“The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman city Salona, where he wanted to spend the last years of his life. During these 1700 years, the Palace slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious history, and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage. Diocletian Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list ever since 1979, and not only for the extraordinary preservation of the Palace but also because the Palace and its city (or the city and its Palace, if you like) continue to live a full life. All historical layers from the old Rome, middle ages till today are still visible and alive in this structure. A walk through the ancient city takes you through time, along with the great examples of ancient architecture like Peristyle, the middle-aged Romanesque Church and Gothic Palace, Renaissance portals of the noblemen’s houses, Baroque facades and modern architecture superbly merged in the rich heritage.”

 

 

 

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View of Riva and Old Town Split in Dalmatia region, Croatia. Ancient Diocletian's Palace on a Sunny Summer Day

4 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SPLIT:

1) Capital of Dalmatia
2) Diocletian palace is enlisted in UNESCO heritage list
3) Split is usually called “the flower of Mediterranean”
4) Home of Ultra Europe Festival

Things to do in Split

MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS

Peristyle  and cathedral of St. Domnius

Peristyle, as the central square of the Palace, intended for Emperor Diocletian celebrated as the living son of Jupiter, finds its place among many temples.  This is a must-see attraction and probably one the most beautiful Roman squares in Europe. Cathedral of St. Domnius is in the same complex. At 12 o’clock you can hear and see the Roman legions and an Emperor. 

Gregory of Nin Statue

In Split, there is a statue of the Bishop Gregory of Nin that is over six feet tall, created by the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović. Gregory lived in Nin from about 900 to 929. He was one of the first supporters of the Croatian language and the national letter “glagoljica”. The large monument was built in 1929. The popular belief that wishes are fulfilled and happiness is brought to those who touch Gregory’s big toe is linked to this statue. For this reason, the toe of the statue is slightly brighter than the rest of it.

Riva (Promenade)

The famous Riva of Split. Riva started to look the way it does today two centuries ago. Today this promenade is the cities living room, the most popular and most important public place in Split. It consists of East & West Coast. Be ready to have fashionable sunglasses because that is the most important thing for people in Split.

Split Riva waterfront evening view Dalmatia

Temple of Jupiter

Temple of Jupiter

Located in the palace next to the smallest street in the world called “pusti me proć” which means let me through.  The Baptistery today is dominated by a Secession sculpture of St John the Baptist, whose name the temple carried after the transformation, this was the work of Ivan Meštrović, while in front of it one of several completely or partly preserved granite sphinxes was placed that Diocletian brought from Egypt. The Baptistery is open for visitors.

 

 

SPLIT IS ALL ABOUT EATING QUALITY FOOD

 

Presenting few restaurants, cafe and market where you can expect only superb food, produce and amazing dishes for good prices. Everything you need for gastronomic superb experience

 

Restaurant Bokeria

Restaurant Bokeria opened a few years ago and it is surely one of the most famous restaurants in Split. Their incredible menu with beautiful decore just gives u an impeccable ambiance. Everything is done with a style and staff is very professional and helpful. 

restaurant bokeria split

Restaurant Zinfandel

Zinfandel, the grape made famous by Californian vineyards, has strong roots tied very closely to a grape that is within kilometers of our dedicated food & wine bar here in Split. The menu focuses on quality ingredients, cooked to perfection, with a modern twist on much-loved Dalmatian classics.

restaurant zinfandel split 

Restaurant Artičok

This newly opened restaurant immediately became one of the hottest places to eat in Split. A very young staff is making traditional Dalmatian food with a modern touch. Also, it is located in the heart of the city. It is a must.

restaurant artičok split

 

Restaurant Adriatic

The  Adriatic – Grašo Restaurant is located on the sandy beach at the foot of Marjan Hill, only 10 minutes walk from the city center. It is a unique position overlooking the city skyline as well as the beautiful marine archipelago and islands. For 20 years this is the place that locals always come back because of the food and impeccable service.

Luka Ice Cream

Luka ice cream & cakes is a new pastry shop in the center of Split. All desserts, cakes and ice cream that we make are prepared in the traditional way with fresh and carefully selected ingredients.  In an effort to produce the highest quality ice cream, their confectioners every morning use real fruit, avoiding additional sweeteners and artificial coloring. 
luka ice cream split

Kantun Paulina

You’ve probably heard of “ćevapi? Ćevapi are popular Balkan food and Kantuna Paulina is one of the best places to try them. The family-owned place is here for almost 40 years. One of the most favorite places of locals.  There is nothing better than to take “ćevapi” and sit in front, enjoying your food and watching people pass by.