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Top Parks and Gardens in Zagreb

By Viator, April 2018

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With a U-shaped chain of parks that curve around the Lower Town (Donji Grad) and trail-threaded expanses on the outskirts of town, Zagreb is blessed with a wide variety of green spaces. Here are our top picks for parks in the Croatian capital. 

Zagreb Botanical Garden
Founded in the 19th century, the Zagreb Botanical Garden—part of the Lenuci, or Green, Horseshoe, a chain of eight landscaped parks that loop around the Lower Town—offers some 10,000 different plant species. The 11.6-acre (4.7-hectare) space also has several glasshouses, an arboretum, rock gardens, ponds, and tranquil corners that provide the perfect respite for weary sightseers.

Zrinjevac Park
Also located in the Lower Town, this picturesque green square is surrounded on all sides by important cultural institutions and government buildings, including the Supreme Court of Croatia, Zagreb’s Archaeological Museum, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters. At its center is a music pavilion that hosts concerts in summer and a festive Christmas market in winter.

Maksimir Park
Open since 1794, Maksimir is one of Zagreb’s oldest parks. Today the ‎780-acre (315-hectare) patch of green is also one of the city’s most popular, with woods, meadows, lakes, cafés, ample walkable pathways, and the Zagreb Zoo. 

Strossmayer Promenade
Well-situated on the elevated southern boundary of the Upper Town (Gornji Grad), the tree-lined Strossmayer Promenade makes for prime strolling turf. The walkway offers excellent views of the city; during summer, it hosts a solid lineup of concerts and art exhibitions, all open to the public.

Mt. Medvednica 
Located 20 minutes by road from the center of Zagreb, Mt. Medvednica is an easily accessible retreat for city-folk. During winter, the snow-covered park has top-notch skiing and sledding; in summer, it’s a favorite among hikers making the 2.5-hour trek to the top of its highest peak, Sljeme, which sits more than a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) above sea level. Not a hiker? Fear not—you can catch a bus straight to the top.

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Feel the Pulse of the City - Zagreb Walking Tour, Zagreb, null
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Feel the Pulse of the City - Zagreb Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Feel the pulse of the city and discover all the charm Zagreb has to offer. Get acquainted with the past and the present of the city with an expert local guide ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.63
Zagreb BIG tour, Zagreb, Walking Tours
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Zagreb BIG tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

Explore everything that Zagreb has to offer in both the city center and surrounding areas. Combining a walking tour and a panoramic car tour, you will get a ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.53
Private Walking Tour of Upper and Downtown Zagreb, Zagreb, City Tours
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Private Walking Tour of Upper and Downtown Zagreb

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Get up close with Zagreb's top attractions on this private walking tour with a licensed, local guide. Have a personalized and tailor-made experience while ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.17
Zagreb Half-Day Tour - Drive and Walking Tour, Zagreb, Walking Tours
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Zagreb Half-Day Tour - Drive and Walking Tour

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Discover the beauty of Zagreb highlights with licensed local guide/driver. See all of the top sights city offers in a combination of driving and walking tour. ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.70
Ancient Zagreb bike tour, Zagreb, City Tours
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Ancient Zagreb bike tour

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Ancient Zagreb bike tour is the most popular Zagreb city tour, as it allows you to discover all of the major city sights in an easy and entertaining way, ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Zagreb Walking Tour, Zagreb, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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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 $24.81
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Zagreb Crafts Bike Tour

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Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.35
Daily Bike Tour of Zagreb, Zagreb, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Daily Bike Tour of Zagreb

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Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.35
Ancient and New Zagreb Combo Bike Tour, Zagreb, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Ancient and New Zagreb Combo Bike Tour

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This tour is actually a combination of the Ancient and New Zagreb tour, allowing you to see all of Zagreb in just 4 hours. You will witness big differences ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.00
Zagreb by Night Bike Tour, Zagreb, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Zagreb by Night Bike Tour

Visiting Zagreb for a city break and want to escape the heat of the day? Zagreb by Night bike tour is an ideal way to get acquainted with more tranquil ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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