Our guidebook for Split center

Dana'S Family
Dana'S Family
Our guidebook for Split center

Best Restaurants: Gastronomic local and international

Here I put you my favorite restaurants in Split center! there are many options from gastronomic to really affordable, and also all type of foods: local Dalmatian cuisine, French/italian and also asian, as well as vegetarian&vegan options
Exquisite and famous restaurant with an amazing large terrace that offers beautiful views over Split, its Marina, the sea and nearby islands. Recommended for the high quality of the food, service and the view! It's my favorite restaurant in Split center! Be aware that there are two separate restaurants closed to each other, one gastronomic "Adriatic", and the other more Italian style pizza spot "Pizzeria Skipper". Here I recommend the gastronomic part "Adriatic"!
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Adriatic Grašo
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Exquisite and famous restaurant with an amazing large terrace that offers beautiful views over Split, its Marina, the sea and nearby islands. Recommended for the high quality of the food, service and the view! It's my favorite restaurant in Split center! Be aware that there are two separate restaurants closed to each other, one gastronomic "Adriatic", and the other more Italian style pizza spot "Pizzeria Skipper". Here I recommend the gastronomic part "Adriatic"!
Very good and trendy restaurant in the old historic center of Split
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Bokeria kitchen & wine bar
8 Domaldova ul.
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Very good and trendy restaurant in the old historic center of Split
Restaurant set along Split’s famous waterfront Riva overlooking the sea and nearby islands. French Chef utilises principles of French gastronomy to highlight Croatian Cuisine and presents it on a world class scale.
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Brasserie on 7
7 Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda
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Restaurant set along Split’s famous waterfront Riva overlooking the sea and nearby islands. French Chef utilises principles of French gastronomy to highlight Croatian Cuisine and presents it on a world class scale.
Great restaurant in the old historic center of the city, with a range of 100 wines out of with 30 can be tested by the glass, it's definitely the right spot if you want to try domestic wine combined with local food prepared by great chefs.
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Zinfandel Food & Wine bar
2 Ul. Marka Marulića
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Great restaurant in the old historic center of the city, with a range of 100 wines out of with 30 can be tested by the glass, it's definitely the right spot if you want to try domestic wine combined with local food prepared by great chefs.
really great restaurant, with a lovely large terrasse in a garden overlooking the beach Bacvice, and offering gastronomic croatian cuisine! I recommend going there for lunch to enjoy the garden that offers sufficient shade under its trees.
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Dvor
14 Put Firula
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really great restaurant, with a lovely large terrasse in a garden overlooking the beach Bacvice, and offering gastronomic croatian cuisine! I recommend going there for lunch to enjoy the garden that offers sufficient shade under its trees.
Gastronomic therefore expensive but very high end seafood restaurant at the end of the marina, with a terrace overlooking it!
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Restaurant Zrno Soli
8 Ul. Uvala Baluni
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Gastronomic therefore expensive but very high end seafood restaurant at the end of the marina, with a terrace overlooking it!
Great restaurant, great service and lovely spot in the old city center as it is inside a lovely little courtyard where you can dine around a fig tree in a very quiet and charming surrounding.
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Tavern & bar Makarun
3 Ul. Marka Marulića
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Great restaurant, great service and lovely spot in the old city center as it is inside a lovely little courtyard where you can dine around a fig tree in a very quiet and charming surrounding.
Chic restaurant, with a lovely rooftop terrace where you can enjoy your meals, is top notch, gastronomic with fast service.
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Articok
19 Ul. bana Josipa Jelačića
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Chic restaurant, with a lovely rooftop terrace where you can enjoy your meals, is top notch, gastronomic with fast service.
Restaurant with a very large garden well located in the center of Split, but far from the hustle and bustle of the old historic city center, making this restaurant with its private courtyard the ideal place for a romantic dinner (or just a coffee/drink stop during day). The cuisine is delicious, more refined than what is generally offered in Croatian restaurants, as well as the attentive service. I recommend the truffle macaroni!
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Perivoj
44 Slavićeva ul.
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Restaurant with a very large garden well located in the center of Split, but far from the hustle and bustle of the old historic city center, making this restaurant with its private courtyard the ideal place for a romantic dinner (or just a coffee/drink stop during day). The cuisine is delicious, more refined than what is generally offered in Croatian restaurants, as well as the attentive service. I recommend the truffle macaroni!
THE place to go for delicious vegan & vegetarian food as well as drinks that are worth a try, all with reasonable prices! the best restaurant for vegetarian-centric dishes &vegans& gluten free in Split and its surroundings. It also has beautiful interiors with trees, lush atmosphere and wall paintings.
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Pandora Greenbox
4 Obrov ul.
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THE place to go for delicious vegan & vegetarian food as well as drinks that are worth a try, all with reasonable prices! the best restaurant for vegetarian-centric dishes &vegans& gluten free in Split and its surroundings. It also has beautiful interiors with trees, lush atmosphere and wall paintings.
Simple restaurant famous for offering large portions for affordable prices! Grilled meat and fish with all sorts of side dishes! recommended for families and groups looking for a simple affordable dinner
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Fife
11 Trumbićeva obala
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Simple restaurant famous for offering large portions for affordable prices! Grilled meat and fish with all sorts of side dishes! recommended for families and groups looking for a simple affordable dinner
Simple but delicious and affordable restaurant making traditional Croatian dishes in large portions, “grandma’s dishes,” as owner says. Located around the corner from the fish market so there are always fresh seafood dishes. The authenticity and hospitality of this family place is also not to miss. Absolutely eat here, at least once! I recommend any fried fish, fresh shrimps that come directly from the fish market every day. Also Squid with fava beans, Beef stew with gnocchi that are very good.
DeListes restaurant Split
8 Obrov ul.
Simple but delicious and affordable restaurant making traditional Croatian dishes in large portions, “grandma’s dishes,” as owner says. Located around the corner from the fish market so there are always fresh seafood dishes. The authenticity and hospitality of this family place is also not to miss. Absolutely eat here, at least once! I recommend any fried fish, fresh shrimps that come directly from the fish market every day. Also Squid with fava beans, Beef stew with gnocchi that are very good.
Stylish location offering Asian Fusion style food
Kinoteka - Restaurant & Bar
8 Ul. Majstora Jurja
Stylish location offering Asian Fusion style food
The place in the old center to get sushis and other asian food
Adriatic Sushi & Oyster bar Split
4 Carrarina poljana
The place in the old center to get sushis and other asian food
My go to place for meat right next to sandy beach Bacvice. They have 30days dry aged locally sourced beef, and prepare it deliciously (argentinian style), not many places in split that know how to prepare meat that is not just grilled, however they also offer gluten free, vegeterian and vegan meals...! Also inside you'll find a lovely wine shop with a great selection of wines!
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Matoni
6 prilaz braće Kaliterna
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My go to place for meat right next to sandy beach Bacvice. They have 30days dry aged locally sourced beef, and prepare it deliciously (argentinian style), not many places in split that know how to prepare meat that is not just grilled, however they also offer gluten free, vegeterian and vegan meals...! Also inside you'll find a lovely wine shop with a great selection of wines!
Best spot for a generous brunch in the center of Split ! Local products, a lot of healthy (vegan, vegetarian) options, big plates. All on a lovely terrace!
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Ćiri Biri Bela Restaurant & Hostel
6 Plinarska ulica
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Best spot for a generous brunch in the center of Split ! Local products, a lot of healthy (vegan, vegetarian) options, big plates. All on a lovely terrace!

