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Split city Travel guide

 

Split city could be called the most festive city of Croatia.

It is in the central part of Croatia’s coastline between the city of Zadar and city Dubrovnik, splitting Dalmatia into two parts and is its heart.

Split was founded in the year 305; it recently turned 1710 years old!

Сплит город Хорватия Split city Croatia

Sightseeing in Split

Throughout the last seventeen centuries many civilisations have left their trace there, and, as the saying goes, “different epochs are tied here by the clothes-lines stretched from one house to another.”

Сплит город Хорватия Split city Croatia

Сплит город Хорватия Split city Croatia

The name of the city comes from the Latin word “palatium” — “a palace”, as in 295 it appeared in the place of a luxurious palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, which was back then encircled by massive walls, behind which the citizens of the neighbouring towns pillaged by Avar and Slav tribes in the 8th century.

Сплит город Хорватия Split city Croatia

It wasn’t the palace that was built in Split: it was Split itself that grew around the palace, which the Roman Emperor Diocletian built for himself in the 3rd century.

The marble for the palace was brought from Turkey, the granite columns and the sphinxes from Egypt. The square building was so huge (its area is three hectares) that in time it turned into a fortress protecting the locals from barbarian attacks.

Many years later a city appeared. Gradually, the palace, qualified by UNESCO to be one of the world treasuries of the world cultural heritage, trend into a fortress city, which nowadays is the main landmark of Split.

Сплит город Хорватия Split city Croatia

The Mausoleum of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the Сathedral of Saint Duje of Split is the oldest building among the European cathedrals.

The Split bell tower of the Cathedral of Saint Domnius was built in the 13th century.

The height of the bell tower is 57 meters.

Split bell tower of the Cathedral of Saint Domnius

The Split guests can climb the steps to the top of the tower, offering amazing view of the Split town and Adriatic sea.

Split bell tower of the Cathedral of Saint Domnius

Split bell tower of the Cathedral of Saint Domnius

Such masterpieces as the temple of Jupiter, the Сathedral of Saint Duje, Procuration square made in the Venetian style, the Silver and Golden gates can be rightly considered among the most interesting cultural monuments of the Adriatic.

Сплит город Хорватия Split city Croatia

The unique architecture of the city, which is a mix of several styles, made it charming and unique.

A few buildings of the past still exist: these are the Emperor’s mausoleum (it became part of the Cathedral of St Duje), the temple of Jupiter, three watchtowers and the Peristyle — a rectangular hall under the open sky, surrounded by marble columns, which is nowadays favoured by street musicians and amateur choirs.

Сплит город Хорватия Split city Croatia

Split isn’t just history and architecture, but it is also a popular resort of Croatia with its modern hotels of Split and pituresque lagoons, and from here one can travel to the amazing Dalmatian islands of Brac and island Hvar, and go to three national parks — the National park KRKA, the National park Plitvice lakes and Kornati national natural park, and there are also many excursions organised in Split.

There are 4 public beaches in Split. That beaches are the nearest resort areas in the city – resort Podstrana and popular resort island Ciovo. They are clean and very nice.

Пляжи города Сплит Split City beach Croatia

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What to see around Split?

in 5 km – the ruins of the Ancient Roman city Salona & the Turkish fortress Klis
in 10 km – caves Vranjace
in 10 km – city Trogir (UNESCO)
in 25 km – city Omis, rafting on the Cetina river, the Pirate fortress
in 80 km – National park Biokovo & city-resort Makarska
in 70 km – National natural park KRKA & city Sibenik
in 170 km – National natural park Plitvice lakes
in 250 km – famous city Dubrovnik (UNESCO)

Where to go in Split?

The Split Aquarium

Aquarium of Split is the largest aquarium in region, has the area of 800 sq.m. and has 22 aquariums.

Split Aquarium Croatia

Aquarium in Split offers to meet interesting animals of the Adriatic Sea – sharks, stingrays, huge eels, moray eels, lobsters and many others are presented in the aquarium of Split to the delight of small and large users.

Rest in Croatia with children Split Aquarium

The address of the Split aquarium Obala pomoraca, 21211 Vranjic, Split
Working time of Split aquarium 10:00-22:00

Web site of Split aquarium www.aquariumsplit.com

Split Aquarium Croatia

Wine & cheese bar Paradox Split Croatia

Right behind the theater in Split, in the very heart of town, an interesting bar has recently been opened. From a distance, Paradox looks like just another cafe. But when you get closer, you can see it’s nothing like the others in Split.

Paradox’s menu is focused on wine and cheese. You can choose from among over 20 cheeses and 100 wines, most of which are Croatian.

