Split from Marjan Viewpoint - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour showing the views over Split from the Marjan viewpoint, part way up Marjan hill to the west of the city.
Split from Marjan Viewpoint - FURTHER INFORMATION
Split from Marjan Viewpoint - Split visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Split from Marjan Viewpoint' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360Â° panoramas from Split-Dalmatia County.
Marjan is the 178m hill that rises on a peninsula to the west of Split in Croatia. The hill is now mostly parkland with pine trees covering some 340 hectares. Some of the old town encroaches up the eastern slopes with very narrow alleyways, and along part of the southern shore. On the hill are archaeological remains that pre-date even the Romans, who built a temple to Diana, goddess of hunting, on the western tip of Marjan.
The Marjan viewpoint is about 10 minutes walk up some steps from the western side of Split Harbour. At this viewpoint is a cafe with covered seating outside and a beautiful view over the city to the ease, including the harbour, Diocletian's Palace from which the Bell Tower next to Split Cathedral rises prominently, and surrounding hills.
Marjan - Sights and AttractionsFor the visitor, Marjan contains lovely walks through pine woods and a couple of important churches including the church of Sv. Nicholas on Marjan, 15th century Church of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, 15th century church of church of Sv. Jere and 9th century church of St. George. Several other churches that used to stand on Marjan have been destroyed over the centuries, but the remains of the early 9th century the church of Our Lady of Spinut can still be found.
Around the coastline of Marjan are several coves and bays which are popular with bathers. Also along the southern edge are the Mestrovic Gallery & Museum and the Holy Cross Chapel, both important tourist attractions.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Flight: Split International Airport found 20km west of Split, transfer by either taxi or bus.
Ferry: Regular ferries from Dubrovnik, Korcula, Mljet, Pescara, Rijeka, Vis, Hvar, Spetare (Brač), Stari Grad, Drvenik and Ancona in Italy.
Road: Split lies on the 8 coastal road, about 30km north of OmiĊĦ and 60km north of Makarska. It is 150km south of Zadar.