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Queen Jelena Madijevka Park


Founded by Austrian commander Baron Franz Ludwig von Welden in 1829, a passionate botanist and admirer of Dalmatian flora, it is the oldest public park in Croatia.

 

 

Vladimir Nazor Park is not the city´s oldest – that distinction goes the park named after Queen Jelena Madijevka, built on top of the Grimaldi bastion by Five Wells Square.


Founded by Austrian commander Baron Franz Ludwig von Welden in 1829, a passionate botanist and admirer of Dalmatian flora, it was the first public park in Dalmatia (the park was opened on the 16th of September 1829). To create a garden on top of a military object was an unusual move, but one Zadar is eternally grateful for.