Fast food & sweet treats (patisserie, ice cream etc)

Here I put you some adresses in the center where you can get a quick bite or a sweet treat! I definitely recommend you try once the local type fast food type of food: « Cevapi/Cevapcici »
You have to go there to see what a local balkan fast food is, and above all to try the famous local specialty « Cevapi/Cevapcici u lepinji», and this is my favorite address for that! Iconic place always full with locals, serving is quick and it's sooo tasty! You have to try once believe me, the best for a taste of local style quick bite!
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Kantun Paulina
1 Matošića ul.
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You have to go there to see what a local balkan fast food is, and above all to try the famous local specialty « Cevapi/Cevapcici u lepinji», and this is my favorite address for that! Iconic place always full with locals, serving is quick and it's sooo tasty! You have to try once believe me, the best for a taste of local style quick bite!
Great wraps and tortillas! Tasty food, nice portions and lovely service! I recommend the "naughty cow" wrap! They also have vegetarian options! recommended for a quick bite!
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Sexy Cow
6 Ul. Zrinsko Frankopanska
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Great wraps and tortillas! Tasty food, nice portions and lovely service! I recommend the "naughty cow" wrap! They also have vegetarian options! recommended for a quick bite!
Come here to taste the famous local "BUREK" (You cannot skip trying Burek if you really want an ultimate Balkan experience :) ). It's a delicious authentic Croatian “salty pie” in which you can get meat, cheese or cheese and spinach. Here they give big portions for a cheap price (13 HKR each). Don’t be put off by the simple exterior, go in and order a burek, here they are freshly made all the time!
St Burek
13 Domaldova ul.
Come here to taste the famous local "BUREK" (You cannot skip trying Burek if you really want an ultimate Balkan experience :) ). It's a delicious authentic Croatian “salty pie” in which you can get meat, cheese or cheese and spinach. Here they give big portions for a cheap price (13 HKR each). Don’t be put off by the simple exterior, go in and order a burek, here they are freshly made all the time!
Popular among locals for its delicious homemade ice cream and cakes
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Luka Ice Cream & Cakes
2 Ul. Petra Svačića
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Popular among locals for its delicious homemade ice cream and cakes
Great spot to try local pastries (go there to try the "Fritule" (croatian fritters))! and also great spot to get a nice breakfast (eggs Benedict, omelettes etc)
Goluzarije
1 Ul. Zrinsko Frankopanska
Great spot to try local pastries (go there to try the "Fritule" (croatian fritters))! and also great spot to get a nice breakfast (eggs Benedict, omelettes etc)
Most delicious homemade fresh cakes and pastries! The pastry chef is a local celebrity (you have to try their delicious version of Parisian famous "Paris-Brest")
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Oš Kolač
4 Ćirila i Metoda
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Most delicious homemade fresh cakes and pastries! The pastry chef is a local celebrity (you have to try their delicious version of Parisian famous "Paris-Brest")
For sure the best bakery in the old center of Split, very different from the usual ones, as this is a small family bakery, where all is homemade using simple ingredients without additives. So you can find big variety of healthy breads and pastries: regular, wholegrain, wheat-free, gluten-free... Be aware: they are working only in the morning till 2pm and everything sells out pretty fast so be sure to go there in the morning! Beside bread try some local specialties like "viška pogača" or "Komiška pogača".
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Kruščić Bakery
6 Obrov ul.
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For sure the best bakery in the old center of Split, very different from the usual ones, as this is a small family bakery, where all is homemade using simple ingredients without additives. So you can find big variety of healthy breads and pastries: regular, wholegrain, wheat-free, gluten-free... Be aware: they are working only in the morning till 2pm and everything sells out pretty fast so be sure to go there in the morning! Beside bread try some local specialties like "viška pogača" or "Komiška pogača".
One of the rare place that is Vegetarian and Vegan, and offers option to eat there or to take away!
Veg
5 Ujevićeva poljana
One of the rare place that is Vegetarian and Vegan, and offers option to eat there or to take away!

