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."
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.
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