If you are thinking about a place to visit and stay in Croatia in 2020, think Split. Split is the top destination of Croatian tourism. We bring you an overview of the top 5 places to visit in Split this year.

Diocletian's Palace

You may be walking in Split without even knowing you are located in a huge UNESCO listed heritage site. Diocletian's Palace occupies a large area within the old part of the city. Some walls are still there, yet some have been destroyed. But considering the fact that the Palace was built in 4th century, it's one of the most preserved monuments of Roman culture in the world.

The most prominent place inside the palace is Split Peristyle, a square surrounded by Split Cathedral, former Jupiter's temple, and entrance to the basement of the palace. Sit there and take a few minutes to enjoy a place of authentic Roman culture.

There are other points of interest inside the Palace: Golden Gate, Papalic Palace (converted into city museum), and a fruit square with a sculpture of Marko Marulic, famous Croatian writer.

Split Peristyle
Split Peristyle
Golden Gate
Golden Gate

Coming to Split without taking a walk on Riva is like coming to Rome without visiting Vatican.
Riva is the centre of the world for many locals in Split. It's a place of romance, socializing, politics, and football talks. The atmosphere is always relaxed. People enjoy walking and sitting in a coffee bar or a restaurant. During the summer season you can expect various performances to be held there.

Marjan is a green oasis of Split. It's the ideal place for walking, running, and enjoying time on the beach in the shade.
If you are ready for some uphill walking, climb the Marjan hill. It takes less than an hour to reach the top of the hill if you start from Riva. You will have a nice coffee bar there and a beautiful panoramic view of Split and nearby islands.

Bacvice is the most famous beach in Split. But not only that. It's one of the main symbols of the town. Many generations of locals grew up on Bacvice and have the fondest memories related to that place.

Bacvice is one of the rare sandy beaches in Croatia. That's why many people like it. Additionally, it's a birthplace of a game called picigin. The game is played by throwing a ball into the air, without allowing it to fall back into water.

Bacvice is also a nightlife venue featuring cocktail bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

The second by popularity street in Split is Marmont's street, located near the eastern gate of Diocletian's Palace. It's highly featured street which got the name by French general Marmont who contributed significantly to the architecture of Split.

Just near the street, there is a nice square called Prokurative. It's similar to the main Venetian square of St. Mark. Stay there for a few minutes and enjoy this amazing architecture work of art.

Zvonimir Peran     2023-07-18

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