take plenty of time away to slip on some comfortable walking shoes and walk around to see all the lovely architecture and sights of the 7 parks listed below!
Maksirmir Park is just a short tram ride east of the city centre, was opened in 1794 – making it the oldest of all the parks in Zagreb, Croatia. In addition to the numerous trails, there are five lakes and a fantastic zoo at the park.
Maybe not what you thought you would want to visit! However, Zagreb’s cemetery is lush with vegetation and magnificent architecture. Designed by one of Zagreb’s famous architects, Herman Bolle, it was opened in 1876 as a cemetery for all religions and includes expansive burial grounds, arcades and monuments. Some of Zagreb’s most famous people have been laid to rest at Mirogoj Cemetery, including the first president of Croatia.
To the southwest of the city – is Jarun Lake and the surrounding park. The lakeside paths attract joggers, bikers and roller bladers; the cafés around the beach attract those who are less active but just want to relax and people watch in this gorgeous lakeside park.
Medvednica Nature Park
Medvednica Mountain is on the north side of Zagreb and encompasses an area of 88 square miles, many trails and a castle – and is easily accessible via public transportation. The tallest peak, Sljeme, is 3,396 feet (obviously a very long walk).
On the outer edge of one of Zagreb’s original cities, Gradec, there is a spot that, although not necessarily the most beautiful but does provide a hint of nature and has great views over the city. It’s been nicknamed Stossmartre.
The Dubravkin Put that is part of the Tuskanac Forest Park. The 2km trail runs through a forested park north of the city to Cmrok.
A series of eight city squares in the shape of a horseshoe combine to create one of the best parks in Zagreb, Croatia’s city centre. Each one unique, some feature fountains and statues – but they are all surrounded by excellent architecture, once the mansions of Croatia’s wealthy.