One of the parts of Central Dalmatia currently undergoing a transformation is Marjan Hill in Split.
Often described as the green lungs of the city, Marjan has long been a popular escape from the faster pace of life in the city, its forests and hiking trails offering tranquility and pristine nature. It is also become an ever-more popular adventure tourism destination, and rock climbing by its incredible rock churches is an outstanding adrenaline activity.
But Marjan, like the rest of this historic city, has plenty of heritage on offer as well, and work is progressing on restoring this to its former glory as part of the Marjan 2020 project. This includes the reconstruction and revitalisation of the Botanical Garden, a new observatory on the Saddle (Sedlo), new bike and hiking trails, trim trail renovation, and complete multimedia signage.
“This is a very extensive project, Marjan 2020 – the hill of the past, an oasis of the future, which provides for numerous activities, in fact, the restoration and addition of content within the Marjan Forest Park. We are renovating the training area, the children’s city, new walking and cycling trails will be built, the trim trails will be renovated, so we will renew a lot of these facilities through the project,” said Radojka Tomasevic, head of the International and European Projects Service of the City of Split.
Work is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
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