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    Split – a brief overview

    Sandwiched between the Adriatic Sea and the Dinaric Mountains, Split is a gorgeous sun-dappled gem of a place and was once the retirement home of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. His mighty palace, built 1,700 years ago, still stands and remains the beating heart of the city, thanks to the warren of winding streets and airy plazas within. But while Diocletian dominates, there’s more to Split than Romans.

    From a spectacular Gothic papal palace and a Christian church built on the remains of an imperial mausoleum to some of the best seafood in Croatia, there’s plenty to do – and that’s before you get to its proximity to Dalmatia’s incredible golden sand beaches and pretty network of picturesque islands.

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    Golden Gate

    Dioklecijanova
    21000 Split
    Croatia
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    Once the entrance to Diocletian’s grand palace, much of which still exists, the imposing Golden Gate marks, according to local lore, the spot where the Roman Emperor first entered the city 1,700 years ago.

    Papalic Palace (Split City Museum)

    Papalićeva 1
    21000 Split
    Croatia
    Tel: +385 21 171 021
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Fri 0900-2100 (May-Oct)
    Sat-Mon 0900-1600 (May-Oct)
    Tue-Fri 0900-1700 (Nov-Apr)
    Sat 0900-1300 (Nov-Apr)

    A flamboyant piece of 15th-century Gothic architecture, Split’s Papalic Palace now houses the city museum, where you can find an impressively large collection of Roman and medieval relics.

    Cathedral of St Domnius

    Svetog Duje 5
    21000 Split
    Croatia
    Tel: +385 21 342 589
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0800-2000 (Jul-Aug)
    Daily 0700-1200 and 1700-1900 (Sep-May)

    In a neatly ironic twist, the cathedral began life as the mausoleum of Diocletian – a man who made it his mission to persecute as many Christians as possible. Converted in the seventh century, it also houses an impressive collection of gold and silver artefacts.

    Diocletian’s Palace

    Dioklecijanova 5
    Split
    Croatia
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    Opening times:
    Various

    The vast retirement home of the Emperor Diocletian is now a buzzing network of stall-lined streets dotted with monuments, among them the imposing Mausoleum.

    Meštrović Gallery

    Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 46
    21000 Split
    Croatia
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Sun 0900-1900 (May-Sep)
    Tue-Sat 0900-1600 (Oct-Apr)Sun 1000-1500 (Oct-Apr)

    This gallery houses lots of the work of Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović.

    Split Synagogue

    Židovski prolaz 1
    21000 Split
    Croatia
    Tel: +385 21 345 672
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Fri 1000-2000 (May-Nov)
    Mon-Fri 1000-1500 (Apr)
    Mon-Fri 1000-1300 (Dec-Mar)

    Europe’s third-oldest functioning synagogue began life in the 16th century and occupies a pair of medieval houses in what was once Split’s ghetto.

    Narodni trg

    Narodni trg
    21000 Split
    Croatia
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    Linked to Diocletian’s Palace via the Zeljezna Vrata (Iron Gate), Narodni trg or People’s Square is a pretty 15th-century pedestrianised space fringed with quaint cafés.

    Archaeological Museum

    Zrinsko-Frankopanska 25
    21000 Split
    Croatia
    Tel: +385 21 329 340
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 0900-1400 and 1600-2000 (Jun-Sep)
    Mon-Fri 0900-1400 and 1600-2000 (Oct-Apr
    )Sat 0900-1400 (Oct-Apr)

    One of the most impressive collections of Roman artefacts in Europe, Split’s Archaeological Museum houses many of the treasures unearthed in nearby Salona.

    Ethnographic Museum

    Iza Vestibula 4
    21000 Split
    Croatia
    Tel: +385 21 344 164
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 0930-1900 (Jun-Sep)
    Sun 1000-1300 (Jun-Sep)
    Mon-Fri 0900-1400 (Oct-May)
    Sat 0900-1300 (Oct-May)

    Housed within Diocletian’s apartment in the southern part outside the palace, the Ethnographic Museum contains a small collection of Dalmatian folk art, costumes and handicrafts.

