SPLIT INSIDER’S GUIDE
Split is a city of great historical importance, its center coming under the UNESCO protection in 1979. With its enchanting Roman palace that continues to accommodate people even to this day, its rich culture, delicious food, warm and welcoming citizens and host of activities that you can enjoy, it promises to help you create wonderful and unforgettable memories.
Split hides a multitude of treasures: modern shops built into the roman ruins, fascinating history and culture alongside its vibrant nightlife, lively bars, cafés & restaurants all at close distance to each other. Just wandering through the cobbled streets of this remarkable and historically well preserved city is an adventure on its own.
What to see in Split (and is free of charge)?
1. DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE
One of the best preserved palaces of the Roman imperial period, whose remains now form the historical centre of the city. People actually live and work inside the ancient edifice, so while it has its tourist aspect, it also feels very real and alive
2. DOMINUS CATHEDRAL AND BELL TOWER
Dominus Cathedral and bell tower, which was originally the Emperor’s mausoleum.
3. THE PERISTYLE OF DIOCLETIAN’S PALACE
Fantastic place to sit down on the steps, marvel at the architecture and imagine yourself during Diocletian’s time. Here you can bump into Roman warriors and even Emperor Diocletian himself.
Riva – Split’s promenade and the place to be. The Riva really comes alive in the early evening when Split’s residents and visitors enjoy strolling up and down; enjoy the view of the boats in the harbour, and sipping drinks at many cafes and stands on the sea front.
An ancient Roman colony. One of the biggest towns of Roman Empire and a capital of Roman province Dalmatia. Well preserved amphitheatre, theatre, basilica, cemetery and many other Roman buildings.
6. OLD TOWN
Simply walk around the lanes and alleyways, little squares and court where the breath of history mingles with contemporary design and the attractive Dalmatian lifestyle.
7. BAČVICE BEACH & PICIGIN
Sandy beach located in the bay, 5 minutes from the ancient Diocletian’s Palace. Very popular game here is picigin: designed for playing in shallow water where players maintain a small ball in the air as long as they can. Observe the locals play and try it out yourself!
8. MARJAN HILL
The green lungs of Split that provide astonishing view of Split, the islands and the harbour… Go to the top – once up there, you get rewarded with a 360 degrees view of the harbour and the charming red roofed old town. You can swim on the many Marjan beaches, take a nice panoramic walk along paths under the shade of pine trees or do some sport.
Getting there – we advise ferry or plane.
Stay at: Dioklecijan Hotel & Residence , boutique hotel Marmont, hostel 101 Dalmatinac or Bračka
Perla agro resort on island Brač
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Discover the surroundings: National parks Plitvice Lakes and Krka Waterfalls, city on UNESCO cultural heritage list-Trogir, surrounding islands and many other sights on Book your perfect trip excursion list
Where to eat? Restaurant Marshal. You can’t visit Split without eating their homemade pasta ”šurlice” with fresh tomatoes, Dalmatian pancetta and capers marinated in local vinegar.
Where to drink? Restaurant Marshal in the centre of the old town.
Spend the morning… at the green market and the fish market
The best rooftop view? Dioklecijan Hotel & Residence
The cheapest menu in Split– 101 Dalmatinac hostel. Daily menu already from 2, 5 €
Where to relax? Dioklecijan Hotel & Residence with its wellness paradise
Island escape: Bračka perla (Pearl of Brač) agro resort