Beach clubs & best Coffee spots by the beach

Cafés and terraces are more than very numerous :) you'll find them everywhere by the beaches and in the cities, it's just a beloved way of life in Dalmatia :) so you'll find easily great places for a quick coffee just by walking around. Therefore here I'll focus on giving you a few special spots (for the view etc) and beach clubs where you can hang out the whole day (rent subbed cabanes etc)!
Best spot by the Bacvice sand beach for cheap coffee and drinks, one t-of the rare spot in Split that remains affordable in the summer months. Plus it's the only cafe bar directly on that sand beach part
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Žbirac
5 Šetalište Petra Preradovića
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Best spot by the Bacvice sand beach for cheap coffee and drinks, one t-of the rare spot in Split that remains affordable in the summer months. Plus it's the only cafe bar directly on that sand beach part
Nice restful local people coffee spot above the sandy beach Firule with a lovely sea view and where you can see locals play a local ball game called "Picigin".
Caffe bar Mythos Split
18 Put Firula
Nice restful local people coffee spot above the sandy beach Firule with a lovely sea view and where you can see locals play a local ball game called "Picigin".
Also called "Jadran beach bar" it is one of my favorite spot in the center, located at "Uvala Zvončac" where it occupies a full corner, with sunbeds and a direct access to the sea! Recommended when you are sightseeing the old center and want to get a swim, seat under umbrella, and get drinks while still staying close to the old historic center of Split. Also a great starting point for a beautiful walk along the sea and the numerous great beaches of the western shore of Split as this is for me the start of the best beaches in center Split, so just continue west along the sea and go from one beach to another).
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Adriatic Beach Bar
23 Sustipanski put
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Also called "Jadran beach bar" it is one of my favorite spot in the center, located at "Uvala Zvončac" where it occupies a full corner, with sunbeds and a direct access to the sea! Recommended when you are sightseeing the old center and want to get a swim, seat under umbrella, and get drinks while still staying close to the old historic center of Split. Also a great starting point for a beautiful walk along the sea and the numerous great beaches of the western shore of Split as this is for me the start of the best beaches in center Split, so just continue west along the sea and go from one beach to another).
Beachside club bar&restaurant, on the Radoševac beach, on eastern side of beaches and shores of Split center. There you can rent beach beds, deckchair, and parasol. Towels are included. And also get lunch and afternoon snacks. Several waiters are available to serve you. Easy access to the sea by a pontoon with ladder. Belongs to the Radisson Blu Hotel nearby so hotel guests might have priority, and it is better to come early.
Mistral Beach Bar & Restaurant
Beachside club bar&restaurant, on the Radoševac beach, on eastern side of beaches and shores of Split center. There you can rent beach beds, deckchair, and parasol. Towels are included. And also get lunch and afternoon snacks. Several waiters are available to serve you. Easy access to the sea by a pontoon with ladder. Belongs to the Radisson Blu Hotel nearby so hotel guests might have priority, and it is better to come early.
Beach club & bar on the "Kasjuni beach", on the western side of beaches and shores of Split center. Here you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas, and get drinks and snacks.
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Joe's Beach Lounge & Bar
45B Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića
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Beach club & bar on the "Kasjuni beach", on the western side of beaches and shores of Split center. Here you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas, and get drinks and snacks.
Simple café spot but with the best view in town! as it is on the slopes of Marjan hill overlooking the whole downtown central old part of the city with its Diocletian Palace and the sea. Making it a hot spot for taking pics. In summer months Vidilica also serves food. To get here, climb the stepped streets of the evocative Varoš quarter. You can also start (or finish) your exploration of the Marjan Forest Park, which offers incredible views and a beautiful stroll in pure protected nature.
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"Vidilica"
1 prilaz Vladimira Nazora
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Simple café spot but with the best view in town! as it is on the slopes of Marjan hill overlooking the whole downtown central old part of the city with its Diocletian Palace and the sea. Making it a hot spot for taking pics. In summer months Vidilica also serves food. To get here, climb the stepped streets of the evocative Varoš quarter. You can also start (or finish) your exploration of the Marjan Forest Park, which offers incredible views and a beautiful stroll in pure protected nature.