    Gripe Fortress (Croatian Maritime Museum)

    Glagoljaša 18
    21000 Split
    Croatia
    Tel: +385 21 347 346
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Fri 0900-1900 (mid-Jun to mid-Sep)
    Sat 0900-1400 (mid-Jun to mid-Sep)
    Mon-Wed and Fri 0900-1430 (mid-Sep to mid-Jun)
    Thu 0900-1900 (mid-Sep to mid-Jun)
    Sat 0900-1300 (mid-Sep to mid-Jun)

    Now Split’s maritime museum, the 17th-century Gripe Fortress is 10 minutes by foot from Diocletian’s Palace. Inside, you can see the world’s oldest torpedo as well as an impressively large collection of anchors.

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    Country overview

    With a gorgeous coastline and over 1,100 islands, Croatia is one of Europe’s top seaside destinations.

    But it’s much, much more than just sea and sunshine.

    Geography

    Croatia stretches along the Adriatic coast, narrowing north-south, with a larger inland area (Slavonia) running west-east from Zagreb to the border with Serbia. The northern two-thirds of this border are formed by the River Drava, the east by the Danube, the southern part by the Sava.

    The country borders Slovenia and Hungary to the north, Serbia to the east, Montenegro to the southeast and Bosnia & Herzegovina (southeast from Zagreb; northeast from the Adriatic coastline). The coastline is highly indented, with over 1100 islands and islets lying offshore.

    General knowledge

    Key facts

    Population: 4475611

    Population Density (per sq km): 79

    Capital: Zagreb.

    Language

    The official language is Croatian (Hrvatski). Ethnic minorities living in Croatia also speak Serbian, Slovenian, Hungarian and Italian. People working in tourism generally speak excellent English, plus some Italian and German.

    Currency

    Kuna (HRK; symbol Kn) = 100 Lipa. Notes are in denominations of Kn1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of Kn25, 5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 lipa.

    Electricity

    220 volts AC, 50Hz. Two-pin plugs as in most of Western Europe.

    General business opening hours

    Generally Mon-Fri 0800-1600.

    Public holidays

    Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2016 – December 2017 period.

    2016

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2016
    Epiphany: 06. January 2016
    Easter Sunday: 27. March 2016
    Easter Monday: 28. March 2016
    Labour Day: 01. May 2016
    Corpus Christi: 26. May 2016
    Anti-Fascist Resistance Day: 22. June 2016
    Statehood Day: 25. June 2016
    Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day: 05. August 2016
    Independence Day: 08. October 2016
    All Saints’ Day: 01. November 2016
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2016

    2017

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2017
    Epiphany: 06. January 2017
    Easter Sunday: 16. April 2017
    Easter Monday: 17. April 2017
    Labour Day: 01. May 2017
    Corpus Christi: 15. June 2017
    Anti-Fascist Resistance Day: 22. June 2017
    Statehood Day: 25. June 2017
    Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day: 05. August 2017
    Independence Day: 08. October 2017
    All Saints’ Day: 01. November 2017
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2017

    All information subject to change.

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    Nightlife in Split

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    Split doesn’t have the most buzzy of nightlife, with a peaceful glass of wine in a spot overlooking the sea as about as exciting as it gets.

    Nevertheless, there’s plenty of choice.

    Vanilla

    Poljudsko šetalište
    Split
    Croatia
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    Overlooking the beach, upscale Vanilla serves great cocktails and has a good selection of wine.

    Figa

    Ulica Andrije Buvine 1
    21000 Split
    Croatia
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    Nestled within Diocletian’s Palace, this café-bar mixes delicious cocktails and is great for people watching.

    Gaga

    Iza Loža 5
    21000 Split
    Croatia
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    A coffee shop by day and a buzzing bar by night, Gaga is usually packed with locals.

    Quasimodo

    Ulica Ivana Gundulića 26
    21000 Split
    Croatia
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    Nondescript from without, Quasimodo is nevertheless the best place to see live jazz and blues in Split.

    Academia Ghetto Club

    Dosud ulica 10
    21000 Split
    Croatia
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    A gallery-turned-bar, the Academia Ghetto Club is the stylish locals’ drinking den of choice.

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    Restaurants in Split

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    As with Dubrovnik, seafood is the staple fare in Split, although you don’t have to look hard to find alternatives.

    Along with Croatian food, highlights include the many excellent Italian and Japanese options.

