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visting by way of cruise to Split Croatia

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visting by way of cruise to Split Croatia

Please tell what are the wonderful sites that I can see here in Split? Shopping, eating and sites. I rather not go on any excursions that the ship has to offer. Thanks in advance for you help.

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1. Re: visting by way of cruise to Split Croatia

Most of the sites are concentrated on the walking distance from the port where you will come.: the Diocletian palace, the old town, the St.Duje church-built over a Roman temple, the old squares and monuments,the souvenir shops and restaurants.

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2. Re: visting by way of cruise to Split Croatia

You can also hike up the Marjan Hill to a very ancient and tiny church (If I remember it was a 12th century church) of St Nicholas. The view of Split from this hill is awesome. Then there is always the beautiful Split Promenade- (Narodnog Preporoda) all lined with palm trees. This is perhaps visible from the pier where your cruiseliner would dock. This promenade is also embassy row. The restaurant at Hotel Adriana is our favorite place to have coffee and watch people. The Diocletian Palace is a block away and you can explore that place on your own. (It's huge!) The church is quite tiny but full of ancient history. There are people who live there too, which makes it all the more interesting. You can even climb up the bell tower for 5 euros. There's lots of shops in the basement (underground entrance is from the promenade).

On the intersection towards the pier from the promenade also is a small market where locals can buy farm produce and Croatian-made crafts. There's little restaurants around little streets in Split and we have never been disappointed. Croatian food is wonderful, if not the best, especially their seafood.

PS: If you want to go up Marjan Hill, go towards the promenade and make a left where you head towards the hill, (from the boat it will be to your left I believe), not towards the city, which is to your right. Have fun in Croatia, it's a great unspoiled place.

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3. Re: visting by way of cruise to Split Croatia

Hello,

there are too many things to see and to "live" in Split;

-on the southern side facade of the Diocletian's Palace take a walk throguh Riva /sea promenade/ which is rebuilt recently; it is a famous pedestrian zone, a must for morning coffee; on the western side there is a shopping zone Marmontova Street with its famous fish market and the Venetian fortification; visit churc Sv.Frane and Prokurative /traditional Splitski festival of Dalmatian songs and the Cathedral St. Marco, then go to Veli Varosh woth its stone streets and houses in raditional Dalmatian style - church St. Mikula; then go to Marjan Hill - Vidilica and enjoy the view to the city, Rivijera Kastela, Trogir and nearby islands...

inside the Palace

Vocni trg /Fruti Square/ with its statue of Marko Marulic of our genius Ivan Mestrovic /by the way - don't miss his gallery/; in the evening go to bar Puls; then go to Narodni Trg or Pjaca; behind the Museum /Etnografski muzej/ there is another local bar Gaga Bar which is very "in" in this period; then to Zeljezna Vrata /Golden Gate/ and pay attention to the Renaissance clock built on the remains f the Roman Tower...

Take a walk to the Golden Gate /Zlatna Vrata/ and take a photos touching the finger of the statue of Grgur Ninski; in this zone there are lot's of nice cafes - my favourite is Teak - read their menu :-) - it is very "in" in the afternnons...

Speaking of Diokletian's Palace don't miss the Basement Hall and the Peristil of course...

enjoy Split

bye

jeanne

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