Split Travel Guide

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    Split (Croatia)
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Split Things to Do

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  • Diocletian's Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The upper side of the palace is... a fabulous mess. A whole town has grown inside it, with some original remains, as the peristyle and Jupiter's temple, side by side with posterior constructions, some classified, as the cathedral built upon Diocletian's mausoleum. To complete the scene, the town lives there, in bars, shops and crowds wandering...

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  • Old Town

    Split is the largest city in the region, and is the country’s busiest port. And though it tends to be more of a stop-over town, Split has much to offer. You can spend the day lounging on the beaches or soak in history; Split is home to one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world – the Diocletian Palace.

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  • Cathedral & Bell Tower

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Not far from Vestibule the Peristyle area. This is a wonderful plaza that is on both sides with a colonnade ornamented. Among the sights there are two sphinxes are from Egypt. The Cathedral of St. Dominus, was originally the mausoleum of Diocletian and is within the boundaries of his palace. The cathedral was built by Philotas and consecrated in...

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Split Restaurants

  • Pizzeria Galija

    4 out of 5 stars

    Yesterday at lunch we ordered a glass of white wine with water. In menu listed one price, the waiter brought the bill where the price was higher. To the question why, he replied that he had decided to bring us better wine. In fact he simply decided to cheat a little. The difference in bill was small, but this case left a bad feeling and the sense...

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  • Konoba Marjan

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Don't miss this small friendly restaurant tucked away up a side street from the Riva. It's run by husband & wife team Marija and Ivan. Don't be put off if you don't see many people inside -the food is worth it. It's also airconditioned, which is great when its a bit hot. It has a small menu but there is something for everyone and the fish plate is...

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  • Luxor

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    We didn't eat here so I can't comment on the food or waiter service as others have. What I can say is that there is probably no more atmospheric place in Croatia to have drink than in the 'Peristil' just outside the Luxor. It's a small square surrounded by the roman buildings, with subdued lighting and a guitarist playing every evening we were...

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Split Nightlife

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  • Nightclubs

    The nightlife in central split (i.e around the palace area and on the front) tends to be a bit disappointing if you’re after pulsating clubs with load music and lots of meetings going on. The evenings start with sitting outside the café’s and as the evening progresses the music gets a bit louder in the bars above the café’s but never seem to really...

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  • Bacvice

    The complex of bars, cafes and restaurants at Bacvice is the place to spend an evening when visiting Split. Split's old town closes fairly early in the evenings (or at least it did when we visited in May 2007, but perhaps not so in the summer months), with only a few cafes and restaurants remaining open after dark. Therefore, much of the city's...

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  • Riva (Sea promenade)

    Ulike to other coastal towns along Adriatic, Split has its own codes, habits and traditions. In the social life of the coastal inhabitants, riva has the highest importance but in the town of Split it is a sort of instiutional importance. Here one can meet and see other people and being seen by others. Every Splicanin (local expression for...

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Split Transportation

  • Local Buses

    Took us forever to figure this out: you can board the bus and and pay something like 11 kuna within 1 zone, 13 kuna 2 zones, and so on. Just say to the driver where you are going. However you can puchrase Karnet, round-trip tickets, downtown and save a lot of money (over multiple trips). A round trip zone 2, paid on the bus, would be 13 kuna...

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  • Buses (Coaches)

    Split is well served by both local and intercity buses, and the station is very central, right next to the station and ferry port. You can buy tickets there, and the office is open late even on weekends, although it seemed to shut randomly for a quick "pauze" at inopportune moments. The buses here run to major Balkan destinations, like Zagreb,...

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  • Air travel

    This is quite a small airport, not so many opportunities to buy food, some places to sit, etc. NB! Remember to not have batteries in their luggage, it was something with the security control of airport

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Split Shopping

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  • Outdoor Market (Trznica / Pazar)

    There is big open air market place at the eastern side of the Diocletian Palace offering everything you need and what you dont need at all. Cheap but low quality cloths and shoes from China, a bit expensive and a bit more quality cloths and shoes from Turky, ugly souveniers who knows from where, fake cheese from Livno or island of Pag etc. But...

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  • Marmontova ulica (street)

    The main shopping area in Split for designer and name-brand goods (mostly for women) is the marble-lined street of Marmontova. It runs from the waterfront all the way back to the Trg Gaje Bulata, which is where the Croatian National Theatre is located. You will find jewelry, clothing, shoes and other goods and brands such as Versace, Armani, and...

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  • Souvenirs

    If you are a football fan you may want to buy a Hajduk souvenir. There is a Hajduk fan shop conveniently located in the old part of Split just off Marmontova. For the pin collectors I have to say that there is no proper pin available unfortunately.

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Split Local Customs

  • Outdoor life

    The old core of Split is a network of short and narrow streets, very typical for all Mediterranean city structures raised in the medieval times. It is attractive for most of the tourists especially if Anericans or north Europeans. Such a streets could be extremelly charming in particularly if loaded with the small shops and cafe bars, but also,...

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  • Local food

    Split has a local beverage that can be found in many of the cafes and restaurants around town. It's called "Pipi" and has a cute little blonde with pigtails on the front. It's absolutely delicious, and I wholeheartedly became addicted to the stuff while I was there. Also, it's pretty cool to check out the bottles it comes in. Of course many of the...

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  • Local Sports Supporters

    This is the Croatian name for the inhabitants of Split. They are well known for the gregarious nature, love of singing, good food and drink and particularly for their devotion to sport. The local soccer team, Hajduk ("The Bandit") is one of the best supported teams in the country and plays in the Poljud Stadium, which the Rough Guide to European...

