Green Ways of Zagreb Walking Tour
Did you know that Zagreb has 30 parks that cover an area of 400,000 sq meters? On this walking tour you get to the 8 parks/green squares of Lower Town's "Green Horseshoe", as well as to Maksimir, one of Europe's first public parks from the 18th century.
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What's included :
- Professional guide
- Entry/Admission - Zagreb Zoo
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks
- Transportation to/from tour starting point
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Explore the green oases of Zagreb with licences city guide on this tour around the Croatian capital. You start your walking tour on the Josip Jelacic Square, the center of life in the city, and continue to nearby Zrinjevac central park. In the second half of the 19th century architect Milan Lenuci said that a proper city must have a proper park in its center. He didn't construct one but eight of them and interconnected them in the form of a letter U. Today they are known as the "Green Horseshoe" of Zagreb.
Zrinjevac is the beginning of the "Horseshoe". It was "born" in the 1870s as the first park in the Lower Town. Like in bygone times, still today in spring and summer locals tend to enjoy peace and quiet of this park sitting on the grass under the canopy of over 100-year-old plane trees. Take some time to gaze at some of Zagreb's most beautiful palaces, once residences of the rich and famous at the turn of the century, and today home of many museums, galleries, ministries, embassies and courts.
You delve further into the Lower Town. Its buildings are showpieces of neohistoric architectural styles.
Passing by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art, today home of the Strossmayer Gallery, and the recently renovated Art Pavillion, you arrive to the impressive building of Zagreb's Main Railway Station. Built in late 19th century, this station was a stop of Orient Express, Europe's first transcontinental express train, on its way from Paris to Istanbul. In 1925 the city fathers decided to build the Hotel Esplanade for the rich and famous of this train.
The Botanical Garden is not far away and behind its gate you will, together with our guide, uncover the 4,7 hectares of green wonderland with around one thousand different plant species.
A look at the National Archives, the best example of secession style in Zagreb, and you are already on Marshal Tito's Square, or commonly known as the Theater Square. This square showoffs with some beautiful buildings like the Museum of Arts and Crafts and the School Museum but the glory goes to the neobaroque Croatian National Theater, center of cultural life in Zagreb. Next to the Theater is the seat of the University in Zagreb, founded by the Jesuits in 1669 and today the oldest continuously opened university in Southeast Europe.
After all that walk around Zagreb's Lower Town you take a rest by riding one of the famous blue trams of Zagreb. You will join the ladies going back home with their bags full with fresh produce bought at Dolac market, people returning from or going to work, children getting together to play in Maksimir park.
And Maksimir is also our final stop. Opened at the end of the 18th century, it is one of the first public parks in Europe. On its 316 hectares of surface you find five lakes, numerous walking and jogging paths, small pavilions and the Zagreb Zoo. A perfect end of our Green Ways of Zagreb!
Departure Point :Zagreb central meeting point
Departure Time :10:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.