Attractions in Split Croatia, I fell in love with this city, I would live in Split. There is so much here, more than anything - culture, history, atmosphere, old part with narrow streets and neat restaurants, beautiful promenade, sea, and at the same time the amenities of the big modern city. I dreamed a lot, but I still want to tell you about my visit with my family to the former capital of the province of Dalmatia.
Split is a charming and lively city, picturesquely situated on the Adriatic coast and in its heart is the palace of Diocletian. Founded as a Greek colony, it later became the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. During the Byzantine Empire it was a prosperous city, in the 13th century it came under the rule of Hungary, and a century later under the auspices of Venice for 4 centuries, in the 18th century Split was handed over to the Habsburg monarchy, and in the 20th century became part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
The most interesting part is the old town. Built on the ruins of a Roman city due to its strategic position it played an important role in trade in this part of the Mediterranean. It struck me that the streets were narrow enough for two people to pass. A little depressing, but some find it fascinating. There are many palm trees, lively cafes and small restaurants around the beach and walking areas.
The sidewalks and streets are very well built and the cleanliness is at a very high level. The biggest attraction in Split is in the heart of the historical part, namely the palace of Diocletian. Little of it remains because more than 1,700 years have passed. During the Middle Ages, the city grew due to an increase in the population, which at that time was mostly Slavs. The city of Split has become a center of Croatian culture. Then came the Venetians, who left their mark on architecture and art. Now the city of Split is the largest ferry center serving all Croatian islands in the Adriatic. The busiest street in the summer, Riva, you can buy souvenirs or just take a walk under the well-arranged palm trees. Another historical landmark in Split is the Domnius Cathedral. A complex structure that I saw in Florence. According to historians, Diocletian ordered the marble columns to be stolen from Greek temples during his military campaigns. The square around the Silver Gate is the meeting place where young people have fun and tourists take pictures. Fashion festivals are organized right here in July and August. If you have the strength and you are allowed to climb the tower, where the bell of the temple is, you will see the whole city from above and you will be given the opportunity to take beautiful panoramic photos. In the vicinity of the old town there are several beautiful beaches (Bacvice beach, Kasjuni beach, Firule beach), which in summer are crowded with tourists. We tried Croatian cuisine, but since we have traveled a lot around the world, for us it is the same as Italian Mediterranean food (risotto, pasta, spaghetti and pizza). Nearby ferry destinations are the Trogir island and the neighboring Ciovo island. Due to the large number of tourists, local authorities have imposed strict bans that must be observed. For example, there is no noise in the city of Split at night, and there are some restrictions on the clothing of visitors. Most of the old town is a pedestrian zone.