Maksimir Park - Maksimirski Perivoj, Zagreb
The park is some 316 hectares and has been surrounded by the city. There are woods and many other features to see; there are historic buildings and of course the zoo.
It was fairly dry and the sun was trying to break through, it was pleasant and the park had many visitors. There were families with young children, couples cycling and many small groups of young men jogging.
It was enjoying and pleasant to escape from the noise of the city. I did all my walking then made a visit to the Zagreb Zoo.
There is also a visitor information centre with seasonal working hours.
This is the biggest and the most beautiful park of South East Europe, it was laid out in 1784 and is graced by an old oak forest, sunny open space and romantic lakes.
Besides, there is a huge Zoo park too, one of the biggest in that part of Europe.
There are kilometres of walking paths, several small lakes, green meadows but above all here you could hear the sound of silence. There is nothing so sweet like dozing on a green grass in a shadow of an big oak tree, try it and you will enjoy it alot.
Btw, the name Maksimir means maxy peace.
A sunny and bright Autumnal morning, perfect time for a walk in the park. Leaves falling and trees looking pretty kept us entertained for a couple of hours. The echoing pavillion is interesting and a walk up the hill to the cafe is a must on a good weather day. A visit to the zoo as well (another tip!) and also a quick look at the Maximir Stadium, home of Dinamo Zagreb and the Croatia National football teams.
Very big park near the central of the city opposite of the Stadium. I recommend to you to visit the Zoo inside this park. From Main square ( Ban Jelacic Trg ) you can take tram to this direction. Tram no : 12 & 11 ( Direction DUBEC ) . If you get the tram from Main Train Station ( Glavni Klodvor ) you should take the tram no : 4 ( Direction called DUBEC )
I immediately fell in love with this park. It's big, it has some sights, benches to have a seat and relax and it's big enough to take a decent walk or for jogging. The attractions are a small lake, a church, monuments, the pavilion of echos, a couple of cafés and the zoo.
Maksimir Park is situated in the eastern part of the town. Named after its founder, Maksimilian Vrhovec, it was opened to public in 1794. It contains a couple of lakes, a main promenade and literally thousands of trees. It is unlike any other park that I have visited.
Numerous parks such as Zrinjevac, Ribnjak, the Botanical Garden and Maksimir with their overwhelmed nature provide a perfect picture of Zagreb. Maksimir is not only Zagreb's largest and most beautiful park, but also of one of the oldest (1794), largest and most beautiful gardens in this part of Europe. The park is so huge that you can easily spend the whole day walking along the lakes, have a picnic or visit the Zoo. Besides the Zagreb Zoo, there's also the Dinamo stadium nearby.
There is a zoo! And a park! Maksimir is the name. I went to the zoo twice, and I do feel sorry for many of the animals. From now on I just visit the park instead, and belive it or not - there are wild animals to see there instead. Birds, squarrels (spelling) and dogs. Sweet...
It's nice with some nature in the centre of a polluted town!
Maksimir is a park in Zagreb's eastern part. It's huge!!!! 18 hectares. We only walked through a tiny bit of it destroying the average age of visitors for the day (all the others were at least 100!).
There's an echo pavilion here which really has an echo. There's a beautiful kiosk at the end of the main alley which doesn't sell cigarettes. There's swans and forests. There's a zoo and quite a few statues. And there's the stadium right across the street.
Nikša told me that the different parts of the park represent the different stages of life starting from east. Scary though - it got quite dark in the west ;)
On a beautiful day in Zagreb, there's no better place to go and enjoy the stillnes and beauty of nature. Maksimir is a park and a forrest..you can go walking, play with children in one of the playingrounds, go on picnic, go on a tour on a horse and even go to the city zoo that is situated there.
Delightful to walk around, the park has lakes and beautiful trees -- it dates back to 1794.
I read that 'The Vidikovac' – Look Out Point or Belvedere – the central building in the park, was built in 1843.
The park is named after Zagreb’s Bishop Maksimilijan Vrhovec who decided to create the park from the then woods that stood there.
Huge park opposite the Dinamo stadium ,with lakes and concert venues and little cafe's. Good way to while away the afternoon ( we were waiting for a train to Split ) but we got biiten to death by mosquitoes. Saw a load of kids trying to catch frogs and some very odd aerobic workouts.
Zagreb zoo is located in a very big park called Maksimirski perivoj bb, if I am wrong any one could correct me. I will really appreciate.
This park is very impressive and I believe that must be better and have more varities than Botanical Gardens
The old park of Zagreb, Maksimir, was established at the end of the 18th century thanks to the Zagreb Bishop Maksimilian Vrhovec. Maksimir is the largest and the most lovely park in Croatia and was the first public promenade in all of southeastern Europe. Not far from the pavilion there is a bridge leading to the Zoological Gardens. When it was established in 1925, it started with two owls and three foxes only. Today, it is inhabited by several hundred different species of animals, to the great pleasure of children and grown-ups.
Maksimir Park - In 1794. Zagreb’s Bishop Maksimilijan Vrhovec decided to turn the oak woods, used at that time for timber and hunting, into a park and give it to the citizens of Zagreb. Maksimir was the first public park in Europe and a grand cultural undertaking filled with its lakes, pavilions and summerhouses.