WT2: Old Town Walking Tour
Short period when Split was under the Napoleon rule was very important in urban history of Split, and the name of French general Marmont is connected with important modernisation projects done in Split in this period. Most of the city walls were demolished in order to give space to new buildings. Numerous new roads around town were built, the land-fill made space for Riva and electricity finally arrived to Split. At the place of the western walls a straight and wide street – today’s Marmontova – connected Riva with the northern walls and the Theatre square. At the place where Prokurative are now there was a small garden.
Today Marmontova is a popular pedestrian shopping street. I won’t try to remember the names of the shops but for many locals this is the *museum street* since the prices are so high they can only walk and look at the *exhibits* in shop windows. Approximately at the center of street don’t miss the cult Salon Galic that houses many interesting occasional exhibitions of the local artists. If it snows in Split this is the place of the traditional photo exhibition on the subject ‘Snow in Split’ that happens few days later. You're free to submit your photos :-)
This interesting fountain of a hand spitting water into a giant funnel can be found on Marmontova closer to the Trg Gaje Bulate side.
Marmontova is a modern street lined with marble and a great place to walk or people watch. You will find all kinds of shops here and a few places to eat along the way.