Bars for evening drinks & Clubs/Nightlife

Located in the centre of Split, inside the Palace, it is one of the oldest caffe bars in Split. This cafe during the evening becomes a night club or bar until 2 am (then it must close). It is one of the most popular places for locals as it was founded in sixties by old famous footbal player from Split (Davor Grčić Gaga). The square where it is and its surrounding bars is a place where lot of young people love to come to have some drinks and to hang out in the evening.
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"GAGA", caffe bar
5 Ulica Iza Lože
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Located in the centre of Split, inside the Palace, it is one of the oldest caffe bars in Split. This cafe during the evening becomes a night club or bar until 2 am (then it must close). It is one of the most popular places for locals as it was founded in sixties by old famous footbal player from Split (Davor Grčić Gaga). The square where it is and its surrounding bars is a place where lot of young people love to come to have some drinks and to hang out in the evening.
An original place with a different artsy bohemian vibe, set in a beautiful old courtyard in the edge of the Palace. Iconic among locals and one of my favorite spot for a drink right in the old historic center of Split. On the upper floor there is a gallery, open according to event programmation.
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Academia Club Ghetto
10 Dosud ulica
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An original place with a different artsy bohemian vibe, set in a beautiful old courtyard in the edge of the Palace. Iconic among locals and one of my favorite spot for a drink right in the old historic center of Split. On the upper floor there is a gallery, open according to event programmation.
Big and nice pub restaurant. Great for BBQ, burgers with large plates. Starting 11PM nights atmosphere changes with music and dancing
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Fabrique Pub
3 Trg Franje Tuđmana
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Big and nice pub restaurant. Great for BBQ, burgers with large plates. Starting 11PM nights atmosphere changes with music and dancing
Night club with a great view, located directly on the most popular sandy beach in Split: "Bačvice". Large choice of cocktails and quick bites to eat. Top party place, best time to go 1 AM to 5 AM. Also a frequent venue for live performances, playing the popular international and folk music from the Balkan countries.
Tropic Bar
Night club with a great view, located directly on the most popular sandy beach in Split: "Bačvice". Large choice of cocktails and quick bites to eat. Top party place, best time to go 1 AM to 5 AM. Also a frequent venue for live performances, playing the popular international and folk music from the Balkan countries.
one of my favorite spot for a drink or a late afternoon café
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Hemingway Bar
5 Ul. Mediteranskih igara
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one of my favorite spot for a drink or a late afternoon café
open air nightclub/discoteque in the center of town, mostly electronic music
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inBOX
7 Poljana kneza Trpimira
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open air nightclub/discoteque in the center of town, mostly electronic music
popular club full of locals, if you want to hear local party music come here ;), but don't worry they mix it with international hits. There is a great outdoor place with a very large terrace around a pool, as well as the indoor. It is located behind the "Poljud Stadium".
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Vanilla Club
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popular club full of locals, if you want to hear local party music come here ;), but don't worry they mix it with international hits. There is a great outdoor place with a very large terrace around a pool, as well as the indoor. It is located behind the "Poljud Stadium".
Popular club with electronic music! great decoration and lights set up. But expensive (150 kunas entrance (13euros))!
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Central the Club
4 Trg Gaje Bulata
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Popular club with electronic music! great decoration and lights set up. But expensive (150 kunas entrance (13euros))!
Great underground club with alternative music, and cheap drinks
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Kocka
28 Slobode ul.
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Great underground club with alternative music, and cheap drinks

Sightseeing

1700 years ago Roman emperor Diocletian retired at the peak of his power, and although he could stay in Rome he chose the opposite side of the Adriatic coast, where he had build for himself the Diocletian palace, which set the base of what has became nowadays Split. So saying that there are many things to see in Splits is an understatement. Few cities in the world combine that much history, roman remains, delicious modern restaurants&bars as well as so many beaches and pure protected nature like the "Marjan forest park" in its center.
Beautiful and unique palace in the centre of the city of Split. The Palace is one of the most famous and complete architectural and cultural features on the Croatian Adriatic coast.
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Diocletianuksen Palatsi
1 Dioklecijanova ul.
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Beautiful and unique palace in the centre of the city of Split. The Palace is one of the most famous and complete architectural and cultural features on the Croatian Adriatic coast.
Beautiful church in the historical center, and next to the Dioclecian palace. Going to the top is recommended if possible to get some of the best views of Split
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Saint Domnius Cathedral
5 Kraj Svetog Duje
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Beautiful church in the historical center, and next to the Dioclecian palace. Going to the top is recommended if possible to get some of the best views of Split
"People's Square" or "Pjaca" is a centrally located square that is for many locals the heart of the city that offers natural shadow during hot days, and you'll see a lot of locals hanging in the coffee/bars. It was the first inhabited part of Split outside the Diocletian Palace, leaning to its western wall, thus for centuries already the Pjaca is the central stage of the city life, and every building on Pjaca has its history and is part of the spirit of the city.
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Narodni Trg - People's Square
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"People's Square" or "Pjaca" is a centrally located square that is for many locals the heart of the city that offers natural shadow during hot days, and you'll see a lot of locals hanging in the coffee/bars. It was the first inhabited part of Split outside the Diocletian Palace, leaning to its western wall, thus for centuries already the Pjaca is the central stage of the city life, and every building on Pjaca has its history and is part of the spirit of the city.
Beautiful square! One of oldest squares in Europe, quite similar to a Venetian style, filled with restaurants and bars.
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Trg Republike
1 Trg Republike
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Beautiful square! One of oldest squares in Europe, quite similar to a Venetian style, filled with restaurants and bars.
Lovely old church in the center. Even if it looks small when you enter it has a lovely hidden atrium and gardens inside to discover and from where you can listen to a mess. Very peaceful!
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The church and monastery of St. Frane, Split
1 Trg Franje Tuđmana
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Lovely old church in the center. Even if it looks small when you enter it has a lovely hidden atrium and gardens inside to discover and from where you can listen to a mess. Very peaceful!
The long promenade with outdoor cafes between the Old Town and the sea is called the "Riva". When the sun is shining locals flock to the waterfront promenade. The Riva is the perfect place to take a break from sightseeing Split. Enjoy a coffee or beer on a terrace while watching people stroll The Riva – it is one of the best things to do in Split, Croatia! For those not wanting to sit at a cafe, there are a plethora of benches for sitting, napping, chatting with friends or just enjoying the view.
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Riva
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The long promenade with outdoor cafes between the Old Town and the sea is called the "Riva". When the sun is shining locals flock to the waterfront promenade. The Riva is the perfect place to take a break from sightseeing Split. Enjoy a coffee or beer on a terrace while watching people stroll The Riva – it is one of the best things to do in Split, Croatia! For those not wanting to sit at a cafe, there are a plethora of benches for sitting, napping, chatting with friends or just enjoying the view.
This is the most important street "Marmontova ulica/Marmontova street" in Split, the Riva being at its corner by the sea. Lovely pedestrian street that is today the main shopping street in town, lots of shops for clothing, jewelry, shoes, accessories... Named after French marshal Marmont who was in charge of Dalmatia during the short but important for the development of the city of Split French rule from 1806 to 1813.
Marmontova ulica
6-8 Marmontova ul.
This is the most important street "Marmontova ulica/Marmontova street" in Split, the Riva being at its corner by the sea. Lovely pedestrian street that is today the main shopping street in town, lots of shops for clothing, jewelry, shoes, accessories... Named after French marshal Marmont who was in charge of Dalmatia during the short but important for the development of the city of Split French rule from 1806 to 1813.

