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Parks and Scenic Walkways of Zagreb

By Viator, November 2013

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Whether you’re looking for a quiet picnic spot, a scenic lookout point or just somewhere to escape the bustle of city life, you won’t have to look far to find some greenery in Zagreb. The city’s most famous urban park is Lenuci’s Horseshoe (the Green Horseshoe), a chain of eight landscaped parks that loop around the Lower Town of Donji Grad, offering a scenic walking route that includes the12,500-acre Zrinjevac Park and the Zagreb Botanical Gardens.

Further north, the ancient woodlands and winding footpaths of Ribnjak park  cover a large portion of the Upper Town of Gornji Grad, fronted by the striking Zagreb Cathedral of the Assumption and making a popular spot for sports and recreational activities. Other scenic walks include the Strossmayer Promenade, a pretty tree-lined stretch offering panoramic views over the Lower Town and the leafy boulevards that crisscross the grand Mirogoj Cemetery to the north.

Dating back to 1794, Zagreb’s oldest and largest park, Maksimir Park, lies just east of the center and is home to the Zagreb Zoo as well as a network of walking trails, hilltop lookouts and lakes, dotted with cafés and restaurants. Further out of town, Lake Jarun (southwest of the center) and Bundek Lake (south of the center) are both popular retreats for city dwellers, with plenty of options for hiking, cycling, rowing and summer swimming, or else the Mount Medvednica Nature Park in the north makes a worthwhile day trip.

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Zagreb Walking Tour

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Get acquainted with Zagreb, Croatia’s dynamic capital, on a comprehensive 1.5-hour walking tour! Led by an expert local guide, the leisurely paced tour ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.52

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