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About Marjan Park

Marjan (pronounced "maryan") is a dormant volcano on the peninsula of the city of Split, it is covered in a dense Mediterranean pine forest and completely surrounded by the city and the sea, making it a unique sight.

Originally used as a park by the citizens as early as the 3rd century AD, it is a favorite weekend excursion destination and a recreational center for the city. It is also the setting for numerous beaches and jogging trails as well as tennis courts and the city ZOO, all surrounded by the scenic forest. The tip of the peninsula houses the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (Institut za oceanografiju i ribarstvo, IZOR).

Marjan is 178 m tall and offers a view of the entire city, the surrounding islands, and the nearby mountains of Mosor and Kozjak

There is also a small rustic 13th century AD church situated on Marjan Hill.

Marjan has become a symbol of Split in the last century and a half, The citizens frequent it as a picnic spot and a romantic retreat, its many beaches adding to its popularity as well.

The hill is intensively forested , many recreational facilities were built, including jogging tracks, a road system encircling the peninsula, a maritime research institute, the Split City ZOO (now fallen into disrepair), botanical garden (recently abandoned) and a water pipeline reaching all the way to the top of the hill. The authorities also constructed the city weather station and two "vidilice", or "look-out points", as resting places connected with a long stairway all the way to the Diocletian's Palace, the "Riva" promenade and the rest of the city center.

Marjan beaches

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