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  • March 21, 2024

The town of Kaštela boasts many cultural and natural sights. In the following text, you may find some must-see sights in Kaštela. 

The old olive tree (Olea Europea)

The old olive tree (Mastrinka) is in Kaštel Novi; according to official estimates, it is about 1500 years old. Maslina dates back to the arrival of the Croats, which witnessed the period of medieval Croatia through Venetian rule until today. It is interesting that the olive still bears fruit today, and the average lifespan of an olive tree is 300 years.

Park Šoulavy

The Czech doctor Dr Henrik Šoulavy planted the park around the medieval castle Galeuša. The park and castle are in the centre of Kaštel Lukšić. Dr. Šoulavy was the first in Kaštela to open a pension, arrange the first tourist beach, and introduce various tourist activities. Dr. Šoulavy is considered the founder of tourism in Kaštela.

Biblical garden

The garden is on the site of the Stomorija shrine, where an old Croatian church was built in 1189. It is the first such garden in Croatia. The Biblical Garden is a unique monument of nature and art that combines various plants and trees with biblical-themed sculptures by famous Croatian artists. It is ideal for a day trip and for enjoying nature.

Botanical garden

The botanical garden of the "Ostrog" elementary school was planted in 1976 on the site of the former vineyard and orchard owned by the Vitturi family, where Miljenko and Dobrila declared their love for each other. Read more about the tragic love story of Miljenko and Dobrila here.

Vitturi garden

A monument of park architecture was planted on the site of the former garden and orchard of the Vitturi family in the second half of the 18th century. Miljenko and Dobrila, Kaštela's Romeo and Juliet, spent their childhood in the garden. Read the tragic love story of Miljenko and Dobrila here.

Old oak

An oak tree about 700 years old grows in Kaštel Gomilica in front of the church of St. Cosma and Damian, which dates from the 12th century.