Marjan: The Beloved Green Oasis That Watches over Split 25 September 2016. Simply put - if Diocletian`s Palace is the heart of Split, then Marjan Park Forest is its soul! The beloved green oasis situated at the western tip of the Split Peninsula covers a huge area, approximately the size of Central Park in New York. Since the 3rd century AD it has been a favorite spot for recreation for the citizens of Split and it is no wonder our guests also appreciate discovering its numerous attractions. Marjan is the perfect spot for those who are looking for some peace and quiet. Its rich pine forest, well-tended landscape and beautiful beaches will give you a much-needed escape from the busy city center. If you feel the need to stretch, Marjan offers a wide choice of sports activities to its visitors – from hiking, running, bowling and cycling to free climbing, wind surfing, tennis and football. History lovers, on the other hand, can enjoy going down a trail that passes by 12 historical monuments, including the Votive Church of St. Nicholas, the beloved patron of fisherman, the magnificent little Church of St. Jerome, built on the cliffs of Marjan Hill, and the Jewish cemetery established in 1573. Last but not least are the breathtaking views. When you get to Marjan's highest peak Telegrin, at 178 meters above the sea level, you can enjoy a unique view of Split, the surrounding islands, and the nearby mountains of Mosor and Kozjak. Marjan is only a 15-minute walking distance from our hotel so when in Split find the time to discover this beautiful part of our city, often called the 'lungs of the city'. View Comments View the discussion thread.