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Maksimir Park and Botanical Garden (Maksimir Park) description and photos - Croatia: Zagreb. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Maksimir Park.
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Maksimir Park is a picturesque green area within the city, its area is 18 hectares. This park is recognized as the largest city park, often referred to as the "Living Monument of Zagreb". In the park, you can see numerous flower beds, alleys, lakes and forest areas. The Zagreb Zoo is also located in the park.
The founder of Maksimir Park is Bishop Maximilian Vrchovac, the park got its name in his honor. The date of foundation of Maksimir Park is 1794. The park was designed by the English landscape designer Brown.
There are many monuments and historical sites of Zagreb built in various styles in the park. Examples include the Echo and Bellevue pavilions built in 1843, the Belvedere, the doorman's hut and the Swiss House. You can also see many sculptures in the park.
The Zagreb Botanical Garden was born as a platform for botanical research at one of the faculties of the University of Zagreb. The garden was founded by a botanist named Heinz. The total area of the garden is approximately 50 thousand square meters. On the territory there are two ponds with many types of aquatic plants. In total, the Botanical Garden is home to about 1000 different plant species from all over the world and numerous trees. The architectural decoration of the Botanical Garden is a graceful bridge.
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