Arts & Cultural activities

Museum dedicated to one of the most important Croatian artist: famous sculptor Ivan Meštrović (it used to be his private house). The gallery preserves and presents to the public the most significant works of Meštrović, and the museum as well as the garden with sculptures located everywhere in it, are in itself an art monument, also worth it for the stunning view, nature and surroundings, just enjoy take a walk and admire the view over the sea from the garden!
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Mestrovic Gallery
46 Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića
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Museum dedicated to one of the most important Croatian artist: famous sculptor Ivan Meštrović (it used to be his private house). The gallery preserves and presents to the public the most significant works of Meštrović, and the museum as well as the garden with sculptures located everywhere in it, are in itself an art monument, also worth it for the stunning view, nature and surroundings, just enjoy take a walk and admire the view over the sea from the garden!
Meštrović bought in 1939 this former old and neglected fortified residence from the 16th century, and transformed it into a beautiful house, with atrium, garden and small church in a lovely location overlooking the sea, with an exhibition space inside the chapel with wood carvings of the Crucifixion and scenes from the life of Christ, sculpted/carved in wood. It is included in the same ticket bought to visit the Meštrović Gallery (located about 500 meters above) so really finish the tour by visiting this place that is only 5min away. It is very different from what we're used to see, it feels very pure and authentic and offers a spectacular view and a live-in art experience, in a unique setting, the surrounding garden and orchard, overlooking the beautiful Adriatic Sea.
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Kaštelet
39 Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića
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Meštrović bought in 1939 this former old and neglected fortified residence from the 16th century, and transformed it into a beautiful house, with atrium, garden and small church in a lovely location overlooking the sea, with an exhibition space inside the chapel with wood carvings of the Crucifixion and scenes from the life of Christ, sculpted/carved in wood. It is included in the same ticket bought to visit the Meštrović Gallery (located about 500 meters above) so really finish the tour by visiting this place that is only 5min away. It is very different from what we're used to see, it feels very pure and authentic and offers a spectacular view and a live-in art experience, in a unique setting, the surrounding garden and orchard, overlooking the beautiful Adriatic Sea.
the beautiful yellow Split Croatian National Theater is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city and also hosts about 300 performances a year, including ballet, opera and theater (tickets are affordable, too!). If you are staying longer or have the time, I definitely recommend you get a ticket!
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Croatian National Theater in Split
1 Trg Gaje Bulata
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the beautiful yellow Split Croatian National Theater is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city and also hosts about 300 performances a year, including ballet, opera and theater (tickets are affordable, too!). If you are staying longer or have the time, I definitely recommend you get a ticket!
Lovely collection of old Croatian & European artists' works from the 14th century to today, with also exhibitions of contemporary art. Building dates from 1792 also has an inside atrium, terrace and garden where a lovely hidden from the outside (it's a locals' secret spot).
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Museum of Fine Art
15 Ul. kralja Tomislava
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Lovely collection of old Croatian & European artists' works from the 14th century to today, with also exhibitions of contemporary art. Building dates from 1792 also has an inside atrium, terrace and garden where a lovely hidden from the outside (it's a locals' secret spot).
Museum located inside the Diocletian Palace, in the northeastern part of the palace, worth the visit mostly worth for the 15th-century Gothic building itself and its lovely courtyard (converted into a museum in 1946). Also allows to learn the history of Split, the culture of its citizens, see some traditional clothes and furniture, collection of photographs, maps and manuscripts. Tip: if you take a tour, you'll also get a lovely visit of the top of the walls of the Diocletian's palace.
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Split City Museum
1 Papalićeva ul.
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Museum located inside the Diocletian Palace, in the northeastern part of the palace, worth the visit mostly worth for the 15th-century Gothic building itself and its lovely courtyard (converted into a museum in 1946). Also allows to learn the history of Split, the culture of its citizens, see some traditional clothes and furniture, collection of photographs, maps and manuscripts. Tip: if you take a tour, you'll also get a lovely visit of the top of the walls of the Diocletian's palace.
The oldest museum in Split and in Croatia, "Arheološki muzej" has archaeological artifacts from the prehistoric, Greek, Roman, early Christian and Medieval ages. The museum is set in the former house and garden of a 16th century nobleman and humanist from Split, Dominik Papalic.
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Archaeological Museum
25 Ul. Zrinsko Frankopanska
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The oldest museum in Split and in Croatia, "Arheološki muzej" has archaeological artifacts from the prehistoric, Greek, Roman, early Christian and Medieval ages. The museum is set in the former house and garden of a 16th century nobleman and humanist from Split, Dominik Papalic.
Matejuška is a spot by the Riva of Split where local people gather just to hang out bringing their own drinks or buying them at the small supermarkets around. It's not a bar or anything it is a place in the open air where every evening the young people of Split love to gather, hang out, listen to music, socialize etc. If you are travelling alone and/or want to meet locals, this is the best place, so just grab a beer, or some other drink, go there and enjoy local atmosphere! The history behind is that it used to be for centuries a port for the small boats owned by fishermen, the residents of Veli Varoš ( a neighborhood nearby) who set sail from out there to the sea to feed their families. There is a monument (a big fish hook) dedicated to these fishermen biding them farewell as they sail out to sea.
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Matejuška
3 Trumbićeva obala
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Matejuška is a spot by the Riva of Split where local people gather just to hang out bringing their own drinks or buying them at the small supermarkets around. It's not a bar or anything it is a place in the open air where every evening the young people of Split love to gather, hang out, listen to music, socialize etc. If you are travelling alone and/or want to meet locals, this is the best place, so just grab a beer, or some other drink, go there and enjoy local atmosphere! The history behind is that it used to be for centuries a port for the small boats owned by fishermen, the residents of Veli Varoš ( a neighborhood nearby) who set sail from out there to the sea to feed their families. There is a monument (a big fish hook) dedicated to these fishermen biding them farewell as they sail out to sea.
This open air cinema is a must do if you can take time to watch a movie in the center of Split, just above the beach Bacvice, maybe combine it to a dinner in the city or a night out. The movies are in the original languages of the films with both Croatian and English subtitles! There is also a fast food right by the entrance of the kino that makes local famous "Cevapi" among others, and that can be the ideal combination before or after the movie.
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Ljetno kino Bačvice / Open Air Cinema
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This open air cinema is a must do if you can take time to watch a movie in the center of Split, just above the beach Bacvice, maybe combine it to a dinner in the city or a night out. The movies are in the original languages of the films with both Croatian and English subtitles! There is also a fast food right by the entrance of the kino that makes local famous "Cevapi" among others, and that can be the ideal combination before or after the movie.
Recommended visit if you are a football fan! It is the Stadium and Home of the local football team Hajduk. So if HNK Hajduk is playing a home game make sure you go, best sport atmosphere in the world as the supporters called Torcida, are one of the most dedicated football supporters groups in Europe. It is also home of the Ultra Music Europe festival: that takes place every summer here in July.
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Stadion Poljud
2 8 Mediteranskih Igara
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Recommended visit if you are a football fan! It is the Stadium and Home of the local football team Hajduk. So if HNK Hajduk is playing a home game make sure you go, best sport atmosphere in the world as the supporters called Torcida, are one of the most dedicated football supporters groups in Europe. It is also home of the Ultra Music Europe festival: that takes place every summer here in July.

