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Nine Views project, the grounded solar system in Zagreb

In Zagreb there is a grounded Solar System. Is an urban installation completed in 2004 by Davor Preis. Planets are all around the city with the correct size and correct dimension at scale 1:680 000 000.

This is something very few people know in Zagreb. When you speak with someone that know it, you will find maybe a couple of them who truly went to see every planet. It is a great opportunity also to walk around Zagreb and to see no touristic areas. You will see on every planet the detail picture and where is located. I wrote also public transportation to reach them. I think by bike it will be fast. Specially for the three external planets it could take 30-40 minutes by bus to reach them. I did it in 2 days, first to go to Pluto, Neptune and Uranus and one for the others. The main planets are really close to each other and it’s a nice walk in the city center and a bit up to hill for Jupiter.

Here you can see the complete map of sculptures

Sun – Bogovićeva ulica
Mercury – 3 Margaretska Street
Venus – 3 Ban Josip Jelačić Square
Earth – 9 Varšavska Street
Mars – 21 Tkalčićeva Street
Jupiter – 71 Voćarska Street
Saturn – 1 Račićeva Street
Uranus – 9 Siget (at the garage of the building)
Neptune – 17 Kozari
Pluto – Bologna Alley (underpass first column)

Sun – Bogovićeva ulica

Name: Sun
Tram: 1, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 31, 32, 34 (Trg Bana J. Jelačića)
Sun is really easy to see in Bogovićeva Street, almost in the middle. This installation is was made by Ivan Kozaric, was set in 1971 at the Theater Square, during years sculpture was damaged and moved in different places, this is a replica of the original and is here from 1994. From This Sculpture Davor Preis got inspired for the Nine Views Project and all the planets are now in Zagreb.
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Mercury – 3 Margaretska Street

Name: Mercury
Tram: 1, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 31, 32, 34 (Trg Bana J. Jelačića)
Mercury is in the square where there are kiosks who sell flowers (Cvjetni trg). Keep the right side and walk to the main street Ilica. After the Caring Pub and the shop Korak you will see the planet on the wall of the building.
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Venus – 3 Ban Josip Jelačić Square

Name: Venus
Tram: 1, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 31, 32, 34 (Trg Bana J. Jelačića)
This planet is in the main square under the porch. Walk to go to the market Dolac and on the first column on the left you will see the planet.
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Earth – 9 Varšavska Street

Name: Earth
Tram: 1, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 31, 32, 34 (Trg Bana J. Jelačića)
Tram: 1, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 31, 32, 34 (Frankopanska)
Earth is really close to Kino Europa. Watching the entrance go right and you will see a bank, is on the column on the right of the entrance. You can stop at both station and walk in Varšavska Street.
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Mars – 21 Tkalčićeva Street

Name: Mars
Tram: 1, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 31, 32, 34 (Trg Bana J. Jelačića)
This is one of the most touristic street in Zagreb. From the main square just walk to the market (Dolac) and instead to go up to the stairs keep the left. After a couples of minutes you will see on the right Kalinska Street to go up to Dolac. Turn left and go to the cafè The Cookie Factory, the planet is on their door.
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Jupiter – 71 Voćarska Street

Name: Jupiter
Tram: 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 33, 34 (Vončinina)
Bus: 204 (Voćarska-društveni)
Planet is exactly at the bus station. From the tram station walk up in Vončinina Street. On the right you will see a path going through the park, take it and walk up till the end, around 10 minutes from tram stop.
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Saturn – 1 Račićeva Street

Name: Saturn
Tram: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 31, 33, 34 (Mašićeva)
Walk 2 minutes in Mašićeva Street and you will find the planet in the small park on the right corner of the building.
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Uranus – 9 Siget

Name: Uranus
Tram: 7, 14, 31 (Trnsko)
Bus: 109, 222 (Trnsko)
Walk in the park Mladenaca and you will find the planet at the entrance of the garage in front of the building.
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Neptune – 17 Kozari

Name: Neptune
Bus: 107, 214, 216, 222, 225, 276, 281 (Kozari Bok)
When you arrive at the station from the city you should be in front of the church (Predragocjena Krv Isusova). Walk inside the neighborhood for 10-15 minutes. Keep walking on Kozari Bok and keep the left. You will pass small green houses and just walk straight on the street Kozari. After few minutes you will see Neptune on the light pole.
To go back the bus station is on the opposite side of the main street, in front of shopping center.
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Pluto – Bologna Alley (underpass first column)

Name: Pluto
Doesn’t exist anymore, maybe because Pluto was reclassified from a planet to a dwarf planet in 2006. 
Bus: 220 (Huzjanova, last stop)
When you go out of the bus take the stairs up and walk on the main way. You will see the underpass and installation is on the first column.
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