Marjan Hill, Split
The gates were unfortunately closed so I just had the opportunity to take this little glimpse of the cemetary....
Also, worth visiting is Marjan Forest Park, the green oasis the citizens of Split have been proud of for generations, carefully maintained and cherished. The park includes promenades, vista points, solariums, nature paths, playgrounds and the Split zoo. A marvellous view is offered from the top of Marjan on the old and new parts of Split. It takes only 15 minutes of pleasant walking to reach Marjan from the historical core of Split through the old quarter Varos. The Marjan stairway, running along the crest of the hill, leads to another, higher top of Marjan, Telegrin, with a vista point offering prospect on the Split peninsula, Kozjak, Mosor, the Kastela Gulf, Salona and Klis, Trogir and Ciovo, and the islands of Solta, Brac, Hvar and Vis. The southern cliffs of Marjan represent in recent times a very good training ground for mountaineers and free climbers, who gather here every April on the occasion of the traditional Marjan Cup.
Very typical to the area is the AGAVA plant whose closest description can go under the family of aloe vera plant. This example is the form that you can see all along the coast of Croatia and unfortunately I can not find more on the characteristics of this sort. I remember from childhood that they smell wonderfully when in bloom but that is not sucha great thing for them. Namely, when agava blooms, it means that its near the end of its life. I guess some things are ending and others begin...
This house is cafe Vidilica on Marjan and is the best pointer to get to the old Jewish cemetary. The story goes that in the 1700 and possibly 1800 of the last millenium when Jewish people were moving around Europe and were already on the run, the liberal government of the city of SPlit allowed them to settle there. Accordingly they were allowed to keep and perform their customs and this is suppostedly the only exclusive Jewish cemetary in this part of Europe. If you manage to zoom the photo do let me know what the Incription says!
It used to be an old graveyard when the city decided to turn it into a nice walking area. I must admit the view is spectacular but hey its kinda creepy to know there may be bones down there! This park is overlooking the marina and on the other side there is a magnificent view of the Split bay. I enjoyed looking at the ships sailing in during the BURA wind period. It is a struggle I must admit. Anyway, I just apologized to any possible bones remaining under my feet :)
Marjan Hill, situated on the right side of Split.
If you want to do some excursions in Split, you could hike up to Marjan Hill.
You can see trails through the forest, some old chapels & the local zoo.
Go up to Marjan Hill for amazing scenic view of the city, its port and surroundings.
From my photo, you can see Marjan Hill looming at the back...
Located in the walking distance from the riva is Marjan hill, preserved area for walking and recreation activites. From certain points you can enjoy magnificent views at Split and some surrounding towns and villages.
Its cliffs are also used for climbing if you are in the mood for that kind of action.
Do you see that big hill in the distance? Right! That's Marjan... Take a walk to the top for a beautiful view of Split or take a walk around it. You'll be able to see the clear blue Adriatic sea with small islands everywhere and you can stop just about anywhere to go for a swim. I know it's tempting to just stay in the center of town, but then you'd miss out on one of the greatest natural attractions of Split. Don't miss it!