When we are talking about the cities, we are thinking mostly about buildings. As we are living more and more in big cities we more appreciate the greenery. The best things to escape everyday obligations for me are parks. During my living in Berlin, it was Tiergarten, while now in Zagreb it is park Maksimir. The park with a long history is a favourite place for walking, recreation, fun and holiday in Zagreb.

Park Maksimir Zagreb
Park Maksimir Zagreb

A place to find your peace and enjoy in nature

Birds chirping, beautiful landscapes, natural scents are all things that relax us from our busy lives. Park Maksimir is a magical world, although on a much smaller surface than it was today, it was created at the end of the 18th century. It is the largest and the most beautiful Zagreb park. Also, it is significant because it contains numerous plants and animal species. More precisely, as many as 100 species of birds who are living in multi-century oak forests. The most famous oak tree in this park has as many as 600 years.

Park Maksimir Zagreb
Fog tree river lake water reflection

Take a long walk around lakes or visit a nice ZOO in the Park Maksimir

If you walking thought park Maksimir, you will probably see swans swimming in the lake. More precisely, this park besides the forest with 5 lakes, numbered streams and meadows that contribute to his romance. I can’t forget to mention that there is also a zoo within the park.

Park Maksimir Zagreb
Park Maksimir Zagreb

A lovely pavilion located on top of a hill

The park is rich in monuments and pavilions. The most recognizable building is the Viewpoint building built in the 19th century by the Franz Schüchta project and is located at the centre of the park. I will also mention Mogila, a monument that marks thousands of years of the Croatian Kingdom.

Viewpoint building builded in the 19th century by the Franz Schüchta
Park Maksimir Zagreb Viewpoint building
Park Maksimir Zagreb

And it’s not Maksimir the only quality oasis of greenery in Zagreb. In the western part of Zagreb, it is Jarun while in neighbourhood Novi Zagreb it is Bundek.

Fog moving slowly at a calm lake in early morning
Autumn Lake View - Zagreb, Croatia
Park Maksimir Zagreb
Park Maksimir Zagreb

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I am a 24 years old architect based in Split. Passion for photography has grown steadily when I was traveling all around the world trying to capture every unforgettable experience I met on my way. Collaboration:karlo@ilcroatia.com

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