Best beaches in Split

Split offers several clean and popular beaches in resident part of the city, on southern, western and eastern shores, that are rocky, pebbly or sandy. Depending on the season and the time of the day, the city beaches could be crowded, by locals and tourists alike, however since there are so many of them wide spread along the coastline you should be able to find a spot to your liking, so just don't hesitate to take a stroll. A short walk from the city center of split will take you to several small beaches. The tour itself is worth it, to see the surroundings, crystal clear sea and islands in the open sea.
Only sandy beach in Split center, located 5min on the east from the Ferry Port, Bačvice is a local people favorite beach and iconic spot (sandy with one third being knee-deep shallows), it is very lively and can sometimes be overcrowded. A small building nearby offers a lively collection of cafés and shops, where crowds dine and drink into the evenings. I also recommend a long walk along this beach and east after it, as it just goes from one beach to another (if you go east from Bacvice than you'll get to Ovcice than Firule than Trstenik than Znjan). Take time to stop and watch (and try) an unique Croatian (Dalmatian) sport called "Picigin" :). Picigin is the game invented on Bačvice, dubbed also the “shallow water polo.” It’s played in 10-20 cm water shallows with a shaved tennis ball (with the hair completely removed) by at least 5 players whose aim is to keep the ball in the air by slapping it with an open palm. While some teams get pretty serious about Picigin, locals are known for taking in the newcomers to show them the basics of the game.
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Bacvice Beach
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Only sandy beach in Split center, located 5min on the east from the Ferry Port, Bačvice is a local people favorite beach and iconic spot (sandy with one third being knee-deep shallows), it is very lively and can sometimes be overcrowded. A small building nearby offers a lively collection of cafés and shops, where crowds dine and drink into the evenings. I also recommend a long walk along this beach and east after it, as it just goes from one beach to another (if you go east from Bacvice than you'll get to Ovcice than Firule than Trstenik than Znjan). Take time to stop and watch (and try) an unique Croatian (Dalmatian) sport called "Picigin" :). Picigin is the game invented on Bačvice, dubbed also the “shallow water polo.” It’s played in 10-20 cm water shallows with a shaved tennis ball (with the hair completely removed) by at least 5 players whose aim is to keep the ball in the air by slapping it with an open palm. While some teams get pretty serious about Picigin, locals are known for taking in the newcomers to show them the basics of the game.
If you walk away just 5min east from Bacvice beach, you'll find more beaches, the first being "Ovcice beach", a small pebble beach with a playground for children and a nice coffee spot also named "Kavana Ovcice". Where to Stay in Split Diocletian's Palace Diocletian's Palace Find Accommodation 1,728,000 hotels, apartments, villas +more Destination/Hotel name Arrival: Departure: Book now, pay later Split Day Trips Split does not have a reputation as a beach destination but there's every reason why it should. East and west of the town center many kilometres of shoreline are dotted with coves and well-maintained beaches. Swimmers will find a lot to like about Split beaches beginning with the cleanliness. The clear, blue waters rival any beach in the Mediterranean. Dangers are few as there are neither rip tides, unruly currents or crashing waves. The water is comfortably warm from summer through mid-autumn but chilly in the spring. All of Split's beaches are public although there are "managed" portions where you can rent a sunbed and umbrella. The most scenic beaches are at the foot of Marjan hill; eastern beaches are longer and wider. Split Beach Accommodation EASTERN BEACHES Bacvice The most convenient, busiest, youngest and sandiest beach is Bacvice Beach right in front of the Bacvice restaurant-nightlife complex (see nightlife in Split). Wide with shallow waters, this beach fills up fast on hot days. You can shower off on the beach and down a cold beer in one of the beachside cafes. It's a good place to catch a game of picigin, a local sport that involves tossing around a small ball so that it doesn't drop in the water. Bacvice is a blue flag beach, an internationally recognized certification of cleanliness on and off shore. Take bus 3, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17. Bacvice Beach [Want to stay near Bacvice?] Ovcice Beach Ovcice Beach, Split Continue walking east from Bacvice and you'll come to Ovcice beach, composed of gravel and small pebbles. In addition to the great view, this beach has a nice coffee spot "Kavana Ovcice" where you can get coffee&drinks during the day and has live local music in the evenings making it a great place to watch the sunset.
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Ovčice
4 Put Firula
