altOn sunny days, city folk head out to Jarun, a two-kilometre-long artificial lake encircled by footpaths and cycling tracks 4km southwest of the city centre. Created to coincide with Zagreb's hosting of the 1987 World Student Games, it's an important venue for rowing competitions, with a large spectator stand at the  western end, although most people come here simply to stroll sunbathe. The best spot for the latter is Malo jarunsko jezero at Jarun's eastern end, a bay shel- tered from the rest of the lake by a long thin island. Here you'll find a shingle beach, several outdoor cafes (which remain open well into the night), and grassy, partly shaded areas of park. This is a good place from which to clamber up onto the dyke which runs along the banks of the River Sava, providing a good vantage point from which to survey the cityscape of Novi Zagreb beyond. The best way of getting to the lake is to catch tram #17 from Trg bana Jelačića (direction Prečko) to the Staglišće or Jarun stops, either of which is a five-minute walk north of the water's edge.
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