Zagreb’s lakes: City paradise for recreation and relaxation

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is home to several beautiful lakes that provide residents and visitors with a place to relax, recreate, and enjoy nature.

The three most famous lakes are Jarun Lake, Bundek, and Savica.



Jarun lake, Photo: J. Duval, Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb


The Jarun Lake, known as the “Zagreb sea“, is the largest entertainment center in Zagreb. Located south of the city center, this lake is a favorite getaway for residents and visitors at any time of the year.


Jarun lake, Photo: M.Vrdoljak, Zagreb Tourist Board


Bundek is a park in Novi Zagreb. It was renovated in 2005 and became the tourist and event center of Novi Zagreb.

It is divided into two lakes connected by a small wooden bridge. One part has pebble beaches and beach bars, and the other is left wild and untouched.


Bundek lake, Photo: M. Vrdoljak, Zagreb Tourist Board


Savica lakes are a wet habitat of twelve small lakes in Zagreb. Former backwaters of the Sava River, are surrounded by lush vegetation and walking paths.

Savica lakes are a peaceful and quiet place, without commercial facilities.


Savica Lakes, Photo: J. Duval, Zagreb Tourist Board


All three lakes offer numerous activities, including swimming, cycling, running, and many other water sports. Regardless of the time of year, these lakes offer activities for all age groups.

Whether it’s day or night, these lakes are places that will give you the pleasure of being in nature, even though you’re almost in the center of the Croatian capital.


Savica Lakes, Photo: J. Duval, Zagreb Tourist Board



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