Zagreb: Things to see – further afield
Across the Sava river spread the suburbs of Novi Zagreb, a collection of utilitarian post-war housing blocks without the charm of the city’s Habsburg hub. The most notable new magnet to the area is the Museum of Contemporary Art, which opened its doors in December 2009 after years of development and construction.
Further afield, Jarun is a recreational lake and park by the Sava, on tram route No.17 south-west of Jelačić. Built for the World Student Games in 1987, it’s a haven for cyclists and rowers. It also houses several nightclubs, including the landmark Aquarius. Another easy tram hop is to Maksimir, the city’s main park, with public gardens, the zoo and, across the main road, the national football stadium, home of Dinamo Zagreb. Main destination west of the centre is the Lauba collection of contemporary Croatian art; while north-east of the city, the beautiful tree-lined cemetery of Mirogoj is a rarely visited attraction.