Riva & Marjan
is a port and Croatia's second largest city situated in
central Dalmatia. It is a major transit point to Dalmatian
islands and other places on the coast, but also tourist
and excursionists destination. Very beautiful, but somehow
hectic city full with travallers on the move. You can't
be indifferent to this city. People either love it or hate
it. A city with a 1700-year old tradition, a variety of
archaeological, historical and cultural monuments, among
which the well-known Palace of Diocletian, inscribed into
the UNESCO World Heritage List, certainly occupies a special
is Split's waterfront and the liveliest place in the city.
It is one of the biggest walking areas in the city, a place
to meet people, relax and have a coffee, a place to be.
It is the place to practice favorite Croatian spare time
- people watching. Obligatory equipment for "people
watching" are designer sunglasses (even if it is a
cloudy day), open-air terrace and a cappuccino. The Riva
encompasses both the beauty and history of this great city.
From Diocletian's Palace to the view of Marjan Hill, one
is surrounded by vistas that are both breathtaking and ordinary.
Rive is lined with waving palm trees, white benches, tourist
agencies, jewelry shops, coffee bars, children, push chairs,
the sea, fountains, grass, ships, flags, cafe bars, tourists
and much more.
wooded Marjan hill, preserved park forest in the
west of Split, is actually a peninsula with a variety of
plants, forests as well as walking places, view points and
swimming places. It is a favorite meeting place of the inhabitants
of Split, a convenient place for various recreation activities.
The park includes promenades, vista points, belvederes,
solariums, nature paths, playgrounds, beaches, the zoo,
Oceanographic Institute, Natural History Museum and several
churches. A marvelous 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 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.