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Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

March 10, 2015 by David Herd

Split is ancient & modern

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city impressed me from my first glimpse, even more impressed when I got to my apartment. Two bedrooms and a good kitchen in a great location for $70 aud per night. Also the landlord Neven, could not be more helpful.

Harbourside Boulevard

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

A beautiful boulevard with no traffic,

Spectacular at dusk

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Lots of cafes & restaurants to relax & watch the passing parade.

No cars in the middle of town.

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

This nice street leads to my apartment.

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city sunset

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

  My favorite time of the day and a great time to take photos.  

Cathedral of Saint Domnius

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

    The Cathedral of Saint Domnius, consecrated at the turn of the 7th century AD, is regarded as the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in its original structure. 

Cathedral of Saint Domnius

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

The structure itself, built in AD 305 as the Mausoleum of Diocletian, is the second oldest structure used by any Christian Cathedral.  

Cathedral of Saint Domnius

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

The Cathedral of Saint Domnius, consecrated at the turn of the 7th century AD, is regarded as the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in its original structure.

Bokeria restaurant

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

  Rated 25 from 219 restaurants by TripAdvisor.  

Bokeria restaurant

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

  I ordered Ribs and potato salad and I must say they were the best ribs I have had in many years.  

Inside the Golden Gate

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

The northern gate of the Palace (called the Golden Gate) had been conceived as the main entrance to the Palace and so it had been elaborately decorated with statues of the Emperor Diocletian and his co-regent Maximilian.  

The Golden Gate

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

Emperor Diocletian walked through them as he entered the Palace on the 1st of June 305. They were built in the shape of a rectangle, with double doors, as part of the defensive military tactics (propugnaculum).

The facade was decorated with niches containing figure sculptures of the four tetrarchs (Diocletian, Maximian, Galerius and Constantius Chlorus). Wikipedia.

Croatian National Theatre

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

Originally opened in 1893, the theatre is owned and operated by the City of Split and is one of the oldest surviving theatres in Dalmatia.

The Prokurative

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

  Prokurative, or officially the Republic Square, the famed Mediterranean Square in the center of the city.  

Marmont Hotel

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Coffee by the harbour

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

A perfect place for a morning coffee before exploring Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city.

Model of the city

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

  This model of the city gives you a very good idea of the layout.  

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

 Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

One of the many stunning ancient alleys.

My apartment, a great location

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

  Called the Apartments Marmont it is the yellow building on the left. Two bedrooms and a good kitchen in a great location for $70 aud per night. The friendly landlord Neven could not be more helpful. Book it through Agoda as I do for a terrific rate.  

My apartment is on the first floor.

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

The location is perfect just a short walk to all the shops and attractions.

View from my apartment

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

From my balcony you look down on some of the cafes and restaurants. 

Street art

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

One man’s street art is another man’s graffiti. 🙂

Morning coffee and a cigarette

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

  My biggest and only complaint in Croatia is they smoke everywhere, worst of all inside restaurants.

 “No Stress” cafe

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I love the name of this cafe, it really sums up my main goal in life.

Best breakfast

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Easily the best breakfast I have had in Croatia, very good food, service and coffee.

Croatian Cevapcici

Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city

One of my favorite European dishes.

Fresh seafood

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Early morning and the market is buzzing.

How European is this?

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It has to be a quintessential European snapshot.

Overlooking the harbor

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I hope you enjoyed my post on Split Ancient Croatian Coastal city, I’m taking a 4’5 hour bus trip to Dubrovnik tomorrow.

Split is a very nice city, put it on your bucket list.

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