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In the southwestern part of Zagreb, not far from the Sava embankment, there is a spacious recreation and sports centre Jarun – an oasis of peace and nature. The former channel of the Sava River was created for the 1987 University Games when the lake and the entire complex took on its current appearance. On the two lakes of Jarun, the Big and the Small, there are five islands connected by bridges, and around them there are 2500 metres long pebble beaches. The lakes are filled with clear groundwater, and the beaches are equipped with sanitary facilities and showers. There are also rescue teams, guards and medical services on site. The special value of Jarun lies in the untouched nature of the island of wilderness. The natural habitat of marshes and ponds, rich in terrestrial and aquatic plants, is home to hundreds of bird species and a variety of different fish, aquatic animals and insects. Jarun has a total area of 235 ha and is attractive for all generations. It offers opportunities for walking, cycling, various outdoor sports, a 6500-metre long trim trail, roller skating, etc. The sports facilities are connected with the impressive 2250-metre-long regatta course, where international and world rowing, canoeing and kayaking competitions are held. With daily training and performances, they give Jarun a special sporting atmosphere.

Accessible by trams 5 and 17 or by taxi service.

Address: Aleja Matije Ljubeka bb, 10000 Zagreb.


Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia and is located in the northwest of the country. It is a metropolitan area with a population of over one million.

Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day. It is the most important transport hub in Croatia where Western Europe, the Mediterranean and Southeast Europe meet, making the Zagreb area the center of the road, rail and air networks of this area. It is also an important tourist center, not only in terms of passengers traveling from Western and Central Europe to the Adriatic Sea but also as a travel destination itself.

The historical part of the city to the north of Ban Jelačić Square is composed of the Gornji Grad and Kaptol, a medieval urban complex of churches, palaces, museums, galleries and government buildings that are popular among tourists on sightseeing tours.