There are two TIC :
-in Peristil bb,
-and Riva , Obala H. narodnog preporoda 9
There you can get a free copy of the newspaper for tourists in English: Discover Split
all about what to see, where to go, what to do
There is also available the city giude "visitsplit", also a free copy, monthly informations about culture entertainment.
Consulates in Split:
Danish- Matice Hrvatske 15, tlf. 558-600
Finnish- Trumbićeva obala 5
Dutch- K.Zvonimira 14
Hungarian- I. Gundulića 26
Slovakian- K.Zvonimira 14
Slovenian- Istarska 9
Swedish- Držićeva 8
Austrian- Klaićeva poljana1
British- Obala h.n. preporoda 10/3
Italian- Obala h.n. preporoda 10/3
German- Svačićeva 4
Chilean- Botkuljin put bb
In the city center is the Palace of Diocletian from the 4th century, which is under UNESCO protection since 1979. It is a remarkable ancient monument, a part of a national and universal cultural heritage.
Emperor, who was born in Salona, near Spalatum, has built this palace for the days of his retirement.
Peristil is one of the palace's parts.
Because of its unique beauty and specific acoustics, it became a famous theatre scene, almost custom made for opera classics (Verdi's Aida) and Greek tragedies.
You can take a break in the nearby café relaxing your eyes on the remains of the Temple of Venus.
In hot summer days for a thirsty mouth, there are two fountains inside the walls of the palace: in the Carrarina Poljana-opened courtyard, close to the Golden gate and another on the opposite side in Dominisova Street close to the Mesjid. The water comes from the ancient Roman aqueduct and is perfectly safe to drink.
We arrived late in Split, just in time to a very quick visit to the historic center, and I felt sorry for not having one more day to explore the town.
At a glimpse, it left the idea of a beautiful and lively town, where time could easily be occupied without regrets nor tedium.
Flight over Split and islands near by is really nice experience. You may call Split airport and ask for panoramic flight and they will give you phone number, so you may agree with pilot term, duration, route and maybe a price.
I have flight Cessna Skyhawk 172.
Peskarija is local fresh fish market, one of the emblems of the town and a must see. It is not emblem because of its architecture, no way, such a insignificant buildings you can see all around the world. It is emblem because of the local's people mentality. Here on the Peskarija you can noticed how colourfull mentality locals have. Do not panic if people shouting or looking alike those who will start fighting, its their way of burgain or advertaising the merchandise. Soon after shouting you will see them joking or mocking to each other.
the green market is realy a large area surrounding the old town from the east. beginning at the marina and the "riva" along the wall up to the park with Grga Ninski statue.the closest part to the marina is the "green" part. old ladies selling vegetables & fruits they grow in their small farms, pastreis, sea food, chees and home made food in general. from there you go in streets full with clothes and Tinsel, tourists suvenirs, arts &crafts, restaurants and food stands, Merchants selling stuf on the street. THE place to get yourself something to eat or to buy somthing to cook. just walk thrugh in different times of the day beacaus the population and tempo is also changing according to time of day.
Very small church od St. Mihovil na obali was built in the 7th and 8th century, 6,3 meters in length and only 4 meters large. The church was doubled in size in the 10th and 11th century and later on, in the 15th century, completely reconstructed. Finaly, it was totally destroyed in 1906.
Today it is very popular city spot and meeting point among the citizens. Here you can enjoy in fine espresso, cold drinks and refreshing shadow.
It is a modernized structure built in 1976 that houses 3,000 pieces of sculpture, weapons, tools, and other pieces mostly from the Medieval period. The collection has had to be moved many times as it grew or war was threatening. Located on Ivan Mestrovic street at the foot of Marjan hill and before the Mestrovic home. Entry fee is $5 and the tour was nice but lacked some depth.
