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Parks & nature in Split

“Go hiking, swimming on popular beaches with bars on the south side, or on more secluded stone beaches on the north side, take a walk, go jogging, explore the old churches or simply just enjoy the smell of pine trees and the view of the city.”
191 locals recommend
“The Riva started to look the way it does today two centuries ago, when the French, in time of Napoleon ruled these parts through Marshal Marmont. Today this promenade is the cities living room, the most popular and most important public place in Split. In the meantime it has been widened and reconstructed several times, but it was always blessed with the most spectacular set, the south facade of the Diocletian Palace, with the entrance into the Substructures, and later on with the buildings that were built west of the Palace, also the Franciscan monastery with the church of St. Francis, and the Bajamonti Dešković Palace and last but not least the Port Authorities building on the east end. Riva today is a pedestrian heaven, thrusting with Cafés and restaurants, an ideal place for having your morning or afternoon coffee, or for an evening out with friends over drinks. Riva is the stage of the city life of Split, a venue for numerous cultural and entertainment events, boisterous Split carnival, as well as the stage for meeting Split sportsmen after countless successes, such as Goran Ivanišević, Hajduk football club players and Jugoplastika basketball players, Olimpic medal winners... Riva is also a political forum, with decades of political opportunities being depicted through mass rallies. Naturally, Riva is always at its best in time of Sudamja, a celebration dedicated to St. Domnius, the patron saint of Split.”
134 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Quiet park that offers an amazign view of the sea and the islands facing Split harbour.”
42 locals recommend
“Located on an eastern cliff side of Marjan with a fantastic view. Great place for avoiding the sweltering heat.”
75 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The bell tower of the Cathedral (57m) is the most original Dalmatian Medieval architecture started in the 13th century. The bell tower was thoroughly reconstructed and somewhat altered at the turn of the 20th century. Definitely climb the steps all the way to the top of the bell tower (for a small fee) where a spectacular view of the entire Split awaits you!”
22 locals recommend
“Žnjan is a popular pebble beach with various beach bars and activities to do. It's a great place to watch the sunset too! Price range: FREE Distance from studio: 4km”
23 locals recommend
“Bene – city’s beloved beach with a pine forest in the middle of the Marjan hill. You’ll find a tennis and football court there, also a restaurant/bar. Considering the beach is a bit far from the center the best way to approach it is to rent a bike, or go by bus.”
36 locals recommend
“Firule is a sandy beach – also popular with families in Split. Easy enough to find as it is on the same path that Bacvice and Ovcice are. There you can find some of the best restaurants & cafe places – Dvor and Mythos set a bit above the bay offering a phenomenal view. ”
12 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“It is the best panoramic view of Split. Ideal for chilling with your friends and family if you go in the early afternoon.”
22 locals recommend
“One of our beautiful beaches, with clear sea and an amazing view on the surroundings .”
29 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“This is our famous park hill, with long running tracks, if you wish for relaxing in peace and quite that nature offers But also along the coast that surronds Marjan hill you can find all kind of beach you can possibly imagen Marjan is great place for relaxing and enjoying in beach and sea”
11 locals recommend
“Marjan Forest Park covers the westernmost tip of Split Peninsula. It is a green oasis, which has been cherished by the citizens of Split for generations and is considered the ‘lungs of the city.’ It covers a vast area, the size of New York’s Central Park and offers a myriad of activities and sites. There are countless paths what wend through the forests and along the coast, revealing a well-tendered landscape, jagged beaches, vista points, ancient chapels, and even a zoo.”
17 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“The West Coast is a kind of a seaside continuation of the Riva, a promenade stretching 623 meters in length. Paved entirely with white stone from Brač, hosting luxurious yachts tied to its coastline and with cafes and restaurants along its entire length, it represents the new popular meeting point for the Split’s citizens and guests. The West Coast is not only a place where with your coffee you can enjoy in the most spectacular view of Split, there you can also find out who are the Split’s athlete’s who have won an Olympic medal and as such promoted its city all around the world. Along the promenade, right by the sea, bronze plates with the names, the year of the Olympic games, the city the Olympics were held in, the medal that was won and the image of the sport, are imbedded into the white stone. They are lined up chronologically starting with the first Olympic medal.”
10 locals recommend
“The other famous park in the Split. This park is close to Archaelogical museum and football stadium. ”
9 locals recommend
“If you love to be in the crowd, Bačvice is the beach you should go to. This sandy beach is popular among young people, and has several bars and sunbeds. Do note that due to the crowd, the water and beach is sometimes dirty. Price range: FREE Distance from studio: 2.1km”
12 locals recommend
“Matejuška is a great place to have a beer with the locals! Of course you will buy your beer at the small beer shop - Mali dućan (don't let the size fool you - it's got a wide range of local and foreign beers).”
16 locals recommend