Close to the center of Split, there is a beautiful park overlooking the city and the islands. More precisely, park Sustipan is located on the ridge at the entrance to the city harbor. Honestly, I don’t know any other place in Split which has so much calm and beauty.
The history of this place is also very interesting. It begins in the late antiquity when a Christian basilica was built. On the foundations was later built a medieval monastery of St. Stephen under the pines. Interestingly, there was also living the last member of croatian royal dynasty of Trpimirović, King Stjepan II. After the 14th century the monastery is abandoned. In the 18th century it was destroyed and this place become a town cemetery.
Today, the only one thing left of that cemetery and it is a neoclassical glory. It is located in the center of the park Sustipan and it is the most popular place in the park for photographing. This place is really the most romantic in the whole of Split. If you don’t believe, it will persuade you during the sunset. Also, this claim was written by a famous nobleman, Irish writer, and dramatist George Bernard Shaw – “the most beautiful sunset in the world”. Because of beauty, many couples decide exactly in this park have a wedding.
I have to mention that this is the place where every summer has held a manifestation called ‘San Sustipanske Noći’. People sit on the grass surrounded by pine trees and enjoying in music – rock, hip hop, alternative, urban hits, etc. More information about this event find on official Facebook.
On another side of the entrance to the city harbor its located one more beautiful park with lighthouse Pomorac. Read the full text about it here. Also, for all who are looking for relaxation and greenery, don’t miss an opportunity to visit the park Marjan.