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Live, feel and see pomalo in Split
Split is a typical Mediterranean city and also the largest city of Dalmatia. Split surely is a place meant for you, if you’ve wished for pleasant, a small-town feeling and life in slow-motion. There everything happens without hurry and in easy vibe, as if every corner of this town is telling you to take it easy – or as locals say pomalo. We can say that pomalo is a state of mind that you’ll adore. So, pack up your bags and hit the road!
Planing your visit?
Split is known as a port and a industrial town that people used as a stopover place before catching a ferry to the nearest island, or a bus to another tourist destination. But recently, Split has become one of the main attractions in Dalmatia for tourists of all ages because it radiets with a perfect balance of modernity and tradition. It is a town to visit throughout the year, but if you want to experience it at its best, try to plan your visit from May to October.
Balance of modernity and tradition
Split is located by the sea, and we can say that whole town is one huge monumental and historical site. You will surely find beauty on its narrow cobbled streets, in its old town and hidden alleys that are a part of the roman Palace dating back from the 4th century. See Peristyle, an open-air pavilion, in nighttime. See the whole of town from the top of the bells on the Split Cathedral. Pass through all of the four town gates. Go to the statue of the Gregory of Nin, a masterpiece from renowed Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović and rub its tow for the happiness in life. Visit Split town museum, Archaeological Museum or Ethnographic Museum just to learn, see and hear life of Split town. Walk along the Varoš – one of the oldest neighborhoods in Split consisting of traditional houses with green wooden shutters. And finally wander along Split seafront promenade called Riva, visit its green market commonly known as pazar, sip a cocktail in one of the bars, or just chill on a bench under the palm tree. And after all get lost between passages, allies and marbled streets of Diocletian’s Palace and its thousands of years history.
An active and fun holiday just for you
If you wish for an active holiday you should visit Marjan – a hill with the highest peak of approx. 178m from which you’ll see the most beautiful view over the town and the sea. It is a favorite recreational place for the locals, so join them and walk miles or two. Swim on the beach Bačvice, or play picigin – a local water sport, where a small ball is thrown between players in the shallow part of the sea. Have a coffee at Žbirac, at locals favorite bar/coffee place located near Bačvice beach. Recently, Split is also a popular destination because of its festival offer that includes Split beach festival and well-known Ultra Europe Festival. So, if you’re wondering what it’s like to be a part of the world’s electro-music scene, you should give it a try at Split!
Taste Dalmatia in Split
Split has many restaurants that reflect with charm, so pick one or two and grab a plate of Dalmatian delicacies. You should try dalmatinska pašticada – a meat dish that takes two days to prepare and has a special taste. You should try grilled white fish, such as sea bream with olive oil, garlic and parsley, also try dalmatian prosciutto with cheese and surely try fish called dentex, commonly known as zubatac with potatoes and white wine.
It is both a curse and a blessing to feel overwhelmed, to see and be surrounded with such beauty. But you must try to let it go to that feeling and get the best of Split. We promise you, you won’t regret a thing!
Things to do in Split
- Visit the Fruit Square, also known as the Square of Radić Brothers, where you’ll find homegrown fruits and vegetables, fishes, excellent olive oil and various spices
- Find accommodation in Brela, go on trips to the nearest islands and enjoy the calmness of this little Mediterranean town
- Enter the totally unique museum – the Froggyland Museum – name says it by itself what is all about, and it’s up to you which exhibit detail, from 507 of them, are you going to check out
- Peek into the Split museum and galleries – visit the Jakšić Gallery and find out what visual arts are there to discover, visit Milesi Palace, Gallery Kula or Split City Museum
- Split has its own Jupiter temple in which you’ll discover the headless sphinx in black granite guarding the entrance from the 5th century when it was brought all over from Egypt
- If you’re walking around Split’s port, you’ll probably see young crowds gathering on a wall in the port’s northwest corner – it is called Matejuška and in the last few years it has become a place to be for younger locals and their friends from all over the world
- Discover night life in lounge bars and clubs of Split, such as Puls, Ghetto, Fluid
- Experience white water rafting in the Cetina valley or go on a walking tour throughout Split and its breathtaking nearby nature
- Treat yourself with a day without walking and rent a boat, visit nearby islands and chill by the emerald sea
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