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Marjan Hill
Marjan Hill

Marjan Hill

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Marjan is a popular spot amongst locals, there are lots of hiking trails and cycling routes going through the thick Mediterranean pine forest. It's a really unique hill, 178 meters ... Read more
tall, with great views over the sea and the city. There are three look out points from the top of this hill, which make for a good place to catch the sunset. There are also a few beaches at the foot of the hill. Each one is different. You can walk up Marjan or take a bus (it only comes by once every hour). It's good if you can cycle - there are a few places that rent bicycles around Split, and one bicycle rental kiosk in the park. There is a recreation center near one of the beaches here with tennis courts. The Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries is also located here, but you're not allowed in, as I found out! :D

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It might be strange that Marjan hill is not on my top Split attractions list. The reason is very simple. This famous hill deserves a special place in the life of this city. It’s a symbol of Split. I still remember the old and for many Split’s inhabitants detested ex Yugoslav flag that flew over the city. Finally a new Croatian flag proudly stands on the highest peak of Split hill.Every time you want to take a break from the hectic lifestyle of the city is enough to take a little walk and head towards Marjan. Marjan is an integral part of the city center that extends from the Marmont Street and continues to the west. It’s long over 3 km. In 1964 it was declared a park and since then is considered a protected part of Split. This hills and its forests are the lungs of the city, the most popular place to escape from the city bustling and chaotic pace of life during the high season in July and August. Marjan park will be for every visitor the only relaxation place after the vibrant and crowded Split center. It’s a perfect place to emerge to perfect combination of pristine nature and cultural heritage like the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments and Mestrovic Gallery.

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Park of the nature near Split center shaped as peninsula is perfect for walking, jogging, swimming, cycling.
It is free of car traffic.

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4 hours
DEPARTURE / RETURN
Central Split - Returns to original departure point
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Walk up leafy Marjan Hill, a wooded peninsula near Split, on a 4-hour small-group hiking tour and enjoy spectacular city, coast and countryside views. Led by a friendly local guide, the leisurely paced hike follows a route along Marjan Hill’s southern slopes to the peak. After walking down, enjoy a well-deserved rest at Bene Beach to bask in the sun, swim in the sea or shelter in the shade; how you decide to recuperate is up to you! Numbers are limited to 10 on this small-group hiking tour, ensuring personalized attention at all times.

Meet your guide in central Split, and start your journey to Marjan Hill – a natural park that sits on the peninsula near Split. Blanketed in idyllic pine forests, the hill is popular with hikers, boasting countless walking trails and poetic views.Start your ascent at the foot of the hill and walk along the trails that zigzag through the leafy forest. Setting a steady pace, your guide will stop plenty of times on the way, letting you catch your breath and admire sweeping vistas of Split set against the Adriatic Sea. Your small-group hike to the highest point of Marjan Hill takes roughly 1.5 hours, following gently winding paths and stone-stepped trails; it’s not a strenuous route up, but it’s one that adds to the aura of bliss when you hit the top. Gaze out over the coastline and admire the expanse of cobalt blue that forms the Adriatic Sea, stretching as far as the eye can see.After spending roughly 20 minutes at the top to feast your eyes on the views, walk back down the hill, exploring different trails and discovering new viewpoints. The trail down leads to Bene Beach – a peaceful pebble beach lapped by gentle waves – and you’ll enjoy some free time on it to wind down and relax. Take a dip in the crystalline waters, find a shady spot under a tree, or soak up the sun! At the pre-arranged time, meet your guide and walk back to central Split, where your tour finishes.

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Marjan, the hill that overlooks the city has always been the most impressive part of Split imagery. Such a harmony betwwen natural and urban is rarely found; on one side the densely populated city in all of its glory and on the other a peninsula of almost pristine nature.
Holy hill, as it is often called, harbors many monuments of sacred and secular architecture which are combined with this green oasis in such a way that they inspire a sense or awe an admiration even in a passer-by.
The very fact that we climb up to Marjan directly from beautiful and world renowned waterfront of Split („Riva“) gives the visitors from any part of the world a chance to experience the beauty of this park-forest, the freshness of air and stunning view of the city of Split and the nearby islands from several unique lookout points.
Marjan offers to its visitors peace and tranquility, recreation and entertainment with natural pathways and trim-trails.
Marjan is the place from which Split can be seen in all its glory, but you can also experience entirely different side of this densely populated and tourism oriented city.

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It might be strange that Marjan hill is not on my top Split attractions list. The reason is very simple. This famous hill deserves a special place in the life of this city. It’s a symbol of Split.

I still remember the old and for many Split’s inhabitants detested ex Yugoslav flag that flew over the city. Finally a new Croatian flag proudly stands on the highest peak of Split hill.
Every time you want to take a break from the hectic lifestyle of the city is enough to take a little walk and head towards Marjan.

Marjan is an integral part of the city center that extends from the Marmont Street and continues to the west. It’s long over 3 km. In 1964 it was declared a park and since then is considered a protected part of Split.

This hills and its forests are the lungs of the city, the most popular place to escape from the city bustling and chaotic pace of life during the high season in July and August.
It has always been a favorite place for walking, running, jogging, climbing or riding a bike. I heartily recommend to take some time to visit this magnificent natural park. Believe or not as soon you see the signs for ‘Marjan hill’ just a few streets later, you will find a completely different world.