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Split Warnings and Dangers

  • Ništa kontra Splita

    The locals worshiping their town which is, according to them, the center of the world and the most beautiful town that exist. When in precence of locals Split, bunder no circumstance, you shouldn't do this:- talking against St. Doimus, the patron saint of the city,- talking against "Hajduk", the local football club,- talking about politics, that...

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  • Very safe

    Split felt like an extremely safe city, especially in the tourist areas in and around the old town. I stayed just outside the centre in an apartment populated mostly by locals. They were all friendly and relaxed, and so were the neighbours. I didn't feel unsafe at any time of the day or night. Even the bus and train station, often a haven for...

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  • Marjan Hill-300 Steps or 2 mile Hike

    There are two ways to get to the top of Marjan hill, both require a bit of excercise. You can take 300 steps from Trunbiciva Obala (the end of the Riva Blvd but need to look hard to find out where the steps are located. The graffiti may help direct you. Or you can walk up Veli VAros through old town streets for the hill suburb and end up at the...

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Split Tourist Traps

  • The big laugh

    And... bla,bla, bla, and look at the acoustic quality of this room, and, bla, bla, bla, (the sympathetic guide debited all the prepared speech), and there you have a statue of Diocletian and... oops! Diocletian was facing the wall! The surprised exclamation of the guide was so spontaneous, that no one could stop a long laugh, after what Pepe...

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  • Women on the streets

    Ot is not my experience but a friends of mine.I saw here lots of people happy with cheap accommodation eith older women seeking guests at the street.So, my friend took that same accommodation adn got a realtivly clean room. She was supposed to stay there for 4 nights but on the morning of her 3rd day police with inspestion baged in and sent all the...

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  • Puerto de Split

    Hay otro puerto mejor en Split pero alli no entraba el Barco y tuvimos que ir al antiguo y justo el barco que se ve detras es un barco Frances que la tripulacion entara son mujeres ya te digo

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Split What to Pack

  • Clean clothes!

    This is really a tip about taking care of the clothes you have packed, rather than what to bring with you.At last! a laundrette has opened in Split - the first in Dalmatia - and as it is just a stone's throw from the Riva, really easy to access. It's the brainchild of an enterprising Australian couple from Perth (they run tours and sea-kayaking...

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  • In Your Pocket guide

    Our surprise was great when we discovered the number one issue of the the Split In Your Pocket guide. It was a free copy and we actually got it in the tourist office in Supetar on Brac island. But you may enquire at the tourist office in Split whether they have any.

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  • PADDED MAT FOR THE BEACH

    If your feet are sensitive I suggest bringing shoes to wear in the water since the bottom of the ocean is mostly rocks. If you plan on laying out at the beach, I recommend you bring something padded. I was surprised not to see a sandy beach but most of the beach was build out of concrete. The water was shallow for quite a distance so it was nice...

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Split Off The Beaten Path

  • Solin

    This was the main living center for the Illyrian Delmaeti tribe and in the Greeks used it for trading over many centuries in BC. The Romans continued that trading commerce that covered much of the inland regions. The creation of Christianity got a foothold here in 200-300AD, and many churches were erected without much disturbance by the Romans for...

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  • Trogir

    This island town is only 20 miles form Split and a nice visits for one day. There are sites to take in such as CAthedral of St. Lovre and bell tower, museum(but it was closed and has been for 2 years-so wait it out), Kamerlengo fortress at the end of the island, Lucic Palace, Town square and clock tower to name a few. There are not many places...

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  • Marjan Hill

    The gates were unfortunately closed so I just had the opportunity to take this little glimpse of the cemetary.... Also, worth visiting is Marjan Forest Park, the green oasis the citizens of Split have been proud of for generations, carefully maintained and cherished. The park includes promenades, vista points, solariums, nature paths, playgrounds...

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Split Sports & Outdoors

  • Hajduk Football Club

    The Hajduk football club was founded in 1911 in a restaurant in Prague. In 2011 it will have it's 100 years jubilee and the club has never changed its name. The club is very successful and has seen countries come and go like the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and Yugoslavia. The fans of the Hajduk football club are called Torcida. In 1950 some fans...

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  • Walking & Hiking

    Sea kayak tour around the town of Split, fantastic view to experience the town, be active and enjoy the sea. A lot of interesting sites, great beaches! Bring your own equipment or rent the kayaks through Red adventures tour company by using their website www.adventure-in-croatia.com They rent the kayaks (with delivery) and have organized tours.

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  • Tennis

    Goran Ivanisevic - Wimbledon Champion 2001. Ivanisevic and those fans, plus scores of thousands more besides, were dancing again when another title came home to Split. The whole country, it seemed, came to a standstill and 150,000 were on the streets to greet him and to party with him. Goran Ivanisevic, Wimbledon champion, was home. 'Thank you for...

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Split General

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  • Diocletian's Palace

    Today, the well preserved Roman architecture is interlaced with several layers from later ages. The old core of the town, so-called Varos, is situated inside the walls of the palace which was of huge proportions and built in the shape of an fortress. Do not miss to visit the underground part of the Diocletian's Palace, so-called catacombas, with...

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  • Old Town (general)

    I really like walking around the old town of Split after dark when the crowds have gone and just the cats are roaming around. Well, not quite but still you will get a totally different impression and you can take some night shots. One night there was a concert in the Peristil of a really good singer. Also with less people around you may notice...

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  • Cathedral & Bell Tower

    Cathedral of St. Domnius (Katedrala Sv. Duje or Sv. Dujam) is the most visited attraction in Split, The cathedral was named after St Duje, patron saint of Split (3rd century Bishop). The main part is Emperor Diocletian's mausoleum (end of the 3rd century). The Bell Tower was constructed in 1100 AD.

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