PLACES OF SPLIT
What to visit?
Diocletian’s Palace, the most important cultural tourist attraction of Split, was built during the reign of Emperor Diocletian, a Roman ruler known as a persecutor of Christians. He spent the last few years of his life in his luxurious palace.
The palace is located in the heart of Split. Although it is called a “palace”, it is more like a large tower surrounded by walls and towers.
Split’s Peristyle is considered the most beautiful square in Split, but also one of the most beautiful in the whole of Croatia, and even in Europe.
The Golden Gate, the most beautiful entrance to Diocletian’s Palace, is almost completely preserved.
The statue of Gregory of Nin, located near the Golden Gate, is the masterpiece of Ivan Mestrovic, the most famous Croatian sculptor.
Grugur Ninski was a medieval bishop and an advocate of worship in the vernacular. That is why he is celebrated as a Croatian national hero.
Papalić’s palace is a masterpiece of Juraj Dalmatinac in the Gothic-Renaissance period. Today it is the site of the Museum of the City of Split.
Splitska Riva is the most famous promenade in Split and beyond. The waterfront is a special place for the people of Split. It is the site of the most important political, social and entertainment events.
The waterfront is also a place of romantic walks, first loves and socializing. If you look around, you will see people on the waterfront in a fairly relaxed atmosphere and a true Mediterranean spirit.
Along the walk along the waterfront, you can grab ice cream or pancakes. You can sit in one of the many cafes and enjoy your favorite drink by the sun and the sea.
The biggest festival on the Riva is held every year on May 7, when the patron saint of the city, Saint Duje, is celebrated in Split. The celebration takes place throughout the day, from the morning Mass with the Croatian bishops, to the evening entertainment program and concerts of famous Split performers.
Marmontova Street and Prokurative
Marmontova Street, located between the Split HNK and the Riva, is another interesting Splitska Street. It was named after Napoleon’s general Marmont, which is a very interesting fact, because Napoleon and Marmont were the occupiers of Split.
The people of Split nevertheless loved Marmont because, as the manager of the city, he contributed much to architecture and progress. That is why this beautiful street was named after this French occupying general.
Marmont was also credited with the architecture of the Procurator, a square similar to the Venetian square of St. Mark. The square is located between the beginning of Marmontova Street on the side of the Riva, and the monastery of St. Francis on the Riva.
Many popular events are held at Prokurative, among which we highlight the Split Festival of Pop Music, which is held every year in early summer and brings together the best singers of popular music in Croatia.
Market in Split
The liveliest area in Split is the market. At the market you can taste the rich flavors of Dalmatian and Mediterranean specialties.
Olive oil is a particularly famous Mediterranean specialty.
Many Dalmatian wines are available, for example, red wine Babić from Primošten is known beyond the borders of Croatia.
In the past, Marjan was a place known as the residence of hermits. No wonder, because Marjan is completely naturally preserved.
Today, Marjan is a place for recreation, excursions, sports activities and running, and Marjan beaches Kašjuni, Bene and Kaštelet are also known.