• Maksimir Zoo

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out
  • Maksimir Zoo

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out
  • Maksimir Zoo

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out
  • Maksimir Zoo

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out
  • Maksimir Zoo

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out

A ten-minute tram ride from the main square heading east of the centre, these attractive 18 hectares (45 acres) of welcome greenery were opened to an appreciative public in 1794, the many woods, meadows and lakes landscaped in what was then considered the English style. Rolling hills cradle footpaths and cafés, providing ample room for jogging, romancing and relaxation. At one end you’ll find the City Zoo, with the daily feeding times posted up for the seals, sea lions and otters, so that you can time a family visit around them. On the other side of the road stands Croatia’s national football stadium, also called the Maksimir, base of home-town club Dinamo Zagreb.

Venue details

  • Address:

    Maksimir Park & Zoo
    Maksimirski perivoj
    Zagreb

  • Phone number:

    +385 1 23 02 198

  • Website:

    http://zgzoo.com

  • Opening hours:

    Park 24hrs daily. Zoo May-Aug 9am-8pm daily; Apr & Sept 9am-7pm daily; Mar & Oct 9am-6pm daily; Jan, Feb, Nov & Dec 9am-4pm 
daily

  • Transport:

    Trams 11 & 12 to Bukovačka

  • Price:

    Park free. Zoo 30kn

  • Credit Cards accepted:

    AmEx, DC, MC, V