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In Croatia’s second-largest city, a sophisticated modernity weaves its way between impressive relics of the past. Split, adorning the country’s Dalmatian coast, serves up delectable sea-based cuisine in remarkable, waterfront locales and all-night dance parties near the imposing ruins of an ancient Roman palace. With its stunning, mountainous backdrop, this city is also your gateway to Croatia’s most spectacular islands.

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Stroll through the city's iconic Old Town and explore the remnants of Diocletian's Palace. Try the restaurants lining Riva Harbor or visit the Mestrovic Gallery and the Archeological Museum. Day trips from Split can take you to Dubrovnik, the Plitvice Lakes National Park, and the stunning islands of Hvar or Brac. Make planning easy with our pre-bundled packages!

SPLIT TRAVEL GUIDE

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Language

Croatian

What to eat

Prsut (prosciuttio-like Dalmatian ham) accompanied with sheep’s milk Paški sir cheese, crni rizot (squid ink risotto), loads of grilled fish and seafood, fritule (Dalmatian doughnuts) and rožata (custard pudding with caramel).

What to bring back

Lavender products (fragrances, oils, soaps, etc.), Bajadera sweets or Nadalina chocolates, Croatian folk instruments like the gusle, Dalmatian wine and traditional Croatian lace.

Fun Fact

One of Split’s star attractions is undeniably its Old Town, half of which is occupied by the impressive, waterfront Diocletian’s Palace. The palace complex was built in the 4th century for the Roman emperor Diocletian and includes temples, towers, courtyards, imperial residences and countless gates. You might recognize its ruins from the 4th season of Game of Thrones when they starred as part of the fictional city of Meereen.

Important Info

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