One of the easiest ways to escape the busy streets of Zagreb is to take a bus or just walk to the place between Tuškanac, Upper town’s Jurjevska street and Gornje Prekrižje area, called Cmrok. This giant and slightly rangy meadow, which arises from the woods, is beloved by many citizens who wish to relax surrounded by green grass and pine trees.
Cmrok is reachable by bus No. 105 from Kaptol or British square, but I would recommend you take a nice, half-an-hour walk from British square or Upper town.
The meadow of Cmrok isn’t overcrowded – you can feel free to chill out without being interrupted. There are lots of dog owners who walk their pets, so eventually, you may be distracted by a curious dog. This doesn’t count during Winter, when snow falls and a great deal of children and grown-ups invade Cmrok to ride on sleighs.
What I love the most about it is a beautiful view over the Lower town and Mirogoj arcades spreading from the hilly side of the lawn, which places you in a perfect position to enjoy Zagreb’s cultural heritage while sitting in greenery.