Split

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Kasuni Beach showing a sandy beach

See Roman buildings, walk winding mediaeval streets and explore some of Croatia’s best museums in this beautiful city on the shore of the Adriatic.

On the Dalmatian coast, Split grew up around the palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian. It’s one of the biggest cities in Croatia, and home to some of the country’s most important heritage sites and cultural institutions. The city sits on the banks of the glistening Adriatic and is one of the prettiest in the region. It is one of Europe's up-and-coming tourist destinations.

History buffs and architecture fans should head to Diocletian’s Palace. It’s one of the best-preserved Roman palaces in Europe and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1979. Gaze at the ruins of its gates and courtyards, or head down and explore the underground passageways. Be sure to visit the cathedral and bell tower of Saint Domnius, which was converted from the remains of Diocletian’s mausoleum. Climb the tower to get excellent views of the city and surrounding area.

Walk the streets of the Old Town to see architecture from throughout the ages. Make sure you stop in Narodni Trg (Peoples Square) to admire the old clock tower and grab a bite to eat. Explore the ancient churches and winding streets of Veli Varoš or stop by Prokurative to rest up in one of the city’s prettiest public spaces. No visit is complete without a stroll along one of the city's best assets, the stunning waterfront promenade, the Riva.

Brush up on Split’s history at the City Museum or take a look at items from Croatia’s fascinating past at the Archaeological Museum. There are countless ancient coins, old weapons and statues on display. For traditional costumes and other cultural artefacts, spend an hour or two at the Ethnographic Museum. Art lovers will want to check out the Gallery of Fine Art to see pieces by artists old and new. Make your way over to the Ivan Meštrović Gallery and admire the sculptures of one of Croatia’s finest 20th-Century artists.

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See Roman buildings, walk winding mediaeval streets and explore some of Croatia’s best museums in this beautiful city on the shore of the Adriatic.

On the Dalmatian coast, Split grew up around the palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian. It’s one of the biggest cities in Croatia, and home to some of the country’s most important heritage sites and cultural institutions. The city sits on the banks of the glistening Adriatic and is one of the prettiest in the region. It is one of Europe's up-and-coming tourist destinations.

History buffs and architecture fans should head to Diocletian’s Palace. It’s one of the best-preserved Roman palaces in Europe and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1979. Gaze at the ruins of its gates and courtyards, or head down and explore the underground passageways. Be sure to visit the cathedral and bell tower of Saint Domnius, which was converted from the remains of Diocletian’s mausoleum. Climb the tower to get excellent views of the city and surrounding area.

Walk the streets of the Old Town to see architecture from throughout the ages. Make sure you stop in Narodni Trg (Peoples Square) to admire the old clock tower and grab a bite to eat. Explore the ancient churches and winding streets of Veli Varoš or stop by Prokurative to rest up in one of the city’s prettiest public spaces. No visit is complete without a stroll along one of the city's best assets, the stunning waterfront promenade, the Riva.

Brush up on Split’s history at the City Museum or take a look at items from Croatia’s fascinating past at the Archaeological Museum. There are countless ancient coins, old weapons and statues on display. For traditional costumes and other cultural artefacts, spend an hour or two at the Ethnographic Museum. Art lovers will want to check out the Gallery of Fine Art to see pieces by artists old and new. Make your way over to the Ivan Meštrović Gallery and admire the sculptures of one of Croatia’s finest 20th-Century artists.

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Where to stay in Split

Plaza Marchi Old Town - MAG Quaint & Elegant Boutique Hotels
Plaza Marchi Old Town - MAG Quaint & Elegant Boutique Hotels
4 out of 5
Ulica Mihovilova širina 1, Split, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija, 21000
The price is £135 per night from 28 Jun to 29 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Split. Enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (106 reviews)
"We lived stayinf here. The room was spacious and very clean. The rooftop shared patio was a great surprise. The views were incredible. If you are looking for a space to stay in Old Town, we would highly revommend. Staff was very friendly too."

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2021

Plaza Marchi Old Town - MAG Quaint & Elegant Boutique Hotels
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split
5 out of 5
Put Trstenika 19, Split, Split-Dalmatia, 21000
The price is £286 per night from 28 Jun to 29 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Split. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (985 reviews)
"Great hotel and staff with great service."

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2022

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split
Cornaro Hotel
Cornaro Hotel
5 out of 5
Sinjska ulica 6, Ulica kralja Tomislava 9, Split, 21 000
The price is £264 per night from 28 Jun to 29 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Split. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the bar and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (593 reviews)
"Amazing location, great staff and great rooms. The breakfast is fantastic too. Really enjoyed my stay here."

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2022

Cornaro Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Villa Spalatina
Villa Spalatina
3 out of 5
Domovinskog rata 19, Split, 21000
The price is £73 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Split. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (95 reviews)
Comfortable stay
"Comfortable stay, very close to city centre, probably less than 10 mins walk. Was perfect for a quick break in Split, great value for money."

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2021

Villa Spalatina
Amphora's Garden
Amphora's Garden
5 out of 5
Šetalište Ivana Pavla II 51, Building A, Split, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija, 21000
The price is £312 per night from 28 Jun to 29 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury apartment in Split. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a beach locale. Popular attractions Bacvice Beach and Port of Split are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Appartement de qualité vue de la chambre décevante
"3 nuits en appartement rez de chaussée 2 adultes et 2 enfants. Contrairement à ce qui est noté sur hotels.com le checkin n'est possible qu'à partir de 16h et non 15h mais possibilité d'accès à la piscine avec serviettes. Literie de qualité, mobilier et décoration neufs et de qualité. Depuis le balcon ..."

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2021

Amphora's Garden
Zephyrus Boutique Accommodation
Zephyrus Boutique Accommodation
4 out of 5
Miliceva 5, Split, 21 000
The price is £146 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in Split. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and on-site parking. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (72 reviews)
"A very nice spacious room. Beautifully decorated, clean Comfortable bed, quiet, great air conditioning. Convenient to everything important to see and to do while in Split. Even has its own laundry: both the washer and the drier which we found so helpful as we were in the kiddie of our two week trip. ..."

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2022

Zephyrus Boutique Accommodation
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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