Top Experiences in Split
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Split is the second-largest city in Croatia and home to the dazzling Diocletian’s palace, a 4th-century haven for the Roman emperor Diocletian. Although the palace has changed its appearance over the centuries, with its surroundings eventually becoming a medieval city and, today, a modern metropolis, it's still one of the best-preserved sites in Europe. Many visitors imagine a typical palace standing alone, but as you explore inside the old walls, you'll quickly learn that the entire Old Town of Split fits into the palace itself!Although erected in the 4th century, it wasn't until 1979 that the palace received UNESCO status, joining 11 other UNESCO Heritage Sites in Croatia. The picturesque center is perfect for sightseeing and long walks among its marbled streets and historical monuments. Enjoy stopping to admire the beautiful architecture from Roman to modern times. Some not-to-be-missed sites within the palace include the Old Town Hall on People's Square, Golden Gate, Iron Gate, Jupiter's Temple, and Saint Domnius Belltower. We also suggest visiting the old cellars and substructures, as they're well-preserved and still boast their original size. You can easily enjoy this tour on your own or with the help of a guide. If you like walking, continue down the Riva and up the local Marjan Hill Park for beautiful vistas over Diocletian's Palace, the city of Split, and the Adriatic sea. You'll also find a few historical sites in the park, plus quiet swimming coves and...
Combine an active bike ride with a history lesson as you pedal through the ancient city of Split, tackling the hills of nearby Marjan Hill Park for incredible views over the city and islands. You'll start at Sv. Jere Church in Marjan Park, learning about Split's origins and history. Pedal around this beloved green space and enjoy the views out into the sea. After admiring a panoramic view of Split and its hilly backdrop, you'll ride down to the center of the city. The center of Split can get a little busy, so meander the crowds and walk your bike through the narrowest alleys, stopping to see some of the city highlights. But, of course, you can't miss the gates of Diocletian's Palace, not some of its historic sites, such as Jupiter's Temple and the main town squares. After leaving the crowds of Split behind, you'll ride through off-the-beaten-path areas of the city to see local life in action. Loop around Marjan Hill Park and make several stops, learning more about the sites and landmarks you pass, plus the overall history and culture of the city.Discover more unique excursions in and around Split.
There’s no better way to experience Croatian culture than by learning to cook some local dishes! For a truly cultural experience, you’ll start by shopping at the city markets with your local chef. You'll find the freshest ingredients at Split's beloved fish and produce markets; then, you’ll walk back to the studio and learn how to prepare local Dalmatian dishes. Your professional chef will guide you through each step as you learn the secrets to Croatian cooking! After you've finished cooking several dishes, Indulge in your creations and enjoy a wonderful meal.Discover more activities in and around Split and other culinary experiences in Croatia.
Explore Split through your tastebuds with a walking food tour through the heart of the city. You'll meet your guide in the afternoon, where you'll learn a bit about Split's regional cuisine and culinary history. Then, meander over to a restaurant to taste a few local specialties, including Dalmatian prosciutto and cheese paired with rakija, a typical fruit brandy of the region. Next, you'll stop at a beloved local bakery to discover the process of making savory soparnik—a Swiss-chard-filled pie thought to be the prototype of the Italian pizza. Learn how to prepare this staple and enjoy tasting it with your host. Other tour highlights include stops at local markets, including the fish market, the green market, and Pazar Market. After the tour, enjoy a traditional dinner at a local restaurant.Discover more unique excursions in and around Split.
Experiences in Split, Croatia
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