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Marjan Hill

Croatia > Split

For the best panoramic views of Split and some awesome hiking trails, climb up the 123-meter-high Marjan Hill, right in the centre of the city. Much like Dubronvnik's Lokrum Island, Marjan is a natural oasis that offers peace and tranquillity in an otherwise bustling metropolis. Locals and visitors alike head to Marjan Park for day trips, bike tours and afternoon jogs, drawn to the quiet shaded pathways and lush pine forest. If you're doing a Croatia road trip or a holiday in Split, take a breather from city life with a trip to Marjan Hill, the "lungs of the city."

Activities

  • Hiking: There's a 3-kilometre-long trail leading up the hill starting from Old Town. It's not too strenuous a walk, but there are quite a few steps so make sure you bring water! Walkers have two options of ascending Marjan Hill: the woodland paths or the concrete road. Whichever route you choose, you'll want to wear comfortable walking shoes for the journey.
  • Viewpoints: Along the way, there are several benches perfect for having a break and taking in the views. The highest viewing point is on Telegrin, the highest peak. Make sure you bring that camera!
  • Cafe Bar Vidilica: Near the summit of the stairs there's a small cafe with a good choice of drinks to cool down with. Chill out here for a while before going up higher or making your way back down.
  • Segway tour: For a quirky adventure, sign up to a SegWay tour starting in downtown Split.
  • Marjan Forest Park is also home to an old Jewish cemetery, tennis courts, beaches and the city zoo.

Getting there

There are a few ways to get to Marjan Park from Split. If you're starting on the Riva in Old Town, head to the west end of the street and cross through the square with the fountain in the middle towards the St Frane Church and Monastery. Follow the signs pointing to Marjan Park, which will take you to the bottom of a long staircase in the Varos neighbourhood. This marks the beginning of the walk!

You can also drive or get a taxi to the Northern Gate (Marjanska Vrata) and start walking up from there.

Opening Times

Throughout the Year

  • Open Daily: 02:47 PM to 02:47 PM
Address

55,

Marjan

Split

Splitsko-dalmatinska ┼żupanija

Croatia 21000

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