Split has an awesome urban vibe, yet it feels slow-paced and relaxed
Riva– a seafront promenade
Walking along Splits streets, you are walking through centuries of history and art.
The city is registered in the register of world’s cultural heritage and is under UNESCO protection since 1979.
Charming Mediterranean town, the second largest city in Croatia and the largest city in the region of Dalmatia. Of course, it is the most beautiful city in the world as its inhabitants enjoy calling it.
Split is a very interesting place to visit in Croatia. It has a rich history dating back to Roman times, but it is also a vibrant town with a lot to do.
Bustling cafes, Riva
A seafront promenade perfect for strolling or people-watching, charming restaurants serving fresh mouth-watering dishes, breezy beaches,and cozy wine bars, draw thousands of visitors to Split every year.
Split is also a great base to explore nearby islands like Brac, Hvar, or Vis, visit the nearby Trogir, roman ruins in Salona, beach hop along Makarska Riviera, enjoy outdoor activities in Omis or visit Krka and Plitvice National Park.
Dalmatian food is so tasty; and many restaurants in Split show case these traditional dishes: pasticada, a baby beef stew, with gnocchi; stuffed bell peppers with mashed potatoes; meatballs in a tomato sauce; grilled oily fish with chard; and alike.
1700-year-old Diocletian Palace
The heart of the town, is full of cafés, cool bars, and lovely restaurants.
Highlights of Split
Split Riva Promenade
There is 99 % chance that you will start exploring Split from the Split Riva.
Split’s famed seafront promenade, Riva, is always abuzz with people; it’s lined with cafés and bars where locals spend hours over a coffee or a beer. Simply do like locals do, sip a coffee, and watch the world go by … for hours
Split old town is located within a 1.700-year-old Diocletian Palace. The Palace measures approximately 160 m by 190 m. Each of four town’s wall has a gate (Golden Gate, Silver Gate, Bras Gate, and Iron Gate) located at the center of the wall, dividing the Palace into four quarters.
Sveti Duje – St. Dominus cathedral
Saint Dominus was the patron saint the city of Split and the Bishop of Salona from 284 to 304. The former mausoleum of the Emperor Diocletian is the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world Residents of Split have raised a magnificent bell tower, which today has become the symbol of the city. St. Dominus feast is celebrated on May 7 each year.
The Peristyle, a narrow public square near the Cathedral, is the heart of the Palace, and the place where all guided tours of Split begin or end. Ancient Roman columns made of red granite, an Egyptian sphinx, entrance to the Palace’s basements, Cathedral, and the Temple of Jupiter, can all be found on the Peristyle.
It’s one of the main landmarks of Split, and it gets crowded at times.
Let Me Pass (Pusti me da prodjem) Street
The narrowest street in the world, two persons can’t pass away at same time.
The Vestibul is the first section of the imperial corridor in Diocletian s Palace that led from The Peristyle which was once the formal entrance to the imperial apartmants of the Palace.
Diocletian cellars in the palace represent the best-preserved antique complex of its kind. In ancient Roman times used as the storage area for the palace. Today in modern days the main passage through the basement is lined with small open shops with jewellery, gifts.
During the entire year time here, you can find various cultural events, exhibitions, and other social events. The rest of the cellars are open for sightseeing as one of the greatest attractions of Split.
Did you know that Diocletian s cellars are one of the filming locations of Tv show Game of Thrones in Split area?
Grgur Ninski – Grgur of Nin monument
Who was this person? He is known as the main advocate of worship in the Croatian language and for the use of Glagolitic scripts. On this bronze statue, a sculpture is a golden toe, and the legend says if you make a wish and rub his toe, the wish will come true. Be careful of what you wish. This piece of art is made by most famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović.
Pazar and Peskarija
Split s Green market (Pazar), and fish market (Peskarija) are two best places to feel the pulse of the city and observe locals as they go about their daily business.
The green oasis and one of the Split symbol is situated close to the city center. Favorite place of Split citizen for easy walk and recreation, also for enjoy in the sea.Magnificent view from lookout points ( Prva and Druga vidilica) to town and the beautiful Dalmatian coast. It is definitely worth the time to take a walk and relax.
A little slice of heaven right here on 10 minutes walk from the centre of the town. The best way to visit this green field above the sea is just to take a walk from the centre of the town, down to the west by the coast. After passing ACI Marina and lovely scenery of sailing boat crowd, you will see tall cypress hill, locals call Sustipan.
It use to be an old Split Cemetery. Only structure, which is left from the old cemetery, is Classicistic gloriette. In modern days, Sustipan is turned into a park, green oasis. From These Sustipan cliffs, you will have Breathtaking view to the city and Croatian coast
Galerija Meštrović houses the masterpieces of Ivan Meštrović carved in marble, bronze and wood. The house was built based on Meštrović’s design (1931 – 1939), and was intended to be his family summer residence, working studio and exhibition space. It is surrounded by a Mediterranean garden which, with its bronze sculptures and the view of the sea and of central Dalmatian islands makes a unique example of landscape architecture
West of the town center, at the foothill of the Marjan Hill, you’ll find Kasjuni beach. This no-frills pebbly beach has a long breakaway that protects it from the wind. Rocky coast at the far end of this beach offers some privacy.Not far from Kasjuni, there is another popular beach in Split – the beach Kastelet (locals also call this beach – Obojena).
Play Picigin at the Bacvice beach
A sandy beach located a 10-minute walk from the old town, the Bacvice is, along with a seafront promenade, the most popular place in town.
Picingin, a beach ball game invented here, is played in shallow water with players keeping a ball from touching the water. A lovely café bar Zbirac is another reason to enjoy Bacvice. This beach is extremely popular among locals, and almost always crowded.
in the heart of the Old Town Split