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SplitCroatia

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

Diocletian\'s Palace showing château or palace, heritage elements and night scenes

Old Town

5/5Exceptional!(182 area reviews)

Unique features of Old Town include the historical sites and cafes. Make a stop by Split Riva or Diocletian's Palace while you're exploring the area.

Old Town
Bacvice Beach featuring a city and general coastal views

Bacvice

4/5Very Good!(50 area reviews)

Beaches, historical sites and restaurants highlight some of the notable features of Bacvice. Make a stop by Bacvice Beach while you're exploring.

Bacvice
Znjan, Split, Split-Dalmatia, Croatia

Znjan

4/5Very Good!(38 area reviews)

Beaches and abundant dining options are well-reviewed features of Znjan. Make a stop by top sights like Znjan Beach while you're exploring the area.

Znjan
Mejaši, Split, Split-Dalmatia, Croatia

Mejaši

Mejaši might not have many top sights, but Znjan Beach and Salona are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Mejaši

Top hotels in Split

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split
4 out of 5
Put Trstenika 19, Split, Split-Dalmatia
The price is £171 per night

This family-friendly Split hotel is located on the waterfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Znjan Beach, Bacvice Beach and Diocletian's Palace. Split Riva and Split ...

4.4/5Excellent! (996 reviews)

"Very nice outdoor pool area. Beach is quite dissapointing and best sun beds are subject of charge even for the hotel guests"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2020

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split
La Porta Luxury Rooms
La Porta Luxury Rooms
4 out of 5
Hrvojeva 6, Split
The price is £78 per night

Located in Old Town, this bed & breakfast is steps away from Green Market and Diocletian's Palace. Split Riva and Port of Split are also within 10 minutes.

4.5/5Wonderful! (194 reviews)

"we liked the property wonderful location friendly and helpful staff the shower door didn’t close properly and the first shower flooded the bathroom floor and made it quiet slippery"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2019

La Porta Luxury Rooms
Prima Luxury Rooms
Prima Luxury Rooms
4 out of 5
1 Sinjska ulica, Split
The price is £113 per night

Located in the heart of Split, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Marmontova Street, Diocletian's Palace and Split Riva. Bacvice Beach and Split Marina ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)

"Great location, very clean and safe. Hard to find at first but very happy I stayed here."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2020

Prima Luxury Rooms

Popular places to visit in Split

Bacvice Beach
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Bacvice Beach

4/5(63 reviews)

Join local residents at this lively and well-equipped urban beach located in the center of Split.

Diocletian's Palace
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Diocletian's Palace

4.5/5(239 reviews)

Explore the historical heart of Split and view the remnants of the Roman complex from which the city evolved.

Split Marina
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Split Marina

4.5/5(198 reviews)

Charter a skippered yacht for a special day out or simply admire the gleaming vessels moored at this chic, sleek marina.

Split Riva
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Split Riva

4.5/5(179 reviews)

Stroll along Split’s attractive waterfront promenade, admiring views of the harbor and the glimmering Adriatic Sea. 

Kasuni Beach
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Kasuni Beach

4.5/5(21 reviews)

Backing onto the pine-covered foothills of the Marjan peninsula, this scenic pebble and sand stretch has an appealing laid-back atmosphere. 

Meje Beach
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Meje Beach

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Meje Beach during your travels in Split? You can seek out the local tours while in the area.

Top things to do in Split

Blue Cave with Hvar and Vis Small-Group full Day Tour
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Blue Cave with Hvar and Vis Small-Group full Day Tour

£83
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Krka Waterfalls & Sibenik City Tour with Wine Tasting from Split
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Krka Waterfalls & Sibenik City Tour with Wine Tasting from Split

£44
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Plitvice Lakes Full-Day Guided Tour from Split by Gray Line
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Plitvice Lakes Full-Day Guided Tour from Split by Gray Line

£55
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Sunset Cruise With Live Music
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Sunset Cruise With Live Music

£40
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Krka Park & Sibenik Small Group Tour with entrance ticket
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Krka Park & Sibenik Small Group Tour with entrance ticket

£51
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Trip to Plitvice Lakes from Split - Private Excursions
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Full-Day Trip to Plitvice Lakes from Split - Private Excursions

£401
Per adult

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Podstrana featuring general coastal views

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Klis Fortress showing landscape views and general coastal views

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