Sustipan Park, Split

Sustipan Park, Split

An ancient Christian basilica once stood under the pines in what is now Sustipan Park. The foundations of the basilica served to support the medieval monastery of Saint Stephen. The monastery occasionally became a retreat for Croatian royalty. The last member of the dynasty Trpimirovic, King Stjepan II slept here.

At the beginning of the 19th century Sustipan became the location of Split's first cemetery. During the Communist era, however, the tombs and memorials of the cemetery were smashed and the deceased were transferred to a new location. Today only a classicistic gloriette remains of the old site.

Sustipan has evolved into a beautiful rustic park, an oasis next to the city. Every summer the park hosts the musical event San Sustipanske Noci (Sustipan Nights). Audiences sit on the grass under the pines and listen to a smorgasbord of modern music.

The eastern part of Sustipan provides one of the most striking views of Split. From the western side one can see the ACI Marina and the water polo club Jedran.

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Sight Name: Sustipan Park
Sight Location: Split, Croatia (See walking tours in Split)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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