Split, on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, feels like a bygone era. The old center is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, with a whole neighborhood devoted to a massive Roman palace that is still in use after 1700 years. Let’s have a look at the greatest things to do in Split!
Visit Diocletian Palace as well as the Cathedral
The main area beside the Diocletian Palace is constantly active and buzzing with activity; in the evenings, there is even a pub that places cushions on the stairs for you to relax and enjoy live music.
Split’s Old Town was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014. It is a hidden gem! Make a point of exploring it on foot. Marmont Street, Pjaca Square with its stunning marble tiles, Fruit Square with its traditional markets, and, of course, the amazing Renaissance architecture are all must-sees!
Make a point of seeing the Cathedral of Saint Domnius and its Bell Tower, both of which date from the 7th century! It has a tremendously outstanding history and is also Europe’s best-preserved temple!
Explore Peristil Square
Peristil Square is the original Roman court, where you may take in the architectural splendor of old Split. Afternoon coffee doesn’t get much more dramatic than this! Diocletian made public appearances in this square, and his adoring followers would prostrate in front of the former monarch.
The two 3,500-year-old Egyptian mythic creatures brought to the city by Diocletian still exist. The legendary stone structures around the area have provided Peristil with excellent acoustics, so you could probably catch an opera or theater play in the summer.
Go up Marjan Hill and take in the breathtaking vista
Marjan Hill has a magnificent perspective over the city, and I stood there in awe for a few minutes. You have to see it to believe how gorgeous the Split peninsula in Croatia looks from above!
Marjan Hill, which stands 170 meters tall, is located on the city’s west side. If you have more time, make a point of visiting the two churches on the hill as well as the Jewish Cemetery.
Relax on the beach in Split Croatia
Within walking distance of the Old Town, two prominent beaches are regarded to be among the best in Split.
Bacvice beach in Split Croatia
Bacvice beach is the most popular due to its proximity to the city center and sandy beaches. However, for the same reasons, it is generally quite crowded. Kasjuni beach is located on the other side of Park Marjana from the town center.
Take a stroll along The Riva, Split’s Harbor
The Riva (formal Croatian name: Obala Hrvatskog Narodnog Preporoda) is Split’s harbor and one of the greatest sites for an evening stroll to view the lovely boats! It’s full of adorable tiny cafés and restaurants, magnificent architecture, and even palm palms, and it’s just next to Diocletian’s Palace!
Finish the night with a wonderful Croatian coffee, beer, or wine served on the shore.
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