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If you walk away just 5min east from Bacvice beach, you'll find more beaches, the first being "Ovcice beach", a small pebble beach with a playground for children and a nice coffee spot also named "Kavana Ovcice". Where to Stay in Split Diocletian's Palace Diocletian's Palace Find Accommodation 1,728,000 hotels, apartments, villas +more Destination/Hotel name Arrival: Departure: Book now, pay later Split Day Trips Split does not have a reputation as a beach destination but there's every reason why it should. East and west of the town center many kilometres of shoreline are dotted with coves and well-maintained beaches. Swimmers will find a lot to like about Split beaches beginning with the cleanliness. The clear, blue waters rival any beach in the Mediterranean. Dangers are few as there are neither rip tides, unruly currents or crashing waves. The water is comfortably warm from summer through mid-autumn but chilly in the spring. All of Split's beaches are public although there are "managed" portions where you can rent a sunbed and umbrella. The most scenic beaches are at the foot of Marjan hill; eastern beaches are longer and wider. Split Beach Accommodation EASTERN BEACHES Bacvice The most convenient, busiest, youngest and sandiest beach is Bacvice Beach right in front of the Bacvice restaurant-nightlife complex (see nightlife in Split). Wide with shallow waters, this beach fills up fast on hot days. You can shower off on the beach and down a cold beer in one of the beachside cafes. It's a good place to catch a game of picigin, a local sport that involves tossing around a small ball so that it doesn't drop in the water. Bacvice is a blue flag beach, an internationally recognized certification of cleanliness on and off shore. Take bus 3, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17. Bacvice Beach [Want to stay near Bacvice?] Ovcice Beach Ovcice Beach, Split Continue walking east from Bacvice and you'll come to Ovcice beach, composed of gravel and small pebbles. In addition to the great view, this beach has a nice coffee spot "Kavana Ovcice" where you can get coffee&drinks during the day and has live local music in the evenings making it a great place to watch the sunset.
"Firule" is another smaller sandy beach further to the east from Bacvice beach. Popular among locals, families for the sand and natural shelter it provides, younger people for locals that play Picigin, but also because just above are famous tennis courts where trained famous tennis players like Goran Ivanišević (2001 Wimbledon champion). And also caffe bars with great views I recommend: "Mythos" and "Dvor" (also a delicious gastronomic restaurant).
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Firule Beach
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"Firule" is another smaller sandy beach further to the east from Bacvice beach. Popular among locals, families for the sand and natural shelter it provides, younger people for locals that play Picigin, but also because just above are famous tennis courts where trained famous tennis players like Goran Ivanišević (2001 Wimbledon champion). And also caffe bars with great views I recommend: "Mythos" and "Dvor" (also a delicious gastronomic restaurant).
Large nice pebble beach, with a promenade offering a lovely walkaway from Bacvice to Znjan part of the city (a path for walking and cycling), generally less crowded
beach Trstenik
Large nice pebble beach, with a promenade offering a lovely walkaway from Bacvice to Znjan part of the city (a path for walking and cycling), generally less crowded
Žnjan is the name of the neighborhood along the sea on the eastern shore of Split where you will find several beaches next to one another connected by a lovely promenade, making it the biggest beach spot in Split. There is a lot of large parking places so it's a beloved local people spot because they can come by car! There are also a lot of bars and restaurants, but also outside showers, public toilets, changing rooms, possibility of renting deck-chairs and umbrellas, as well as a playground for kids (trampolines, bouncy castles and even electric scooters for kids). Also here you can find a beach for dogs (Duilovo), and a beach for disabled people with special access to the sea. It can get crowded but at least it is huge and you can just walk from one beach to another to find the best spot for you!
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Žnjan City Beach
31 Šetalište Pape Ivana Pavla II
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Žnjan is the name of the neighborhood along the sea on the eastern shore of Split where you will find several beaches next to one another connected by a lovely promenade, making it the biggest beach spot in Split. There is a lot of large parking places so it's a beloved local people spot because they can come by car! There are also a lot of bars and restaurants, but also outside showers, public toilets, changing rooms, possibility of renting deck-chairs and umbrellas, as well as a playground for kids (trampolines, bouncy castles and even electric scooters for kids). Also here you can find a beach for dogs (Duilovo), and a beach for disabled people with special access to the sea. It can get crowded but at least it is huge and you can just walk from one beach to another to find the best spot for you!
Nice pebble beach, with just above it a big park and kids playground right by the beach "Djecje Igraliste Zvončac". And also one of my favorite coffee&beach bar in Split "Jadran beach bar" that is immediately by the sea where you can just sit or rent sunbeds and enjoy drinks with direct access to the sea. Beginning of the most beautiful walkway by the sea toward "Obojena/Jezinacr and "Kasjuni" beaches.
Uvala Zvončac
Nice pebble beach, with just above it a big park and kids playground right by the beach "Djecje Igraliste Zvončac". And also one of my favorite coffee&beach bar in Split "Jadran beach bar" that is immediately by the sea where you can just sit or rent sunbeds and enjoy drinks with direct access to the sea. Beginning of the most beautiful walkway by the sea toward "Obojena/Jezinacr and "Kasjuni" beaches.
