Zemun sightseeing gravitates towards the Danube quay, but if you want to see more of the town, cross the Main Street and enter history.
Zemun prides itself on nationally mixed population. Orthodox, Catholic and Jewish people have lived in it for centuries and, the closer to the park you get, the more you become aware of the fact.
The park is part of a protected area of cultural and historic monuments, built in 1866, in the place of the 18th century quarantine station between Turkey and Austria. Apart from Orthodox Chapel of St. Archangel Gabriel (built in 1786) and Catholic Chapel of St. Roch (built in 1836), there is also a Sisters of Mercy convent while very close to it there is a the Franciscan Monastery of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Anthony (18th c.) and a synagogue. There is also a small burial mound that contains the remains of a Roman sarcophagus. Along with a number of sculptures, the park, you’ll agree, offers quite a history lesson.
However, even if you are not so interested in all that – the place is big and green enough (1,300 different kinds of trees, of which 15 enjoy the status of a protected cultural treasure) for a lovely rest.
As it has a playground and is bordered by Zemun High School (built in 19th c.) two elementary schools and The Faculty of Agriculture, the whole area is absolutely bustling with life.
At the moment, it is partially under reconstruction but still worth visiting for a walk.