Venetian-inspired towns of creamy stone and warm terracotta, vineyards, fields of lavender and rosemary, pine- and oak-clad hills, not to mention more hours of sunshine than any other place along this coast - is it any wonder Hvar is the most popular of all Croatia's islands? During summer the regular ferry service from Split to Stari Grad has seven sailings that take about two hours to reach the island, making it a popular destination for a day trip from Split as well as a holiday destination in its own right.
The ferry arives at Stari Grad, on the north side of the island. The port is a couple of kilometres outside the town itself but local buses connect with all the ferries and go on to Hvar Grad after Stari Grad. It takes about half an hour to get to Hvar Grad, 12 km across the island. Smaller than Hvar Grad, and much quieter with it, the town sits at the head of an attractively wooded long bay with the usual Croatian assortment of terracotta-tiled old houses, cafes, shops and a tall-towered church.
Hvar Grad - Hvar Town - is the largest town on the island. With a small centre contained with the massive 15th century walls, and a tightly packed outer town of more modern vintage, it's the place to head if you're looking for both the smart set of the Adriatic Riviera and the gracious palaces and narrow steep-staired lanes of the old Dalmatian town. With plenty of excellent restaurants, a splendid castle, with equally splendid views, the usual mix of cathedral, small shops, churches, gallery shops, a monastery, gift shops, there's plenty to keep both sightseers and spenders happy.
The beaches around Hvar Grad aren't wonderful - and they get very crowded. Serious sun worshippers will head for one of the small islands close to Hvar. They're uninhabited though some do have small restaurants. You'll need to take a taxi boat to reach them. The closest one, Jerolim, is mostly used by nudists
If there would be one single tip that I'd like to give to aynone who comes to Split, it'd be to go and visit Trogir and thre ruins of Salona in Solin. They curely are worth the 60 km trip.
Trogir is a historical town and part of the UNESCO World Heritage list, around 30 kms from Split. You can drop by in Solin, since it's on your way (less than 10 kms from Split).
See my Solin and Trogir pages for more.
Hotel Split few kilometers from the center houses the only casino in town. It's not really a world class casino, but nice spot for anybody interested in gambling, anyway. They have all the basic table games and machines.
Avoid the slot machines (one-armed bandit, poker etc), though! I have never seen a casino where no one is playing the slot machines, so I should have quessed.. I tried the poker and lost 50 kunas in less than a minute. Roulette machine seemed to be a bit more "user friendly" ;)
A fine example of Ivan Mestrovic's work is his Distant Chords, cast in bronze in 1918. This sculpture adorns the lawns of the Mestrovic Gallery in Split.
Mestrovic was an amazing man, not just as an artist but as an outspoken opponent to the repressive Austro-Hungarian empire and then the Nazi regime. Much of his art is symbolic of his political leanings. His outspokenness put his life and the lives of his family in jeopardy, causing them to have to flee their beloved Croatia.
WT2: Old Town Walking Tour
The old city hospital was opened in 1872 in the area north from the Benedictine Monastery. It is situated in the southern part of the Cornaro Bastion. The hospital complex was built in Classicist style, and now houses Gallery space and Multimedia Centre where occasional exhibitions are held from time to time. During the summer classic concerts are held in the courtyard.
There’s good bookshop on the right hand side from the main entrance, named “Twelve Chairs” after Iljf and Petrof’s novel.
I have been to many markets, but this one may be at the top. It is open every day, and cover about 3 square blocks. They have all the food things you need, but also dry goods, shoes, clothing, and nearly anything you may need for trinkets. It appears that a lot of the locals come here daily to shop for the evening meal and supplies. You can rub shoulders with all the locals, but be aware, not many speak anything but Croat, or let on like that. I learned some of the language and the did appreciate that.
These gates are more historical significant than today since most people pass through them without much thought. They were the defense mechanism of old days to keep out those unwanted, and control the activity inside the walls. They have deteriorated from what was no doubt greater elegance, but still imagine in your mind the image. The Iron gate leads to Nardoni trg square and is right by the clock tower; hidden well in a corner.