Wine & cheese bar Paradox Split Croatia

It’s interesting to note that the owners have decided to have in their selection only those wines and cheeses made by small producers, so you can enjoy the likes of Zeleni bodul, Crni bodul, Gligora cheese from Pag, Krasnarski cheese, goat cheese…The wines available include those from the wineries of Tomic, Dubokovic, Didic, Roncevic, Tomac, Korta Katrarina… This is the first bar of its kind in Croatia.

Wine & cheese bar Paradox Split Croatia

Contact phone of Wine & cheese bar Paradox +385 21 787 778
Address Wine & cheese bar Paradox ulica bana Josipa Jelačića 3, Split

Web site Wine & cheese bar Paradox www.paradox.hr

Karting in Split

The karting center is located in the largest shopping centre of Split — City center ONE — in the garage.

Karting in Split Croatia

Phone of carting center Arena Split +385 21 645522

Web site of carting center Arena Split //kartingarenasplit.com

Bowling centar Octopus in Split

Bowling club modernly equipped, except bowling club has a cafe bar disco, games and sports machines, playgrounds Sports: karate, taekwondo, kickboxing, taipei, pilates, aerobics
Bowling Club Octopus is open daily until 1:00

Bowling centar Octopus Split Croatia

Address of bowling centar Octopus – Dobrilina 1, Split 3
Phone of bowling centar Octopus +385 (0)21 469070 ; info@bowling-split.com

Web site of bowling Octopus www.bowling-split.com

Shopping in Split

Торговые центры Сплит Хорватия шоппинг в Сплит Хорватия

Split is the second largest city of Croatia after the capital Zagreb.

In Split city there are several large modern shopping and entertainment centers, with cafes, restaurants, cinemas, play areas. A visit to the shopping centers of Split is an excellent place for family leisure on a rainy day.

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Sea excursion from Split to island Brac

From 10th of July to 31st of August the tourists can see island Brac from sea side.
Along the route the tourists trip a catamaran Komiza (155 passengers)
The sea tours Split-Brac isle are offered on Friday and Sunday.

Sea excursion from Split to island Brac

The route Split-Brac on Friday:
16:20 Split-Postira, island Brac
17:05 Postira-Pučišća
17:35 Pučišća–Povlja
18:10 Povlja-Pučišća
19:15 Postira-Split

The route Split-Brac on Sunday:
09:30 Split-Postira
10:15 Postira-Pučišća
10:45 Pučišća-Povlja
18:15 Povlja-Pučišća
18:50 Pučišća-Postira
19:20 Postira-Split

The price of the sea excursion from Split to island Brac:

– ticket for adult cost – 60 kn (~8 euro) Postira, 70 kn (~9 euro) Pučišća, 80 kn (~10,5 euro) Povlja
– ticket for children 0-2 years – free

Tourists can buy a ticket to sea excursion from Split to island Brac online on web www.lnp.hr

Beaches in Split & Split riviera

Beach of Split photo Croatia
In Split city there are four well-equipped city beaches – sandy and small pebbles. Sandy Split beach – Bacvice known for its beach disco.
Podstrana resort is located in a green area, conveniently close to the city of Split and the Split airport, and to the main landmarks of Split.
Riviera Split there are also the variety and beautiful beaches of the nearby resorts – Podstrana & Stobrec, Brac & Ciovo islands

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Hotels, hostels & private apartments in Split

Hotel Radisson Blu Resort 4* Split

Hotel Radisson Blu Resort Split Croatia
SUPERB rating 8.7 / 10
Review score based on 493 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: seafront
Distance to center of Split: 2,5 m
Distance to airport Split: 20 km
Add: Wi-Fi free, outdoor terraces, luxurious Spa centre, saunas, solarium, massages, gym, Turkish Baths, outdoor pool, just a few steps from small pebbles beach
Cost room 2 per: from 116 euro

Photo and description hotel Radisson Blu Resort 4* Split

Apartments Gajeta 3* Split

Rent apartment in Split Croatia
SUPERB rating 9.1 / 10
Review score based on 243 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 10 min walk
Distance to center of Split: 50 m
Distance to airport Split: 25 km
Add: located in various buildings within a 50 m radius in the centre of Split, air-conditioned apartments have kitchen or kitchenette, dining area, TV, DVD, CD player
Cost rent apartment: from 46 euro

Photo and description of apartments Gajeta 3* Split

Apartments Suzy 4* Split

Rent apartment in Split Croatia
FABULOUS rating 8.8 / 10
Review score based on 88 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 50 m
Distance to center of Split: 5 min walk
Distance to airport Split: 20 km
Add: surrounded by parks and pine trees, all units are air-conditioned, free Wi-Fi, free private parking, featuring parquet floors and walls coloured in pastel tones
Cost rent apartment: from 40 euro

Photo and description apartments Suzy 4* Split

Apartments Firule Beach 3* Split

Rent apartment in Split Croatia
FABULOUS rating 8.7 / 10
Review score based on 30 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 150 m
Distance to center of Split: 1,5 km
Distance to airport Split: 25 km
Add: set near the famous Bacvice beach, modern apartments, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, dishwasher, washing machine, some with a balcony, free public parking
Cost rent apartment: from 62 euro

Photo and description of apartments Firule Beach 3* Split

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Villa “Sky” Podstrana – 12 km from Split

for 6 persons + 1 baby cot
with pool, olive&grapes garden, sun terasa with grill, and…
… fantastic panoramic the sea view!