    Restoran Boban

    Ulica Petra Hektorovića 49
    21000 Split
    Croatia
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    Price: Expensive

    Split’s most expensive restaurant does excellent seafood and serves nearly everything with truffles.

    Restoran Diocles

    Iza vestibula 4a
    Split 21000
    Croatia
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    Price: Expensive

    Lovely Old Town restaurant with outdoor courtyard seating, good wine, and tasty Mediterranean small plates.

    Enoteka Terra

    Prilaz Braće Kaliterna 6
    21000 Split
    Croatia
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    Price: Moderate

    Tapas Croatian-style top the bill of fare but more substantial dishes are also on the menu.

    Restoran Tifani

    Poljana Kraljice Jelene 5
    21000 Split
    Croatia
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    Price: Moderate

    Dalmatian classics have been given a modern makeover on the menu of this central restaurant.

    Kod Jože

    Sredmanuška ulica 4
    21000 Split
    Croatia
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    Price: Cheap

    Well-presented local fare, including delicious langoustines, served up in hearty portions.

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    Calendar of events

    Croatia Boat Show

    13 – 17 April 2016
    Website

    Venue: Riva, Split harbour and Uvala baluni

    A nine-day celebration of all things nautical in the waters in and around the city.

    Olympic Sailing Week

    14 – 17 April 2016
    Website

    Venue: Uvala Baluni Boatyard

    Split is an ancient maritime city where sailing is in the blood and the local character is very much influenced by the sea. The first regatta took place here in 1924, but the Olympic Sailing Week didn’t start until 2005. This is an international regatta for the categories: Finn, Laser Men, Laser Radial Women, Star, Yingling Women, 470 Men, 470 Women and 49′er. The competition format follows ISAF guidelines for the Olympic Games regatta and ISAF Grade 1 regattas. A week’s great sailing and camaraderie awaits keen sailors in Split.

    Ultra Europe

    15 – 17 July 2016
    Website

    Venue: Poljuf Stadium

    The world’s premier dance music event comes to Croatia for the first time. The first two days take place in Split, followed by a third day at the island of Hvar, a short ferry ride away, on 14 July. Over 60,000 revellers are expected to descend upon Croatia for the debut event, which is set to take place annually for the next five years. Names on the bill this year include Afrojack, Avicii, Armin Van Buuren, Steve Aoki, Carl Cox and Erick Morillo.

    Split Summer Festival

    15 July – 15 August 2016
    Website

    Venue: Various venues

    Dance, music and theatre grace open-air stages around town during the city’s biggest celebration of the arts. A great time to be in Split.

    Soundwave Croatia

    4 – 8 August 2016
    Website

    Venue: Tisno

    Held in the stunning Garden Site in Tisno, this legendary festival sashays across a number of musical genres including jazz, dub, reggae, hip-hip and electronica. For those who aren’t too fond of slumming it under canvas, apartments are available but you’ll have to get in there early doors.

    Days of Diocletian

    14 – 19 August 2016

    Venue: Various venues

    The emperor’s old palace comes alive during this 10-day festival commemorating the once omnipotent ruler. The highlight is the reappearance of Diocletian himself in full period garb. Through the streets of the former palace, passers-by stroll around in togas and tunics, vintage carriages pass along the waterfront, taking Emperor Diocletian and his suite to the Peristile, where the emperor addresses his citizens as he once did. Expect delicious cuisine spread and colourful stalls laden with delicacies and handicrafts.

    Split Film Festival

    12 – 19 September 2016
    Website

    Venue: Various venues

    Platform for unknown directors and screenwriters from around the globe.

    Split Carnival

    February 2017

    Venue: Streets of Split

    Famed for their colourful parades and exuberant celebrations, the coastal towns of Croatia celebrate Carnival in style. Split is no exception, and the days leading up to Lent see colourful parades in the streets, music and dancing. The carnival tradition is a little different here to elsewhere in the country. Masked balls and firework displays, pierrots, harlequins and historic plays still form an important part of proceedings as they did in ages past, based on the model of the original carnivals of Venice.

    All information subject to change. Please check the dates on the relevant event organizer’s website.

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    Hotels in Split

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    Split was once famous for its paucity of places to stay but things are changing as boutique hotels and cosy hostels spring up, and the big chains move in.

    Happily, there really is something for every budget.

