City park, Last updated on Saturday, 17 February 2018
A green oasis in the heart of the city just above the beautiful palace.
It's located at the entrance to Diocletian's Palace, above the Golden Gate.
During French rule in Split, Marshal Marmont gave out orders to tear down numerous fortifications within the city that were no longer strategically necessary nor important. When a wall between the Cornaro i Contarini bastions was demolished, a new space opened connecting the southern and northern parts of the city. The park layout was organized by the architect Vicko Andric in 1847. and originally had more green areas than paths but as the number of visitors increased, the number of paths also increased.
Within the last century, Split grew so some streets surrounding the park needed reconstruction. The streets got wider and the park got smaller. Today, unfortunately, it's just a "shortcut" and people passing trough don't see the garden's previous importance.