"Varoš is the real soul of Split" Top 5 Page for this destination Split by croisbeauty

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Stari Varoš

Split is unique in the world because of the harmonious way by which the annexes and partitioning of later centuries have transformed the ancient Emperor's palace into a city. This is exemplified by the Peristil, where within roman columnes and arcades, facades of the Romanesque and the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque houses and palaces were built. Other modifications over the centuries turned the Diocletian's octagonal mausoleum into a cathedral in which many works of art from the Romanesque to Baroque periods were added, including a Romanesque bell tower, which gives the city a vertical axis.
History
- an ancient Greek settlemant called Aspalathos
- Emporer Diocletian constructed there around AD 300 a luxurious palace
Heritage
- Diocletian's Palace, UNESCO World Heritage
- Brass gate, Silver gate
- St. Dominic church, 13th century
- St. Rocco small Renaissance church, 16th century
- Peristyle, the central open-air area of the palace
- Cathedral of St. Doimus

Mediteraneean city

Split is an typical "mad" medeiteraneean city with "mad" people who make a lot of noice. For its inhabitants it is the centre of the world and no other place can be compared with it. Some of the most important things here are: "Hajduk", the local football club, "marenda", light repast which starts around 9AM and, in my opinion, never ends, and talking about politics. Do not start any conversations regarding political issues with locals, unless you're enjoying in arguing. It is in their menthality to oppose to everybody and everything, even they are perfectly in concorcance with your opinion!
Split is the town with plenty of beautiful girls, most of them are very tall, very openminded and extremely temperament. For most people, me including, girls from Split are the most beautiful Croatian girls and not only.

The Ferry port

Split is an important Croatian port in terms of passenger and goods traffic. It is the centre of the maritime connections with the ports on the coast and the islands and terminal railway station of the rail connections with the hinterland. Ferries operate regularly between Split and the Central Dalmatian islands as well as to Ancona in Italy.

  • Last visit to Split: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated Jun 13, 2013
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Hi, Boris! You have created an interesting page about Split, which is worth visiting indeed!~

  • JennysTravels's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2006 at 9:54 PM

    Stunning pictures. I truly never belived how beautiful your country looks. I can't wait for a visit.

  • May 28, 2006 at 6:39 AM

    Samo sam malo pogledao - vidim da ste se setali i po mom starom kvartu (Varosu). Cekam update teksta.....

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2006 at 7:21 PM

    Split has a nice combination of history and beautiful location. Good information and observations on your page.

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2006 at 11:51 AM

    A city with a name like Split really got me curious...nice page and info. Beautiful pictures.

  • BIDBOROUGH's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2005 at 2:51 PM

    I think its Grgur Ninski's big toe you touch to bring good luck - You'd have to be bloody tall to reach his thumb! Lovely pages though....Thank you.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2004 at 1:09 AM

    Split is one of the croatian towns I prefer. Your photos reminds me the atmosphere I found there. For not getting lost in the old city core ? Use a compass, that's what I always use in large towns !

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2004 at 5:34 AM

    Pretty spiffy look at Split, Boris. I'm glad I stopped by your page. Greetings from Florida.

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2004 at 1:41 PM

    Split, together with Dubrovnik, are high on my "wish list" for Croatia. This page is very helpful and photos are excellent.

  • quartinb's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2003 at 7:35 AM

    fallin for split:))) sure have to go there! nice pics you have boris

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