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Split
Travel Guide

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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Where to stay in Split

Piazza Heritage Hotel
Piazza Heritage Hotel
4 out of 5
Kraj Svete Marije 1, Split
The price is £178 per night from 21 Jul to 21 Jul
Located in Old Town Split, this boutique hotel is steps away from Nakic Palace, Split Riva and Diocletian's Palace. Bacvice Beach and Port of Split are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (162 reviews)
Great spot
"This place is in a great spot. The room was beautiful. Service was fine but nothing special. Bed was comfortable. I would stay there again in a heartbeat."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2020

Piazza Heritage Hotel
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split
4 out of 5
Put Trstenika 19, Split, Split-Dalmatia
The price is £198 per night from 25 Jun to 25 Jun
Located in Znjan, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping centre and within 2 mi (3 km) of Znjan Beach, Bacvice Beach and Diocletian's Palace. Split ...
4.4/5Excellent! (993 reviews)
"Excellent location and amenities. Beautiful pool area and great beach access. Extremely courteous and friendly staff. Very enjoyable stay"

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2021

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Split
Cornaro Hotel
Cornaro Hotel
4 out of 5
Sinjska ulica 6, Ulica kralja Tomislava 9, Split
The price is £239 per night from 16 Jul to 16 Jul
Located in Old Town Split, this spa hotel is steps away from Gallery of Fine Arts and Diocletian's Palace. Split Riva and Port of Split are also within 15 minutes. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (500 reviews)
"At first I had a hard time sleeping with the firm mattress. As soon as the staff knew they had it fixed ASAP. Watching the sun rise and set from the 6th floor roof area was amazing and the view of old town Split can't be improved on."

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2021

Cornaro Hotel
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Luxury Rooms Floramye - Adults Only
Luxury Rooms Floramye - Adults Only
4 out of 5
23 Pojišanska ulica, \N, Split, Splitsko-dalmatinska zupanija
The price is £68 per night from 1 Jul to 1 Jul
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Bacvice Beach, Split Riva and Diocletian's Palace. Split Marina and Port of Split ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (70 reviews)
Great place to stay when travelling by car.
"Dino was a great host, staying in contact, waited for us at the location and provided good information. The apartment was amazing, really clean and modern. Don't be scared because of the outside, the room is at 1st. floor and its a treasure. Very well designed and bed was really comfortable."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Luxury Rooms Floramye - Adults Only
Salvezani apartments
Salvezani apartments
4 out of 5
Dominisova street no.12, Split
The price is £79 per night from 24 Jul to 24 Jul
Offering direct access to the beach, this Old Town Split apartment building is in the city centre, steps away from Papalic Palace and Diocletian's Palace. Split ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
The best owner experience that I have ever had.
"I stayed for 15 nights, so I really got to know Irina and Split and the surrounding area. I recommend staying at least 6-7 nights when you go, because you can take the ferry and island hop to gorgeous places besides Split. The food everywhere was incredible, and I don't say this lightly as we have ..."

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2020

Salvezani apartments
Split Oasis Apartments
Split Oasis Apartments
4 out of 5
Bubalova 7, Split
The price is £75 per night from 26 Jun to 26 Jun
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Natural History Museum, Split Riva and Diocletian's Palace. Bacvice Beach and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (197 reviews)
"Very good value - lovely sized room and good amenities"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2019

Split Oasis Apartments
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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