5 good reasons to go to Split
To see / do
Culture and history
Split’s imperial palace
The ancient palace in Split was built around 300 AD and was home to the Roman Emperor, Diocletian. This UNESCO site is an architectural masterpiece and holds many incredible relics of the past. Take a tour of the palace to see the underground cellars, Cathedral of Saint-Domnius (the Mausoleum of Diocletian), the peristyle central square, Temple of Jupiter, Vestibule and superbly preserved Gates.
The medieval town of Trogir
There’s a stunning, historic town just 30 km from Split: Trogir. The city walls, gates, churches, residences and palaces are all in a remarkable condition. However, the most beautiful relics of the Middle Ages have to be Cipiko Palace and Kamerlengo Castle. When you visit Trogir, you can also admire the scenic countryside on the journey from Split.
Take a break at Krka National Park
It takes around an hour to drive from Split to Krka National Park. This natural wonder alone is worth the price of a plane ticket! All around this lush, green oasis there are waterfalls, small lakes and caves. There’s also an archaeological site and even a monastery. A day trip to Krka National Park is like a breath of fresh air and is guaranteed to be full of surprises.
Pop to the markets
To experience the daily lives of the locals, you need to head to the fish market. The market building is on Marmontova street and was constructed around 1900. Soak up the atmosphere and try some of the seafood. Continue on to Pazar fruit and veg market. It has a real Mediterranean feel about it!
Enjoy a spot of culture at the palace
The cellars at the Diocletian Palace can get very lively. The venue plays host to a number of different cultural events. When you’re in Split, don’t forget to go and watch a show, see an exhibition or attend one of the many events held in this incredible building.
Delicious Dalmatian pašticada
Pašticada is a popular dish in Dalmatia. It’s a type of beef stew that takes hours to make. After the beef has been marinated, it’s lightly fried then stewed with tomatoes, red wine and seasoning. The beef just melts in the mouth. Pašticada is often served with gnocchi or polenta.
Fritules, yummy little doughnuts
Everyone loves fritules! They’re little doughnuts usually made around Christmas time but also for other major celebrations. These sweet treats are made with distilled alcohol such as rum, for example. Raisins, apple or other fruits are added to the fritule to make them really gooey and tasty.
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