"Argh, no! Not another Novi Zagreb page ;)" Hudi Bitek by sabsi

Hudi Bitek Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 47 photos

FIRST WARNING

This page is not all all helpful for you if you are looking for a page on Hudi Bitek, a small town near Zagreb which has something like 300 inhabitants and when you google it it only appears on a page called "Towns in Croatia starting with HU". It's not about it.

It's a page on "Novi Zagreb" - a new part of Zagreb south of the Sava River. As Novi Zagreb isn't a location on VT even though it has 150,000 inhabitants Hudi Bitec was chosen as an asylum for Novi Zagreb pages by Nikša - VT's expert on Novi Zagreb.

SECOND WARNING

If you are not into modern architecture and you think that the first pictures you see here are absolutely ugly then this page is not for you. You won't find castles or churches here. This page is about concrete and creativity.

MY IMPRESSIONS

Unlike in Germany and probably elsewhere in Europe this "dormitary town" isn't an area of crime and a social disaster. It's a very friendly neighbourhood, it's green (oh well, maybe not in winter) and colourful.

I still wouldn't want to live here but seeing this and hearing all the stories behind Novi Zagreb was definitely great. Thanks for the great tour, Nikša!

SOME FACTS

Location: South of Sava River, connected by 3 bridges

Building: started in the 1960s

Inhabitants: approx. 150,000 (which would make it 5th largest city in Croatia if it was an independent city)

Biggest Building: "Mamutica", with approximately 5,000 inhabitants

Website: www.novi-zagreb.com

Neighbourhoods:
Buzin, Hrelic, Dugave, Travno, Utrina, Zapruđe, Središce, Sopot, Siget, Trnsko, Trok, Kajzerica, Savski Gaj, Remetinec, Botinec, Blato, Glogovec, Otocec, Sv. Klara

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Interesting area when you get a good tour and have a "strange" taste like me ;)
  • Cons:I wouldn't want to live here.
  • In a nutshell:I wouldn't want to live here but liked coming here for a few hours.
  • Last visit to Hudi Bitek: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Dec 18, 2004
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  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2007 at 11:31 AM

    I took a tram ride through Novi Zagreb today :)) I was too lazy to get off though...

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2005 at 2:04 AM

    In a building like Mamutica, if you go to the balcony and shout out loud “good morning” they might call it Urban Spam. :-)

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2005 at 4:24 PM

    Interesting view!

  • Nykaenen's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2004 at 12:46 PM

    OMG, you soaked in each and every of Niksa's words! Will be hard to beat... but then, now I have a perfect excuse not to hurry with my page he he...

  • Dec 19, 2004 at 1:55 AM

    I never say this is the most beautiful part of Zagreb but it has its qualities, especially when compared to similar examples in other countries. You managed to learn that point very well, and show it in true Sabsi style. Thank you.

  • KristaB's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2004 at 12:02 PM

    Looking forward to reading your stories about this ... hmmm... stunning area! I grew up guite close, but my home was a regular house, nothing to compare with this LOL!

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2004 at 12:47 PM

    Looks like you were one busy girl down in Croatia.

  • croisbeauty's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2004 at 12:10 PM

    Congratulations, you won the second price for the ugliest building of Zagreb, Diocletianvs is still unbeattable

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2004 at 2:01 PM

    Brilliant! Another interesting perspective .... :o)

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