Lenuchi Horseshoe
The Parks of Donji grad

(The Lenuci Horseshoe)

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                the HorseshoeParks are a quineessential feature of European cities, and Zagreb is certainly no exception. Donji Grad is the lower portion of Zagreb'"s "Old Town," located just below the former cities of Kaptol and Gradec. The central part of this area is surrounded by a horseshoe-shaped formation of parks, creating a "U"-shaped green space just below Ban Jelacic Square.The horseshoe was conceived in 1882 by Croatian urbanist Milan Lenuci and the area is aptly named the "Lenuci Horseshoe." The parks were designed between 1883 and 1887, at a time when today's Donji grad formed the southern outskirts of Zagreb. The construction was helped by the efforts to rebuild the city after the 1880 Zagreb earthquake, and in 1889 the entire horseshoe was finished—its two ends were connected by the newly built Zagreb Botanical Garden. The park system consists of eight squares aligned on three straight lines. The photo to the left shows the eastern side of the "horseshoe," while the photo to the right shows the eastern segment.

Here is a diagram of the Lenuci Horseshoe, showing the location of each park or square
Lenuchi Horseshoe Diagram

Virtual Tour of the Lenuchi "HorseShoe"

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Virtual Reality Tour for VR Headsets:

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                  CodeThere is also a version of this tour designed specifically for VR headsets such as Google Cardboard, and it works with both iPhone and Android devices. It may be accessed by scanning on the QR code to the left. If you are viewing this on a mobile phone, you may access the VR tour by following this link.



For iOS devices: scan QR code with your device's camera app, tap on the prompt to open Safari. Select "Allow Device Motion" and the next prompt, "Allow Access to Motion Orientation." Turn the device to landscape mode and a split screen will appear. When the screen turns white, swipe up for fullscreen mode, and place in headset. Here is a video of how to do this--it is simpler than it sounds! [The video opens in a new window--close when done to return to this page]

For Android devices: Open the camera app and use the built-in scanner to scan the QR code above. Confirm that you want to open the website, and wait for it to load--it should load in stereo view. Select the fullscreen ("X" option) from the menu at the bottom. Turn the device to landscape mode and you are ready to go. Here is a video of how to do this--it is simpler than it sounds! [The video opens in a new window--close when done to return to this page]




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