Villa Sky Stara Podstrana Croatia

Holiday on Villa “Sky” is for lovers of peace and quiet, walks in the mountains, magnificent views, photography…

Villa Sky Gornja Podstrana Croatia

The villa has 2 bedrooms, living room, fully equipped kitchen with dining room, bathroom with shower, outdoor terrace with garden furniture and grill, outdoor pool with terasa for sunbathing

… contact with owner of Villa “Sky”

Get to Split

Getting to Split by air:

The airport of the city of Split — Kastel — is in 15 km from the city centre. It is the destination of planes travelling from other Croatian cities, and from many foreign countries.

Website of Split airport www.split-airport.hr

Contact phone Split airport +385 021 203 555

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Get to Split by train:

Croatia is connected to other European countries by railway.

Croatian railway website with the train schedules travelling around Croatia, with the possibility of booking a ticket www.hzpp.hr

The railway station of Split is located in the very centre of the city, close to the Split bus station, and the Split ferry centre, from where ferries travelling to Croatian islands and to Italy.

Аddress Split railway – 21000 Split Zlodrina poljana, 20

Railway traffic connects Split with – Zagreb Croatia capital and other cities Croatia; many foreign cities – Prague, Budapest and Belgrade & foreign European countries – Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Serbia.

Get to Split by bus:

Bus traffic connects Split with all cities of Croatia.

Split bus station is located in the very centre of the city, close to the Split railway and the Split ferry station. Web site the Split bus station www.ak-split.hr

You can get information about timetable and tickets for traveling around Europe by bus:

Get to Split by ferry:

The ferry port of Split is one of the largest ones in Croatia.

Ferries and catamaran ships travel from the ferry port of Split to many islands of Croatia — the island of Brac, the island of Hvar, the islands of Solta, island Vis, Korcula, Lastovo, Maly and Veliki Drvenik, and the Trogir city.

Timetable ferries from Split to Supetar island Brac

Timetable ferries from Split to Stari Grad island Hvar

Timetable ferries from Split to Solta island

Timetable ferries from Split to island Vis

Timetable ferries from Split to Trogir city

Get from Split to Dubrovnik city by ferry:

Speed catamaran line connect Split city with Dubrovnik city.

The departure time from Split city 7:40; from Dubrovnik city 16:30
The travel time of catamaran Split-Dubrovnik-Split – 4 hours. The catamaran can carry 320 passengers.

Route of catamaran Split-Dubrovnik has stops:
in Milna town of isle Brac, in Hvar city of isle Hvar, in old town of isle Korcula, in town Pomena of isle Mljet.

In summer season Catamaran Split-Dubrovnik-Split is daily. In May, September and October – only 3-4 time week.

Timetable of speed catamaran Split – Dubrovnik – Split

Ticket of speed catamaran Split-Dubrovnik-Split costs 180 kn (~ 24 euro)
You can see exact timetable of the catamaran, stops and online buy the tickets on web www.krilo.hr

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Get to Split by car:

Motorways connect Split with all cities and regions of Croatia.

Split can be reached by the free motorway Jadranska (E65), which goes along all of Croatia’s coastline, or the paid highway (A1). The turn closest to Split is Dugopolje.

Distance from Split to cities of Croatia:

to city Trogir – 10 km
to resort Omis – 25 km
to resort Makarska – 70 km
to city Dubrovnik – 250 km
to city Sibenik – 70 km
to city Zadar – 140 km
to city Rijeka – 415 km
to city Pula – 520 km
to capital Zagreb – 390 km

Get to Italy from Split

From Split ferry port ferries ships travel to port Ancona of Italy daily.

Timetable ferries from Split to Ancona, Italy

Website Croatian ferry line www.jadrolinija.hr

Rent a car in Split

Map of Split

Weather in Split

Average monthly temperatures in Split Croatia:

January +10 С
February +12 С
March +14 С
April +18 С
May +23 С
June +27 С
July +30 С
August +31 С
September +26 С
October +20 С
November +15 С
December +12 С

Average monthly water temperatures in Split Croatia:

January +11 С
February +12 С
March +14 С
April +15 С
May +19 С
June +21 С
July +24 С
August +26 С
September +22 С
October +20 С
November +17 С
December +13 С