Fodor's Expert Review Marjan

Split City Park

Situated on a 3½-km-long (2-mile-long) peninsula covered with pine trees and Mediterranean shrubs, 585-foot-tall Marjan Hill has been a protected nature reserve since 1964. It is known as the "lungs of the city" because of all its greenery and the fact that locals flock to it on weekends as a nearby recreational area. There are stunning views from the top and rocky beach areas circling the peninsula. Paths crisscrossing the grounds are suitable for biking and jogging. There are 13 small churches and chapels throughout the park, including St. Jerome (sv. Jeronim), which was built in the 15th century into a rock face and includes Renaissance-style stone reliefs on the walls. The beaches on this side are more relaxed and offer shade, but there is limited access for cars, which helps to preserve the wilderness of the park. There are bikes to rent and water sports available too.

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Split, Splitsko-Dalmatinska  21000, Croatia

www.marjan-parksuma.hr

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