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Visit Split | 7 Things Not To Miss in Split, Croatia ( with Photos )

Are you planning to visit Split, Croatia? Wondering what to see during your trip? Here’s 7 things not to miss while staying in this inviting city of Croatia.

Even if you are on holidays near by, you should consider to take at least one day tour to visit Split. It’s a beautiful seaside town, rich in historic and cultural monuments, natural beauty, charming cafes and restaurants.

The city of Split is located in central Dalmatia and is the second largest town in Croatia. Many on the tourists stay in Split because of the nearby Croatian islands, but Split itself has a lot to offer to its visitors.

Split, Croatia

Visit Split – 7 Things Not to Miss in Split, Croatia

1. Diocletian’s Palace

Start you Split tour by visiting the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian and the old city core that has been on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1979. Diocletian Palace, the breathtaking centerpiece of the town, is one of the best preserved monuments of the Roman architecture in the world. Also, it’s one of the Games of Thrones filming locations.

Walk along the city’s promenade Riva towards the west and you will stumble upon the numerous delightful cafes and trendy shops. From there you can enjoy the view of the south facade of the Palace and the city harbor.

Split Croatia Diocletian's Palace Peristyle square
Split Croatia Diocletian’s Palace, Peristyle square ( image source: wikimedia )

2. Statue Of The Gregory Of Nin

Test your luck and make a wish come true by touching the big toe of the grandiose statue of the Gregory of Nin, the work of the great Croatian artist Ivan Mestrovic.

Statue of the Gregory of Nin, Split Croatia

3. Marketplace Pazar

A place that certainly should not be missed is the city’s main marketplace also called “Pazar”, located right next to the east wall of the Diocletian Palace and around the church of St Dominic.

You will not regret if you visit this extraordinary green-market. It’s a an explosion of colors, odors and flavors of Dalmatia and a great place to feel a true local spirit.

Green market Pazar, Split Croatia

4. Local Square Pjaca

The People’s Square or Pjaca represents the central venue of the city’s social life, ever since the medieval times. You will find the Old Gothic Town hall standing in its center.

Stroll along from the Pjaca to the 120 year old fish market and then through the Marmont Street out on to the Prokurative, the gloriously wonderful square resembling the Venetian’s St Mark’s Square.

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People’s Square, Split

5. Bacvice Beach

Only ten minutes walk form the center is a city beach Bacvice ( pronounced Bacviche ), famous for picigin, an unique ball game. The most important part of the urban life takes place right there and it’s a great opportunity to join the locals in their everyday life.

If you feel the urge for some refreshment and relaxation, you won’t have to go far – there are numerous coffee shops along the beach.


Bacvice beach Split Croatia
Bacvice Beach, Split

6. Marjan

Take a walk through the streets of Varos to the Belvedere at Marjan hill and enjoy in the breathtaking view of the city. Marjan is the famous forest-park, ideal for all kinds of recreation – hiking, running, cycling and much more.

You’ll came across on many ancient small churches and chapels to explore. There are also couple of lovely beaches which offer a perfect break from the summer heat.

Split Marjan Hill Croatia church of St. Jure
Marjan Hill Split – Church of St. Jure

7. Coffee On Riva

When it comes down to things to do in Split, enjoying coffee on this favorite city spot is a must ritual for everyone. There are numerous coffee shops across the Riva, so all you have to do is choose one you like the best.

Sipping your coffee during an endless chatter is the best part of the city’s spirit. Observe the daily life around you, forget time and rush ever existed and simply enjoy your summer vacation.

Split Riva, Croatia ( image source: wikimedia )

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One Comment

  • Claude

    Hi Linda.
    Thank you for your blog.
    Very informative.
    We , my wife, daughter and I love your country , so much that we are thinking of purchasing property near Split.
    Looking forward to more blogs and information about your country.
    Thank you
    Regards Claude

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