    Sleep Inn Split

    Sinjska 5
    21000 Split
    Croatia
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    Category: Moderate

    Smart, sleek, air-conditioned rooms in a 15th-century building bang in the centre of Split.

    Divota Apartment Hotel

    Plinarska ulica 75
    21000 Split
    Croatia
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    Category: Moderate

    Slick white furnishings dominate the stylish rooms and fully equipped apartments in this Old Town apart-hotel.

    Villa Pinocchio Podstrana

    Grljevačka 26
    Podstrana
    Croatia
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    Category: Cheap

    It’s a few kilometres out of town, but Villa Pinocchio’s beachside location is unbeatable – and affordable too.

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    Climate & best time to visit Croatia

    Croatia has a varied climate, with continental climate conditions inland and Mediterranean influence on the Adriatic coast. Peak season is July – August, with temperatures in the high 20s or in the 30s in places like Split, but you can expect plenty of sunshine from roughly May to October on the coast, and the shoulder seasons (May-June and September) are among the best times to visit Croatia. Inland is also hot in the summer but can be bitterly cold in the winter with sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall. Winter on the coast is milder but can be quite rainy.

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    absolute maxabsolute minØ absolute minØ absolute minrelative humidityØ precipitationdays with deposit > 1mmsunshine duration
    Jan17 °C-9 °C10 °C5 °C63 %83 mm94.1 h
    Feb19 °C-8 °C11 °C5 °C64 %68 mm85.0 h
    Mar22 °C-6 °C13 °C7 °C61 %75 mm85.7 h
    Apr26 °C1 °C17 °C10 °C57 %66 mm87.1 h
    May33 °C4 °C22 °C15 °C59 %56 mm68.7 h
    Jun36 °C10 °C26 °C18 °C57 %51 mm610.0 h
    Jul38 °C12 °C29 °C21 °C51 %28 mm311.1 h
    Aug37 °C11 °C29 °C21 °C52 %50 mm410.2 h
    Sep34 °C7 °C25 °C18 °C57 %61 mm58.3 h
    Oct30 °C3 °C20 °C14 °C68 %79 mm76.5 h
    Nov22 °C-4 °C14 °C9 °C64 %108 mm104.4 h
    Dec17 °C-6 °C11 °C6 °C63 %100 mm103.0 h
    year38 °C-9 °C19 °C12 °C63 %825 mm847.1 h
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    Phone calls & Internet

    Telephone/Mobile Telephone

    Dialing code: +385

    Telephone

    Telephone booths are operated by phonecards available at post offices, news stands and in some tourist shops. There are also payphone booths in many post offices.

    Mobile Telephone

    Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is good. Local SIM cards are also readily available, often bundled with credit and a phone.

    Internet

    Internet cafes can be found in Zagreb and other main towns. They are easy to find (start by looking in one of the tourist agencies), though the connection speed varies.

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    Shopping in Split

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    Key Areas

    Split has no shortage of places to shop, although the most exciting spots are largely found within Diocletian’s Palace. The underground chambers between Riva and Peristil are particularly good if you’re looking for local handicrafts, with paintings, handmade lace and quirky sculptures all available. Bigger fashion chains and designer boutiques are located in and around Marmontova.

    Markets

    Stari Pazar is home to a bustling local market that opens every day of the week and, along with local produce, sells interesting handicrafts. Also worth visiting is Ribarnica on Obrov – a fish market worth visiting for the people-watching opportunities and atmosphere alone.

    Shopping Centres

    City Centre one (Vukovarska 207) is Split’s largest mall and along with big-name international brands, houses the local Cineplex cinema. Joker (Put Brodarice) offers a more run-of-the-mill selection of shops and a large supermarket.

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    Traveller etiquette

    Social Conventions

    People normally shake hands upon meeting and leaving.

    Smoking is generally acceptable but there are restrictions in public buildings and on public transport.

    Photography

    Certain restrictions exist.

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    Health

    Food & Drink

    Food is almost universally safe, and tap water is fine to drink.

    Other Risks

    Vaccinations against hepatitis B and tuberculosis are sometimes advised. Precautions should be taken against tick bites. For anyone planning to spend long periods of time in forested areas, carrying a pair of tick tweezers is advised, and immunisation against tick-borne encephalitis is also a possible precaution. Rabies is present. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.

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    Visa & Immigration

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    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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