Strossmayer Promenade, Zagreb

Zagreb allows for a number of escape routes within the city limits. One such example is the Strossmayer Promenade. A green terraced walkway that connects Zagreb’s upper town with the city centre.

Strossmayer Promenade

It runs along the edge of the old town, lined with towering chestnut trees and dotted with benches. Furthermore, at regular intervals you’ll find stairways allowing access to every nook and corners of this green space. Artists, students, joggers and lovers all share space under the antique ornate lamps that light up the promenade after sun down.

During the warmer months Strossmayer Promenade makes for the perfect hideaway from the scorching sun. If the benches are free, grab a spot and don’t let go! If you get thirsty, don’t worry, there are a number of cafes in the vicinity.

The summer (between the months of June and July) also sees the promenade double up as a venue for a local street festival know as Strossmarte; a time when free flowing music and wine along with a steady stream of artists and performers take over.

In the autumn things are quieter and more romantic. The promenade wears a fiery red carpet of falling leaves. Grab a bag of roasted chestnuts from a vendor on your way here and spend some quiet time catching the best views of Zagreb.

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