This is an excellent secluded beach that is divided in four parts. It can be reached by foot from Diocletian's Palace or by the bus. The first part of the beach is mostly rocky outcrops, the second part is a concrete paved tiny bay with a cute playground for children and a concrete platform some 20 feet high from which children love to dive. The next two parts are a proper beach, both parts pebbly beach with some really large rocks constituting the easternmost part of the beach. There are two bars around so you can purchase beverages on the spot.
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Plaža Kaštelet
39 Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića
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This is an excellent secluded beach that is divided in four parts. It can be reached by foot from Diocletian's Palace or by the bus. The first part of the beach is mostly rocky outcrops, the second part is a concrete paved tiny bay with a cute playground for children and a concrete platform some 20 feet high from which children love to dive. The next two parts are a proper beach, both parts pebbly beach with some really large rocks constituting the easternmost part of the beach. There are two bars around so you can purchase beverages on the spot.
"Obojena plaza" also called "Jezinac plaza" is a large and nice pebble beach, with a really big parking which makes it very easy to access by car, and a coffee&bar place called "Obojena svjetlost" (which gave its name for local people to the beach). Along with Znjan, it might be the best choice to go by a car because of its big parking area, and make it a local people favorite. Otherwise it is a 20min walk from Riva, which is a walk I definitely recommend you take along the sea, as from the center to this beach, you can continuously walk along beaches from one to another and enjoy the seaviews and the nature.
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Obojena beach
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"Obojena plaza" also called "Jezinac plaza" is a large and nice pebble beach, with a really big parking which makes it very easy to access by car, and a coffee&bar place called "Obojena svjetlost" (which gave its name for local people to the beach). Along with Znjan, it might be the best choice to go by a car because of its big parking area, and make it a local people favorite. Otherwise it is a 20min walk from Riva, which is a walk I definitely recommend you take along the sea, as from the center to this beach, you can continuously walk along beaches from one to another and enjoy the seaviews and the nature.
Lovely beach inside of the forest of Marjan surrounded by the pine forest of Marjan, so you also get natural shadow. There is a bar and a restaurant right next to the beach, and also a tennis court and football field, as well as the promenade of Marjan that's ideal for jogging or biking! Go there also to discover beautiful Marjan forest, my favorite spot in Split. Cars are not allowed inside the forest so take a walk and rest by taking a swim at Beach bene. Actually you can swim all along the forest, so don't hesitate to try other spots that are more isolated if you want less crowd!
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Beach Bene
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Lovely beach inside of the forest of Marjan surrounded by the pine forest of Marjan, so you also get natural shadow. There is a bar and a restaurant right next to the beach, and also a tennis court and football field, as well as the promenade of Marjan that's ideal for jogging or biking! Go there also to discover beautiful Marjan forest, my favorite spot in Split. Cars are not allowed inside the forest so take a walk and rest by taking a swim at Beach bene. Actually you can swim all along the forest, so don't hesitate to try other spots that are more isolated if you want less crowd!
Lovely pebble beach popular among locals and located on the western shore of Split and at the foot of the Marjan hill (its southern side), popular among locals with a beach club & bar where you can rent sunbeds and enjoy cocktails. There you will be surrounded by Marjan Forest on which cliffs you'll have the most beautiful view! Accessible by foot or by car&public transportation. Also to note is that there is a beach part dedicated to dogs, and a nudist section more hidden.
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Kasjuni Beach
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Lovely pebble beach popular among locals and located on the western shore of Split and at the foot of the Marjan hill (its southern side), popular among locals with a beach club & bar where you can rent sunbeds and enjoy cocktails. There you will be surrounded by Marjan Forest on which cliffs you'll have the most beautiful view! Accessible by foot or by car&public transportation. Also to note is that there is a beach part dedicated to dogs, and a nudist section more hidden.
If you are travelling with your furry family member ;) you can bring him to this beach dedicated to dogs. You can unleash them and let them swim alone or join them, around is also a lovely walkway where you can go walking and even unleash your dog freely.
Plaza za pse Duilovo (dog beach Duilovo)
If you are travelling with your furry family member ;) you can bring him to this beach dedicated to dogs. You can unleash them and let them swim alone or join them, around is also a lovely walkway where you can go walking and even unleash your dog freely.