Pjaca - Narodni Trg Square, Split

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    Nardoni Trg-Called Pjaca

    by BruceDunning Updated May 27, 2010

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    Town Hall from 15th century
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    The plaza is called Pjaca in Croat and means People's square. It was first mentioned in 13th century, and became part of the expansion outside the walls as the town expanded. The town hall is now just an administrative building for town events. It is from the 15th century and the square is large for what existed back in that time. We went inside city hall and they were having some preparation for preparing banners. The clock tower and its hands are interesting in that they depict a 24 Roman numerals. The clock is on top of what was a Roman ruin from an old tower of past.

    Adjacent and close to Nardoni trg is Brace Radic and Vocni Trg (Fruit's SQuare) that has some monuments also. It used to be where fruit was purchased in days of old. The statue of Marco Marulic in front of Milesi palace-Karipic of old era, in Trg Brace Radic, commemorates his effort to use the Latin and Croat language in poetry in the 15th century.

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    Visiting the piaza

    by ChristaV Written Mar 23, 2008

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    The cells of your body are composed of matter recycled since the beginning of the universe. You are stardust - let your light shine ................ this is exactly how I felt when we got to the square. Something there just spoke to my higher self.

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    Pjaca

    by hello3001 Written Sep 4, 2006

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    Pjaca, People's Square, is a square in the centre of the city, a meeting point and a place with bars and shops. Picture on the right shows a building that in the past used to be City Hall, built in 15th century and renovated in 19th century. If you are into architecture in the city guides you can read that on the ground floor of this building there are three Gothic arches supported by two columns with capitals; on the right is Karepic Palace built in 16th century in High Renaissance style and it is connected to City Hall by Late Gothic double window.

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    Heart of the old city

    by gmg61 Written Dec 14, 2005

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    Narodni Trg means' People square, and it sounds like an heritage of the old times..... but the "Splicani" (the inhabitants of Split!) also call it "Pjaca", that sounds very similar to the Italian word "piazza" (means square).
    It's a nice square surrounded by houses in venetian style and it lies on the western side of the Diocletian's Palace, that can be accessed through the "Iron gate". The most remarkable building in the area is the Town Hall, built in the 15th century, when the square was the real heart of the city.

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    Nakic Palace and the Standarac

    by diocletianvs Updated Aug 23, 2004

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    Nakic Palace on Pjaca

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    Western part of the Narodni Trg was finished recently (in Split “recently” means everything that was built in the last 200 years). Nakic Palace is one of the most important examples of the Art Nouveau in Split, built by Spiro Nakic in 1902. It brought the new tendencies of Viennese Secession architecture to Split, with its round corners and rich floristic ornamentation. There’s a good bookshop on the ground floor.
    Standarac is the local name for the flagpost that was placed on Pjaca recently, on one side of the City Hall, showing that Split continues to add new layers to its existing urban structure.

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    Cipriano de Ciprianis Palace

    by diocletianvs Updated Aug 23, 2004

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    Cipriano de Ciprianis Palace

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    On the South-Eastern corner, south of the clock-tower-house there’s interesting late-romanesque Palace of Cipriano de Ciprianis, built by one noblemen from island of Korcula in 1394. On its first floor don’t miss the statue of St. Anthony, also showing the house owner praying. The palace is best known by its “heksaforas” – six-part windows of the first floor with elegant double columns that were found and reconstructed few decades ago.

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    City Clock

    by diocletianvs Updated Aug 23, 2004

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    City Clock

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    South-eastern corner of the Narodni Trg has a complex of buildings that you’ll find on many picture postcards of Split. The link with the Western gates of the Palace is flanked by an interesting tower-like house with Romanesque openings on the first floor. On top of the house you’ll find City Clock that was placed here in 15th Century. The tower-house ends with gothic bell-tower that was built in late 15th Century.
    The City Clock is interesting since the circle is divided into 24 parts, and although it might be a bit confusing, if you follow the same principles of reading as used in ordinary watches you should be able to tell what time it is.
    Most photographers will try to capture both the City Clock and the Gospa od Zvonika tower in the background.

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    Narodni trg

    by diocletianvs Updated Aug 23, 2004

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    Pjaca

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    What is now officially called Narodni trg (“People’s Square) and unofficially known as Pjaca (local version of Italian Piazza) was once San Lorenzo’s square (Trg svetog Lovre) – the first area where medieval Split spread outside of the western walls of the Palace, at the time when Palace became too small for the growing town. It is quite a big square in Split terms that already in 14th century got its role as the center of the municipal government.
    Gothic City Hall is the only remaining building of the municipal complex that was built here in late 14th Century. Today it houses Etnographic Museum. Next to the Gothic City Hall you’ll find small rennaissance Karepic Palace, built in the 16th century.
    Pjaca today is popular among older people who like to have their coffee at one of the terraces on its northern side, watching people passing by and exchanging latest news. Don’t miss this square in the evening when it’s beautifully illuminated. It is not a rare occasion to hear local “klapa” choirs hold open-air concerts during the summer evenings.

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    Narodni trg

    by acemj Updated Mar 11, 2004

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    The "People's Square" as seen from the Cathedral's campanile looks kind of small. True, it's not as large as some of Europe's grand squares, but it is a large space lined with shop, the Town Hall and a lovely loggia which marks the site of a museum these days.

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    Wonderful square... I think!

    by solopes Updated Dec 13, 2012

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    It must exist also by day, but we couldn't confirm it.

    One more square, circled by interesting buildings.

    At least, they seemed to be, in the dark. The troubles of late arrivals...

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    Narodni trg Pjaca (Pjaca City Square)

    by spidermiss Updated Jun 12, 2011

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    One of the Diocletian's Palace's Gates leads out to Pjaca City Square and the city's fish market isn't far.

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    The Main Square

    by xristos83 Written Aug 4, 2003
    Main Square of Old Split

    The main square of Split is very nice; it's reminiscent of a Venetian square, as the city used to be part of the Venetian Empire at one point.

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