The Croatian capital also has beautiful and tranquil natural green spaces, delightful parks and tree-lined streets that greatly contrast with the vibrant and noisy urban city centre.
Zagreb’s semi-wild forest trails start in the heart of the city and meander all the way to Medvednica Mountain. Along the well-trodden routes you can admire cultivated greenery and breathtaking scenery.
The Lower Town is home to seven stunning parks that are interwoven into a horseshoe shaped green tapestry. Zrinjevac Park is the perfect place from which to begin to discover of Zagreb’s lush greenscapes. As you traverse the U-shaped Lenuci’s trail you can admire the fragrant flowerbeds and enjoy the vista of the lily-covered pond from the comfort of a bench.
Life in Zagreb’s magnificent parks goes at a much slower pace. Sitting in a shady spot under a leafy tree you can while away the hours daydreaming or making plans for the rest of your day. Take time out to enjoy the wonders of nature in the city centre. Stop off at the Botanical Garden to explore the English-style arboretum, and more than 10,000 plant species. Zrinjevac Park also hosts outdoor events and festivals throughout the year.
Rokovo is another natural beauty spot that is well worth a visit. Unlike the other parks in Zagreb, this green space is small and intimate. The peaceful and tranquil park boasts the 17th century Church of St Roch and a charming sculptured fountain.