Ribnjak Park in Zagreb is one of the most beautiful and famous Zagreb`s Parks located in the heart of the city, beneath the Zagreb Cathedral. The western part of the park is enclosed by the Walls of the Cathedral, and the eastern part is separated from the city by the Ribnjak street along which a parking is forbidden. If you have rented an apartment, room or vacation house in Zagreb you will easily get to Ribnjak on foot from the main town square Jelačić, through the old Vlaška street that goes east and cuts Palmotić's, the one that descends from the Ribnjak at north. At the intersection, you are within easy reach of the Ribnjak park, which rounds out the green heart of the city of a thousand parks. Ribnjak got its name by the pond (ribnjak=pond in Croatian). The park area was once the pond for the needs of the Zagreb Archdiocese. The artificial pond was receiving water from Medveščak stream, and later it was drained and turned into the city park. Park Ribnjak is a favorite gathering place for dog and nature lovers. Lawns are an excursion site and a place for relaxed picnics in the city center. Numerous events, festivals, concerts and workshops are also held here. Inside the park, under the Walls, there is the Center of Youth Ribnjak, where once the cult Zagreb`s club Purgeraj was operating as well. Numerous cultural associations are located here, such as theaters Scena Ribnjak and Poco Loco Theater where we can attend fantastic plays for children and adults on weekends. It was planned that Ribnjak became a sculpture park, but the only statues of Antun Augustinčić and Ivan Goran Kovačić are there today. Instead of sculptures, the park is dominated by 30 years of old yew, atlas cedar and a multitude of magnolias that are dropping the pink into the air and the joy of life into a day of walkers here.