Marjan Hill stairs
Marjan Hill stairs
The highest peak called Telegrin, which name derives from Napoleonic era where here it was a telegraph station, is 178 meters high with 314 steps to reach the highest point.

Actually it is a short five minute walk to the beginning of the trail but it can take you hours to explore all of the hidden corners of the park.

You will be surprised to see dozens and dozens of park benches, scattered in different places with only target, to enjoy the best view on the city.
You can hardly find better sight of Split’s harbor and old city.

MARJAN HIKING TRAILS
The best way to enjoy this natural oasis in Split is hiking. Below you can try this hill trail map. It will take you two hours and half for this trail of moderate difficulty.
If you prefer to do it by bicycle you can rent a quality mountain bike and do the same trail with or without a guide.
This urban district is proud of some famous residents, first of all of the greatest Croatian sculptor, Ivan Mestrovic, who had built the palace where his family lived for over 10 years before they moved to Zagreb.

The palace today is dedicated to the famous sculptor, and it contains the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery, as part of the Museum of Ivan Mestrovic.

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It might be strange that Marjan hill is not on my top Split attractions list. The reason is very simple. This famous hill deserves a special place in the life of this city. It’s a symbol of Split.

I still remember the old and for many Split’s inhabitants detested ex Yugoslav flag that flew over the city. Finally a new Croatian flag proudly stands on the highest peak of Split hill.Every time you want to take a break from the hectic lifestyle of the city is enough to take a little walk and head towards Marjan.

Marjan is an integral part of the city center that extends from the Marmont Street and continues to the west. It’s long over 3 km. In 1964 it was declared a park and since then is considered a protected part of Split.

This hills and its forests are the lungs of the city, the most popular place to escape from the city bustling and chaotic pace of life during the high season in July and August.
It has always been a favorite place for walking, running, jogging, climbing or riding a bike. I heartily recommend to take some time to visit this magnificent natural park. Believe or not as soon you see the signs for ‘Marjan hill’ just a few streets later, you will find a completely different world.

Marjan Hill stairs
Marjan Hill stairs
The highest peak called Telegrin, which name derives from Napoleonic era where here it was a telegraph station, is 178 meters high with 314 steps to reach the highest point.

Actually it is a short five minute walk to the beginning of the trail but it can take you hours to explore all of the hidden corners of the park.

You will be surprised to see dozens and dozens of park benches, scattered in different places with only target, to enjoy the best view on the city.

You can hardly find better sight of Split’s harbor and old city.

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Ottawa

It might be strange that Marjan hill is not on my top Split attractions list. The reason is very simple. This famous hill deserves a special place in the life of this city. It’s a symbol of Split.

I still remember the old and for many Split’s inhabitants detested ex Yugoslav flag that flew over the city. Finally a new Croatian flag proudly stands on the highest peak of Split hill.Every time you want to take a break from the hectic lifestyle of the city is enough to take a little walk and head towards Marjan.

Marjan is an integral part of the city center that extends from the Marmont Street and continues to the west. It’s long over 3 km. In 1964 it was declared a park and since then is considered a protected part of Split.

This hills and its forests are the lungs of the city, the most popular place to escape from the city bustling and chaotic pace of life during the high season in July and August.
Marjan park will be for every visitor the only relaxation place after the vibrant and crowded Split center. It’s a perfect place to emerge to perfect combination of pristine nature and cultural heritage like the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments and Mestrovic Gallery.

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Marjan is a popular spot amongst locals, there are lots of hiking trails and cycling routes going through the thick Mediterranean pine forest. It's a really unique hill, 178 meters tall, with great views over the sea and the city. There are three look out points from the top of this hill, which make for a good place to catch the sunset. There are also a few beaches at the foot of the hill. Each one is different. You can walk up Marjan or take a bus (it only comes by once every hour). It's good if you can cycle - there are a few places that rent bicycles around Split, and one bicycle rental kiosk in the park.

There is a recreation center near one of the beaches here with tennis courts. The Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries is also located here, but you're not allowed in, as I found out! :D

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A beautiful view of Split and the islands

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Playa de Gandia

Vale la pena el esfuerzo de la subida para tener unas preciosas vistas de la ciudad desde arriba. La colina tiene casi 200 metros de altura y aquí se puede tomar algo en la cafetería que se encuentra en el lugar o hacer caminatas por las rutas de senderismo que están bien demarcadas. Para disfrutar de la ciudad sin necesidad de playa ni de estar en el centro histórico.

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Madrid

Subir a Marjan y recorrer alguno de sus senderos es una de las cosas que tenés que hacer en Split. Se asciende por un camino bien señalizado bajo la sombra de los arbolesentre para, una vez arriba, tener una panorámica increible de la ciudad.

Si no quieren pasar mucho calor, hagan como nosotros y suban al atardecer. Lindos colores se van estampando en la ciudad.

Arriba hay un café con vistas por si gustan tomar algo. Nosotros nos aventuramos con el mate, pero disfrutamos del paisaje igual.

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