Marjan hill in Split
Marjan hill is situated just next to Split’s old town.
The hill is 3.5 km long, 1.5 km wide, 178 m high and it is covered with a dense pine forest. It is a chance to live in a town of 200.000 inhabitants and enjoy the sea and the forest just a few minutes by walk from the city center.
Marjan is like the biggest sports center in Split: running, rollerblading, cycling, tennis, climbing, swimming or simply walking, everyone can practice his favourite sport.
You have two possibilities to discover Marjan: either by going along the sea, or walking to its top through the forest.
The first solution is the easiest, the road actually goes all around the hill and a part is reserved for pedestrians only. You can take bus number 17 which will leave you near the entrance reserved for pedestrians, you can rent bicycles there for adults and children.
Following the road that goes along the sea you will arrive at Bene, it is a leisure center with tennis, football and petanque courts and games for children. There is also a bar and a restaurant in front of the beach.
From there you can take bus number 12 which goes to the city center. If you prefer you can continue to the town center by walk (6 km) and stop at one of the many beaches on your way. You will pass in front of two of the most beautiful beaches in Split: Kašuni and Obojena svjetlost.
If you are in good shape then choose the second solution that gives you the possibility to discover Marjan from the inside, walking through its forest and reaching the top called Telegrin at 178 m height.
During summer the best is to go early in the morning to avoid the heat. Don’t forget to take a bottle of water with you, a hat and sunscreen.
To reach the hill from the old town, take the small street next to the Saint Francis’ (Sveti Frane) church. Continue this way until you reach the stairs, they will take you to the bar ‘Vidilica’ which offers an incredible view on the town, the harbour, mountains Mosor and Kozjak, the coast and islands of Brač, Hvar and Šolta.
There are many paths going across the hill. You can go straight to the other side where there is a fire lookout tower and come back passing by the top Telegrin, then the former zoo, and go back to the bar Vidilica.
Once on the hill there are also some paths that will take you down to the coast.
Map of leisure centre Bene
Map of Marjan hill
Written in: June 2014
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